General Product Information
I personally inspect each item purchased through this site for quality and consistency before signing it and sending it to you. The price you pay for this work represents not only the cost of producing and delivering the item to you, but also the effort to collaborate with each model, select the final images, and prepare them for production.
Limited Edition Photographs
Limited edition photographs are attractive to collectors with increasing popular demand for photography and because they exist in a finite quantity. Follow in a centuries-old tradition of high quality hand-signed works of art, photography has been gaining popularity for almost two hundred years. Limited edition photographs are distinguished by an artist's signature and impression number, indicating the rarity and quality of the image.
Photographs come in many forms, in books, online, in magazine, and other forms. Photographs are only of interest to serious collectors when editions are limited and the process is archival. My editions are produced in a single image size and strictly limited to the quantity stated. My editions are always limited, typically to 10 to 25 photographs. You can find the quantity in the description for each limited edition. I do not make my images available as posters or open (unlimited) editions.
Each photograph in the edition is an object of art with its own number, followed by a slash and then the edition size, for example 1/10, 2/10, 3/10 through 10/10 for an edition of 10 photographs. This unique number is handwritten in the bottom margin. Each of these individually numbered and signed pieces is called an impression. Once an edition is complete, no more editions of that image will be created.
A certificate of authenticity is included with each limited edition photograph, containing details about the artwork for the collector's reference. The certificate is hand-signed by me, the artist. A holographic serial number is affixed to the certificate and a matching holographic serial number is placed on the back of the photograph. The certificate is important in establishing a provenance (history of ownership) and preserve its collectible value. If you sell or transfer the artwork, the certificate of authenticity needs to stay with it. You should give the new owner a bill of sale or other record of the transfer to continue the provenance.
Can't you make as many multiples as you want? No. Although, other artists produce a tirage (all multiples of a work made) including many artist's proofs, printer's proofs, hors d’commerce proofs, and other series of "proofs" beyond the numbered edition. I feel collectors deserve clear information of how many photographs are in the edition. I don't market proofs and never make more than one photograph to keep for myself.
Why can't I order a different size or a photograph on canvas? My vision for each image includes careful consideration of a multitude of presentation factors, including the size I want it displayed, and the specific paper it is on. This follows in the tradition of limited edition art that dates back for centuries. This meticulous philosophy is cited as a reason why serious collectors repeatedly collect my work.
Are lower numbers more valuable? Traditionally, no. Although some collectors take pride in being among the first, all photographs in an edition are equal in value. The numbering shown on product pages is for illustrative purposes, actual sequence number is on a first-order basis.
How are these different from standard photographs? These archival photographs are produced to my exacting standards. I require faithful rendering of smooth tones, subtle gradients, and crisp vibrant colors. The paper is robust and the inks are extremely opaque. Unlike open editions or posters that may be mass produced in varying caliber, I personally inspect and sign each photograph to attest to the consistent quality.
In a traditional pairing of artist and skilled archival printer, we produce museum-quality photographs, made with high-density pigmented inks on premium art paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight (300 grams/m2) 100% cotton fiber paper is traditionally favored for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Using an twelve-color process, over 1,400 nozzles deliver microscopic drops of ink. Unlike dye-based ink that soaks in,opaque pigmented ink bonds to the surface. Vibrant colors are rendered with brilliant fidelity, while delicate textures are portrayed in all their subtlety. Properly displayed, the photographs will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.
The art paper is much thicker than high-end photo paper purchased at stores. Aside from just feeling awesome when you pick it up, thicker paper means the photograph lays flatter, is completely opaque and provides a stronger barrier to any contaminants. The art paper is in the same category as watercolor and etching paper.
All this adds up to a photograph that is more beautiful and longer lasting. I am always searching for the best materials and so far have not found any better paper than this.
Care of Your Photograph
Caring for artwork is important to ensure that you can continue to cherish it for a lifetime. Please protect your purchase by having it matted and framed soon after it arrives. Sizes are rounded to the nearest unit (inch or cm) please wait for the artwork to arrive before purchasing framing.
Unframed photographs will be rolled and carefully packaged in a double-walled tube. All limited editions are shipped insured and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.
Keep your artwork in a climate-controlled space, such as a home or office. Avoid placing the artwork where it is routinely exposed to direct sunlight. More about care and framing.
Sizes and prices above are typical; some variations exist. Prices are based on size and quantity available. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Art photobooks are made from a high-quality, acid-free, 70 pound, premium opaque paper stock (note: books are not considered archival). They are produced by Ingram, the world's largest and most trusted distributor of books, with 50 years in the business. I use Ingram Spark's premium color process, which is the highest of four levels of quality that they offer. The result is vibrant colors and rich black and whites with an attractive, semi-gloss finish. Each is finished with a photographic gloss hardback case laminate. Although the quality is very high, book pages are not archival photographs; if you desire something that will last generations, consider an archival photograph.
To ensure quality, I inspect each book that is ordered directly from me. I then sign the book (typically on the title page, under my printed name.) The books are packed with care, using at least two layers of packaging to prevent damage. Safe transit is guaranteed and damaged products will be replaced. Customer support.
Pre-Ordering and Pricing
Pre-ordering is available for certain projects. These are launched on an occasional basis through my Kickstarter account. The pre-order pricing reflects the economic value of parting with your money prior to availability of the artwork. After pledging on Kickstarter, you will receive a reward code for any digital items. To be alerted to the next project launch, get Bella Nuda magazine.
I spend my time making art, not planning elaborate sales. I offer reasonable prices year-round and through anywhere my art is sold. The price you see on this site is consistent with other dealers who sell the work. What you pay reflects the costs to continue producing art, time spent in creative processes, plus years of training. When you buy a work of art you support not only the artist but all those who are involved, including the models. Your acquisition is part of a cycle of inventive struggle and creation.
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