Exhibition quality Prints
My works are available to buy as exhibition-quality prints. The prints are crafted individually in-house by myself, using the finest archival quality photographic materials.
I personally take care of all orders myself.
Limited edition prints are produced in a set edition size (number of prints), print and paper size, and paper type. Collectors can be assured that the number of prints of the photograph is restricted. Edition sizes range from 1 to 150 prints, plus usually two artist’s proofs.
Open edition prints are not limited by edition size and the same photograph may be offered in different sizes and on different papers.
The prints are numbered (limited editions) and signed by myself. Whenever the paper used will allow, this will be in pencil because pencil cannot be reproduced by computers. This will make the print less vulnerable to fraud. All limited edition prints are accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity (see below).
My prints are produced on gallery quality photographic papers from a very small selection of the best and most respected paper manufacturers, among them Awagami, Hahnemühle and Permajet. I use Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks. All materials are archival quality.
My criteria for selecting papers are print quality as well as their aesthetic and tactile properties and, most importantly, whether a particular paper feels right for the photograph.
Print samples are available to view from a photograph’s ordering page (see ‘How to buy’ below), along with size specification for the respective edition. The print samples are not to show the quality of the print but to document the structure of the paper as far as possible.
All photographs are printed with a white (i.e. unprinted) margin.
Certificate of Authenticity
Certificates Of Authenticity (COA) provide additional information about the artwork such as the edition size, print size, date of printing, the year that the photograph was created, etc. Each COA is signed and dated in my own hand.
The archive number of the photograph and the reference number of the COA are written on the back of each print in pencil, and a facsimile of this annotation is printed in the COA.
COAs are sent separately from the print so that, in the unfortunate event of a delivery going missing, no unauthorised prints are in circulation.
I maintain a confidential register of COAs, which may be useful if a situation should ever arise, where the provenance of a print needs to be proven. You may opt out of the inclusion in the register, if you should wish to do so.
Limited editions are priced by project, edition size, type of paper and print size. It is customary for prices to increase as the sale of a limited edition nears completion. Prices are shown on a photograph’s ordering page.
Please see below “How to buy”.
How to Buy
Please bear with me whilst online ordering is being implemented. This should be achieved in the first quarter of 2019.
Each print is protected in an archival quality polyester sleeve, although I am currently looking into replacing the polyester sleeves with glassine sheets. Glassine is easier to handle than polyester and far kinder to the environment. Glassine is pH neutral and typically used in bookbinding for interleaving pages containing artwork. Thus protected, prints are then placed in an archival quality prints box.
I usually manage within a few days to package and ship prints but sometimes it can take a little longer. Shipping time is additional. When I receive your order, I will advise you how quickly your print can leave my studio. If you need a print by a certain date, please contact me.
Delivery within the UK is by Royal Mail, Parcel Force or other courier. International deliveries are by courier. All deliveries are insured against loss and damage. UK deliveries are free, international deliveries charged at cost.