How To Buy
To purchase one of my Fine Art prints just go the the gallery and click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button. Then you will be presented with the buying options for this particular image. If you want to buy the high resolution file you will be sent an email that contains a link and a password to download the file. If you choose a print I will print and dispatch it within five working days, or sooner if I can. Prints on paper and on canvas will be sent well packaged to make sure it arrives in pristine condition. When you have finished you can ‘check out’ and pay by clicking on Shopping Cart in the top menu. Payment is securely handled by the PayPal system. If you have a PayPal account you can use that, if not, you can use any major credit card. I do not see, or keep, your credit card details.
Why To Buy
Buying Fine Art photography via the web is easier, cheaper, quicker, but I appreciate that it is also, in some ways, riskier than buying a print in a gallery. If you buy one of my prints via this website you don’t get the impact of holding it in your hands before you part with your money. That tactile experience is for many people one of the main reasons for buying a print. The papers and canvas that I use add an extra dimension that cannot be replicated on a monitor. When buying a colour print there is the added complication of how your monitor represents the colours from the digital file. My workflow is fully calibrated, so that when I print an image it is as close to what I see on my screen as possible. I don’t have any control over your monitor, but I am confident that examining any print that I make for you with your eyes and your hands, will give you a much better experience than just watching it on your screen!
I sell my work in limited editions of 10 prints per size. The means you will own a scarce piece that you are not likely to see anywhere else.
What You Get
Making the print is a very important part of the process and I enjoy finding the right paper or canvas for each image. I use a professional Canon inkjet printer, with 12 different pigment inks. Combining this with Hahnemühle fine art papers or canvas produces gorgeous prints that have a great longevity. Sometimes this process, using these materials is called ‘giclee’ printing. If find it a meaningless term (‘giclee’ is just the french word for ‘squirt’), but it may help you to appreciate that I produce high quality prints. Independent testing indicates that prints will not fade for 100 years (provided they are not displayed in direct bright sunlight.)
I normally sign my work and add the title and number of the print in pencil, on the front of the mount. If this is not what you want please send me an email after ordering your print.
To make buying one of my prints absolutely risk free I offer you this guarantee: if you are not 100% happy with your print you can send it back to me within two weeks of the purchase date and I will give you a full refund. If you find that your print shows sign of fading before the 100 years are up I will send you a new one (assuming I am still alive…!)
What I Use
Sometimes, when I am out making images, people say to me “that looks like an expensive camera, it probably takes really good pictures?” I usually say “Yes it can, but only if I press the right buttons.” If the conversation progresses I always try to encourage people to make photographs and try to convince them that it is possible to make wonderful, world class images with a cheap point and shoot camera. The converse is all too true as well: very expensive digital SLRs are able to produce rubbish photography. Having said that using good quality equipment does increase my ability to create good images. You might be interested to know a bit more about the tools I have used to produce the images that you can purchase, so here is the list:
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
- Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
- Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5 – 5.6L IS USM
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
- Manfrotto tripod and head
- Canon iPF5100 printer
- Lucida pigment inks
- Hahnemühle fine art papers and canvas
- Acid free mounting board, hinging tape and mounting strips