Tyler Shields: The Platinum Palladium Portfolio

Overview
The Platinum Palladium Portfolio is a collection of 12 photographs, ranging from Tyler Shields’ most iconic imagery along with several never before seen work

Tyler Shields: The Platinum Palladium Portfolio

This technique is one of the earliest forms of printing, dating back to 1873. Each piece is processed by hand, resulting in a painterly-like effect. Platinum prints are made to last over 1,000 years, making them the most archivable form of photography.

For this portfolio, Shields chose 12 of provacative shots, including several never before seen works that will only be available in this format. The works are available both invidually and as a complete set. 

Each piece is processed by hand, resulting in a painterly-like effect. Platinum prints are made to last over 1,000 years, making them the most archivable form of photography. Renowned for its permanence and tonal richness, this method involves hand-coating fine art paper with a light-sensitive mixture of platinum and palladium metals. When exposed to ultraviolet light, the coated paper creates a contact print from a large format negative. The resulting image is characterized by a broad tonal range, exquisite detail, and a luxurious matte finish. Platinum-palladium prints are celebrated for their longevity, often lasting for centuries without fading. This process has a devoted following among fine art photographers and collectors, as it combines the aesthetics of the past with the enduring quality of the materials, creating truly timeless works of art.

The works will be on view through June, along with several silver gelatin larger scale works. For more information on the portfolio contact info@guyhepner.com.

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