I make my platinum prints in limited editions of either eight or twenty four prints plus up to three ‘hors de commerce’ copies.
Limited Edition Prints
I identify my limited edition prints as follows:
The title and edition number are immediately below the image, on the left (e.g. “Knotted Up 3/24”)
My signature is immediately below the image, on the right
Along the bottom edge of the paper I record the printing process and negative identifier on the left (e.g. “Warm-tone Platinotype from 080324-11-A”) and the print’s unique print number on the right (e.g. “23/5/2017 #4”)
I provide a signed certificate of authenticity with all limited edition prints.
I reserve the right to change my interpretation of an image during the edition. This means that prints made later in the edition may look different, sometimes substantially different, from a print made early in the edition.
The edition limit applies to prints of a particular size and medium. First editions are printed at the size of the negative, with the image cropped as appropriate for the specific composition. I reserve the right to make future editions at a substantially different size or in a different medium. “Substantially different” means at least twice (or half) the original size. Examples of different media could be silver gelatine or digital prints.
Hors de Commerce Prints
In addition to the limited edition prints, I may make up to three ‘hors de commerce’ prints, for example as commercial proofs, for exhibitions, or as gifts. These are not for sale. I identify hors de commerce prints by writing “H/C” where the edition number would otherwise be (i.e. next to the title under the image).
Work Prints and Artist’s Proofs
Finding the best treatment for a particular negative is often a bit of an exploration, during which I may try different printing parameters, crops and other experiments. I often make quite a few work prints as I explore. These may be be beautiful prints in themselves, but for a variety of reasons none of them are ‘just right’ for the edition.
Normally I glue work prints into a scrapbook for future reference or destroy them. However sometimes I may keep them in my personal collection as artist’s proofs. These are clearly identified by writing “A/P” next to the title. I do not sign artist’s proofs, nor are they for sale.
Prints Made Before 2016
Prints made before 2016 may not have followed the conventions described above. Please contact me for further information.