To ensure the highest quality, all photographs are printed in my own studio using only professional printers with archival-quality inks and papers. With care, these prints should last a lifetime.
The printing process is an art in itself and produces images far superior to standard photofinishers. Each individual printer has different characteristics that change dramatically over time. Each printer must be profiled on a regular basis to ensure that the prints are vibrant and true to the artist's intent. A special spectrometer is used to keep the printed colors exact. Without special attention to the printing process, photographs that look good on the screen will lack intensity and fine detail on paper. Many photos can look nice on a monitor, but I only sell artwork that looks fantastic on a print.
To enhance the painting-like textures, many portfolio photographs are printed on 100% cotton rag papers. See "About the Art" for more details on the creation of these unique images.
All "Portfolio" prints are limited editions of five at larger exhibition sizes and unlimited at 8 by 10 and smaller sizes. Not all sizes are always available, and in some cases artistic intent determines a fixed size. Commissioned photographs are sometimes available only in fixed numbers or in fixed sizes. Nature photographs are limited editions of 25 at larger sizes and unlimited at 8 by 10 and smaller sizes. Prints are created on demand rather than in batches.
Custom and larger sizes are available. Contact me for a quote. Sizes specified for each photo refer to the actual size of the image on the paper, not including the mat and frame which will be larger. Sizes are rounded to the nearest inch.
Photos are printed with a small white border on the photographic paper to allow for proper framing. Borders are approximately one-half inch but may be substantially larger, especially on panoramics. Prints are not cropped to fit a particular paper size or frame.
Prints may be purchased either framed or unframed. All framing is done with archival-quality acid-free materials. Prints are corner mounted with no glues so that the original artwork is untouched and can be reframed at any time in the future.
Frames are gallery-style black metal or wood with a UV-blocking glass. Archival UV-blocking plexiglass is available at additional cost. Mats are gallery-style white though some photographs look particularly good with a black mat which can be requested. The size of the mat and frame is in addition to the size specified when selecting a print.
Attention is paid to every detail to ensure a museum-quality and well-protected environment for your framed prints. I frame primarily as a service and charge only what I need to cover time and costs.
Prints are signed with an archival pen or pencil on the bottom right-hand corner of the image. I number the prints only when requested. Posters and other reproductions are not signed (or have only a digital signature), in keeping with limited edition quantities.
Please see the summary of prices and shipping rates. Prices and shipping include archival photographic paper, archival inks, archival framing materials (when framed), packaging materials, and freight charges. I take pride in using only the highest quality materials and workmanship.
Most prints will ship within one to two weeks. All fine-art prints are made to order and may occasionally take longer to ship, particularly for special requests. Your credit card will not be charged until your order has shipped.
I want you to be happy with your artwork! I accept returns or exchanges of photographs in their original condition within 30 days of receipt. But do call me if there is a reason that you would like to exchange your photograph outside that time period. I will work with you to see if something can be arranged.
It has never happened, but in the unlikely event of shipping damage, I will exchange your photograph. Please have the damage verified by the shipping company and contact me before the return so that I know to expect your package. When returning, I recommend insuring the shipment for the value of the print. If you have any questions, please contact me. I hope you will be happy with your artwork, and I will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
Example of 16 by 20 framed photo at a physical therapy clinic