SONY 2009 PROFOTO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was bestowed on Dennis da Silva Having been involved in photography, chemical processing, lithographic reproduction and printing all his working life, Dennis has a repertoire of expertise that few can match and that has been gained through 40 years of hands-on experience. For example, he was one of only a very few technicians in Africa to have mastered the beautiful Kodak Dye Transfer process. Dennis has traveled extensively around England, Europe, and America
sharing his knowledge and experience, and continues to keep in close
contact with industry forerunners throughout the world about new
techniques, technologies and method improvements, thereby ensuring
Silvertone is consistently able deliver the highest standard of work.
Dennis’s intense love for the photographic image, his eye for
composition and artistic expression, and his unwavering support of the
medium of photography. His insight into the art of photographic
expression has resulted in his informed opinion being sought out by
many photographers around the world.