David Gardner Photographywww.ArtPal.com/ImageEverything
As one of my mentors used to say, "Ask me questions." Drop me a note, either here, at ImageEverything@aol.com, or through my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/David-Gardner-Photography-2296748807210060/photos/. My work is available in a variety of sizes.
I am a fine art photographer. What does that mean? On the most basic level, it's not a statement of the quality of the image. If my images speak to you then I'm very happy, but the fine art descriptive is a statement of future value.
First, it means that my images are released in signed, numbered editions (maximum of 50, but many are less). Once an edition is closed out, it’s gone for good, i.e., I do not do “second editions.” Second, my images are printed using archival materials and methods. Together, these two standards mean that they are not only striking (if I do say so myself) but also an investment; archival printing means that they'll last, and the limited edition means that I won't flood the market. .
A third requirement for fine art photography is that the artist "handles" the print, or in other words sees it and approves it as matching the intent. Because printing services and materials can vary a great deal, the results can sometimes be, shall we say, disappointing. I work with local fine art printers who can guarantee the results I demand. This is the reason that I don't use the Print on Demand system. I would have to have the print shipped to me to verify the output, and then ship it to my collector, adding unnecessary cost.
A colleague once said that she would keep at an image until she captured a moment that took her breath away. Some photographers are content to record the subject, often from the most convenient spot. My process involves finding the right spot and the right lighting to celebrate the subject.
About my prints:
The watermarks on the images you see here are NOT part of the print. Watermarks are (sadly) necessary to prevent thieves on the internet from stealing an image.
As I said, all of my images are available in a variety of sizes. Typically, I'm listing the print with the maximum size I can easily produce, roughly 13x19 inches to 26x38 images. I will usually mount and mat with 3-4 inch borders for prints of this size, resulting in a product that is roughly 20x26-ish inches to 34x46ish inches. That said, the maximum enlargement depends on several factors, including the capture method, and I have images that can print up to 4x5 feet. Obviously, I can also print smaller images. If you'd like to ask about a larger or smaller size, send me a note.
All of my images are sold mounted and matted. Part of the reason for this is that I can use the mount and mat to help provide provenance, proof that the print comes from me and is in a limited edition. The mat is signed and numbered, and a Certificate of Authenticity is attached to the back of the mount. I also lightly sign and number the print itself in case it should become separated from the mat and mount, .
Generally I do not offer framed prints. The increase in both size and, most importantly, weight adds significantly to shipping cost, so there's really little benefit to my clients. I do know a great deal about framing for longevity, and I'm happy to discuss framing with a buyer to help choose something I think would be suitable. If you really want a framed image, I can make it happen for you.
I will ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and outside of the United States. Get in touch with me and I'll research to get a shipping price. I'm researching affordable shipping rates now...but so far I'm not finding much. UPDATE: I think I have found a good means of overseas shipping. To the people who have asked, send a note and we’ll talk to see if the solution works for you.
Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches
Amsterdam and the Netherlands
Flora and Fauna
Fine Art Photo Gallery
Saudi Arabia & Bahrain