A SELECTION OF IN-STOCK FINE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

DAN BURKHOLDER: Photographic Gems

One definition of gem is “something prized for its beauty, excellence and value, especially if small and perfect of its kind.” Dan Burkholder’s elegant prints are just that. His prints may be small in size, but they make big impressions and are meant to be enjoyed equally in the hand or on the wall.

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Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 E. Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214.745.1199

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Street Lamps and Building at Dusk, Havana, Cuba"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 15" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Musician at Night, Trinidad, Cuba"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 17" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

"School Children Playing in Front of Mural, Havana"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 20" x 7.5" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Farmer and Crops, Cuba"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 15" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Farmer on Horse Cart at Sunrise, Cuba"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 16.5" x 15" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Scottish Countryside from Linlithgow Palace"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 15" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Castle Stalker, Scotland"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 20" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Road by Loch, Scotland"  ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 15" x 15" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 22" x 28"
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery
"Barn and Field, Connecticut"     ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 5" x 5" Pigmented Ink on Vellum over Gesso Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $800, Framed $910

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery
"Houses by the Sea, Aran Islands"     ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 5" x 5" Pigmented Ink on Vellum over Gesso Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $800, Framed $910

Archival Pigment Print of Red Barn in Snow by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Barn and Trees in Snow"  ©Dan Burkholder      #6/20
7" x 7" Archival Pigment Print, matted size 16" x 20"
Matted $800, Framed $910

Platinum/Palladium on Vellum over 24k Gold Leaf Prints...

Fine photographic Platinum/Palladium on Vellum over Gold Leaf Print, at Sun to Moon Ga;llery, Dallas, TX"Tree and Floating Dock, Hudson River Valley"     ©Dan Burkholder
#2/15, 4" x 6" Platinum/Palladium on Vellum over Gold Leaf, 16" x 20" matted Matted $1,200, framed $1,310

Dan Burkholder gold image"Stand of Trees, Texas"     ©Dan Burkholder A CLASSIC PRINT!
#12/15, 4" x 6" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $3,000, Framed $3,110

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, st Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Three Trees Near Water, New York"     ©Dan Burkholder
#13/15, 4" x 6" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $2,000, Framed $2,110

 

Fine photographic print of Great Trinity Forest by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery"Path at Sunrise, Great Trinity Forest"     ©Dan Burkholder
#2/9, 10" x 10" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $2,600, framed $2,740

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, st Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Trees and Truck at Midnight"     ©Dan Burkholder
#7/15, 8.5" x 12.75" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $2,600, Framed $2,740

Fine print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Flatiron in Spring, New York"   ©Dan Burkholder
#13/15, 4" x 6" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf & Platinum Leaf Print
16" x 20" matted size
Matted $2,000, Framed $2,110     NOTE- #14 print will be $4,000. Ask to view!

 

 

 

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery
"Pond and Chairs, Tannersville, New York"     ©Dan Burkholder
#3/15, 3" x 9" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf & Platinum Leaf Print,
16" x 20" matted size, Matted $1,200, Framed $1,310

 

 

 

Fine photographic print of Caddo Lake by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX – Partial sale proceeds benefit Caddo Lake Institute "Caddo Trees and Moss"     ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 4.5" x 6" Platinum/Palladium on Vellum over Gold Leaf,
16" x 20" matted size, Matted $1,200, framed $1,310

Fine photographic print of Caddo Lake by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX – Partial sale proceeds benefit Caddo Lake Institute "Egret in Tree, Caddo Lake"     ©Dan Burkholder
1/9, 15" x 15" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print of Caddo Lake by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX – Partial sale proceeds benefit Caddo Lake Institute "Alligator at Dusk, Caddo Lake"     ©Dan Burkholder
1/9, 15" x 20" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print of Caddo Lake by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX – Partial sale proceeds benefit Caddo Lake Institute "Line of Trees at Dusk, Caddo Lake"     ©Dan Burkholder
1/9, 8.5" x 20" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $1,500, Framed $1,640

Fine photographic print of Caddo Lake by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX – Partial sale proceeds benefit Caddo Lake Institute "Egret at Forest's Edge, Caddo Lake"     ©Dan Burkholder
#1/9, 9" x 12" Pigmented Ink Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $800, framed $910


Dan Burkholder's "Thye Color of Loss" book at Sun to Moon Gallery

WE HAVE SIGNED COPIES OF

"THE COLOR OF LOSS: AN
PORTRAIT OF NEW ORLEANS
AFTER KATRINA"

By Dan Burkholder

$50.00

Yosemite platinum/palladium fine print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Trees and Grass, Yosemite"     ©Dan Burkholder
#44, 12" x 18" Platinum/Palladium Print, Matted $4,000, Framed $4,140
Printed in 1994

Fine photographic print of Great Trinity Forest by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery"Branches at Storytelling Place"     ©Dan Burkholder
6/20, 12" x 18" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $800, Framed $940

Fine photographic print of Great Trinity Forest by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery"Field in Forest"     ©Dan Burkholder
3/20, 12" x 18" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $800, Framed $940

 

 

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, Texas"Venice from Accademia Bridge"     ©Dan Burkholder
#2/9, 9.5" x 15.5" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $2,600, framed $2,740

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, st Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX
"Chrysler Building from Bryant Park, New York"     ©Dan Burkholder
#A/P, 4" x 6" Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf Print, 16" x 20" matted size
Matted $1,200, Framed $1,310

Fine photographic print by Dan Burkholder, st Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX"Tree and Tractors with Distant Catskills"     ©Dan Burkholder
#2/20, 7.5" x 15" Pigmented Ink Print, 22" x 28" matted size
Matted $1,200, Framed $1,340

 

Platinum/Palladium on Vellum
over Gold Leaf

The process explained, by Dan Burkholder

Late in 2007 I was feeling antsy after a long binge of inkjet printing. I’d just finished a color project that was presented strictly as larger inkjet prints. The project was rewarding and the prints looked great but a change-of-gears was definitely in order. Hankering to get back into the darkroom, I also felt a nagging desire to take the handmade print in a different direction. For one, I wanted to counter photography’s current trend toward “gigantism.” The solution: make miniature prints, on the order of 4” x 6” and 9” x 13”. Secondly, I really wanted to make prints totally different from those printed on inkjet printers, or for that matter, anything on the market today; something more along the line of hand-made prints from the late 1800’s, but with a modern twist.

With a quarter century of platinum/palladium printing under my belt, I began to explore ways to combine yet another precious metal—gold, as it turns out—with the hand-coated platinum/palladium print. Gold has a proud history in photography, having been used in toners and even as dust suspended in banana oil (behind glass positives) by Edward Curtis. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I started an exploration that culminated in a body of Platinum/Palladium over Gold Leaf on Vellum prints, many of which will be shown in the “Photographic Gold” exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery.

The Process

Starting with thin, acid-free vellum, I coat and expose the print pretty much like any other platinum/palladium print. Though I prefer glass rod coating for thicker papers, because the vellum puckers when it gets wet, a brush is a better choice for evenly spreading the liquid pt/pd sensitizer onto the vellum.

After the print is developed, cleared, washed, dried and flattened, the 24K gold leaf is applied to the back using an archival size. In the world of gilding, “size” refers to the adhesive that bonds the thin metal leaf to the substrate. Of course, since the viewing light passes through the vellum and the size on its way to reflect off the gold leaf, the size should be transparent as well as archival.

Now that you know that gold is on the back of the paper you’ll have a better understanding of some of the particulars of preparing the negative. Because the gold leaf forms the brightest highlights in the image, the negative’s contrast must be modified to provide rich shadows and glowing metallic highlights. Since I’ve been making digital negatives for 17 years, crafting a special gold curve in Photoshop was about as difficult as dropping a polarizing filter into the Grand Canyon. If you fail to make this contrast alteration in the digital negative, your print may have a dullness that compromises the glow of the gold leaf.

Taking the Precious Metal Theme
a Step Further

Figure 1 shows a platinum/palladium print about to be sized and gilded. Sharp readers will notice a sheet of 24K gold leaf in the upper right of the photo and a sheet of palladium leaf in the lower left. In a few select images, I’m using these two precious metals to give a split-tone look (bi-metal actually) to the finished print. The warm palladium coupled with the glowing gold gives a stunning, one-of-a-kind look to the final print.

Dan Burkholder GoldFIGURE 1, Print about to be Gilded with both Gold and Palladium Leaf

Figure 2 shows the “Flatiron in Spring, New York” image in its final, two-metal form. The palladium leaf is behind the Flatiron building, giving it a softer warmth; the rest of the image is backed with 24K gold leaf.

Dan Burkholder GoldFIGURE 2, Final Platinum/Palladium Print Gilded with Gold and Platinum

Combining the Old with the New

Photography’s seemingly unlimited options have been a major tickle for practitioners since the medium took root 185 years ago. Discovering new ways to combine historic processes—like platinum/palladium—with yet another precious metal—gold leaf—has been nothing short of thrilling for me. And to have such precise tonal control via a digital negative has sweetened the process even more. But in the end it’s the print that matters, and a platinum/palladium over gold leaf print literally shines with a elegance and beauty that is unique in the world of works on paper.

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other fine prints by Dan Burkholder, contact...

Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone 214.745.1199

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