My name is Erik Gould and I'm a photographer based in Rhode Island, USA. I have a day job as a museum photographer and that of course is now all digital. I do my own work as I can and for that I still prefer to shoot film and print it myself. I enjoy the challenge of "getting it right" on film and working within the parameters that film and paper set on the process. I also just love the time in the darkroom, developing film, making prints and looking over contact sheets. I think I always will. I want my work to look photographic and for me that means analog, even if the final result ends up as a digital presentation.
The pictures included here are from a body of work I did in the Mohawk Valley area of New York state, near where I grew up. For technical details all of these pictures where made with a Fuji 6x9 camera on 120 film, either Ilford FP-4+ or Kodak 400 Tmax. I process and print in my own darkroom.