Friday, September 25, 2009

Gallery Talk with J. Sybylla Smith "Off the Wall - Fashion in Black & White"

October 4, 4 PM
The Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging
11 Brighton St., Belmont, MA
Photos: Marilyn Riseman by William Huber

Inspired by famed fashion and portrait photographer, Richard Avedon, who shot and edited for the wall rather than the page, this exhibit showcases black-and-white images by area fashion photographers. Curator J. Sybylla Smith gives a brief tour of the exhibit, followed by an intimate behind-the-scenes discussion on style and fashion concepts in today's fashion photography

Monday, September 21, 2009

Digital Silver Imaging to exhibit at Photo Plus Expo

Come to New York City from Oct 22nd - 24th and stop by the Javitz for the PDN Photoplus trade show and conference.  Booth #863

DSI will have a full display and beautiful true black and white gelatin silver prints on our gallery wall. We will be having a shared presentation on working with Infrared converted cameras and Nik Silver Efex Pro. We will be offering a special promotion on converting digital cameras to shoot IR and bundled with Silver Efex Pro.

One of our images, from Rock 'n Roll photographer Herb Greene, will be on display at the Ilford Photo booth. It's a great studio image of Jerry Garcia with his band and Bob Dylan is seated right in the middle. We're honored to have this on display during the expo.

BC Kagan will be in our booth signing silver prints of Bono, The  Police, Billy Idol and other rock 'n roll musicians from the late 70's and early 80's. Come by on Friday from 2- 4 PM and buy a signed print!

To get your FREE PDN Expo pass courtesy of Digital Silver Imaging, click here.

October 2nd Gallery Reception

Join us on October 2nd at the Griffin Museum Gallery @ Digital Silver Imaging in Belmont, MA. The opening is from 6- 8 PM

The show features 11 Professional Photographers and 14 images. All of the black and white gelatin silver prints were made at Digital Silver Imaging and custom framing was provide by Ava Art.

Click here for the full press release and details.

Eric Luden to lecture at Stan Godwin workshop

Eric Luden will be heading to the Cape this weekend as a guest at Stan Godwin's workshops. We will be discussing black & white work flow and how to integrate some of these into printing at Digital Silver Imaging. There will be a brief overview of the various options that have existed for digital shooters and how DSI is working to offer another solution for photographers today.

Once you have an RGB color file, how do you "see" it in black & white? Does the image have a different look and feel once you remove the color? How does our true black & white gelatin silver printing process compliment the black & white digital work flow?

If you're in the area this Saturday, October 26th, come to the Cape and find out.

For more details about the lecture and other workshops with Stan Godwin, click here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Soiling of Old Glory - by Stan Forman

From Wikipedia -
"The Soiling of Old Glory is a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken for the Boston Herald American in 1976 by Stanley Forman.

The photograph depicts a white teenager, Joseph Rakes, about to assault black lawyer and civil-rights activist Ted Landsmark with a flagpole bearing the American flag. It was taken in Boston on April 5, 1976, during a protest against court-ordered desegregation busing. It ran on the front page of the Herald American the next day, and also appeared in several newspapers across the country. It won the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Spot Photography."

I believe this is the first time the sequence of photographs leading up to this historic image have been displayed. Stan's camera jammed twice just before the final image. Click the image to view a larger copy.

This strip of negatives was scanned in a Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 with a Nikon glass mount carrier. I needed to scan the strip once from each end and once for the middle due to its length.
Photoshop CS4 Photomerge took care of piecing things together.

For sales of this and other images by Stanley Forman please call 617-489-0035 or email

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ted Kennedy: Stan Forman's Photographs tell the story

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Stanley Forman, has documented Boston history for more than 40 years. He has captured many famous images over the years as a still photographer. He is best known for his image of the young girl falling from a fire escape and "The Soiling of Old Glory".

Stan has recently compiled his collection of images of the Kennedy family he
has taken over his career. The National Press Photographers Association ran a story on August 27th, 2009 about Stan's images. A collection of his images of Senator Ted Kennedy appear in a Channel 5 story. WCVB Boston also produced a video about Stan' work. Click here to watch the video.

This collection of images, once they are retouched in Photoshop, offer some great images that Stan captured during his many visits with Senator Ted Kennedy and his family. Many of these images have never been seen before. They provide us with some intimate moments that very few people ever had access to before.

Digital Silver Imaging is working with Stan to help get these images out into the public and make them available for purchase. We are scanning them and will make true black & white gelatin silver prints from the cleaned up digital files.

8x10 B&W RC Silver prints $99.00
11x14 B&W RC Silver prints $129.00
Framing available for an additional $50

For information about the images, contact Digital Silver Imaging via email at

The Kennedy Brothers at The Boston Globe Store

We have all read, seen, and heard a lot about the Kennedy family over the past week. The passing of Ted Kennedy brought a lot of people out to share in his life and remember a lot of the good things that family has done over the decades. Ted Kennedy was a dedicated family man and held up many people through a lot of tragedy.

This image of the 3 brothers taken by Robert Lilyestrom in July, 1960 reminds us of the energy and charisma that these men possessed. Photography helps us all hold onto the memories of a bygone era, whether it's our own family, or others. This black and white print has been very important to many people and we have been making many prints this week.

You can visit the Boston Globe Store and get your own copy of the Kennedy brothers, printed on true gelatin silver black & white paper for the best in archival quality.