Little River Studio
About the Studio
Luther Gerlach has been working in historical photographic processes for the past 40 years. His Connecticut barn houses three stories devoted to photography. On the lower level, Gerlach's 800 sq ft darkroom is equipped to produce mural-sized prints in a variety of historical printing processes including platinum, carbon, albumen, and silver gelatin. On the ground floor, he builds cameras and contact printing frames in his workshop. And upstairs overlooking 100+ acres of conservation land is a private apartment for workshop students and those using the darkroom or master printing services.
After apprenticing with Brett Weston for two years and establishing his career as a fine art photographer specializing in ultra large format wet plate collodion, Gerlach began working with the Education Department at the J Paul Getty museum where he led lectures, demonstrations and workshops for over 20 years. As a master printer and conservator, Gerlach has applied his meticulous craftsmanship and technical expertise to prints residing in collections including the The Michael Wilson Centre of Photography, the Graham Howe collection, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. To learn more about Gerlach's fine art please visit his website.