The Platinum Palladium printing process is considered a class on its own amongst printing methods. A solution containing noble metals is coated onto thick cotton paper and then combined with a large format negative, the same size as the final image, before being exposed to UV light. The resulting images display a sublime range of tones and a tactile feel like no other process. The exposed metals sip into and combine with the very fibres of the paper, unlike pigments sitting on a surface. The use of such stable and durable materials also confers the highest of archival permanence and, properly cared for, the prints should last for many decades without fading or losing any of their splendour.
This image of ballet dancer Alexander portrays the elegant motion and sculptural body lines of such athletes, rendered using traditional techniques involving large-format film photography and the labour-intensive platinum/palladium printing process.
Please note that every print is individually hand-made to order, and no two prints will look identical. Prints usually ships within two weeks depending on stock.
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