Those photographs indicating Limited Edition availability will be limited to 50 hand numbered prints using a Platinum/Palladium process.
Platinum-Palladium prints, sometimes called Platinotypes, are loved by photographers and treasured by collectors and investors because of their tonal range, the surface quality and their permanence. The unique beauty of a fine platinum print involves a broad scale of tones from black to white. The delicate, rich platinum tones range from warm black, to reddish brown, to expanded mid-tone grays that are unobtainable in silver prints. In the deepest shadows the platinum print still presents information; the platinum whites are delicate and the depth of the image is alive and three-dimensional. Platinum prints are not only exceptionally beautiful, they are the most durable of all photographic processes. The platinum metals (platinum and palladium) are more stable than gold, and it is estimated that a platinum image, properly made, can last thousands of years. Some of the most desirable characteristics of a platinum print include:
This method of printing dramatically reveals layers of detail and luminosity unparalleled by any other. These prints are known not only for their beauty, but also for their permanence. The noble metals used in the printing process actually become embedded in the fibers of the paper, rather than floating above the paper in a gelatin base. In the last century, a long list of the world's master photographers have chosen Platinum-Palladium printing for their most important and intimate images: among them are Paul Strand, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz, Frederick Evans, and Laura Gilpin. Despite the scarcity, expense, and painstaking nature of the printing process as it was being developed, history's most revered photographers chose this method. Contemporary masters continue to prize this printing method above all others.