All my black and white prints are made by me, by hand, in my small darkroom using a fully analog optical process. From taking the original shot and exposing the film to creating the print.
This differs greatly from how most prints are made by photo labs. Many of these are done digitally and printed on resin coated paper. There is nothing wrong with this process and it is very consistent. I use it for my color prints, for instance, and I get beautiful results! I just prefer the look of fully analog black and white prints as well as the hands on process. Each print is just a little different - every print is, thus, unique. And being done by hand is an incredibly enjoyable and satisfying experience which connects me to my art.
I tend to prefer to print on fiber paper and most black and white prints available here are on fiber. Fiber papers have great archival stability such that the print, well kept, will last a very long time. The emulsion which forms the image is embedded into the paper (rather than sitting on top like resin coated papers) which often provides more perceived depth and tone to the print. There are also more methods to adjust the final tone of the print by selection of paper, developer, and various specific toning processes (such as selenium toning). Coupled with darkroom techniques such as contrast filters, split grading, dodging, burning, solarizing, and others; the creative possibilities are nearly endless.
It's all a very hands on approach and one I take both enjoyment and pride in.
If you would like to purchase a hand made black and white print, you can do so by going here. If the photo you would like is not listed, feel free to reach out to me!