A black and white photo print of three arranged poppies against a dark background; our photograph hand printed by us on a silver gelatin paper from a film negative.
The three poppies – hand printed by us on a silver gelatin paper from our film negative.

Print Details:

  • Print style: black and white silver gelatin
  • Paper type: warmtone fibre base
  • Paper finish: gloss
  • Print image size: 7″x 7″ (17.8cm x 17.8cm)
  • Mount window size: 7.5″ x 7.5″ (19cm x 19cm)
  • Overall mount size: 12″ x 10″ (30.5cm x 25.4cm)

Do you like to make your own mind up when looking at artwork?
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…

Three poppy flowers – we were surprised how quickly a poppy flower can start to dry out, once in the studio! We didn’t have to go far with the flowers from where they were growing to our studio area. So there wasn’t much time for the flowers to be waiting around before being photographed. All the equipment (toys, as we call them) was ready and waiting. Just the final arrangement of the flowers had to be done. Even so, more than one stem had to be replaced before we got to this, the final picture, due to petals wrinkling up too much or just falling off! We are pleased though with the final three though.

We feel that there is a balance achieved between a new, fresh poppy flower and a wrinkled dried up flower. How the light which emphasizes the crinkles, folds and curls of the petals, helps to reveal the details of each petal and flower. The petals do look quite insubstantial in the print – nobody sneeze now or oops, there go the petals… again! The slenderness of the stems and their tenderness seems to be quite out of step with the size of the flower head – how it stays up at all is quite astonishing.

What do you see in the print? Do let us know.

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.