Mijael Barbosa

Silver gelatin printing has been around for over one hundred years, it’s surreal to think that most of my favorite photographers used the same methods I do, to create their works of art. It’s hard to compare digital and darkroom printing, darkroom printing is just so much more involved, you’re standing up, moving around, agitating trays and getting chemicals on your hands, it sounds like a lot of unnecessary work, when you can just hit “print”, but you’re instantly hooked when you see your first photo slowly emerge in the developer. Even though I love color film, black and white will always have a special place in my heart, the deep dark black you get from burning silver is one of a kind.