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Burian uses the timeless art of film photos to portray the changes of rural America


Marione Martin

Dennis Burian gives viewers a detailed look at rural America of the past. He uses film camera and develops his own prints in the darkroom. See his work this month at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva.

Dennis Burian's wife set him on the path to becoming a photographic artist. "My wife bought me my first camera when she noticed the intricacies of some work that I was doing building fishing rods, using a lot of different colored weaving on those rods. She decided I might be an artist and so she bought me my first camera," he said.

That was in the 1980s and he's been taking pictures ever since. "I am still shooting on film. All of my images start with a silver gelatin negative, and they are printed on silver gelatin papers in my home darkroom," he said.

While some might find black and white...

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