I started my career as a black and white printer in London printing advertising, fashion and editorial images for photographers.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s I was one of a handful of printers in London who specialised in printing exhibitions and portfolios, and for producing toned gelatin-silver prints that won numerous awards from the Association of Photographers, the British Picture Editors’ Awards and the Ilford Photographic Awards.
It was while I was still in London that I became increasingly interested in the historical, or alternative, processes.
In 1996 I emigrated to the United States, to Minneapolis, and since then I’ve specialised in platinum-palladium, polymer-photogravure and toned gelatin-silver prints, both for my own work and for clients across the US, the UK and Europe.
Every day I’m still working in the darkroom, processing and printing black and white film, but I’m also experienced in processing and editing RAW files for a variety of end uses including historical print processes, inkjet printing and the web. I’m combining the technology of today with the processes of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Randi Lynn Beach
The Imogen Cunningham Trust
The Walker Art Center