I make my platinum prints in limited editions of twenty four prints plus up to three ‘hors de commerce’ copies.
Limited Edition Prints
I identify my limited edition prints as follows:
- The title and edition number are immediately below the image, on the left (e.g. “Knotted Up 3/24”)
- My signature is immediately below the image, on the right
- Along the bottom edge of the paper I record:
- The printing process and negative identifier on the left (e.g. “Warm-tone Platinotype from 080324-11-A”)
- The print’s unique print identifier on the right (e.g. “23/5/2017 #4”)
I provide a signed certificate of authenticity with all limited edition prints.
The edition limit applies to prints of a particular size. By default this is the size of the negative, with the image cropped as appropriate for the specific composition. I reserve the right to make future limited editions of these photographs at a substantially different size. By “substantially different” I mean at least twice (or half) the original size.
Hors de Commerce Prints
In addition to the twenty four limited edition prints, I may make up to three ‘hors de commerce’ prints, for example as commercial proofs, for exhibitions, or as gifts. These are not for sale. I identify hors de commerce prints by writing “H/C” where the edition number would otherwise be (i.e. next to the title under the image).
Work Prints and Artist’s Proofs
Finding the best treatment for a particular negative is often a bit of an exploration, during which I may try different printing parameters, crops and other experiments. I often make quite a few work prints as I explore. These may be be beautiful prints in themselves, but for a variety of reasons none of them are ‘just right’ for the edition.
Normally I glue work prints into a scrapbook for future reference or destroy them. However sometimes I may keep them in my personal collection as artist’s proofs. These are clearly identified by writing “A/P” next to the title. I do not sign artist’s proofs, nor are they for sale.
Prints Made Before 2016
Prints I made before 2016 may not have followed the conventions described above. Please contact me for further information.