Following on from the results of that survey on the direction of this site several months back, it seems that there is definitely some interest in a limited run of prints: how many, exactly, I have no idea. But in collaboration with local master printer Wesley Wong of Giclee Art (he does all of my exhibition and commercial printing, and a good number of other major local pros), I’m pleased to open up a print offer for my readers from my body of work from the first half of this year. If this is a success – and of course I hope it is – I think it may well turn into a biannual or quarterly affair.
Here’s how it’ll work: there will be three images on offer, at approximately 13×19″ or 20×20″ print size with a 2″ white border, on HP Premium Semi-Matte – it’s my favourite paper, used for pretty much everything. (Alternately, I may offer the B&W images on baryta fiber paper, but this will increase the cost a bit.) Inks are of course pigment based and archival grade, with I’m told a 100+ year lifespan. The important info:
- All prints will be checked and signed personally.
- I’ll open orders for two weeks, with the checkout buttons active for that period of time. After the two weeks, I’ll have the batch printed, and take care of the shipping; prints will be sent in hard poster tubes by EMS and should take about 1-2 weeks to arrive thereafter (depending on where you live).
- The final price for each print will depend on the number of prints and the size (a 20×20″ obviously costs more to print than a 13×19″), but I’m aiming to get it under US$200, inclusive of shipping worldwide.
And the really important bit:
I will never print these images at this size on this paper again. I can’t do much better than that in terms of exclusivity – who knows, these may be worth something in the future… 🙂
Now, we just need to decide which three make the cut; asking me to decide is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child; without further ado, please cast your votes – you can select up to three, and all images are shown larger below. The poll will close in a week. Thanks! MT
1 – A view of manufactured nature. San Francisco, 2013. 14×19″
2 – Vertical flow. San Francisco, 2013. 20×20″
3 – The sky is the aeroplane. San Francisco, 2013. 19×14″
4 – Urban reflections. New York City, 2013. 14×19″
5 – Dusk. Kuala Lumpur, 2013. 14×19″
6 – Oculus. Basel Messe, 2013. 19×13″
7 – Verticality. KLCC Kuala Lumpur, 2013. (Digital print from 6×6 film) 20×20″
8 – Dawn. London, 2013. 20×20″
9 – Summer stroll. Kuala Lumpur, 2013. 14×19″
10 – On reflection. San Francisco, 2013. 15×19″
11 – Transamerica Pyramid. San Francisco, 2013. 19×13″
12 – Radio City sunshine. New York City, 2013. 19×13″
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