Hand Colored Silver Gelatin

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

them archival.

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.