Photography has been my lifelong passion, inspired by a family lineage of artists. My father painted with watercolors, while my grandfather was a professional photographer.
I’ve honed my craft for over many years, mastering traditional black-and-white silver printing and experimenting with alternative processes. Today, I focus on the mesmerizing beauty of color Bromoil printing, transforming photos into painting-like pieces.
I handle all aspects of photography, from film processing to printing, exclusively in my darkroom. Forgoing digital tools, I use classic large format film 4 x 5-inch and 8 x 10-inch cameras.
I also have a custom-built 8 x 20-inch film camera, one of the rare few that offers both horizontal and vertical formats.
Inspired by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, I specialized in landscape and nature photography. However, I’ve soon drawn inspiration from Irving Penn and expanded my horizons to capture photos of people.
Collaborating with models has enriched my creative journey, adding more depth to my photography.
Let’s capture moments and explore the world of photography together through my lens at Dan Dozer Photographer. Visit my Purchase Prints/ Services page to buy or learn more about my work.
Fine Art Photography Book: “Platinum Women”
Available on Blurb, it is a collection of over 50 of my favorite photographs with models, all printed in the platinum/palladium process.
While I have done a lot of work with color film in the past, all of my photographic processes nowadays are done with black and white film and printed by me in my photographic darkroom.
No photographic labs are used, and no final printing utilizes digital means/methods. The only use of digital equipment is for scanning my photographs for use on this website.
Silver prints are the standard type of print types that have been around since the early part of the 20th century. Images are typically black/gray. Different paper types have different finishes and can also have a warm or cold look to them.
Silver paper also offers many options for adding color to them through the use of chemical toners and/or hand coloring with the application of transparent oil colors.
The bromoil process is a century-old method of producing impressionistic images from traditional silver photographs. One of my specialties is producing beautiful color images that are a cross between traditional photography and painting.
All the colors in my bromoil prints are applied by hand using special lithographer’s ink.
This process is the application of artificial color onto a black-and-white photograph with the use of transparent oils, dyes, and pencils to enhance the image. The process can be time-consuming and laborious but can achieve very different, dramatic results.
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