Hand made prints
We are in a digital age where many thousands of photographs are taken each day. Some of these are shared through social media. The ability to share our lives and experiences with friends and family across the world in a matter of seconds is quite amazing.
Perhaps because my photography began in the days of film when the end result was usually a dark room print, I still see this as the final goal of any image that I make.
To hold a finished print and be able to view it and handle it gives me a sense of satisfaction that I can neither describe nor explain.
The desire to create the finest possible print encouraged me to look at many different papers before finally choosing Canson Infinity.
Canson have been manufacturing paper for over 150 years, and photographic paper since 1850. Their Baryta paper has the look and feel of a darkroom print and is particularly suited to black and white images. The cotton rag papers have a softer, slightly textured finish and were developed in conjunction with leading landscape photographers. They do not have the addition of 'optical brighteners' which enhance the image in the short term, but in time will fade. This type of paper, combined with the choice of inks, matched to the printer will produce an image which will continue to look good for many years. The an anticipated life expectancy is in excess of 100 years.
Print sizes other than those listed can be available on request. Please use the contact page to request information and prices, not forgetting to note which image is of interest to you.
My monitors are calibrated for colour balance, brightness and contrast to ensure that the final print is what I see on my editing screen. Due to this, it is unlikely that you will see the image on your screen exactly as I see it on mine (especially if you are viewing on a tablet or phone) and the finished print may differ slightly from the image that you have seen. I trust that you will find, in this respect, that the finished print exceeds your expectations. If this turns out not to be the case, then please let me know.
Mounted and Framed Photographs
Sizes quoted for mounted photographs refer to the mount size. These have been chosen to suit "off the shelf" frame sizes to make hanging your artwork easier. The actual image size may vary to suit the format of the image.
Mounts are bevel cut from archival quality white board with a white core. This museum grade board will not suffer from the yellowing of the bevel cut as is so often experienced. The tapes and backing board are ph Neutral so that the mounting process will not compromise the life expectancy of the print.
Framed prints are mounted in the same way and framed behind glass in frames made by a leading Yorkshire manufacturer of quality frames.
The black frames are a slim, black painted solid wood construction and ready to hang.
The Oak frames are slightly heavier profile and are of solid oak. Again they are supplied ready to hang.