The 17th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 7

Mark Paul Thomas

Photography

Mark Thomas Photography
19752 Old Blueridge Rd,
Bluemont, VA 20135

Snickers Gap Cluster, 2024 Stop #29

About

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Large Format Analog Photography: Bare Ash Trees - Mt Weather
Large Format (8X10 Film) Analog Photography Hand Produced

My newest work is entirely hand produced Platinum/Palladium prints from 8 X 10 inch negatives…….

Platinum-Palladium printing is one of the earliest forms of photographic printing, dating back to the 1850’s. It was widely accepted as the standard by all fine art and serious photographers up until WWI, when all precious metals became limited or entirely unavailable.

Platinum printing made a recovery after the war years, and was soon taken back into use by the premier and most demanding photographers of that era. Weston, Stieglitz, Penn, Strand, Curtis, Alvarez Bravo, etc.

It is said that platinum prints are an acquired taste. They do not have the same dramatic “contrast punch” typically seen in silver prints, but rather a much softer, subtle range of tones that offer a greater viewing spectrum, giving the print an almost 3-dimensional appearance.

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Analog Photography: Vineyard Water Tower - Napa - Platinum Print
This is a hand coated Platinum/Palladium contact print from an original 8X10 Negative, hand processed in the photographers darkroom by the photographer - Mark Paul Thomas... dimensions are in total inclusive of frame
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Analog Photography: Whale Bones - Point Lobos
This is a hand coated Platinum/Palladium contact print from an original 8X10 Negative, hand processed in the photographers darkroom by the photographer - Mark Paul Thomas... dimensions are in total inclusive of frame
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Analog Photography: Cottage At Raquette Lake
This is a hand coated Platinum/Palladium contact print from an original 8X10 Negative, hand processed in the photographers darkroom by the photographer - Mark Paul Thomas... dimensions are in total inclusive of frame
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Large Format Analog Photography: Sea Coast - Maine
Large Format (8X10 Film) Analog Photography Hand Produced
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Midnight RR Tracks: Large Format Analog Photography
Large Format (8X10 Film) Analog Photography Hand Produced
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Large Format Analog Photography: Apple Harvest Clarke Co
Large Format (8X10 Film) Analog Photography Hand Produced
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Studio: Artist Studio
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Platinum Paladium Photography: Bare Tree Berryville PP
Hand coated Platinum Palladium Print from 8X10 analog negative
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Analog Photography Hand Coated Platinum Palladium Print: Redwoods In Ferns
Analog large format photography (8X10) done by the classic Platinum Palladium hand coating contact printing method


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Photography

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

Map and Directions:

Snickers Gap Stop #29

Directions to Mark Thomas Photography:

Heading west on Rt 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy) make left on Blueridge Mountain Rd (Rt 601 near top of mountain). Drive 4.25 miles. The house is on the left with studio entrance around back.

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