the strip


Hand-held at 1/8 sec and then thoroughly over-cooked in Lightroom with a host of vintage effects. I have even added a heavy dose of fake grain which I hardly ever use.

I like the result. Not as much as real film printed with some absurdly difficult 19th century technique I’m sure… but it’s not bad.


Peter Liepke


Peter Liepke creates the most beautiful work using the 19th century processes of Gum Bichromate, Platinum/Palladium, and Bromoil print making.  He shoots Tri-x film with a 100 year old Graflex 4×5 camera and then scans into Photoshop in order to create the enlarged digital negatives required for contact printing. He also uses a waxed paper negative process that further contributes to the unique look of the final images.

Peter Liepke

This all takes an enormous amount of patience, time, effort and skill but the results are astonishing. The mundane becomes mysterious and luminous. The prints have a special quality to them and often resemble paintings or charcoal drawings.

Peter has produced some of most beguiling images of New York I’ve seen in a long time.