My name is Roberto Aguilar. I’ve been a commercial photographer for over thirty years.(photoaguilar.com). My romance with photography came through the darkroom when I was only about ten years old. It was the magic of the chemistry that seduced me. This romance flourished and blossomed in 2000 when I attended Spéos in Paris and was under the instruction of Georges Fevres. If you’ve ever seen a Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition or a Josef Koudelka exhibiton it was probably George who did the prints.
I discovered platinum palladium prints in 2015 when a friend invited me to a gallery in Paris for the opening of an exhibition in which he was featured with two prints. When I received the invite I noticed his name among masters like: Elliottt Erwitt, Irving Penn and Albert Watson. Needless to say I was quite curious as to how he had managed to exhibit with these masters and he replied that it was a platinum collective exhibition. Once at the gallery I must admit I was mesmerized by the quality of not only the work but also the prints. I could not stop looking at these prints. Their beauty hypnotized me. I had never seen anything like it and immediately I knew that I had to do some research.
Once back in the UK I started searching for information on platinum palladium printing. I found few sporadic workshops, but nothing concrete and I could not wait. I booked a two-day private course. My love for the printing process deepened. I was attracted by many aspects including the fact that I could photograph something using the latest technology and print it using a technique that has been around for over a century.
I have always loved going to art galleries and museums. When you tell someone it is a “museum quality” print most people immediate understand what you mean.
I want to create “museum quality” prints for you.