All my images are shot in the 'RAW' format and painstakingly processed in image editing software. RAW is a format that captures all the image data without compressing it, unlike in-camera jpegs, where the camera processes the image, throwing away much of the image data. This means that I control how the final image is processed and looks and can usually match the final print to my original vision.
Some of the underground photographs, mostly the large scenes, are actually a combination of several exposures. With the camera sitting on a tripod, I paint different areas of the scene with light coming from different directions during a number of separate exposures, then combine them in the computer at a later time. Through using this technique, I can light large underground scenes in a far more interesting way than I could if I had taken just one single exposure. So both the photography and the following computer work often take many hours of work to produce an image that matches my vision and intent.
When making prints, I only use the very best professional labs and materials and personally check every print before sending it to you.
Giclee prints are handmade by a professional lab using the latest Epson professional inkjet printers and watercolour papers. These materials are hand-picked from the professional ranges of Hahnemuhle and Epson and produce stunning, almost painterly results, with deep rich velvety colours or subtle soft tones - depending on the image. The watercolour paper is a thick, heavyweight paper with a luxurious feel and matte texture.
Archival life expectancy of these prints is 40 years in daylight, if displayed behind glass and not kept in direct sunlight, and 200 years if kept in the dark.
Art Print Prices
20" x 30" Print (Textured Art Print) £175.35
16" x 24" Print (Textured Art Print) £147.24
12" x 18" Print (Textured Art Print) £106.75
8" x 12" Print (Textured Art Print) £69.99
My canvas prints are made using a 12 colour UV ink process printed onto 100% Cotton artists canvas. Museum Quality Artists Stretcher Bars are made of the finest quality European kiln dried knotless pine, which has the advantage of being extremely hard wearing and not susceptible to warping like other, less expensive woods are prone to do. Each bar features a rounded back edge which is designed to ensure that the canvas is always kept a full ½" (13mm) above the stretcher bar to ensure that there can be no ghost impressions on the canvas. These stretcher bars also incorporate 'wedges' which are placed in each corner and allow the canvas to be stretched extremely tightly over the frame. It also allows the canvas to be restretched over time, which can be of particular importance for the larger sizes.
20" x 30" (76 x 51cm) Canvas Print £297.50
16" x 24" (40 x 60cm) Canvas Print £252.12
12" x 18" (30 x 46cm) Canvas Print £196.36
8" x 12" (20 x 30cm) Canvas print £126.65
The Ordering Process
Prints can be ordered from this website, or by contacting me directly. I will make every effort to process your order promptly. With much of my time spent away from home, photographing underground spaces and other wild places, print orders can take up to three weeks to process though I aim to get prints to you within a week if possible. If prints are needed quickly, please contact me before ordering.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Postage and packing
Postage and packing is not included in the print pricing. Prints are packaged to survive the journey to you. I can also send prints directly to your framer.
I am confident that you will be pleased with the quality of your prints since they are produced by the best printers around. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your print, return it, undamaged, within fourteen days and I will issue a refund.