past exhibitions archive


Dan Burkholder

January 7
February 14, 2005



View Dan Burkholder's April 2009 "Elements and Inks" Exhibition

View Dan Burkholder's new 2010 iphone images

Gallery Talk with Artist: Sunday, January 9, 2005, 2 pm:
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Darkroom"

Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990's. Pioneering the digitally enlarged negative process, Burkholder has helped to open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. Dan's landmark book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become a standard reference in the digital fine art photography field and was awarded Best Technical Book by Photo Eye, the world's largest distributor of photography books.

In 2001, Burkholder originated the pigment-over-platinum process that combines digitally applied archival color pigments with hand-coated platinum. This new medium brings to photography the ability to merge subtle color with the warmth and beauty of the traditional platinum print.

True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like real photographs. "I try to exploit photography's ability to fossilize light as no other medium can, and find the qualities of both the handmade and pigment prints particularly suited to my vision of reality, whether straight, or romanticized. I am more concerned with emotional honesty than literal honesty in my photographs. My job is to respond to visual intrigue and beauty, and then to create a photograph that conveys to the viewer my feelings for the subject".


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