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 realize 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 as in the days of analog photography is important to me. All my photographs were taken with the camera. And not composed in a computer. They show exactly 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 Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth, a first class paper for photo artists. With special touch and feel of genuine art paper. This fine art 100% cotton paper with an ultra-smooth surface texture is a true pleasure. Of course international archival standards are guaranteed (ISO9706).
Up to a size of A2 I print myself on Epson SC-P5000. 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 7. AP: 1. HC: 3. Signed and numbered on the revers. 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 revers. 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.
Many of my photographs are also available as PVC tarpaulin in any size. Also very large.