Platinum and Palladium Printing


Current Projects using Digital Techniques

There are a number of on-going projects, which Dick continues to supplement. Using Mark Nelson’s method of digital negative making, all images are available as Palladium prints, measuring approximately 8 x 10.5 inches, printed on 11×14  and 12 x 16 inches printed on 16 x 22 inch Hahnemuhle Rag Platinum Paper. The prints reproduced in Italy Through Another Lens were done as well with digitally-generated negatives.

Venice & The Veneto (The Venetian Arc) 2010-2014

Venice & The Veneto (The Venetian Arc) 2010-2014

The Veneto I normally don’t like to comment on my images. However, my work in the Veneto would benefit from a little background. If a present day photographic student would announce a plan to photograph in Venice, I suspect that they would be roundly discouraged. Rightly so. Venice and the surrounding areas have been photographed… Click here to view images.

The Scottish Isles 2004-2013

The Scottish Isles 2004-2013

I had been working in Scotland and the Scottish Isles, using film since 1977. Some of these images can be seen in my book, The British Isles. In 2005, I began anew with digital cameras. I have divided the project into three sections: The Northern Isles, The Inner Hebrides, and The Western Isles (The Outer… Click here to view images.

The American West

The American West

My film work in the American West was essentially interrupted by the completion of the American West Portfolio in 1987, followed by my Bernheim Fellowship in 1988. Except for an occasional negative done in California or Wyoming, I concentrated on Appalachia and The British Isles. When I met and married a California girl in 2005,… Click here to view images.

Recent Work & Current Projects

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Dick Arentz
1640 N. Spyglass Way
Flagstaff, AZ 86004-7382

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Dick Arentz is a professional photographer, and retired University professor, who specializes in the platinum and palladium printing process. He has conducted over forty platinum printing workshops and has had over seventy one-man exhibits. His work is represented in public and private collections, including the New York and San Francisco Museums of Modern Art.

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