in Fuji-Flex chromogenic print, bare print unless otherwise noted
These are NOT the so-called Giclée
(pronounced gee-clay) prints, a fancy name for inkjet prints,
(which you can get at any Wal-Mart dirt cheap)
darkroom wet chemistry prints
of greater color saturation, crisp, near limitless detail, sparkling life and
resistance to fading
16"x20" & 14"x20": $220 ($400 framed)
24" by 30" & 20" by 30" : $450 ($700 framed)
32" x 40" : $525 ($850 framed)
4 foot by 5 foot: $780 (framed prices by application)
4 foot by 7 foot
$1040 : Fujiflex (framed prices by application)
Other sizes available in special order
Framed prices are for unmatted with
simple black frame, may involve extra lead time
Due to media and printing costs, these prices are subject
to change without notice
These prints are Fujiflex print media, which do not blot and are much less
sensitive to heat, humidity, light bleaching and print color
fading/shift that badly affect ordinary photographic and so
inkjet prints. They are archivally rated,
with colors matching the vibrancies of original Ektachrome 8"
x10" transparencies (slides!). Prints are available with
and without the frame. Larger or smaller prints are priced
and available on request but require a non-refundable 25% deposit and a 2-4 week
Cibachrome has been discontinued by its manufacturer and is no longer available.
- Each shot (every time I take a picture)
costs $25. Half of that is for the film: a piece of film 8"x10 is
equivalent to a 36 exposure roll of 35mm file and is not a mass produced commodity item....a box of 20 sheets of film is $250. The other half is the developing cost.
may shoot 3, 4, as many as 8 shots of
the same general subject, changing the exposure and framing. Thus
a shooting a subject may easily cost $100. And in a week's time
at a location, I may shoot something like 5-10 subjects....thus $500 to
- Then I send the film to NYC to one of the few remaining labs
that process it. When I get them back (paying postage both ways), I then decide which images I will try
printing. I may shoot 2-3 subjects (on 8 to 24 sheets of film) to get one that's really fine and worth printing.
- Then we get to the printing of the 8"x10 slides that have made the final cut.
people can handle printing large film like mine, and none of them do it
by the old projecting-light-onto-paper with an enlarger; they have gone
over to digital. This is how it works:
- First the Ektachrome slide digitized
(interpreted as a computer image file). In order to capture sufficient
detail and resolution to make a 4' x 5' enlargement,
this digitization is done on a very specialized scanner.
Each digitization of an image costs about $250, turning that
luminous slide into a 350MB computer file.
- Only then, finally, can the true wet chemistry darkroom print be made...and that costs substantial money too.
Large format photography can achieve a God's eye,
With this large (8" by 10") film,
detail and tonality are rendered with incredible precision and
...allowing space and light and the mass of detail and tone speak their
The resolution inherent in this format is 10 to 20x greater than the best digital cameras, and these
prints do not blot (like ink-jet) and have greater color
saturation, detail, tonal range, sparkling life and resistance to fading
The images shown on these web pages only hint at the depth and quality of these images.
Please email or call to arrange a studio showing (Kingston, NY,
90 miles north of NYC) of these prints, properly displayed.