All photography was originally monochrome, or black-and-white. Even after color film was readily available, black-and-white photography continued to dominate for decades, due to its "classic" photographic look.
Even today many photographers continue to produce monochrome images, often because of the established archival permanence of well processed silver halide based materials.
Large format describes large photographic films, large cameras, view cameras and processes that use a film generally 4 x 5 inches or larger.
Fine art photography refers to photographs that are created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer as artist.
With that established, we are pleased to present the Large Format Fine Art Black and White Silver Gelatin Photographs of Greg Gallagher.
Greg Gallagher considers the "Art" of traditional black and white photography to be found not only in the eye of the photographer but in the compilation of producing the expressive black and white print through the use of his skills, techniques, and tools found in the darkroom. For Greg, the darkroom is the same as the canvas and brush of the painter.
Through the process of creating the images by means of traditional black and white photographic methods, there are natural variations in each individual, handcrafted piece of art.
Black and White photography has changed significantly since he started producing black and white photographs about three decades ago. The widespread use of the digital imaging has laid to rest many fine products used in the traditional black and white photographic practice but as long as large format film and black and white photography paper is available he will continue to fashion the artistic prints in the same manner as he has for so many years.