The Dave Butcher Black and White Photo Library contains tens of thousands of images as archivally processed silver gelatine film negatives, mostly medium format 7x6cm and 6x6cm. These can be printed directly onto traditional darkroom materials or scanned for use in many different applications.
Working exclusively in black and white with Mamiya 7 film cameras and Ilford film to produce stunning landscape photographs and striking city shots his work is widely published in books and magazines. He is the author of 6 books. His images can be seen in numerous advertising and PR projects, and Dave’s original black and white pictures are popular with interior designers, businesses and homeowners alike.
Black and white prints available through this website are hand printed from film negatives by Dave Butcher in a traditional darkroom using silver gelatin paper. High quality prints to last a lifetime!
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Dave Butcher has over forty years experience in photography and the photo industry, including working for Ilford between 1981 and 2002. He combines this photographic expertise with his chemical background – a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry – to make the highest quality darkroom prints using traditional chemical processes.
As an Ilford Master Darkroom Printer, and probably the last active professional darkroom printer trained by Ilford Photo, he combines his creative talent with an in-depth technical knowledge of the processes involved in black and white film developing and darkroom printing to produce distinctively unique prints using traditional darkroom methods and materials.
Dave passes on his expertise through darkroom workshops, landscape photography courses and lectures, as well as through free tutorials, illustrated articles and demonstrations on his DarkroomDave.com website and DarkroomDave YouTube channel.
Dave Butcher is supported by Ilford Photo and Harman Technology to encourage the use of Ilford film and paper products for photography courses using film cameras, darkroom workshops, professional masterclasses, lectures and exhibitions.
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