Bio

2014-05_WP2-FbI was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1959. In 1962 my family moved to Tucson, Arizona where I was raised along with two younger brothers and continued to live through 2004.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Anthropology with a minor in Art from the University of Arizona in 1983. In 1987 I began graduate work in the Quaternary Studies Program at Northern Arizona University, but abandoned that in order to devote full-time to photography. I joined the staff of the Center for Creative Photography in 1989 where I was assistant staff photographer through 1998.

I usually work with large-format view cameras of various size and shape from 4×5 through 7×17, and print using the Platinum/Palladium process which had its heyday in the late 19th to early 20th centuries and has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts since the 1970s. Usually I print with original film negatives, but sometimes I bring it into the 21st century by using digital technology to produce the enlarged negatives from the original film. Most of my earlier work (pre-1991) is currently available only as digital prints.

In addition to the work on display in this website, I also offer art reproduction services for painters and other artists, as well as custom printing services for photographers.

Currently, I live near Taos, New Mexico.

2 thoughts on “Bio”

  1. Hi Keith, incredible work! I have a Canon Pro-1000 and I am trying to find the printer settings to output to a Pictorico transparency. Do you have any idea where i might find this? I have tried everywhere and Canon is zero help. Hope you are keeping well! Thanks. Michael. michaelphotography.ca

    1. Hi Michael,

      Not being familiar with Canon printers (except for a brief and unhappy relationship with an ipf6400 about 6 years ago) I can only give the most basic guidelines that would apply to any printer using the standard OEM driver. (Note: I do not use the Epson driver for making digital negs on my Epson printers – I use QuadToneRIP instead.) If Canon inks behave like Epson inks you will want to be sure to use Photo Black (not Matte Black) since MK does not adhere well to transparency film. That means choosing a media type that uses PK. I’m not familiar with the menus on your printer, but look for the highest quality Glossy option available. Also choose the highest quality and resolution settings available.

      If you are on Facebook, there is a group called Digital Negatives for Contact Printing that might be useful to you. I quit FB a couple years ago, but I remember there were several members of that group using Canon printers successfully.

      Good luck,
      Keith

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