At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 2010, archival pigment, open edition, ©Christopher Petrich

Photography boils down to That one question, What do you see?

I’ve traveled the world looking for people and places that are cool to see. My collections range from candid, fresh street photography to monumental seascapes and landscapes, to the abstract.

Throughout I have found meaning and beauty; and these are my pictures of the marvels and wonders I’ve seen.

I process by hand, tone, wash, and air-dry my black and white prints according to strict archival guidelines. Along with film, I capture color using a Leica M system, the finest digital camera system in the world. These days I'm fond of the best cotton rag paper, using pigment inks. I maintain a 44 inch Canon ProGraf print studio and my darkroom is a large format lab using Schneider optics on a Fujimoto 45 enlarger. I can comfortably print to 24 inches. I am pleased to know that ECO Pro chemistry is available (FREE of known carcinogens and mutagens). I process all prints for extended life, using a fixer neutralizer and a double wash. I proof within a few weeks of exposure.

Buy original; buy photography.

Original Photographic Art is fun to see and easy to collect. My traditional darkroom work and selected color work are available in signed open and limited editions. I personally make my prints. Please contact me for a current list of available vintage pieces, priced from $625.  New prints are marked.