Please understand that there is no way that the highly compressed images you see on
this web site can compare to the high quality photographic prints we provide with your
order. in order to keep the web site fast and efficient we must compress the images
to the degree that much of the detail in the photos is lost. You will receive a print
that reproduces, even enhances the nuances and fine detail of each photograph.
In our process, the original negative or transparency is digitally scanned at extremely
high resolution to ensure that each grain particle within the image is faithfully captured.
The scanned image is then put into a high end computer work station and gone over in fine
detail to correct any wayward color, dust, or other anomalies introduced by the scanning
process. This process not only ensures the best possible
reproduction from the original but also serves to protect the original from the inevitable
ravages of time and handling.
The scanned file is then printed on the highest end digital enlarger/printer that converts
the digital image to laser light and exposes it onto photographic paper with a level of
sharpness which cannot be matched by conventional means. The prints are made on Fuji
Crystal Archive paper which is, to our knowledge, the finest quality photographic paper
available. Independent tests suggest that Fuji Crystal Archive prints in normal display
conditions will last up to four times longer than the 16 to 20 years of the traditional
photographic papers. It is the ideal medium for the creation of museum quality prints
that will last a lifetime.
Since most of these photographs are one of a kind, exclusive and mostly uncirculated
works (available only at this website) we have chosen to sell only a limited number as
economy prints. These are not cheap reproductions, but works of collectable art that
we think should be handled with upmost care in order to retain their value. All prints
(except economy prints) will be mounted and matted which will
protect them in handling and shipping and make them ready for your frame or display medium.
The mattes and backing are acid free to give them the same lasting archival quality as
the prints. Each print will be signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Some photos will only be sold in limited editions and they will be numbered and signed accordingly.
The sizes listed with each photo are not exact since film formats are not standard to frame formats.
For instance, an 8x10 mounted in an 11x14 matte may actually have a picture size of 7x10 if it
was shot in 35mm. Normally you can figure that on average there will be a 2 matte border around
each print. The mattes will be white, black or gray a combination of two of these. We will
choose the matte color that looks best for the photographs you order, unless you have a specific
request which you can communicate through email along with your order.
Economy Prints - Economy prints are available for some photographs, The first part of
the process is the same (scanning and color correction) but economy prints will be
made on a high quality digital printer with paper and inks that will produce a print
lasting around 25 years under normal display conditions. It is suggested
that any photographic print be framed with archival matts and UV glass and kept out of
direct sunlight to get the most life out of them.
Please Note: The print you buy is a work of art for you to hang on your wall and keep
as an investment and an object of beauty. The copyright and licensing rights to the
image remain with the photographer, so you may not allow the image to be published or
grant publication licenses to others.
Payment / Shipping and Return Policy
Paypal is the easiest and quickest way to receive your order on a timely basis.
We may, in the future accept credit cards directly, but until then you can use any
credit card you choose if you purchase with Paypal. We also accept money orders or
checks, product will be shipped when the check clears.
All prints are made to order. That means approximately a week for printing, a week
for mounting a framing and a week for shipping. You should receive your order within
three weeks. If this schedule does not fit your needs please contact us and we will
see what can be done to accommodate you.
Shipping is free on all orders within the US. You will be contacted by email if you
order from an address out of the country in order to give you shipping fees. All orders
within the US are shipped Fed-x ground as we have found they are the best to ensure that
your order arrives on time and in excellent condition.
Our return policy is simple. If you dont like it, return it within 30 days in the
condition it was sent and we will refund your money. If the print is damaged in transit,
please contact us before returning it.