Allan Jones, Georgia, 1992.
Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Crane) from original 8×10 inch negative.
About the images on this website
Platinum/palladium prints are renowned for their persistent shadows and nuanced highlight values, for having a distinctive appearance, and perhaps most famously, for being the most permanent of photographic printing methods.
See this page for more information about the process.
Whenever possible, the images on this site are scanned from actual prints. In all cases, I describe the source of the scan (e.g. ‘digital source’ for a photograph made with a digital camera; ‘Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Van Gelder simili japon) from original 8×10 in negative’, and so on.) I have include a photographic target, designed for and approved by the American Institute of Conservators, to ‘provide an easy and efficient way to include photographic reference standards’. My hope is that by doing this, viewers will be able to get a better sense of what the originals look like.
- I use an Epson 10000XL flatbed scanner
- Prints are scanned with a Small AIC PhD Target from Robin Myers Imaging
- Epson Scan software is set to
- 48-bit color
- 600 ppi resolution
- No color correction
- Saved as TIFF, no compression, and then rendered in Adobe 1998.
- Files are imported into Lightroom. The only processing I do is some cropping and then Sharpen > Amount to 50, Radius to 1.0 and Detail to 25.