Photographs should be more than a virtual illusion on a computer or smartphone screen. Trapped in a display, they usually remain ineffective. Just like a toothbrush on television. Photos also have a right to a species-appropriate existence. That's why I produce many of my works on real photographic paper. So they become alive.
Your child can draw a picture on the back of the photograph and you can send it to your grandfather. Or burn them. And you can keep them in a box in the attic, forget about them and find them again by random. In contrast, virtual photographs are doomed to an eternal life between being and nothingness. Mostly untraceable and lost forever on the World Wide Web.
Authenticity and factuality are important to me, as they were in the days of analog photography. All my photographs were discovered with my eyes and taken with my camera. And not composed in a computer. They show what I personally saw through the viewfinder.
Development and post-processing are done with Photoshop. This with the goal of achieving light intensities and color tones that allow me to express my vision. The vast majority of my images contain no inclusions from other images. Also, no relevant image content has been removed.
My Inkjet prints are made on first class papers for photo artists. With special touch and feel of genuine art paper. This fine art 100% cotton papers with ultra-smooth surface texture are a true pleasure. Of course international archival standards are guaranteed.
Up to a size of A2 I print myself on Epson SC-P5000 or SC-P900. Larger formats are produced by a certified studio for digital fine art printing in Switzerland. Most of my color works were taken with high resolution digital medium format cameras. This allows the finest tonal value gradations even with very large image formats.
Edition of 5. AP: 1. HC: 3. Signed and numbered on the verso. Standard size: 413 x 578 mm (A2). Sizes up to 150 x 200 cm are possible.
Edition of 5. AP: 1. HC: 3. Signed, stamped and numbered on the verso. Or on the back of the passpartouts. Standard size: 329 x 483 mm (A3).
8 x 10“
Edition: I also own a number of contact copies from the '90s. Taken by my Toyo Field 8 x 10“ camera on Kodak T-Max 400 Film. Developed on the legendary Agfa Record Rapid baryta paper. They also give me great pleasure. And they serve me as a reference for the tonal range.
6 x 6 / 6 x 7
I also have an archive of analog photographs in medium format. Locations: Seychelles 1997, Tuscany 1997, Alaska 1998, Bretagne, France 2000, Morocco 2003. Cameras: Yashica MAT-124 G, Mamiya 7 II. My archive of photographs in analog 35mm size - from 1973 - is unfortunately incomplete. Cameras: Kodak Retina IIIC, Leica M3.
Sometimes I get my photographs printed on PVC tarpaulins. Resolution and color accuracy are amazingly good. Big, bigger at the biggest? Yes, everything is possible.