Editioning Policy

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.

I reserve the right to change my interpretation of an image during the edition. This means that prints made later in the edition may look different, sometimes substantially different, from a print made early in the edition.

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 made before 2016 may not have followed the conventions described above. Please contact me for further information.