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the art and craft behind my prints

 
 

years on the making

For several years, I've travelled all across the United States and Canada photographing some of the most stunning and breathtaking landscapes in the world.

Photography has pushed me, every time farther than the previous one: I've climbed a volcano, I've fallen down sand dunes, I've hiked hundreds of miles, I've walked on frozen lakes, I've slipped down snowy slopes, I've backpacked alone to one of the most mangificient places I've ever seen, I've lost count of how many sunrises I've witnessed, I've found myself in the middle of snowstorms in the mountains, I've seen a total solar eclipse, I almost froze in the desert.

No matter how difficult or challenging a situation was, I always had a camera with me. I took amazing photos and videos; I made countless mistakes and came back with terrible imagery; I ruined cameras due to sand, rain and ice.

me and my camera in Zion, Utah

 
 

All of this was part of a learning process: over time, I developed my own vision, stopped taking photographs and started making images. With them, I try to show not the obvious but the hidden messages nature has for us.

I look forward to the adventures of the future. As an artist, my images will be always evolving and that's why I decided to release only the best of them, but a few times a year.

 
 

Having dinner up in the mountains

Climbing a volcano, South Sister, Oregon

 
 

photography as a craft

I believe photography is not only an art but also a craft, and I treat it as such. Most of my images are made on film.

The moment I press the shutter is the culmination of days and weeks of hard planning and work. From exposures of a few milliseconds to several hours, light from my subjects reaches the emulsion and triggers chemicals reactions that record a brief moment in the history of the landscape.

Carrying a medium format film system to remote places is not an easy task, but one that is required in order for one of my images to be made.

 
 
 

Tripod and camera in Michigan City, Indiana

Shooting color (for fun) in Joshua Tree, California

Taking a long exposure in Mono Lake, California

The beautiful Oregon Dunes, near Coos Bay, Oregon

 
 

Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Mt St Helens, Washington

Fall in the Cascades, Oregon

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon

Rocks formations of the South West, Sedona, Arizona

 
 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

 
 
 

after a long, handcrafted process, a print is born

The moment the shutter opens and the landscape is recorded on film is just the beginning. What follows is a long process I fully control that will eventually create a print.

developing and scanning

I develop and scan the film by myself. This allows me to carefully treat every frame as needed to create the negatives that better fit my vision for the images.

editing and post-processing

Once they've been developed, digitalized and post-processed, I wait several days / weeks before coming back to the photographs. Helped by peers, friends and family members, I consider only the ones we think are the best of my images.

 
 

test prints

At this point, the images are printed on premium matte paper and any potential imperfections are fixed. After further examination and editing, only one of them makes the cut and becomes an Image of the Month.

final print

The final image is printed at the highest quality on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.

I outsource this last step to a professional lab where they make sure everything looks perfect, as well as taking care of the packaging and the shipping to anywhere in the world. Since I don't have a permanent residence, this allows me to be confident I can provide a high quality product no matter where I am.

The size of the image is 6x6 inches.

I do not offer any other sizes because these are intimate images that were created with a small size in mind.

the product

I sell two different products from this print that fully represent what I saw when I first pressed the shutter button.

  • A museum-style matted, ready-to-frame print. The size of the mat is 12x12 with an opening of 6x6.

  • A high-quality framed image. For those who want to fully follow my vision, I offer a framed version of the image using a handpicked frame with acrylic glass for reflection control.

 
 
 

pricing and artist contract

Prints are offered at a discount for a month when they are released ($49 for the matted print and $99 for the framed print) and increased after 30 days ($99 for the matted print and $149 for the framed print).

I ship to anywhere in the world, from the US. Shipping is not included in the pricing. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print.

They will be available for purchase at full price for one year. After that period of time, the print will either be retired or its price will be increased again.

These prints will not be on sale at any time in the future. The price during the first month will be the lowest I will ever ask for them.

warranty

All purchases are covered a 14-day 100% money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the print for any reason just return it. It must be in its original condition and shipping costs aren't covered.

questions?

If you have any questions about my prints, please get in touch!

where can I buy them?

Here: Image of the month.