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As part of Cincinnati's Biennial FotoFocus, Miller Gallery is honored to host Tyler Shields and his newest work!

By using the almost extinct processes and materials of the Dye Transfer printing process and Palladium prints, Tyler will debut 2 incredible pieces on October 19th, and will host an artist's talk.

WHAT IS DYE TRANSFER?
In 1991, The Eastman Kodak Company ceased production of Pan Matrix Film, which was required to produce a Dye Transfer Print. By 1994, the company did away with all other Dye Transfer Materials. 2018 marks almost 30 years since Dye Transfer has been highlighted as an art form.

Popularized by famed photographers such as Irving Penn, William Eggleston, and Robert Mapplethorpe, our featured artist Tyler Shields finds himself in excellent company. Dye Transfer is an incredibly detailed and exceptionally difficult process. The degree of skill required to make a successful image is unique to very few photographers working today.

Utilizing the exact machine previously owned and operated by Irving Penn, Tyler uses the Dye Transfer process to produce an unparalleled colored image that is the absolute finest quality in color printing. 

WHAT IS PLATINUM PALLADIUM?
In the late 19th century, this printing process used palladium rather than silver as the light sensitive material required to develop an image. 

Ed Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand were supporters of the technique, but, due to the exorbitant material costs, by the late 1940s, Palladium printing was no longer popular. 

Tyler uses Palladium Printing to produce unique works that possess incredible depth and beauty valued by the photographic community world-wide. 

As with his Dye Transfer photography, Tyler has created a limited edition print - completely unique and limited in availability.

Earlier Event: October 19
PAST THE PRESENT OPENING
Later Event: November 15
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