Snow Scene on Gold Leaf
© Dan Burkholder. Above: Tree in April Snow, Catskills.
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology, having originated the digital-negative process in the early 1990’s. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, Burkholder went on to pioneer the use of platinum/palladium prints on vellum over 24k gold leaf. Combined together, the membrane-like translucency of the vellum and iridescence of the gold leaf imbue Burkholder’s images with a uniqueness all to their own. – courtesy John Cleary Gallery.