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Tom Millea

platinum-palladium print
11 x 14 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of C. Philip Cardeiro

Photographers began using the platinum print process in the 1880s to achieve a permanently fixed silvery gray image with a wide range of tonalities. Tom Millea employs the process exclusively to achieve his contemporary, yet classic look. The finish is luxurious and intensely moody.