About

Richard Eugene Puckett has developed simple formulas that fundamentally alter the light-sensitive compounds used to print with the noble metals. He has also discovered processes to induce the salts of noble metals such as rhodium and iridium to reduce to image-forming elemental metal on exposure to UV. With these the first new processes for photographic printing in over one hundred years he prints images with metals and combinations of metals which no one else -- no one in the world -- can reproduce. While his early formulas are shared both in print (Dry Print Out Palladium) and in videos on his YouTube channel, and are featured in an upcoming documentary, his advanced formulas -- including a few about which he himself had doubts until they were validated by the Getty Conservation Institute using ESEM and XRF analysis -- are not published. However, prints created with some of those proprietary processes are exhibited here for their beauty and their historical significance.





Fine Art Photographs in Gold, Rhodium, Iridium, Platinum, and Palladium


Gold-Iridium is not possible with any conventional printing process. Using a proprietary process iridium is treated so as to reduce to its elemental state on exposure to UV in a light-sensitive compound. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum: gold precipitates out of solution in the presence of platinum using conventional printing processes. Not so with the Karytype formula. Gold and platinum synergistically render images exhibiting the finest characteristics of each metal. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Platinum-Palladium is a combination considered impossible. Rhodium (like iridium) treated with a proprietary process can be induced to render beautiful images. Click image for more information.
Gold-Platinum-Rhodium-Palladium-Iridium-Ruthenium is a tour de force in fine art photographic printing. Click image for more information.
Gold: the famous Texas Chrysotype is the only process for printing grainless, gray-scale, continuous tone prints in pure gold. Click image for more information.
Rhodium-Palladium prints cannot be found in any collection, any museum, or any references. Richard Eugene Puckett is the only photographer in history able to print with rhodium. Click image for more information.

All images on this site are protected under international copyright law. Any use of these images without written permission of the copyright holder, Richard Eugene Puckett, is a violation of law. To purchase a print, or to rent an image, please contact me: richardepuckett@texaschrysotype.com