Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mothers and Children Book Winners

Last week, I reviewed the National Geographic publication “Mothers and Children” and I announced a little photo contest to go with it. Participants left photos or links to photos in the comments on the theme of “Mothers and/or Children” and we had some great entries! If you haven’t seen them yet, I’d suggest checking out the comment section.

Here are the two winners I’ve chosen to receive a free copy of the book:

Sister Katie and Baby Claire, by Lance McCord

I like Lollipops! by pshorten

Great work from both of our winners — I really liked these two because they captured a real moment in a very natural fashion. It was tough to choose only two photos — everyone posted some great work. Thanks to all who participated!

Special Offer: Analog Prints for $25 Each

Old Bessie

After spending countless hours in the darkroom over the last few months, I’ve come to a point where I’m ready to offer up a few prints at a discount. I’ve learned a lot of new things and I’ve experimented on a fair amount of prints. At this point, I’m comfortable making a good looking print from most of my shots (there are a few that I still can’t get totally right).

Taking a look back at my film shots, I’ve picked out 10 photos for this print offer. These 10 either did well on Flickr (lots of interest in the comments), or they’re a personal favorite of mine. In any case, I tried to choose a good mix of genres and subjects — so hopefully you can find something you like.

LIMITED-TIME OFFER

I’ll be taking orders for this special offer for 2 weeks — so the cutoff is around April 17, 2009. This is a one-time offer for these particular prints, though I may or may not do something like this again in the future with different prints.

As an extra-special offer, I’ll throw in a second print of your choice at no additional cost — but only for the first 3 days! So if you want two prints for the price of one, get your order in by April 4, 2009. Just purchase one print and I’ll email you asking for your second selection (they can be two different prints). UPDATE: The 2 for 1 deal is over, but you can still get single prints!

ABOUT THE PRINTS

Again, all of these prints are produced in the darkroom using an optical enlarger with high quality lenses. These are not digital prints from film or print scans — I’ll be creating each one by hand using the old analog techniques.

The paper measures 8″ x 10″ and the prints have a 3/16″ border all around. This leaves about 7-5/8″ x 9-5/8″ of actual print, and most 8×10 frames are 7-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ so they should fit perfectly without showing border. The square prints measure 8″ x 8″.

The photos are printed on Ilford MGIV Deluxe RC Pearl Finish paper, so they have a little bit of shine to them while being a bit more scratch resistant than glossy paper. Though the paper is not archival quality fibre paper, I would expect these prints to last many years without signs of aging.

The prints are not signed, and they are not limited editions. If that’s what you’re looking for, you can still get one at regular price any time — but I may do a similar special offer for discounted signed prints in the near future.

PRINT SELECTIONS – $25 EACH

What you see below is pretty much what you’ll get — these are actually print scans and I tried to match the tones as close as possible. That said, the prints still look different… but in a good way.

To purchase, just click the button next to the print and you’ll be whisked away to PayPal for the transaction. Once that payment goes through, I’ll email you with a confirmation. I’ll ship to anywhere in the world at no extra cost. If you guys have any questions, just let me know in the comments.

UPDATE: The print offer has officially passed. If you would still like a print from the images below, please contact me directly.

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“A Dreary World”

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“Metal and Glass”

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“Broken Phone”

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“Sailfish”

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“It’s Lonely Out Here”

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“Reaching Rays”

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“Merry-Go-Round”

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“Big White Boxes”

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“What Lies Beyond”

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“Rescue Board”

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