Dick Dokas

Silver Image

I am the sole creator of each of my silver prints, which includes overmatting and framing. All were made from 8″ x 10″ sheet film on a large format camera to store information, producing detail not possible with smaller negatives.

Detail is what interests me. Instead of using a single negative in printing, I make unsharp masks, also out of 8″ x 10″ sheet film, which are pin registered to the negative. On top of that sandwich of film, using frosted drafting film; I make additional burning and dodging masks. These are made by drawing on the film to allow light to pass. Printing through a sandwich of both negative and positive results in increased sharpness and expanded tonal range.

Contact

rjd@comcast.net
dokasphotos.com
(734) 769-0742
1243 Marlborough Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48104