I shot a few hundred images of Evie in this two-hour photo session. Evie is an extraordinary model whose presence in front of a camera is quite remarkable. A consummate professional, Evie needs no instruction when modeling. She composes herself naturally and quite beautifully without direction as manifested in this shot. It's one of my all time favorite portraits. It was shot in full sun on a hot summer day, but Evie was as cool as the ice tea pitcher by the pool.
If you collect platinum prints, you may expect to find the image area surrounded by a traditional black edge formed by exposed sensitizer chemicals that are brushed onto the paper. That is typical of hand made platinum prints and indeed, I made many prints in this way, some of them you will find on this site.
However, recently, I find the presence of a hand brushed black frame distracting from the enjoyment of a well-printed image. I take extra steps in preparing my prints for printing by carefully masking the negative and limiting the application of sensitizer to a crisp clean edge.
This picture measures 8" wide X 12" high and is printed on Hahnemühle Platinum 100% Rag paper. I offer two simple framing options or order the print unframed. Unframed prints will be shipped in an acid-free folio.
Please allow approximately two weeks for fulfillment. Each order is custom printed, hand-assembled, and if framed, matted with acid-free museum board, archival hinges, and protected under clear acrylic to ensure safe shipping. The print will be signed in pencil on the verso sometimes including printer's notes.
Please note: International shipping rates are calculated for the framed version. Rate will be less for the unframed version.