Only the clouds are truly free…
Firstly, thank you for all of the compliments, emails, likes and shares on this image – surprisingly far more than even the most popular gear review. Thank you also for the support for the last two runs, and all of the recent enquiries via email on prints of this image; it’s because of this that I’m pleased to offer one final print sale for 2013…read on to order and for more details.
Only the clouds are truly free was shot at the top of Taipei 101 with a D800E and Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 APO Distagon; to paraphrase Nick Brandt it’s a subtle reminder that man does not have dominion over nature. We are often prisoners of our own choosing and device; I leave you to form your own conclusions as to the other details; I deliberately left it open ended. It is a homage to one of my inspirations – and I think the master of pleasing clouds – the painter Rene Magritte.
Verticality IV was shot from the other (base) end of Taipei 101, also with the D800E and Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 APO Distagon. It follows the same upward perspective as the other previous three images in the Verticality series.
I am pleased to offer both of these images in a slightly different format to previous runs: a limited edition of 30 prints each at 24×16″ and 10×15″ for Only the Clouds… and another 30 prints each at 20×20″ and 12×12″ for Verticality IV. This is of course the printed area only. Per previous requests, I’m also offering a more easily hangable (and accessible) smaller size. Once again, both sizes will be printed by master Printer Wesley Wong of Giclee Art on the same 280gsm Sihl Photo Baryta as the Europe limited run. It has a texture and fiber-grain structure so rich that I have trouble printing on anything else. The image will be printed with pigment-based archival-grade inks, with a 100+ year lifespan; digital 800-pixel versions on a monitor really in no way does the print justice.
The run will close on 31 December 2013, and we’ll print and ship in early January 2014.
To order, please use either one of the buttons below, which will take you to a Paypal checkout which accepts credit cards. Don’t forget to include your address and phone number for the shipping.
If you haven’t gotten a present for yourself yet this Christmas, perhaps this might a good time…
Thanks again for the support! MT
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