Welcome Patron

€2 per month Welcome to my Art Patron club! Art need patrons and I thank you so much for your kind support. What will you get with this patronizing? You are welcome to share your hints with me, so I can focus on creating the content you are more likely interested in. It can be…

Welcome Postcard Patron

€5 per month Your support is gold. This makes me so happy and allows me to go further. Thanks! What will you get with this patronizing? You are welcome to share your hints with me, so I can focus on creating the content you are more likely interested in. It can be either a post…

Welcome Salt-Print Patron

$15 per month Its seems you like my work… So you’ll get a reward for this. Thank you! What will you get with this patronizing? A (quite) postcard-size original hand-made print (by me) on silver-gelatin barytha paper, engraved with my fine-art logo, at your address. You are welcome to share your hints with me, so…

VIP-Patron

$50 per month You surprising me, you must be rewarded! What will you get with this patronizing? A (quite) postcard-size original hand-made print (by me) on silver-gelatin barytha paper, engraved with my fine-art logo, at your address. A (quite) pocketbook-size original hand-made print (by me) on salt paper, engraved with my fine-art logo, at your…

Mentorship Patron

$100 per month Now we do it seriously! What will you get with this patronizing? You can ask me questions on everything you like via Telegram chat, as usual. Christmas gift: an original print 8×10″ or more on silver-gelatine, salt paper, carbon, albumen, cyanotype, whatever I can have available in that time. Springtime Ciao: welcoming…

5-stars Patron

$250 per month I make fine art photography and it seems you like fine art photography. Here you get the very best at a unique deal. What will you get with this patronizing? As usual, you can ask me questions on everything you like via Telegram chat. One 20-minutes Telegram/Facetime/Skype every month for to discuss…

 

When “senior” photographers like me will be past, who will keep classic photography alive?

Who am I

My skills about photography come from far. I started with chemistry when I was just a kid. In the early 80’s I was playing with film and darkroom. Then I became a professional. I crossed four decades of photography. I’ve seen the film dying, Photoshop arriving, the digital camera growing, the computers taking over the developing machines and enlargers. I’ve seen darkrooms dismantled. I had to drop my Rolleiflex cameras for to dedicate myself to the infinite and boring world of computer science…

I’m experienced as a teacher also. Along with my job as a free-lance professional photographer I have been committed with teaching photography for American universities and with a school of my own, TheDarkroom Academy, still running today under a new company. I had literally thousands of students in my classes, met so many people from all over the World, learnt a lot from them as well as given back a great part of my know-how.

My fields of expertise where commercial photography, including product, still-life and architectural photography, photojournalism and documentary photography, including war photography. It’s certainly war photography, which I today abandoned for good, that lead me to turn my camera towards architectures and landscapes. They are so quiet, they don’t rush away.

My experience to share with you

I’ve always been a strong supporter of analog photography indeed. Several years ago I quitted with commercial photography and I restarted my analog life, thanks to calotype, salt paper printing, wet plate collodion and other printing techniques such as cyanotype, Van Dyke, albumen paper and so on. A glass negative is a magic I can’t make it without. My “analogue” life has taken the shape of alternative photography processes.

So, here I am. My skills are about every “analog” or “chemical” technique you like and I’m willing to share them with you for to keep classic photography alive. Because, once “senior” photographers like me will be over, who can keep classic photography alive?

That’s what I’m going to share with you here: all what I know about analog photography, alternative processes, black and white gelatine photography, how to do all of that with poor means, and even without means sometimes!

Why patronizing me?

Art requires commitment and… money! I want to restart my parked salt-paper projects, to start new ones on collodion, to make videos and articles about all the techniques I know, run workshops on these subjects, share my expertise.

I can’t do that without support. I can’t achieve that on myself alone. I need your support for reaching those goals. That’s why I’m looking forward to begin this new adventure of my life with you.

Thank you!