Richard's photographic prints are available in a range of sizes and printing method. He uses a variety of cameras -film and digital- to create his images and in some cases builds up his images from a number of exposures. That is why they don't always correspond to traditional photo formats and sizes. So if you wish to enquire about size, availability price etc, do get in touch via the Contact page and Richard will be happy to answer your questions. His prints are limited to an edition of 25 for the smaller sizes 24x20 inches (50x60cm) and just 10 for the larger sizes. All prints are supplied unframed unless previously arranged
Archival Pigment Prints.
Unless otherwise stated this is the technique Richard uses to create his prints. A stickler for perfection, Richard uses the very latest technology and pigment ink sets to make his prints on the finest cotton rag paper.
Platinum/ Palladium Prints.
A hand crafted hand coated technique developed by William Willis in 1873.The Platinum Print is for many the epitome of photographic printing famed for it’s long tonal range and delicate warm colour. Like most historical processes, the sensitizer is absorbed into the papers fibres rather than suspended in a flat emulsion on the surface of the paper. Combined with it’s long tonality, this gives the print a luminosity not seen in more contemporary printing processes.
Falling out of favour between the World Wars due to the huge increase in the cost of the raw materials, (they was used for making bomb fuses) this printing method was resurrected by a few dedicated individuals in the 1960s. The American photographer Irving Penn for example spent many years perfecting the technique and in the process producing some of the most beautiful Platinum prints ever made.
Regarded as the ultimate collectors print they are so stable that they will literally outlast the paper they are printed on.
The Salt Print.
Another hand crafted hand coated method originally called the Calotype by Fox Talbot who developed the technique in the 1830s, this is the first photographic method of reproducing a print from a negative. The end result is a monochrome image of broad tonal range on pure cotton paper with a warm, slightly purplish-brown colour.
As for longevity, it is worth noting that there are prints made by Fox Talbot that are as good today as the day they were made.