Do you want to consider it’s merits, or otherwise, in isolation from the artist’s influence?
We believe that what you see in a piece may well be different from the our view.
With this in mind, we give you the opportunity here to view our prints prior to knowing any of our views. We initially present the title of the work and the bare bones of the physical aspects of a print. When (if) you are interested in our views about the work or the story of it’s creation, then this can be seen by clicking on the plus sign (+) next to “What we see in the print” panel.
We trust that you will understand and appreciate our thinking behind doing this. Your views of our work is of interest to us – why not drop us a message with your thoughts! We’d love to hear from you…
This print gives us a wry smile these days. The wry smile has actually only come about since the print has arrived ‘online’. We ought to explain, s’pose.
When doing a google search this print doesn’t appear in the listings. Odd, because our other images do. Look under the hood of the search, so to speak, and take off “safe search”. Lo and behold – there is the image! On a “moderate” setting, the image appears in search. Our friend google thinks this is a rude picture!! Well, the search algorithm reads it as a tad naughty.
This gives us the wry smile. Not because it doesn’t appear but because the great “algorithm in the sky” totally misreads the image! In a way, we can see how it might be similar to certain photos of young ladies but really, does it think this should be on Page 3? (UK newspaper reference, for those abroad.) It’s actually not just a googley thing either. All search engines that we have tried treat it in the same way!
Apart from our wry smile about this, there is a slightly less trivial aspect. More and more of our lives are being either judged or influenced by the use of an algorithm. If google (and others), who arguably have very sophisticated algorithms at work, can misjudge this image – is there any hope for the widespread use of algorithms.
Car insurance quotes might be ok to be a bit sketchy. What about misjudgements by the looming health diagnosis by computer? Maybe prudent to keep one eye open when algorithms are the literal driving force of an autonomous vehicle!
That is the cause of our wry smile about this print. What doesn’t come across too well on the screen though, is the fact that the stems of all the flowers can just be made out on actual print. Deliberately close to being black and blending in with the background but they are there and can be seen, however faintly. In the translation onto screen, they do get lost in the background. It is a pity as they are a wonderfully quiet feature of the image. Additionally, this print is one of the few we have here where the subjects touch the edge of the picture. Not just touch either but extend beyond the visible image. An interesting treatment that, for certain subjects, we quite like.
Are you interested in owning one of our prints?
Perhaps as a gift for someone special?
All of our prints are available for purchase.
As we print all orders on demand (i.e. we have no huge warehouse full of wonderful prints!!) fulfilling your order is not an overnight operation. In light of this, we ask you to send your request below. Please include any information as to when you require the print e.g. if it is a present, when you would prefer to be giving the print. This will assist us in knowing if it is possible to create a finished Hand Printed Photo in time. We want you to be happy with the print!
Each print is from our own film negative and will be hand printed by us, The Printer, in our photographic darkroom. We only use quality silver gelatin fibre based paper for any prints.