THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A PHOTOGRAPH
First off, I think it's a fantastic idea. I really do. Nice going. Also, details about films, papers, mats
and cameras are below, but the most important thing I would like people to know is that
ALL PHOTOS SOLD ON THIS SITE ARE PRINTED ON REAL LIGHT-SENSITIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER.
THERE IS NO INK INVOLVED.
I like it in my pens and I hear it works great for cephalopods. I just don't care for it in my photography.
You can quote me on that.
All color photographs taken between 1999 and 2009 are original images created from slides or negatives by me and my little Nikon F3, using Kodak or Fuji film. This camera, born in 1980, died suddenly on the banks of the Mekong in 2009. I ordered another from NY, and waited a few weeks for it in Laos. Little did I know it was also on its way out, and lasted only a year. In October 2010 I purchased a 12 year-old Nikon F100, but I wasn’t too crazy about it. In January 2013 I bought an 8 year-old Nikon F6, and I liked it. Some of the B&W images were done using a strange Hungarian film I bought a big crate of once, and others with a now-extinct Agfa Scala B&W Slide film. I have also been employing some cool low-speed pan films made by Rollei and Ilford, and in 2014 I introduced digital work from a beat-up 6 year-old Nikon D90 I got a deal on. Currently I am shooting both digital and film, mostly with Nikons, but occasionally with one of my old Pentaxes or Yashicas.
All photos are printed on matte-finish archival photographic paper made by either Fuji or Kodak. I do not use glossy paper because, well, it’s a little too “Vegas” for my pictures. I do not alter colors in my color photographs.
What I saw is what you get.
Most photos 11×14 (matted size) and larger are protected with archival-grade acid-free foam board or mat board in the back and with archival acid-free mats in the front. On many sizes (but not all), I use museum-grade 100% cotton rag or Alpha Cellulose mats. Most mats are white and bottom-weighted. This means the bottom border is a little larger than the rest of the borders. I like the way it looks. In some rare cases I have not bottom-weighted and have used a dark grey or black mat, like on certain versions of my Cafe con Leche photograph. I mount, mat, and frame all photos myself. With care one should be able to enjoy these images for a very long time.
ALL IMAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL AND EDITORIAL USE.
PLEASE EMAIL FOR NEGOTIABLE LICENSING FEES
I accept cash of course, checks, and all major credit cards. I am based in Philadelphia / IL / western NY at this current moment in time. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing any photographs, or have any questions. Thanks for checking out my site, and whenever you get the chance, go somewhere far away...