Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ruth Bernhard

Happy Birthday, Ruth Bernhard!
(October 14, 1905 – December 18, 2006)

Ruth Bernhard by Larry Colwell

"Each time I make a photograph I celebrate the life I love and the beauty I know and the happiness I have experienced. All my photographs are made like that responding to my intuition... After all these years, I am still motivated by the radiance that light creates when it transforms an object into something magical. What the eye sees is an illusion of what is real. The black-and-white image is yet another transformation. What exactly exists, we may never know."
...Ruth Bernhard 

Two Forms. Ruth Bernhard, 1963

Two Leaves. Ruth Bernhard, 1952

More about Ruth Bernhard’s life.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ND Magazine Interview

Recent interview with ND Magazine.

ND: We can see your photographs mostly in black and white, why have you chosen to present them in this form?

The simple answer: I shoot with black and white film because I enjoy all the steps creating the final product. I love working in the darkroom with the smell of fixer in the air and thrill of seeing the image appear for the first time on the paper. It’s nearly as exciting as creating the image itself.

You can see more at ndmagazine.net/ted-preuss 

Saturday, February 15, 2014


I recently had another wonderful opportunity to work with the talented Anastasia before she leaves the States to head back to Europe. It’s been fun to collaborate with her over the years. Here are just a few images from our recent shoot, including a wet-plate collodion tintype with Rebecca from the past.

Luminous - Platinum Palladium Print

Dreamer - Platinum Palladium Print

Discrete - Platinum Palladium Print

Cocoon - Platinum Palladium Print

Sleepers - 8x10 Tintype

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

River East Art Center

Thanks everyone that made it to this year’s Starlight Children’s Foundation art event and our holiday party a success! I had a wonderful time talking about my work plus it was great to see so many familiar faces…thanks again for the support! — Juliet Sender Artist's Gallery at the River East Arts Center. 

Exhibit should be up through January. 

Juliet Sender Artist's Gallery
445 East Illinois Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Monday, November 25, 2013

ZIA Gallery - Exhibition of Gallery Artists

Starting this Saturday, I will be exhibiting my hand-coated platinum images on skeleton Bodhi tree leaves with my collodion tintypes at ZIA Gallery during their exhibition of gallery artists.

Hope to see you there!

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, November 30th | 5-7pm
Show runs from Nov. 30th – Jan. 18th 2014

ZIA Gallery
548 Chestnut | Winnetka, IL | 60093 

E-flyer: www.preussphotography.com/zia 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Exhibition: ZIA Gallery

Clyde Butcher and Ted Preuss
Classic Black and White Photography

The exhibition continues
through November 23, 2013

ZIA Gallery features stunning classic black and white work by two fine art photographers.

Clyde Butcher is noted for his large format silver gelatin prints of nature bringing attention to the wonders of untouched environment across the United States. He is the subject of several documentary films and is the recipient of numerous awards including several honors from the state of Florida and the Sierra Club.

Ted Preuss concentrates on sensual elegance of the female figure. Poetic interpretation of gesture along with acute attention to composition, light and form are central to his art form. The process of making his platinum palladium prints is as important to him as the practice of creating photographs. His photography has been featured in Zoom Magazine, Focus Magazine, Large Format Magazine and is collected worldwide.

Learn more about the photographers in an article by Shannon Gallagher on

ZIA Gallery is located 2 short blocks from the Winnetka Metra Station.

548 Chestnut St. 
Winnetka, Il 60093 
tel. 847-446-3970

Monday, October 14, 2013

Butcher and Preuss Analog Photography Masters

Latest article and interview by Shannon Gallagher

In this digital day and age, many photographic artists are staying true to the medium’s roots with traditional black and white film photography. Clyde Butcher and Ted Preuss are two such artists.

Click here to read the full article: ZIA Gallery

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Art of Human Rights

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights will present “The Art of Human Rights,” an invitational exhibition. Paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture created by fourteen hand-selected, established fine artists.

Gallery Opening
Friday, October 4th, 7pm-10pm

Palette & Chisel, Academy of Fine Arts
1012 N Dearborn Chicago, IL 60610


Tintype Demonstration
Sunday, October 6th, 11am-12:30pm
Ted Preuss will demonstrate how he creates his marvelous tintypes using a 19th century process. Wet-plate collodion is a captivating process with a mysterious allure. The chemicals seem to have interpretation all its own.

Additional Artist Demonstrations: 
Saturday, October 5th from 1pm-3pm and 
Sunday, October 6th from 11am-3pm at Palette & Chisel.

Midnight in Paris Party!
Friday, October 11th, 7pm-10pm
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
Tickets for this event are $125

Artist Demonstrations: 
Saturday, October 12th from 11am-3pm and 
Sunday, October 13th from 11am-3pm at Palette & Chisel.

Mission:  Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations – particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced – through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society. Proceeds from The Art of Human Rights benefit the end of poverty.

The Art of Human Rights is an official event of Chicago Artists Month!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sheridan Road Magazine

Great news, I’m in the current issue of Sheridan Road Magazine!

Thanks Katie McEneely for a wonderful article and interview. Just in time for my show at ZIA Gallery with Clyde Butcher, October 19th.

Here’s their online version: http://bit.ly/13pp4jy

Or visit: www.preussphotography.com/sheridan.html

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ZIA Gallery – 750 Show

I will be exhibiting my hand-coated platinum palladium prints at ZIA Gallery during their gallery artist group summer exhibition.

Opening Reception Saturday, July 27th | 4-7pm

Show runs from July 27th – August 31st, 2013

548 Chestnut | Winnetka | IL | 60093 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Excursions of Times Past

These did not fit into my Natural World series, but thought they were worthwhile showing.

 Schooners, Camden, ME  -  8x10 wet-plate collodion tintype

Wayside Mill, Sudbury, MA  -  8x10 wet-plate collodion tintype

Friday, June 28, 2013

Natural World

Recent additions to my Natural World series using wet-plate collodion process.

 Menotomy Rocks Park, MA - 8x10 Tintype

 Muir Woods, CA - 8x10 Tintype

Hallett Peak, CO - 8x10 Tintype

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Gallery!

Great news, I recently signed with ZIA Gallery in Winnetka, IL. Many of my female figurative work are already at gallery. So if you’re in the area please stop by! We’re also working on a show for later in the year.

Here’s a short article about my work on their blog.

Z I A | Gallery
548 Chestnut Street
Winnetka, IL 60003
M-Sat 10-5