Melody Locke Art


I use traditional darkroom processes to produce black & white fine-art prints from B & W and infrared film, very much like my grandfather did in the 1940s. I also combine 19th-century lumen photographic processes with some 21st-century techniques to create colorful and often ethereal images of botanical material.

This website provides information about my studio and the alternative and traditional photographic fine-art prints that you can purchase from the studio or online from my SmugMug website. You can also access information about exhibitions and online channels where you can purchase my artwork.

If your wall space is limited, enjoy my art as wearable art or on a set of note cards!

eGift cards are now available!

You can give the gift of art while letting your bestie choose! Gift card denominations range from $10 to $1,000.

Alternative and Traditional Photographic Processes
that You Can Find in My Studio

See the Portfolio page for more examples of my lumen and photographic prints.

Purple Lilies

Lumen Prints

Lumen prints are developed by the sun or a similar light source on silver gelatin photographic paper and then processed in a traditional darkroom and hand-toned in a selenium or gold solution.

Rest Stop

Black & White Film Photos

Black & white silver gelatin prints are hand-printed from B & W film in a traditional darkroom on high-quality fiber paper, and then selenium, gold, or sepia toned.

19-Century Mansion

Infrared Film Photos

Black & white silver gelatin prints are hand-printed in a traditional darkroom from infrared film on high-quality fiber paper and then selenium, gold, or sepia toned.