About Darvis

Darvis has been a freelance photographer for over twenty years. He has traveled extensively and pursues an avid interest in history, archeology and documenting our disappearing civilization. He shoots his pictures then reinterprets the original images through the media of toning and water color. This creates a finished image which is a blend of photography and painting. This medium was originally an option used by traditional artists to make a portrait affordable. Only the rich could commission an original painting.

Today with the advent of the digital camera analog photography and the silver based print is a dying art; add to this the medium of hand tinting and we have an art form that is becoming as scarce as the ethnic imagery he shoots. The images and medium convey the feeling of a time lost under the wheels of progress.

"Although it is already too late to turn back the wheels of industrialism and technology to a simpler age of handcrafting I hope that by documenting and photographing our disappearing civilizations with their time honored methods of worship, ritual and festival that we can begin to nurture a compassionate affinity with the ways of our ancestors."

Darvis, The Photographer

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