Masha is a creative model whose background as a dancer makes her an ideal subject to photograph. In this image, I asked Masha to physically react to a room that seemingly confines her. She found ways to represent the sensation of being "locked in" using her body to express surrender and exhaustion. This frame, one of several powerful images of her poses, checks all the boxes for strong composition, distribution of lights and darks (chiarascuro), and emotional impact.
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 masking the digital negative and limiting the application of sensitizer to a crisp clean edge. This print was made early in my transition to clean edges, so you will notice some faint sensitizer stain showing on the edges.
This picture measures 8" wide X 12" high and is printed on Hahnemühle Platinum 100% Rag paper. I offer a simple black wood frame with a stain finish or you can order the print unframed. Unframed prints will be shipped flat 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 cryptic printer's notes about formulation, temperature and humidity conditions.
Please note: International shipping rates are calculated for the framed version. Rate will be less for the unframed version.