The "L" and the multitude of Tulips in Spring left a lasting impression.
The exhibit will feature and showcase two separate B&W printing technologies that I have pioneered. In the front room of the gallery I will display prints using the advanced dye inkset composed of Epson-Noritsu dyes on Red River Polar Pearl Metallic paper. In a separate room, I will exhibit prints on Arches watercolor paper using the carbon pigment processes I've developed. These two technologies set the benchmarks for high impact glossy printing (dyes), on the one hand, and archival stability (carbon on Arches cotton- based paper), respectively. The images will include many that are shown on my web pages. At the high end, a 10,700 pixel wide, 20x44" photo (framed to 29x53") edition of 1, Arches print of Paris from the Towers of Notre Dame will be offered.
Paris from the Towers of Notre Dame
If you are interested in copies of any images on the web site, please contact me. My internet prices are the same as those through Gallery Los Olivos; so you can also order through them and use a credit card as opposed to the PayPal that I use.
In general, photographic prints are available in a number of sizes from 8x10 to 22x28 inches, as well as panoramics that can be 22" x (very long). I can sell direct, but for most sales using credit cards or where the buyer is in California, I prefer to sell through Gallery Los Olivos (see below).
I work in two somewhat distinct media, both of which I have pioneered. First, the most archival fine art is what I call "carbon on cotton." This is 100% carbon pigments printed onto cotton based papers, with Arches Hot Press, un-coated watercolor paper the top choice that I recommend for collectors. Carbon on Arches may be the only photographic medium that will still look good centuries from now. This medium requires custom pigments and printing procedures that take it beyond what any commercial printing solution can achieve. Very few people bother with this, which is part of its attraction to me and should be to collectors also.
Second, an advanced B&W dye inkset based on Epson Claria and Noritsu inks simply makes the most dramatic B&W images I have yet seen. While this technology is good for most print uses, I do not recommend it for collectors. In terms of lightfastness it's better than many pigment systems, but not in the same league with carbon.
The October, 2010 issue of "Cowboys & Indians" magazine also has a short article about me. See it here.
The first of my 100% carbon inksets, sold by MIS Associates, is written up in Shutterbug magazine. The article is on line here. My carbon printing information page is here
I use several Red River Paper products and beta test some of their papers. They have a short blurb about my work here.
For information on Gallery Los Olivos, click here.
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