Kickstarter of the Week: Silver Gelatin Prints

By Aaron Britt / Published by Dwell
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Face it, most of the reason for giving to a Kickstarter campaign is to get something in return. You're not a philanthropist, you're an investor. And though that dynamic certainly still exists when you contribute to Digital Silver Imaging's plan to buy new equipment, that will help it continue to make black-and-white silver gelatin prints of digital images, you can rest assured that you're also helping preserving a rapidly diminishing photographic process.

A trip to the museum will likely give you a chance to see silver gelatin prints of famous photos, but as digital photography replaces film, more and more darkrooms go dark. But this Belmont, Massachusetts, company aims to make honest-to-goodness silver gelatin prints out of digital images. They need help though, help to the tune of $45,000 for equipment, transport, and calibration. Here's founder Eric Luden making his pitch.

Aaron Britt


Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.

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