Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand is famed for its brown colours in summer and snow covered mountains in winter. I love the rolling hills there and I wanted to give them a feeling of mystery and remoteness that I often experience when I look at them.
Clicking the shutter in the first stage in a process of producing a print like this. The image will be worked on in post production to bring out the emotion in the photograph. I try and create a mood which is communicated with the viewer.
For those interested in the technical issues, I print all images myself on to mold made paper from Hannemeulhe. The company was founded in 1584 in Germany so they know a thing or two about paper!
I use Epson Ultrachrome inks which are archival quality. Expected life before any fading is 100 years under UV glass
For information on my ink and paper combination see:
Paper is the most important element in a print and I have spent many years printing on different papers. I now print exclusively on Hannemeuhle "William Turner" mould made fine art textured paper 310 gsm.