Richard Valentine Ultra Large Format Film Photography

Richard Valentine works mainly with Film Photography Ultra Large Formats 11×14 and 14×17,
Large Formats 4×5 and 8×10 and Medium Format 6×6, mostly black and white silver gelatin film, some
color negative film, and some transparency film. His black and white fine art consists of
one hundred percent analog methods, from image capture to darkroom printing, to include
Ultra Large Format contact prints, and Medium and Large Format projected prints with an
Omega D2 enlarger from the 1950’s. All his darkroom chemistry is eco-friendly, and he

employs methods which considerably reduce water usage. All his Photography equipment

is vintage cameras and lenses, which includes Petzval lenses from the 1870’s and 1890’s,
process lenses from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, and cameras from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. Richard Valentine
does not do digital imaging (usually referred to as “digital photography”). He is currently
in the process of teaching himself wet plate collodion photography.