Well-known Atlanta Photographers, Karen & Troy Burns launch new site offering traditional black and white silver gelatin prints from film negatives
Published on February 12, 2015
A dying art: Karen Burns holds some of the last black and white high speed infrared film that was discontinued when Kodak collapsed. Original fine art prints are available for the first time at her website.
In 1997, Karen and Troy Burns opened the Atlanta-based Karen Burns Photography studio. In the beginning, they did all types of photography together from weddings, to portraits, corporate and commercial photography as well as devoting time to their true passion, fine art photography. Over the years, Karen and Troy have specialized in corporate and commercial fine art photography. They have been known for their ability to create a body of work on any given theme.
Karen explains, “I’ve always been inspired by the photography of Ansel Adams. We’ve traveled all over, backpacking, car camping to photograph our favorite European cities and the most historic cities and sites in the USA. I’d carry my 4X5 camera whenever possible and sometimes we’d spend hours setting up and waiting for the perfect light to capture one single image.”
Karen and Troy are known for shooting a specific film, Kodak Black and White High Speed Infrared film which was discontinued in 2007 at the implosion of Kodak’s Rochester film facility. They have 80 of the last rolls ever made in their freezer and she still loves developing silver gelatin prints herself in her own darkroom which is connected to their home studio.
After acquiring a new film scanner from a friend the couple started going through their archives of thousands of original black & white images taken over more than a decade, many from Europe. Now her followers are excited to be able to purchase their original black and white fine art photographs directly from her website for the first time ever.
All of the images in her new black & white gallery were photographed on film in either 35mm, 645, or 4×5 format. The images are available as limited edition signed and numbered silver gelatin prints printed in a traditional darkroom, as fine art prints printed digitally and custom framed, or as gallery wrapped canvas that does not require framing.