Burma w/ Monica Denevan

We've added the incredibly beautiful black and white medium format photography of Monica Denevan (LINK). She travels regularly to Burma to capture these stunning images of Fisherman working and living with their families along the tranquil waters.

Here is a small taste below. Be sure to check our gallery section to view more from her and from a few other of our favorite photographers.

A Look Inside the Polielettronica LaserLab Photographic Printer

Dickerman Prints photo lab in San Francisco is home to the world's best photographic printer, the Polielettronica LaserLab. For the first time, take a look inside as the printer's lasers activate photographic paper before sending it through a traditional bath of chemistry.

A state of the art silver-halide photographic printer and processor and the perennial winner of industry Best Photographic Printer awards, the Polie uses modulated red, green and blue lasers that converge to expose light onto photographic paper in as little as 15 seconds with perfect edge to edge quality and up to 281 trillion colors.

After the lasers have quite literally painted the image with light, the Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper goes through a series of precisely controlled chemicals to develop, bleach and stabilize the print. When the paper exits the Polie, this truly photographic print is dry, ready to hang and fade-free for at least 100 years. The quality of this process speaks for itself. But how is the quality? According to Polielettronica, "the word compromise does not exist... the maximum in terms of quality and productivity are the only possible targets."

At Dickerman Prints, we love using our Polie for custom photographic printing. Our Print on Demand service makes this remarkable printer directly available to our customers to do their own printing. To learn more, please click here.

"Summer in the City" Contest Winner!

@sherese_romo wins our "Summer in the City" contest with this Instagram entry titled "Urban Fever" which is what we city dwellers get from time to time. @sherese_romo wins herself four 8x10 C prints of her choosing. Thanks to all who tagged their images #dickermanprints to enter!

In Focus - Alin Dragulin

Not sure if we like the images from Portland based commercial photographer Alin Dragulin better or his bio better. Guess "butt double for Bruce Springsteen" does look pretty good on your resume!

1978 Born in Bucharest, Romania 
1984 Moved to NYC, studied stickball 
2009 Was a butt double for Bruce Springsteen 

Now lives in Portland Oregon, 
works as local in San Francisco and Los Angeles 

Submit your "Summer in the City" Images

Our "Summer in the City" Instagram contest is in its final week, and the entries have been wonderful and exciting to see come in.

The winner will receive four 8x10 C Prints

To enter is simple. Tag your photos in Instagram w/ #dickermanprints - You are also free to email your submissions to [email protected] as well - Get them in soon as we're going to select a winner next week!

Here are some examples of images that people have been posting.

Contest details: http://www.dickermanprints.com/blog/summer-in-the-city-instagram-contest

2 Hour Personal Printing & Photoshop Tutorial

Have some wonderful images you'd like to have printed but a little timid of Photoshop? Or know your way around but looking for someone with printing experience to help you enhance your images?

Seth Dickerman, a master printer with decades of printing experience, is taking one-on-one  2 hour sessions which includes $300 or printing supplies for only $375.

Call or email to book an appointment - [email protected] - 415.252.1300

Fabiano Rodrigues' Moroccan Self Portraits

Sao Paulo, Brazil based photographer and ex-professional skateboarder Fabiano Rodrigues has been working on his B&W self-portrait series for a few years now photographing himself skateboarding in surreal grand scenescapes.

His latest collection was shot while traveling through Morocco photographing in museums, mosques and Roman ruins like Marrakech, Fes, Meknes and Casablanca.