Herbert Ascherman Jr refers to his work as “portraits of people, nude.” These nude portraits were taken indoors using the natural light coming in through the window, with a large-format view camera, 20x25, then manually developed into a platinum print, a process patented in 1883. Ascherman’s photographs evoke 19th century photography. His work is as much art as it is craft, since platinum printing remains today one of the most the best methods for printing and archiving photographs.
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