Prints

The Folios on this website are just the tip of the iceberg, as they are part of related visual stories and even stand alone images. These are images that work together to tell a story or to bring one closer to visual clarity through the use of one profound image.

Clam-and-Turbos

SILVER GELATIN

Silver Gelatin Prints on the site are printed in one of two sizes, 8×10 or 11×14 inch prints. These images were exposed on film, processed in my darkroom and then printed in the same darkroom by me. They are not sent out to a commercial lab. Each image is printed on fiber based paper and then processed using archival procedures to ensure the longevity of the print. After the toning of the print it is mounted on museum rag board and then signed. On the back of each print is a stamp identifying the print title, year of the negative, the print date, and edition number. All of the prints at this time are open edition, meaning there is no set number of prints to be completed. The prints are mounted on 14×18 inch board for 8×10 prints and 16×20 inch for 11×14 prints.

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Christmas Cactus Blossom #2

PIGMENT ON PAPER

Digital images or Pigment On Paper images are printed on two sizes of paper depending on the size of the final image. I use either 8×10 paper for images no larger than approximately 5×7 inches and 11×14 inch paper for images no larger than approximately 8×10. This ensure there is room for a boarder on the image allowing for a signature, title, and information blocks detailing the edition, print number and copyright. All the prints I sell are digitally prepared, fine-tuned and printed by me personally, on my own Epson pigment printer — not by a commercial lab. Each image is printed using the latest archival inks and fine art inkjet papers. I use either Moab or Red River paper. These prints are left unmounted to allow for personal display preferences

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DIGITAL SILVER

A final option for fine art prints is one that takes the digital image and prints it on silver paper. These images are printed on Ilford Express Digital RC paper using a Fuji Frontier laser printer. They are more expensive than the Pigment on Paper prints, but are less expensive than the Silver Fiber Based prints. This process is available only for the digital images. They do not have a title or copyright information as the digital prints above and are not mounted on museum board.

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SHIPPING
Shipping is charged separately. Print orders can take up to a month (if I am traveling) but will usually be delivered in a couple of weeks.

A PERSONAL NOTE

I know it can be something of a stretch to buy a fine-art photograph after having only seen a small image on a computer screen. I too prefer to look at framed prints on a gallery wall. For those who may have some doubts, there are various downloads available of many of the images to allow you to live with the image before making the leap to a print.

As has always been the case with the photographic process, there are many collectors and lovers of photography who are still coming to terms with the arrival of digital prints. Some even wonder if a digital print should really be considered a true photograph, given the potential to radically tweak, manipulate and modify an original photographic image on a computer.

For me, photography – no matter the process – is merely a means to accurately translate my artistic vision onto paper. I treasure the special magic of the photographic moment — whether the photo is recorded on film or digitally — and the integrity of the image produced. I only use the methods or techniques needed to arrive at the image I visualized at the time of exposure. Art is personal both for the artist and the audience and I try to keep my images as true to my personal vision as possible.

 

 


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