Tradition •The Silver Print•

My formal training was all in the darkroom, it was there under the safe lights that I really began to love the print, after all it’s the final step in the process of revealing the fruits of our labor to the world.  I spent years perfecting my craft, split filter printing, mixing developers from scratch to control contrast, digging through chemical archives looking for that little something extra for an image, manipulating negatives to extend their range, and creating toners to put the final feel into that perfect print.  For me printing has always been a passion.  I was back in the darkroom 2 weeks ago, it’s alway nice to visit your roots, smell the chemistry in the air, watch the magic happen, and of course print big.

#3,  30″x40,”  •Silver Gelatin Print•  2012

Preston Buchtel On Display at Bay Arts

There is a fantastic show now hanging at Bay Arts “The Bomb” Curator Ross Lesko put together a wonderful collection of work from local favorites and international artists.  Stop out to see this show, it is not to be missed.  Preston’s work always amazes me and working with him on his prints is always a pleasure.

Morning Rain 12×16″ by Preston Buchtel