Dan Root black and white photography San Francisco California
Dan Root traditional black and white photography
Dan Root traditional photography
Dan Root black and white hand printing
Dan Root abstract black and white photography San Francisco
Dan Root traditional black and white photography

Using black and white film and printing in a darkroom has been my passion since I was a young teen. The technical process has always appealed to me - the care and attention to detail required to create good images is a challenge that I love. Sucessfully controlling all the variables - exposure, chemical temperatures, development times and printing with an enlarger, is an ultimate satisfaction.

I'm drawn to the artificial landscapes of the urban settings we live in. The subjects of my images can be found on city streets and in rundown industrial areas on the outskirts of town. There is inherent beauty to be found in these often overlooked scenes. By isolating elements in chaotic landscapes, I abstract them and hope to give a sense of grandeur that is missing at the first glance.

In the last 15 years I've had professional experience in the photography industry - I worked as a studio photographer in NYC, have taught fine art printing workshops in Canberra, Australia, and have exhibited my black and white photography internationally.

Link to Dan Root's studio photography and graphic design web site

 

Link to Dan Root's studio photography and graphic design Web site