With some exceptions, all of my photographs are available in 8.5" by 11", 12" by 16" and 15.5" by 20.5". These are IMAGE sizes printed on larger paper sizes. I use state of the art digital pigment (archival) printers and archival papers from Hahnemuhle, Epson, Ilford etc. Printing in this way I am able to achieve the refinement, precision, consistency and archival longevity I want.
Matted/framed sizes available are: 8.5" by 11" matted to 16" by 20", 12" BY 16" matted to 19" by 24" and 15.5" by 20.5" matted to 20 by 26. Edition sizes are very limited and are determined by the specific image and or body of work.
I use medium format cameras, (Mamiya RB67, Mamiya 645 Pro and 18mp Digital slrs for image capture. All prints are printed to the highest archival standards. The prints are mounted on 4 ply museum board and overmatted with the same. I leave a small border around the printed image so as to not cut off even a tiny amount of the image and also so that the matt does not harm the edge of the image. The prints are also available unmounted. Each print is signed, dated and given an edition number. The prints are corner mounted using mylar mounting corners and strips. The mylar strips overlaps the print with an archival non stick edge. The adhesive on the strip does not touch the print. In this way, the prints can be removed easily from the mounting board for reframing to another size or if the mounting board becomes damaged. No tape, glue or mounting glues come in contact with any part of the prints. I prefer this method to the "traditional" hot press or cold press method.
Sizes are IMAGE Sizes followed by MAT sizes.
8.5" by 11" matted to 16 by 20 Unframed $250.00 (Edition of 45) Framed: $350.00
12" by 16" matted to 19 by 24 Unframed $300.00 (Edition of 30) Framed: $400.00
15.5" by 20.5" matted to 20 by 26 Unframed 500.00 (Edition of 15) Framed: $700.00
I usually print my photographs on the magnificent Epson Exhibition Fine Art Fiber Paper. If you loved the look of darkroom silver halide photographs, you'll find images on this paper wonderful. This paper has a medium shine and a subtle fiber texture just as you expect from a "traditional" darkroom print. Occasionally I will print on Hahnemuhle's Fine Art Baryta if I think it suits the images.
WHY I PRINT DIGITALLY:
As a perfectionist, digital printing has offered me the ability to fine tune my work to fit my exact vision. Even when my
I have used minimal dodging and burning, I prefer printing digitally. I often will rework an image again
that I may have thought is finished, sometimes approaching the image from scratch and NOT simply pressing the PRINT
button as some darkroom practictioners seem to think. Working in the "lightroom" requires just as much of the Human element. It still requires patience, artistry, intelligence and above all talent. With the advent of pigment printers and papers by Hahnemuhle, Epson and Ilford, images printed digitally can now exceed the archival life span of traditional methods and can have a beauty all their own. One should not confuse the process with the image. Any process can produce beautiful prints. Digital printing is that- just a process. It does not produce the image-THE ARTIST PRODUCES THE IMAGE. In the international art world, digital printing has been embraced by many of the most most talented, inventive and successful photographers with single prints selling for thousands of dollars. Ultimately a camera is only a device for capturing an image, whether it is film or digital and the process one uses for printing the image is a highly personal one.