Starting from January 2016, I confidently migrated to 100% digital printing after years of experimenting digital solutions for fine art prints (while maintained traditional darkroom workflow as my main post processing method until last Christmas). To prepare for the My Father's Kowloon City exhibition (March 26 - April 3 @ Stone Houses, Hong Kong), I did a side-by-side comparison between the trusted Digital Silver (laser prints on silver gelatin fiber papers) from Digital Silver Imaging in Massachusetts (that I have used for over five years) and digital monochromatic printing with Piezography on JonCone Studio Type 5 fiber papers by a master printer in NYC. I opted for Piezography because of its superior quality in every way.
I adopted a hybrid (i.e., analog and digital) workflow to approach this project, and used a manual film camera to help preserve the charm of Kowloon City. In conjunction with the book release, 20 images are on view in Stone Houses. The images selected for the exhibition are processed with a technique known as "Digital Monochromatic Printing with Piezography"; "Piezography inks contain carbon-based pigments and when printed on archival paper achieve historical image longevity," as Jeff Gaydash described it. And, the result is just stunning!