Ricky Maynard with test prints

Yea for Fridays! What a nice week this has been. I just finally finished Andrea Francolini’s 100 FB print job of traditional sports, a 4 folio edition of 24 images, all on the DeVere Digital D504. What a great unit this is, and ever better after I discovered the tweaking controls…. Also I was lucky to […]

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Stephen Dupont's “RASKOLS” book

I printed an edition of 20/24″ prints for the original folio way back in 04/05′ I think. 24 Prints which Steve then hand bound and placed into a custom made box. Pretty sure the NLA snapped one up…. PowerHouse Books release Stephen Dupont’s book ‘Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea’ – October 2012 PowerHouse Books […]

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National Library of Australia print job

Well it’s FRIDAY, so another post on the wall…. The below image is from a job printed this week for the National Portrait Gallery using the De Vere DIGITAL enlarger. It’s reassuring the state & national institutions are beginning to realise the value of this machine. Because I’m hand processing the FB silver gelatin, (not […]

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Ian Flanders – “Cruising”

Ian Flanders ‘Cruising’ is an intimate and confronting portrait of prostitutes in Sydney’s Kings Cross.  In the current photographic landscape where the conceptual artist statement is often more interesting than the photograph and the audience is asked to intellectualise the artists intent, the power of the camera is all but lost. Flanders ‘Cruising’ stands outside […]

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Argentum Digitalis

Blanco Negro, the only dedicated Black & White Commercial Darkroom left in Australia has imported the world’s only Digital Enlarger to Australia, the De Vere 504DS. To mark this important step in photographic reproduction in Australia, Blanco Negro has put together an exhibition of black and white images from some of Australia’s leading photographers, all […]

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