Barbershop, Havana, Cuba
Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf
7 1/2 x 9 inches
AP from an edition of 9
BIO: A Master platinum printer, Dan Burkholder was one of the first fine art photographers to champion digital technology, developing the digital negative in 1992. Sharing his pivotal methods, Burkholder has become a unique teacher and mentor for thousands of photographers by bridging the worlds of classic photography with the evolving digital era. He continues to forge ahead into new areas of photography, preaching the fine art potential of the Apple iPhone and the smaller Micro 4/3 cameras. His innovations introduced two original darkroom techniques, creating the pigment over platinum print in 2001 and the platinum over gold leaf print in 2007. Dan Burkholder earned his B.A. and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
STATEMENT: Photography is often confused with reality. In my own work, I emphasize emotional honesty over a lesser, literal realism. I try to respond to visual intrigue and beauty and then craft a print than serves as an emotional launching pad for the viewer, always giving that spectator room to complete the visual journey and form a narrative that is personal and individual.
Pioneering the Gold Leaf on Vellum technique for Platinum prints in 2007, this medium has become my personal favorite. It combines a passionate handmade component with a look that isn’t possible with conventional inkjet printing methods. But more importantly, it produces one of the most beautiful prints in all of Photography. www.danburkholder.com