Bibliography for Platinum/Palladium Printing


This list is primarily drawn from books and articles in my own library. It is by no means exhaustive. I will add to it as new sources come to my attention.


  • Arentz, Dick. Platinum & Palladium Printing. 2nd Edition. Focal Press, 2005.
  • Barnier, John (ed.). Coming Into Focus: A Step-by-Step Guide to Alternative Photographic Techniques. Chronicle Books, 2000.
  • Crawford, William. The Keepers of Light. Morgan & Morgan, New York, 1979.
  • James, Christopher. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. 2nd Edition. Delmar, 2009.
  • Malde, Pradip and Ware, Mike. A Contemporary Method for Making Photographic Prints in Platinum & Palladium. 1988.
  • McCabe, Constance (editor). Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation. American Institute for Conservation, 2017.
  • Nadeau, Luis. History and Practice of Platinum Printing. 3rd revised edition. Fredericton, 1994.
  • Pizzighelli, Captain and Hubl, Baron A. Platinotype. Harrison & Sons, London, 1886.
  • Rexroth, Nancy. The Platinotype. Violet Press, 1977.
  • Schaefer, John P. The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography, Book 2. Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
  • Shillea, Thomas John. Instruction Manual for the Platinum Printing Process. 1986.
  • Sullivan, Richard and Weese, Carl. The New Platinum Print. Working Pictures Press, 1998.


  • Gottlieb, Adam. Chemistry and Conservation of Platinum and Palladium Photographs. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 1995, 34.1.2.
  • Malde, Pradip. New Solutions for Platinum Printers. View Camera, September/October 1994.
  • Rudiak, John. The Platinotype. View Camera, January/February 1994.
  • Rudiak, John. Creating a Platinotype. View Camera, July/August 1994.
  • Stulik, Dusan and Kaplan, Art. Platinotype. The Atlas of Analytical Signatures of Photographic Processes. The Getty Conservation Institute, 2013.
  • Sullivan, Richard. Labnotes. Bostick & Sullivan, 1982.
  • Tice, George. Process: Palladium & Platinum. Modern Photography, March 1971
  • Ware, Michael J. An Investigation of Platinum and Palladium Printing. The Journal of Photographic Science, Vol.34, 1986.