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A selection of currently available images (new or from the archive) to buy as original archival quality prints, signed and strictly limited in number. Some images may also be available as open edition poster prints and for bespoke print commissions too.

Click an image for specific details but further general information, including example views of actual prints, and close-ups of the paper types can be seen here.

B-009. Turbine Hall Stairs

B-014. TranscendB-006. The Fire Performer

A-037. Pharaohs

A-083. WakeboarderA-093. Racing the Breaking Wave

A-031. Crowdsurfer

A-013. 9:20. Snowfall Walk, On The PierA-014. Running Against The Wind On The Snow Covered Pebbles Under The Black Flags Of Fishing Boat SM609

A-062. Gull on a Wet Tent

B-008. The Piano AwaitsA-064. Framed

A-047. Four Windows

A-044. SandscreamA-058. Cityscape on a Shower Door

A-087. Leaving the Roost

A-091. Silk MountainA-004. If At First...

A-011. Poppy Field (1)



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About the prints.

There are two categories of print... exhibition quality signed archival prints which are strictly limited in number (applies to all images listed in the archive), and open edition poster prints (selected images only).

Poster prints are very affordable high quality prints on coated paper which look great framed behind glass. However, they are not archival, but this is reflected in the price. Any ordered directly from myself can be signed if requested.

Archival prints are exhibition quality and created to last a lifetime and longer. They are strictly limited in number and all are signed and numbered.

They are printed in a range of sizes:

Gallery size.
The 'gallery' size prints are the largest of the four print sizes, professionally printed on acid free Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper for the best quality and archive life. This is the image's 'master print' and as such usually only one of these signed prints will be made.

Original size.
The 'original' prints are printed on the same paper type as the 'gallery' prints, sharing the longest archive life. They are smaller than a one-off gallery print, and no more than three of these will be made. For those images where a 'gallery' print is not listed, this original size print should be regarded as a master print.

Standard size.
The 'standard' prints are printed on the same paper type as the 'original' and 'gallery' prints, sharing the longest archive life. They are smaller than a one-off original print, and no more than three of these will be made. For those images where an 'original' print is not listed, this standard size print should be regarded as a master print.


Image of a signed print (13.5" x 9"), and also shown displayed in a frame.

Collection size.
The collection prints are more affordably priced (starting at just £10) for those building a collection of original photographs and are more numerous in their availablity... although usually no more than 10 of these signed prints will be created.


Image of a signed print (7.5" x 5"), and also shown displayed in a frame.

All archival quality prints are sold unmounted and unframed. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Gallery, Original, Standard and Collection prints are professionally printed by a Hahnemuhle certified studio to exhibition standard on quality archival paper, using either a C-Type or Giclee process, which are then personally inspected (occasionally spotted), numbered and signed using pigment ink to match the longevity of the printed image.

Info about the archival papers, printing processes, and life expectancy.

The prints are made using one of two printing processes... either C-Type or Giclee depending on which paper is used for the print.

The more limited availability larger sized prints are printed using the giclee process - a sophisticated ink jet print onto acid free Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. These prints have an archive life (before first sign of any fading) into the hundreds of years in storage - half that if displayed.This is my preferred printing method, as the paper is heavier and has no reflective qualities, the blacks are deep and the paper base tone has a warmer look.

Close view of the paper used for Giclee prints. Close view to show the texture of the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper used for giclee prints.

For a more typical photographic look, the smaller 'collection size' prints are printed using the C-Type (chromogenic) process. This is akin to the traditional photographic methods in that it uses light sensitive paper which the image is projected onto, the paper is then developed and washed. The paper used is Fujifilm Crystal Archive. These prints are not thought to have so long an archive life as the giclee prints but should still last a lifetime and more before first signs of fading, if properly cared for.

Close view of the paper used for c-type prints.
Close view to show the texture of the Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper used for c-type prints.

Both print types are standard processes which can be seen in the best museums and galleries the world over. Despite the lower archive life expectancy many of the world's most expensive selling photographs at auction were chromogenic prints.


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