Pictured is a framed Ilfochrome print (formerly Cibachrome), custom made for a friend in San Diego. Ilfochrome printing from photographs made on slide film started in the early ‘60’s. I’ve always printed with both digital and traditional methods, but after getting a few Ilfochromes that’s going to change. My digital prints made from high resolution scans were good, but for me, especially when it comes to printing from slides, nothing compares to the quality, detail and the glossy metallic-look of a handmade Ilfochrome print.
Who know’s how much longer Ilfochrome printing will be around (these prints were made by Frank Green of The Lab Ciba in Burbank, ca), but I’m going to keep printing and shooting with traditional methods as long as I can.
Speaking of handmade, I milled the moulding for this frame from salvaged Pacific madrone (arbutus menziesii), a western hardwood. It’s finished with a varnish.