How the prints are made:
While a couple of my Open Edition prints are
captured with digital equipment, most of the Open Edition
and all of my Limited Edition prints start out with
an image captured on traditional film. My color transparency
films are developed by a tradional lab while my B&W films
are developed personally with traditional darkroom chemicals.
The film is scanned to produce a digital file and the final
print is then produced by one of two processes.
- Some of my earlier editions were produced
using a Chromira® digital enlarger, the image is exposed
on Fuji type C photographic paper (Fuji Professional Crystal
Archive Glossy or Matte) and then processed in RA-4 chemistry.
Some of these prints are still in current inventory.
- Currently produced color editions are output
on professional satin (RC type) or museum quality fine art
paper (100% rag) using HP Professional Wide-Format printers
and archival pigment inks.
- All B&W editions in the Black and White
Gallery are output on 100% cotton rag paper with a baryta
surface yielding a look and feel similar to the darkroom
fiber papers used for traditional silver prints. Also, all
images in the Black and White Galleries are limited to 50
Either process results in an exquisite photographic
print. You are assured that each print will match my artistic
expectations and vision better than any other process available.
The images for web presentation have been
very carefully prepared, but the compressed JPEG images cannot
do justice to the tonal range, fine detail and sharpness of
the final print. These prints will make an instant visual
impact in any home or commercial location.
Explanation of Open and Limited Edition prints:
Two types of prints are available, depending
on the image and are either limited in availability or not.
Some images are sold as Open Editions, are
available in unlimited numbers and are more popularly priced.
Each image is signed using archival ink on the print surface
and is consecutively numbered.
My best selected images are Limited Edition
museum quality prints which are available in limited numbers.
Each image is limited to an edition of either 50, 100 or 250
photographic reproductions regardless of size excluding
a small number of artist's proofs. The photographer’s signature
and edition number are in pencil on the matte or on the white
border of the photographic image just below the lower right
corner of the image area. The B&W prints also include
the print's title on the lower border.
Prices will increase as an edition reaches 50% sold out, 75%
sold out and 90% sold out.
No image will be sold as both an open edition
(smaller sizes) and as a limited edition (larger sizes) as
some photographers do. My limited editions are truly limited
Matting and Display Choices:
Prints may be ordered one of four ways:
- Print Only – Here you are ordering just
the bare print which you can then take to your local professional
frame store and have matted and framed however you like.
These prints are shipped flat or rolled in a tube depending
on the size of the print.
- Mounted and matted – Here the print is
mounted to the backing board and matted with two 4-ply mattes
in gallery white. These matted prints are shipped flat.
All you have to do is add a frame and glass.
- Framed – Here we add a museum quality hardwood
frame in matte black and TrueVue Conservation Clear® glass
with UV Protection. This way the image is ready to hang
on the wall as soon as you receive it.
- Laminated – Here the print is mounted to
a hollow wood box structure approximately 1" thick
and laminated with a satin finish UV protective film. The
edges of the wood box are painted black. This method eliminates
the frame and glass along with most reflections and provides
a more contemporary appearance as the image itself appears
to float on the wall. The surface of the print can be cleaned
with a soft, damp cloth. This process is quoted on an individual
basis depending on how you would like the image finished.
Lamination works best on images at least 20" on the
long side. Prices generally vary from $30-45 per square
foot of image with the smaller images having a higher cost
per square foot and the larger images costing less per square
All mounting and framing materials are museum-quality.
Each print is mounted to a 100% rag board. All 4-ply window
mattes are also 100% rag. Prints are framed in hardwood frames
selected by the photographer. TruVue® Conservation Clear Glass
containing UV light inhibitors is used instead of standard
glass to extend the life of your original photograph while
it is on display. The photographer and his assistant carefully
do all the mounting, matting and framing for each print.
Prints, whether unmounted, matted or framed
will generally ship within 1-2 weeks and possibly sooner if
there is a dire need. Laminated prints will require approximately
4-6 weeks to ship as the lamination is outsourced.
I use FedEx exclusively to ship. Prices are
preset and are shown during the checkout process. Prices quoted
are for shipping to US addresses only. International shipping
will be quoted on an individual basis.
If you're not 100% satisfied, I will refund
your money, re-print the photograph or replace the print with
a different one.