Editions

Limited Edition

The maximum number of prints sold from one image is 10, sometimes 8, sometimes 3, see below.
Prints are sold as 100cm wide images, but they are available in other sizes to suit peoples needs.

Exhibition Prints are limited, signed and numbered.

"Man changes land, land changes man" series, limited to 8 prints.
"Highlands" series, limited to 8 prints.
"Volcanic plains" series, limited to 10 prints.
"Gossamer" series, limited to 3 prints.

As part of the production and quality control an artist's proof and printers proof of each image is made and kept for reference.
In addition, some of the images are reproduced in magazines, journals and books.


Archival Standards
The prints are made to the highest archival standards.  The Paper is a heavy weight 320gsm traditional fibre base stock.  The pigment inks are archival, more stable than the silver gelatin process.


Process
I believe the artist should also be the artisan.  The artist should have mastery and ownership of the process from concept to capture to digital master to print.  I don't just sign the prints, I print them myself.


Concept
The landscape I see is the working farmland, paddocks stripped bare by stock and heat as the summer bleaches the green away.  Storms that bring isolated flooding relief to our hill country but also spark fires that will burn for weeks.  I see forests of trees that have benefited from thousands of years of regular burning, now protected and left unburnt for decades.  Weeds that were introduced less than 200 hundred years ago, quickly and irreversibly becoming part of the new landscape.

And occasionally, fleetingly, I see a memory of another time when people gathered in great numbers at rich hunting grounds, some now turned to desert, others still fertile farmland.
Their dream landscape of the past almost lost in today's imbalance.

Please read the artist statement for a little more background.


Capture
Hasselblad cameras are combined with specially modified Phase One digital backs for capture.


Master File
Captures are processed in Capture One and prepared for printing in Photoshop.  This step is equivalent to the darkroom fine printing technique where the image is gradually refined and shaped to meet the artist’s intentions.  Some images are processed up to 20 different ways from the raw file and then combined in photoshop to create a digital master file.


Print
The master file is adjusted and tweaked manually for the printer to achieve the desired outcome.  The final print is created on my 44inch injket printer.  This process is sometimes described as Giclée, an invented term from the French "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray".  Pigment based inkjet printers have come a long way in the last 15 years.  They are now the preferred method of printing for archival results. 


Please feel free to contact me via email with any further enquiries.
info@colinpage.com