Studio Update (Early 2013)

January 24, 2013

It’s been a busy couple of months working on some exciting projects. We recently completed a portfolio of eight platinum/palladium prints for the Royal Anthropological Institute in conjunction with the British Museum. The imagery features the tribes people of Papua New Guinea photographed in the 1930’s by Lady Vera Broughton, the wife of Walter Guinness, the 1st Baron Moyne on their famous tour of the islands. Working with the Guinness and Verney family on this commision has been a real pleasure and I will highlight some of the prints created in an upcoming post.

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The snapshot image above shows a small sample of projects we are currently working on in the studio. New platinum prints from Stefan Milev, originally shot with the recently released Impossible 10×8 inch large format instant film. Look out for an upcoming article in Black and White photography magazine on instant film that I recently finished writing.  Entitled ‘Instant & Forever’ it will feature imagery and platinum prints created by DC Editions from Stefan Milev, Sarah Moon & Wendy Bevan, all photographic artists who have become synonymous with the Polaroid/Instant Film aesthetic over the years and have turned to alternative photographic printing process to reproduce their instant imagery.

We are also working on new larger platinum/palladium prints for Kristen & Mark Sink whose stunning wet plate collodion imagery has previously been highlighted on this blog together with two new exquisite platinum prints from Paul Coglin’s ‘Behind the Eyes’ series. Noteworthy commissions completed recently include a 40×30 inch platinum/palladium print of an iconic image of model Gisele Bundchen shot by photographer Rankin, shown below in its final clearing bath. Will provide some more updates from the studio over the coming weeks.

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Gisele Sparkly 1995, Rankin, Platinum Palladium Print, 40×30 inches

The latest edition of the ‘International Journal of Contemporary Photography’ arrived a few days ago and am really pleased at how the article looks in print. My sincere thanks to the editor Clive Waring-Flood for writing the feature on our studio and also special thanks to those who let their platinum prints be reproduced including Rankin,Damien Hirst, Wendy Bevan, Ian Hargreaves(Hag),Simon Larbalestier,Stefan Milev,Mark Pearson,Paul Coglin and John Phalen. It has been a pleasure translating your imagery into platinum prints, and I look forward to working with you all again in the future.

The full article is shown below, click thumbnail for higher resolution version. To download a pdf click here, hard of copies of the journal (Volume 8, Edition 4) can be purchased here

 

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Stan Klimek Studio

December 4, 2012

My good friend Stan Klimek has set up his new platinum printing studio in Pittsburgh having recently moved from Arizona. Stan and I have worked on a few printing projects together and I have to say he is one of the finest platinum printers currently working in the world today. He has worked with many important photographers over the years printing some of the most iconic images from the 20th & 21st Century in platinum. He will feature in a series of upcoming posts on the leading platinum printers currently working in the U.S and Europe today.

In the mean time here are some shots of his new studio, just about the perfect amount of space for editioning, he should know, one of his book projects with 21st Editions involved the printing of over 1400 platinum prints!

 

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To learn more about him and his studio visit http://www.stanklimekstudio.com/

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