The first time I stood amongst these trees I was child and they stood just above my head. Now, 3 decades later I continue to visit and photograph my niece within the tress calculated and intentional lines as they tower above us. The trees sit in a small patch of ground within a park that has been the location of many visits throughout my life and it is no surprise that they are the location of so many of my photographic projects.
This image was shot in the 8th year of my ongoing photoshoots in collaboration with Carly, the daughter of my sister. Her character has morphed into many forms of interpreted and personal mythology.
Here she stands as the warden of the forest, overlooking the location of one of the very first locations of our work together now 10 years ago and the stomping ground of my own childhood.
She takes the stance of the stoic trees whose growth I have been a witness. She protects their memory and our own as we create new chapters of reveries while channeling the past.
I am offering an edition of 22 archival pigment prints on 13" x 19" Epson Legacy Fibre paper. It is printed using Epson archival UltraChrome matte pigments.
This beautiful matte surface paper is 100% cotton fibre, semi smooth surface, acid and lignin free with no optical brightening agents. All this fancy stuff pretty much means that this is an archival print that will last and last and last so as long as the planet sticks around, so will your print.
I fell in love with this paper after much experimentation and exploring the digital print realm in order to present my images with the quality it deserves. After trying different textures from other papers I found that this paper lends itself to the size of this print so well with all the details in the trees preserved by the soft matte surface.
Each print is signed, dated and numbered along the bottom leaving the option to keep visible or concealed if matted within a frame. I find this keeps the visual aesthetic up to the collector.
You will receive your print in a sealed clear plastic protective envelope to keep your print protected from surface damage and moisture during handling prior to framing. You will also receive a signed and dated note of provenance and care instructions to ensure your knowledge of the particular paper your print is on and proof of authenticity.
All the pigment prints I offer are created in house by myself. I approach the digital darkroom much as I have the traditional darkroom for over 25 years by treated each image with
incredible care and consideration before releasing any edition.
There is a great deal of thought put into sizes, tones and papers used for each particular image.
I have the same high demand for quality for my digital print work as I have had for all my work for nearly 3 decades.
I use only high quality, archival pigments and papers to ensure stunning tones and textures for long lasting works.
22 in stock