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The Traditional Photography in the portfolio section are images mostly published as a limited edition art work and are showing their information under the redgallerydoor.com click through link in the portfolio section. These images are made in MF and shot with my all time favorite tool; the Pentax 6×7. Using low ISO B&W film by Ilford, Agfa and Kodak with a manipulated/altered development process. These works are offered in a 3 tier pricing structure, increasing in price after each third of the edition sells out, and are progressively priced as the edition sells out.
The Recent Photography and Collage section work is available in custom sizes. My photography work at this juncture is focused on high resolution photography work with image files often over 1GB in size, created optically and in traditional photography terms. The difference again in good imagery is defined by the quality of the lens, more than the recording media applied, be it sensors or film. To this day, I apply Pentax as my go to choice of camera in various conceptions, after dragging P67 through the world in my younger years, I never had a bad experience with this fine camera system. These works are priced by size if it is a custom order, please inquire about details.
My standard process today is to create oversize capture files in the highest possible resolution, mostly classic lenses, collected lenses from the film days, 35 to MF technology. It allows me to create massive files, in an elaborate capture technique, processed with standard dark room type techniques, as my images created solely at the moment of capture. All my photography work content is created at the moment of exposure and not in post-production, after all you are dealing with a very traditional photographer, who grew up with the curse of HCB on my shoulders for a long time.
Often I do downsize these files for my print work at about 20-40″ on the short side, in a 1:2 or 1:3 print format, while creating stunning print work in the sizes of about 20 -40″ by 50-100″ to be framed or displayed on canvas if size demands it. I do not like to employ digital enlargement tools as they tend to water down the image and fine art print experience, but any custom sizes are available up to 60″ on the short side.
For any orders of my work, I would love to chat with you in person about your desires and define a print to your specifications in size and potential fine adjustments to suit any room size and light tint in your display area. My large format print work is done with the outstanding Epson HDR UltraChrome and Canon Lucia ink sets and archival media, achieving an over 100 year lifespan of print work under standard display conditions.
Please drop me a line at studioliink(at)gmail(dot)com if you have an interest in my work. If at all possible I do prefer email contacts as I am suffering from some hearing damage, or text IM’s to my IPhone 530 859 9306.
In essence, I have migrated from the film / darkroom based technology to digital archival pigment printing with Epson printers and find it most fascinating what one can create in combination of good traditional photography techniques, paired with this new technology in out put options. The most significant shift in my work is that in my youth I was occupied by the HCB philosophy, solely focused on the perfect negative with the print as simple finishing step of a good negative, now I do shift the importance to the final print work.
Nowadays, I have progressed to value the final print on the wall as the equally decisive factor in my work, pursuing data qualities with the print in mind, a shift from the negative focused days by a hardened to the core traditional photographer ( with any good photograph being created at exposure and a specific time and location ), while at present some of the Duesseldorf School of oversize print work idea is seeping into my work. I no longer understand the dictate of technical or industry pre-sets as a major factor of my work; 35 mm 6×7 or 8×10 or digital sensors, in our modern days we now have a massive amount of technical choices, my next step will be perhaps large size digital negatives and platinum prints made by hand and sun again, these indeed are the days to be a photographer and printer!
Anyway – I would love to hear from you and all my work, especially in print is custom work made to custom orders, so you won’t find a shopping cart on this site.
Prints are created by myself, signed and dated with a print certificate to establish provenance and technical specs of the work.
For oversize work, I do consider delivery and installation along the West Coast if applicable for a Per Diem fee.
We are using SQUARE INVOICES for Internet based orders, sending you an invoice upon order per email and you can pay the invoice directly from your inbox, per debit or credit card, after receiving payment it will take us about 3-5 business days to fulfill your order.
The ability to send and receive invoices with Square is currently only available in the United States. Square accepts most non-US issued international cards bearing a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover logo.
Our fine art prints are of the highest archival quality in Epson inks and paper used in the process, with longevity of a print under normal room conditions of over 100 years.
The prints are made by the artist, approved, signed and dated with a print certificate establishing the provenance of any work.
Most of our high resolution images are available in custom sizes, unless it is a limited edition print, which are defined sizes and issues.
With increasing questions about long distance shipping and delivery, here are some options:
We ship any work as a signed and dated print on paper or canvas rolled in tube internationally, most cost effective and safest option. A frame, or even carpentry shop can build you a frame of choice with simple instructions included to achieve a frame of great quality.
Frames to about 20×30″ dimension can be shipped assembled with a risk of glass breakage during transport, larger frames would be unsafe and very expensive to ship in a build crate per art shipper, doable but a serious cost factor.
Larger frames, we do deliver and install by arrangement along the CA and OR corridor of the West Coast, any farther distance would need to be discussed and explored as a possible option, pending on order size and volume.
While some of our work represents a very unique combined piece of art as a sepia toned large size print and a custom made recycled barn wood frame, it is quite possible for you do order any size print and frame of the work and we will build you a package containing the rolled and tubed print, and also the frame boards as a angle pre-cut, not assembled frame, so you can have a good carpenter finish assemble the frame. You would receive a package of print and frame boards within about 2-3 weeks as custom building frames takes about 2 weeks. All you would need to do is have a furniture carpenter assemble the frame boards, order a regular glass cut to fit the frame and have a frame shop insert the print and a back board to finish the work. Detailed instructions come with the delivery. It is a simple process actually and won’t cost you more than a couple of hundred dollars in most cases.