The Glass
A photograph is born of light, but can also die from it. To compliment your flawless frame, your print will be shielded with conservation glass. In collaboration with our framing experts, we have come to agree that this immaculate sheet of glass is superior even to museum glass (which has an undesired green tint). For our purpose, conservation glass offers the highest possible clarity while still offering an exceptional 98% UV protection to halt any possible fading or colour shift.

Attaining The Image
While I prefer shooting slide film due to its rich, vibrant colours and exceptional detail, some black & white scenes call for negative film or even high mb digital.  Rest assured, what is seen through my lens at the time I press the shutter button is what you will receive in print.  My canvas is on scene, not on a computer monitor, and after all, this is photographic art, not graphic art.

My commitment to attaining quality in these rare images is continued through the printing process.  My goal is to produce a high, museum-quality fine art print using the best available printing techniques.  I strongly feel that each print must represent me and thus meet demanding standards.  In order to stand the test of time, we use superb archival materials at each stage of the process.

Printing process
Your print is created by a process called LightJet, which uses lasers to write continuous tone images onto conventional colour photographic paper.  This paper is then developed in the same method as a colour print.  LightJet printing creates a true colour photograph in every sense and is an accepted standard of fine art printing in museums and galleries.These are true chromogenic prints imaged on a premium grade archival photographic paper.  LightJet is rightfully considered a Rolls-Royce of large format photographic imagers; while first generation photo-printers (Lambdas) focused on production volume, and the latest Chromira machines are all about cutting costs, LightJets were developed for ultimate in quality.

Printing paper
Your LightJet print is created on the finest paper currently available; Fuji Crystal Archive series (semi-matte).  Once developed, this Fuji Crystal photographic paper has the highest archival display life of any colour photographic paper.

When choosing the option to have your print framed by us, you will feel confident to know that your frame will receive as much attention as your print.  Our framing experts overlay your print with an archival quality, acid free matting, UV protective glass, and complete the look with a solid wood frame.

The Frame
To choose the right moulding for your piece, we work with several skilled framers.  Their experienced eye matches the photograph with the right wood, profile and proportions to allow an even greater degree of appreciation.  The frame will not compete, but compliment the visual character of the photograph.  You can also choose to receive your print unframed.

The Mat
Your mat colour is chosen with care.  All photographs, whether black & white or colour have a tone, a degree of warmth.  When matching a print with a mat, I choose colour, black and/or white in various tones.  When utilizing white, I may use  anything from bright white to creamy white.  It need not match exactly to the whites in the print.  At times, a warmer mat colour will brighten highlights of an image, while a brighter mat may bring out the subtle warmth of a photograph previously unnoticed.