After my recent exhibit at TAMP Coffee a lot of people asked me about how the ‘Liquid Gold’ series of metallic prints were made. The key aspect is that instead of printing with inks, each image is made using ultraviolet light on a special printer. The resulting images go on to have a high level of detail whilst also retaining a slight degree of reflectivity. Whilst not being exactly mirror-like, there is still enough reflection in each image to make them burst with light at certain viewing angles which makes for a unique viewing experience. In addition to this it also creates a highly durable print which can even be shown both indoors and outdoors. To explain how this process works I thought I would create a short “making of…” video to show the prints being made and the level of care that goes into creating each one of these limited edition prints.
Each year ANI (Association Nationale d’Iconographes) run open portfolio reviews at VISA Pour L’Image, which is now an integral part of the professional week and one that which many of the attending photographers take advantage of. Based on the work they see, the ANI photo editors will then award ‘Coup de Coeurs’ nominations for the best work and small selections of each nominated story are printed by Canon and exhibited at La Palais de Congrès in Perpignan. Each of the nominated stories then are further analysed in their entirety and whittled to down to a selection of three stories with the final ANI – Pix Palace Award winner being announced at the following year’s VISA Pour L’Image festival. The quality of the feedback on these reviews makes the trip to Perpignan worthwhile on its own and really helps by informing you on what to consider and concentrate on next in moving forward with your work.
All in all it was great week this year with many fantastic images in display throughout the town’s galleries and shops. If you have never been to VISA Pour L’Image then I would say that you should definitely add it to your list for 2015. Hopefully see you there.
I’m delighted to announce that images from my Liquid Gold photo story on the Notting Hill carnival will on exhibition at Tamp Coffee in London from 1st September. When I originally photographed the Bachanal Mas’s dancers joyfully covering each other in gold paint an idea was born but I didn’t how to do it. Now since talking over the project with Genesis Imaging we have set about printing key photos from the story straight on to metal to create a limited edition set of unique prints. As well on being on display these special edition prints are also available to order online through the web site here.
Limited Edition Metal Prints
All of the prints are currently available for purchase in two different sizes (large – 42″x 30″ or small – 24″ x 15″) with 10% of all profits going towards the Princess Alice Hospice charity for their excellent work and care for people living with terminal illnesses in SW London, Surrey and Middlesex. Each print purchased will carry my signature, be individually hand numbered on the reverse and include a separate certificate of authenticity. Once all the prints have sold out there will be no more prints made so please act quickly if you would like to secure an early edition number.
If you would like more details about this limited edition or to see the other photos in this collection please visit the Liquid Gold prints page or contact me directly.