Hand made darkroom enlargements (not mere inkjet prints from digital files) in sizes 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in) 24 x 30.5cm (9½ x 12in) 30.5 x 40.6cm (12 x 16in) 40.6 x 50.8cm (16 x 20in) 50.8 x 61cm (20 x 24in) at limited to 5 enlargements per negative, signed and numbered personally by the photographer. Pictures produced from analog film negatives will never be delivered in high resolution scan files and only in authentic handmade darkroom enlargements produced personally and manually by the photographer in his own darkroom using a professional 35mm and medium format enlarger producing images on professional and fine art photographic papers purchased, or produced by the photographer using hand painted emulsions. The image production laboratory system is based on the use of up to 5 chemical trays and professional German-made enlarger Kaiser 6005 fited with the finest high level professional German-made enlarging lenses available including Schneider-Kreuznach APO Componon 50mm f2.8 multi-coated and Rodenstock APO Rodagon HM multi-coated 45mm for 35mm film and Rodenstock Rodagon WA 60mm and Rodenstock APO Rodagon N 80mm for 645 and 6x6 images. A professional archival museum standard fine art fiber based paper grade print washer is used with washing periods of up to 1 ½ hours per print. Prints are individually, manually and personally judged and calibrated by the photographer using a system of test strip prints, contrast filters, graduated or multi-grade paper and may include original physical darkroom techniques such as cyanotype, lith prints, tinting and toning, textures, layered negatives, pushing and pulling, double exposures etc. according to the necessities and possibilities of each negative. Papers may include Ilford MULTIGRADE IV FB Fiber 255g/m², BERGGER Prestige "CB" VC FB, BERGGER Prestige "CM" VC FB, Bergger Prestige Fine Art Portrait, Oriental New Seagull Select VC-FB WARMTONE, Rollei Vintage 128, ADOX MCC110 FB VC (Gloss), Fomatone MG Classic 132, Fomatone MG Classic 532 II NATURE, Fomatone MG Classic 132, Fomatone MG Classic Chamois 542 II, Fomatone MG 332 MATE WARMTONE, Fomabrom Variant 112 (matte), Kentmere FINEPRINT VC FB (Gloss), Varycon VC FB, RC Gallery papers, cooltone o warmtone, FB 100% natural cotton fiber, MG double weight fine art papers. For VIP clients who wish to contract the production of a series of art gallery level prints in a limited number of pictures, these can be produced at a price per picture which may vary according to the number contracted. Genuine fine art analog pictures are generally produced for VIP clients and the photographer may use a number of his classic cameras including Hasselblad V series and Mamiya 645 in formats 645 6x6 and 4.5x4.5 y Mamiya 645 and “35mm medium format” Hasselblad Xpan Panoramic pictures.
Edward Olive - destination wedding & portrait photographer