Signed, numbered, limited edition prints

Edition limited to 50 prints regardless of size

A large format image recorded on 4x5 inch or larger sheet of film has 20 square inches of film (35 if from 5x7) vs. 1.5 square inches for traditional 35mm originals, which allows printing very large prints without sacrificing detail and clarity. Medium format film having 3 ½ times the surface area of 35mm film surpasses that media by far, and approaches large format quality for prints smaller than 24 x 30. As of this writing, film is dying. The romance and nostalgia associated with film doesn't justify it's continued use, even for the black and white photographer working in the traditional wet darkroom. The technical hoops one must jump through to scan and process the image alone are reason enough to abandon the medium, and the color shifts and casts are an additional headache. The recent quality improvements in medium format digital capture conclude the argument.

Current generation medium format sensors equal or exceed 4x5 or larger film in quality of detail, tonal gradation, and color rendition. My current cameras, Arca Swiss RM3Di, and Phase 1 645 SLR use the Phase-1 IQ 160, 60 megapixel back which easily equals or exceeds 8x10 film in clarity and detail. I will not sell a print that does not meet my own standards for clarity and accuracy of color rendition. These images are the end result of hours, sometimes days spent waiting for the right confluence of events that make a special image possible.

I currently print using a Canon IPF 8300 on archival media with a semigloss finish selected to complement the image. Print life expectancy under normal indoor viewing conditions estimated at 100+ years. Alternate finish by request.

The Canon IPF 8300 color gamut (i.e. richness) and life expectancy exceed current LED / Laser printing on photographic paper, and the heavier weight giclee papers reduce or eliminate surface texture inconsistencies that commonly occur after dry mounting photographic weight papers.

I am now offering my signed,limited edition prints mounted to an archival eco-friendly wood panel that can be either displayed as presented, or framed. The mounting and lamination process eliminates the need for glass, thus eliminating annoying reflections.

Print mounted to Duraplaq Standard Plaque 3/8 inch thick

16 x 20

$450.00

20 x 24

$675.00

24 x 30

$800.00

30 x 40

$995.00

40 x 50
$1250.00

 

Panoramic Prints

exact dimensions will vary according to image format

16 x 40

$650.00

20 x 50

$850.00

24 x 60
$1250.00

S/H quoted by destination, UPS ground or equivalent

Unmounted prints priced on request

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