© 2014 by James Sparshatt Photography.

 

Limited Edition prints

Black and White prints

 

The majority of my black and white work is produced as two simple editions

Silver gelatin handprints – this has been the standard for producing black and white prints for most of the 20th century. Extracting maximum detail and the correct balance in a photographic print is an artform in its own right, often taking a lifetime to master the craft. Selenium toning is used to increase the stability of the chemicals and give the photographs a greater archival life.  I work with Barb Wilson one of Britain’s leading practitioners of traditional black and white printing and processing.

  
Palladium platinum print – the choice for serious collectors of black and white photography.  Platinum prints are the ultimate expression of bespoke craft printing.  In the hands of a master printer they can provide a unique register of tones and effects bringing unexpected nuances from a negative.  Prints created in this way have an ethereal quality with incredible detail, enhanced by the way the chemicals soak into the fibres of the paper.  They are also light fast and therefore not subject to any form of fading over time. My platinum prints are produced by the Paul and Max Caffell of 31 Studio, the UK’s leading exponents of this art.

Silver Gelatin hand prints  on 20" x 16" paper                Edition of 35

Palladium platinum prints  on   30" x 22" paper              Edition of 12

Each print is signed, titled and numbered. 

Variations

The Spirit of Revolution series is also produced printed directly on to a composite panel with a brushed aluminum surface.  The image is produced with UV Fine Art inks (75 years), to give a matte finish with metallic highlights and no glare.  The white parts of the image are not printed, so the brushed surface shines through.

The 3 mm thick high-quality print is light and resilient and suitable for sheltered outdoor areas or bathrooms.  Giving these gritty individuals a very contemporary feel.

The Revolution series comes in the following two edtions

 

                  20" x 20"                    Edition of 20

                  36" x 36"                    Edition of 15

Colour work

 

My colour work is produced as Lambda prints – a traditional colour photographic print on light sensitive paper (Fuji Crystal archive museum quality), developed by chemical-process but exposed by digital laser.  The process produces prints of vibrant intensity and amazing detail. 

 

These are then face mounted – the print is bonded to a clear sheet of UV perspex using a silicon gel technique and then mounted to a backing substrate (aluminium or black perspex).  The refraction of light through the perspex enhances both the prints definition and colour with stunning results, as well as protecting the image from scratching and other environmental factors.  The piece comes complete with an aluminium subframe to allow for easy hanging on a wall and to give it a floating contemporary feel.

The Impressions series comes in the following three edtions

 

                  40" x 26.5"                    Edition of 15

                  60" x 40"                       Edition of 12

  Custom pieces at least 72" wide       Edition of 3

 

The Panoramas series comes in the following three edtions

 

                  60" x 15"                       Edition of 15

                  80" x 20"                       Edition of 12

  Custom pieces at least 96" wide       Edition of 3

Pricing

For current prices please contact Capital Culture Gallery:

Email info@capitalculture.eu  or  Tel  +44 (0) 20 7183 3770.

 

www.capitalculture.eu