The Sankey Brook Navigation, also known as the Sankey or St. Helens Canal, was the first canal of the industrial age, opening in 1757 and pre-dating the more famous Bridgewater Canal by six years. No longer navigable, with large sections filled in and complete locks buried, the few remaining parts in water are a beautiful and poignant reminder of Britain's industrial past.
'Dissolve' was shot using multiple-exposures on traditional 35mm film (this is not a digitally manipulated photograph), the analogue process giving a unique style and quality to the image. Printed from a colour negative scan.
This is print 1 of 25. Limited edition of 25 prints across all sizes and finishes (plus two 24x16in artist's proofs). Each print is individually hand-signed and numbered.
The photograph is available either as unmounted prints in a range of standard sizes from 12x8 inches [30x20cm approx.] to 24x16 inches [61x41cm approx.], and also in ready-to-hang options of traditional gallery wrap canvas or modern aluminium mounting. All are produced by an award-winning lab using only the finest quality materials.
Other sizes for unmounted prints of this piece are 12x8in (£65), 15x10in (£85), 24x16in (£135). Also available as gallery-wrap canvas (18x12in £175), and aluminium mounted (18x12in £195, 24x16in £295).
Please contact me to request size or finish options not already in my store. Or if you don't see the size and/or finish you want, please get in touch...other options may be available.
Unmounted C-Type prints are produced using a traditional photochemical process, with true photographic paper exposed from the digital scan and then developed. The gallery-quality archival paper used is selected by me as appropriate to the particular photograph from papers manufactured by Fuji, Kodak and Ilford. All prints come with a wide border for easy mounting and framing.
Gallery wrap canvas prints are produced using the same Epson K3 inks as my paper prints, on heavyweight 100% cotton canvas, to create pieces with richness and luminosity along with a wonderfully tactile texture. They are stretched onto a frame made from sustainable wood, reinforced for stability and fitted with robust metal fixings for easy hanging
Aluminium mounting is the ultimate ready-to-hang enhancement to your home decor, a spectacular image and a sleek and modern mounting system which creates a stunning piece of gallery standard artwork. The photograph is professionally lab-printed onto Fuji Crystal Archive DPII paper using a traditional photo-chemical process, then mounted and sealed on a 3 layer aluminium substrate (for superb stability and warp-resistance). Finally, a UV-protective coating is applied to protect the print. Wall-fixings are pre-fitted, so the piece is ready to hang straight away.
Please be aware that quality of this kind takes a little time. Turnaround times vary from 7 business days for unmounted prints to 10 business days on average for canvas and aluminium mounting, after which I take delivery of the work for inspection before shipping to you. Guaranteed to be worth the wait!
Additional images simulated and for illustration purposes only.
Gallery-quality archival photographic paper