I found out about Timothy Pakron when looking into the technique of selective development. This is where rather than developing a whole photograph, you selectively develop the areas you want and leave the other areas undeveloped. Pakron is a master of doing this with images of the human face. He paints certain areas of the paper with developer and allows the developer to then run down. This makes for very emotive images, with the drips reminiscent of hair strands or tears streaking down his subjects.
Image – Untitled, hand-painted gelatin silver print, one of a kind, 2011-2013, from the series ‘Silver Drips’, by Timothy Pakron.