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.
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:
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.
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.
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
Image of a signed print (13.5" x 9"), and
also shown displayed in a frame.
The collection prints are 'C-Type' prints and more affordably priced
(from just £10) for those building a collection of original photographs.
They are the smallest size and 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 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 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.
ALL IMAGES ARE SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT LAWS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.