FREDERICK USING 150-YEAR OLD PROCESS TO CREATE FINE ART PRINTS
Award winning fine art photographer Richard Frederick is using a photographic process that is over 150 years old to create stunning black & white photographic prints with exceptional clarity and tonal separation. Using a custom mixture that he creates in his darkroom with Platinum*, Palladium* and other chemicals, he hand coats specialized papers with this emulsion to render them sensitive to light. The latent image is formed on the sensitized paper by placing a negative in contact with it and exposing this “sandwich” under an intense light source rich in ultraviolet content. The exposed paper is then taken into the darkroom where it is developed in a different chemical mixture. Palladium prints are highly archival (meaning they will never fade) and are treasured by many fine art collectors.
Frederick also produces large color prints that are printed on canvas and other media.