The gelatin silver process is commonly
known as a black and white photographic
print. It is the traditional way of making
a photograph in the darkroom by printing
an image onto paper from a film negative.
A suspension of silver salts in gelatin is
coated onto a support of film and paper,
making it sensitive to light. In a darkroom
the film image is enlarged onto the paper
and is then processed in a series of
development and fixing baths to make
The subtle and sometimes surreal color of
this series was produced by a handcoloring
technique that was originally used in the early
20th century, prior to the invention of color film.