Unique gift idea: small handmade photographs by fine art photographer Keith Dotson
Whether it's for Christmas, birthdays, graduations, or anniversaries, art makes a very special and unique gift, and we recommend a selection from our collection of handmade small prints.
Each item in this collection is, by its very nature, unique and limited.
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Most of these photographic prints are analog, meaning they were not made by a digital printer, but are instead the product of a traditional process like darkroom printing or creation in a Polaroid camera.
After a long hiatus, Keith has recently returned to the darkroom and has enjoyed creating hand-crafted small prints again. While his digital inkjet prints are stunning works of art available in a vast array of sizes, the darkroom prints are intimate, special gems.
The look of a gelatin silver darkroom print simply cannot be replicated in any other way. And if a print is sold out, there may possibly never be another one made.
This example shows a detail photograph of the front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. It's an original, handmade, black and white photograph printed by Keith Dotson in his darkroom on Ilford warm tone gelatin silver fiber based matte-surface paper. The print is mounted on 4-ply acid-free white mounting board and sealed in a plastic sleeve for protection. Click here to learn more about this print.
The image size is approximately 8 x 10 inches, and it's signed by Keith on back of the mount.
Classic car black and white darkroom photograph shot and printed by Keith Dotson. This original handmade print was made on on Ilford Classic Glossy gelatin silver fiber-based paper. The print is mounted on 4-ply acid-free white mounting board and matted with a white 4-ply conservation mat. The print comes to you sealed in a photo-safe plastic sleeve for protection. The image size is approximately 7 x 7 inches. The mat size is 11 x 11 inches and it's ready to frame.
This still life photograph of a dead flower is printed on Ilford warm tone gelatin silver paper at 3.5 inches square. It's mounted and matted with an ivory over mat, and signed in pencil on the back of the mount.
"Church Piano" black and white photograph by Keith Dotson, printed on Ilford warm tone gelatin silver fiber-based paper with a semi-matt surface. Size is approximately 10" x 7.5". Affixed to acid-free white mounting board sized at 11 x 14".