…because everything you do is in service of the final goal (the print) which is your voice. — Vincent Versace
My voice is a reaction; an expression of inspiration; a reflection. You are welcome to purchase prints to amplify your surroundings, if my voice similary moves you.
My photographic work becomes tangible by way of digital inkjet prints using archival pigments and papers, also known as giclée, iris, or pigment prints. All prints are hand-signed using archival and fade-resistant inks or paints. Prints are produced using a 3:2 ratio (12 × 8 inches, 18 × 12 inches, and 21 × 14 inches). Other sizes will crop the original artwork—reducing the intent of my voice.
A certificate of authenticity (COA) accompanies each print, detailing the image title, date of release, technical details, substrate and ink used, canvas and image size, as well as recommended framing practices.
SUBSTRATE AND PIGMENT
All medium choices made to express my voice are made to preserve print permanence (longevity) using museum archival quality materials. Under ideal conditions , prints are independantly and professionally estimated to last 60–150 years (a conservative estimate). These conditions include quality, sealed framing (using museum quality ultraviolet (UV) filter glazing), and displayed out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat and moisture/humidity.
Color prints are typically made on a heavy-weight (330 g/m2 or 17 mil) and smooth matte finished paper, made from an acid-free and lignin-free 100% cotton fiber (rag) medium, providing outstanding archival-quality prints with deep, rich black tones and vibrant, saturated colors.
Black and white prints rely on a microporous smooth gloss heavy-weight (325 g/m2 or 13 mil) fiber-based (acid- and lignin-free) material specifically made to look and feel like traditional darkroom air-dried (F-Type) paper with superior detail in the shadow areas of an image.
The carbon-based archival ink used has a high pigment density and resin coating for each particle of ink which provides a larger gamut (range) of color and deeper blacks, as well as print stability.