Printing Methods and Papers - I have been making fine art photographic prints for over fifteen years, first in the traditional darkroom and now in a digital one. Prints are created using today's highest quality large format photographic inkjet printers (no "desktop" printers here). Each print is adjusted using the digital version of traditional darkroom tools such as dodging, burning, and masking to achieve luminous images that convey my original intent in making the photograph.

All inks are fully archival pigments, similar to oil or acrylic paints. The printing surface is choosen to best express the feel and intent of the image. Photographic Paper indicates Kodak's highest grade lustre-finished acid-free photo paper. Watercolor Paper is Hahnemuhle Photorag, a 100% cotton, bright white, smooth surfaced paper from a mill that has made art papers since 1453. Canvas is a 100% cotton artist canvas with a lightly textured bright white surface.

All finished prints are first sealed with a fixative to protect the pigments, and then hand varnished for deep rich detail and color, and to provide archival protection. By using a fixative layer first, the varnish can be removed and restored if it is ever damaged. This process creates luminous prints that can be expected to last hundreds of years.

Signed, Editioned Originals - All prints are signed, numbered, and editioned. Each print is marked with an edition number and a print number within that edition. The edition number changes when any element in the printing process changes, such as a new type of paper, a different set of inks, or changes in the print formula and adjustments. Each print is an original, as the entire printing process (from film scanning to adjustment to final printing) is done only by the artist. Each print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity showing the details of that edition (paper, ink, print method, etc.), the print number, artist's signature and certifcation that the print is an original printed by the artist in his studio. This both attests to the quality of the images and establishes clear provenance for collectors.

Guaranteed - Every print is a quality work of art, but if for any reason the print is not to your liking, return it within ten days of receipt for a full refund (shipping costs are not refundable).

Questions?   E-mail or call with any questions. I'm often in the field shooting, and will answer as soon as possible.

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