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 specialising in printing exhibitions and portfolios, and producing prints that won numerous awards from the Association of Photographers, the British Picture Editors’ Awards and the Ilford Photographic Awards.
During the time in London I became increasingly interested in the historical, or alternative, processes, especially platinum and photogravure.
In 1996 I emigrated to the United States, to Minneapolis, and since then I’ve specialised in platinum-palladium, polymergravure, toned gelatin-silver and 3-colour gum dichromate prints, both for my own work and for clients across the US, the UK and Europe.
R. J. Kern
Randi Lynn Beach
The Imogen Cunningham Trust
The Walker Art Center