Any photographer, working in any format, filmbased or digital, can make platinum prints today. Also known as platinum/palladium or platinotypes, this process dates back to the late 1800’s. The unique look of a platinum print is due to the emulsion being absorbed into the paper, rather than sitting on top and expanded steps between pure black and pure white both contributing to the deeper, richer feeling you experience when looking at these prints. The platinum tones range from warm black, to reddish brown, to expanded mid-tone grays that are unobtainable in silver prints.
This workshop will give the beginner platinum printer the knowledge and experience to make platinum prints. The more experienced platinum printer can use this workshop to build on your skill set and help solve problem printing issues. We will work primarily with the NA2 platinum/palladium process, but discuss other platinum processes. With plenty of one–on-one guidance and a focus on making prints, this workshop is guaranteed to build your skills.
Students should bring digital files of images they wish to print. Due to the cost of chemistry, and paper, the platinum printing is considered a high-end prosess. The print created is the most durable of all photographic processes.
ABOUT TILLMAN CRANE:
Tillman’s photography career began in 1978 as a photojournalist for The Maryville Daily Times (TN). His distinctive platinum photographs combine 19th century materials with a 21st century aesthetic. He began teaching the craft of photography in 1988. His passion for photography continues to evolve as he embraces new technology while furthering his mastery of the platinum/palladium print. The focus of his imagery remains on the unique sense of place in the ordinary, everyday locations where he lives and teaches. Tillman has published four limited edition books: Tillman Crane/Structure (2001), Touchstones (2005), Odin Stone (2008) and A Walk Along the Jordan (2009). His photographs have been exhibited around the world and are included in major collections throughout the U.S., China, England, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. Tillman’s images are also included in several important books on contemporary photography.