Guide

What this means is that even though many of the photos were originally shot on film (either black & white negative, colour transparency or colour negative film) they have been scanned in using a high end drum scanner and then this very high resolution file has been colour balanced, corrected, profiled and finished by myself to produce a master file that all the prints are made from. 

Many years before I began to shoot using a digital camera I was using Photoshop as a digital darkroom to prepare my images for printing as I found that it gave me a much greater control over the finished picture than traditional silver based printing.

Although I do still produce hand-printed silver bromide Black & White prints for galleries in limited editions of 50 these attract a much higher sale price due to their limited nature and the very specialised knowledge that it takes to produce them.

All the prints for sale here are produced using the inkjet method of printing. This is also referred to as Gicleé (pronounced zhee-KLAY, from the French, to spray or to squirt!), The Archival Pigment process (the inks -aka pigments- and the papers that I use produce a print that is of fine art archival quality, up to 200 years archival life) or in older cases the Iris process. 

The advantage of this contemporary inkjet process is that very fine quality coated papers can be used to make delicate, beautiful prints with millions of colours and continuous tones .

I use Hahnemühler 308gm fine art matt archival paper and Epson printers and archival inks.

Technical specifications: File preparation resolution: 300 DPI, Printer resolution: 1440 x 2880, DPI Technology: Epson UltraChrome HDR Wide Gamut Inks, Archival life expectancy: 40 years daylight, 200 years in dark

Please note that the dimensions of each print are the sizes of the paper itself. To enable signing and window mounting there will be a small, proportionally sized white border between the image and the paper edge