Shipping information: Silver halide fine art prints and premium framed prints usually ship within 2 weeks. Lumachrome HD acrylic prints usually ship within 4 to 6 weeks depending on workload. Free shipping within the United States. Canadian sales come with a shipping & handling charge to cover our costs. Please inquire for overseas print sales. If there is an issue with your print order, please contact me upon receiving the print so I can get the issue resolved.
Desert Super Bloom
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Lupine Bloom, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Flowers seem to run in my family. My grandmother has always loved flowers and so has my mom. While I'm more of a photographer who happens to enjoy photographing flowers. When visiting in Southern California recently, my mom and I decided to go explore Joshua Tree and photograph the extensive wildflower bloom.
Rather than create another literal interpretation of the 2019 California Super Bloom, I decided to spend time focusing on a small group of lupine in order to create a more personal interpretation of this incredible scene. The challenge with photographing flowers is even the slightest bit of wind leads to blurry photos so I would frequently have to wait out the wind to ensure sharp photos. I shoot many frames of varying compositions, exposure and timing in order to find the perfect frame.
Year Photographed: 2019
Silver Halide Fine Art Photo Print
Fuji Crystal Archive is a silver halide photo paper which has incredible sharpness and detail. I print on matte surfaces to eliminate glare. There is nothing more distracting than seeing your own reflection while viewing artwork. Each print features a one-inch white border around the live image area to provide maximum flexibility while framing. Loose prints are the ideal choice for interior designers or collectors who plan to work with a professional framer. Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
Based on my own experience, I would suggest choosing a UV-protected, non-glare acrylic surface for framing rather than glass. I can either ship directly to you or your framer of choice.
Premium Framed Print - Ready to Hang
Fuji Crystal Archive silver halide prints are protected with a UV matte laminate then mounted on aluminum DiBond which provide a sturdy backing for the print while keeping the weight low. The matte surface eliminates distracting glare and reflections allowing the viewer to focus on the artwork. The photo print on aluminum backing is then framed with a 2.8" premium Italian frame that is hand-crafted by artisans from the birthplace of the Renaissance. The resulting artwork is truly a sight to behold as this framing technique is cutting-edge and one of the highest-quality ways to display art today.
Premium Italian frames are available in three colors: anthracite (pictured), tobacco and walnut. Note the additional height and width that the 2.8" frame adds to the final dimensions. For example, a framed 40" x 60" inch masterpiece print would come out to approximately 45.4" x 65.4" inches. Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
Lumachrome Acrylic Print - Ready To Hang
The ultimate in luxury fine art printmaking today. Lumachrome HD Acrylic prints are the most visually-stunning type of prints that you can own. The finest details appear to emerge in 3D from the depths of the photo with the Lumachrome process thanks to the transparency layer that is infused with iridium particles (one of the rarest metals found on Earth) and is captured in a layer suspended between the white poly surface and non-glare TruView acrylic. The resulting print almost appears as if it is backlit. Beginning in 2019, I will be custom signing all individual prints with a digital signature for provenance unless requested otherwise.
This ready-to-hang print includes a 1/8" acrylic face mount with a 6mm or 12mm Comatex backing and an HD Italian ROMA back mounted floating frame.