The Bromoil Process

By: Jill Burkholder

When is a photograph not like a photograph? When the photographer has brushed, dabbed, "hopped" and inked an image using one of the oldest and most romantic historic photographic techniques…creating a bromoil print!

The bromoil process begins with a bleached silver gelatin print and ends with a pictorial version of the image. There are no limits as a bromoilist creates an interpretation using a brush, lithography inks and a toolbox of texturing methods. It's inspiring to smell the ink being prepared and magical to witness the image changing with each tap of the brush.