Olivia Parker

I have been split-toning my silver-chloride prints since 1975. The resulting warm-cool color relationship expands the space within the photograph, lengthens the apparent tonal range, integrates disparate objects, and enlivens the image in a way compatible with my thinking.

Split-toning can be just one more gimmick unless it is used as an integral part of individual expression. I had been a painter before beginning to photograph, and loved to work with color. Yet color photography did not appeal to me because I could not control the image the way I wanted to, and permanence is a problem with color materials. I was fascinated ...

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