Roni LaVine

I have been creating images of nature for over 25 years. I am drawn to the textures and contrasts present in landscapes, found objects and still lifes. I shoot with a Nikon N90S and a Mamiya 7 using mostly Ilford black and white film and available light.

Each print 11x14 & smaller is individually created using silver gelatin archival processing techniques on fiber photographic papers. Only a total of 25 images in each size is made from each negative. Since each photograph is created by hand, every print is unique. Toning, hand coloring and other image enhancing techniques are used when appropriate to the image.

16 x 20 and larger prints are produced under my supervision using digital imaging techniques. The original negative is scanned and the image is printed using archival inks on watercolor paper.

The Polaroid transfers are made from slides of the images taken with 35 mm color slide film. The slide is exposed to Polaroid film; after partial development, the emulsion is transferred from the Polaroid film to water color paper. The image can then be enhanced with photographic hand coloring techniques.

All materials used in production and framing images are archival and should last through many years of enjoyment.