I started my career as a black and white printer in London printing advertising, fashion and editorial images for photographers.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s I was one of a handful of printers in London who specialised in printing exhibitions and portfolios, and for producing prints that won numerous awards from the Association of Photographers, the British Picture Editors’ Awards and the Ilford Photographic Awards.
It was while I was still in London that I became increasingly interested in the historical, or alternative, processes.
In 1996 I emigrated to the United States, to Minneapolis, and since then I’ve specialised in platinum-palladium, polymer-photogravure, toned gelatin-silver and 3-colour gum dichromate prints, both for my own work and for clients across the US, the UK and Europe.
Much of my work is still in the darkroom processing and printing black and white film but I’m also experienced in processing and editing RAW files for a variety of end uses including historical print processes, inkjet printing and the web. I’m combining the technology of today with the processes of the 1800s.
Randi Lynn Beach
The Imogen Cunningham Trust
The Walker Art Center