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.
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.