Dick Arentz (b. 1935)
Arizona photographer Dick Arentz has been making phenomenal hand-printed work in platinum and palladium and silver for over forty years. His expertise in the platinum process and attention to technique in his 8×10 and 12×20 large-format negatives gives his contact-printed work a remarkably unmatched beauty.
Traveling the world with his camera in tow provided Arentz the opportunity to capture some of the most unique landscapes, from which he made exquisite prints and published several monograph. Arentz no longer shoots with his film cameras, and now prints only the analog platinum editions of his existing work. Ryan Gallery currently offers the limited edition analog platinum and palladium prints made by Arentz from his travels in the Midwestern United States.
As a highly regarded figure in the platinum/palladium and fine art photography world, from writing the first and second editions of the book Platinum & Palladium Printing to helping to manufacture the perfect papers for the process, Arentz remains an authority on this extremely archival and gorgeous 19th-century printing process. His work has been exhibited in over 75 one-man exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, he has published several books, and his work remains in many private and public collections.
Platinum and Palladium Prints
Ryan Gallery offers limited edition platinum and palladium prints made from Arentz’s images of the Midwestern United States. All of the work housed in our gallery is printed by Dick Arentz in his darkroom, using his original 12″ x 20″ analog negatives.