A hand printed black and white selenium toned print on fibre base paper of two mirrored ripening wheat stalks
Wheat #1 – Our hand printed black and white photo of ripening wheat, selenium toned on fibre base paper, one of a series printed by us. Image:©handprintedphotos2016

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)

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One of our regular routes took us past agricultural fields, a downside of which was getting stuck behind huge tractors however, the upside was being able to see a crop as it grew! One of the fields was planted with wheat seeds, or is it sown with wheat? – not sure which is correct! This led to our series of prints devoted to wheat, in various stages of growth.

This print titled Wheat #1 is, the first of that series presented here. These examples of wheat stalks are quite a way into ripening, at the stage where the covering ‘leaf’ suddenly folds down to expose the whole wheat head.

These two stalks were selected (after extensive searching through the field!) as the heads are of a similar length and the leaves, whilst not exactly the same, bent down at the same angle. Our intention was for the wheats to seemingly mirror each other, but not exactly, whilst creating a strong shape within the square composition. We deliberately sought a slight difference of the wheats to visualise individuality within group conformity.

We rather like the twist in the right hand leaf with the play of light and shadow adding textural interest. The area of shadow here goes a lovely aubergine colour with the selenium toner!

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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.

Wheat #1


Exclusive hand printed silver gelatin print

In stock (can be backordered)


A silver gelatin print from our own photographic darkroom. Created from our original analogue photographic negative, printed on a warmtone gloss silver gelatin paper. Hand printed and selenium toned by ourselves. Archive image quality, presented in an archive quality presentation mount.

Beautiful framed analogue photography at it’s best – exclusively available here!

Supplied mounted and framed.

Additional information

Dimensions 10 × 12 in