Freestyle (2016)
Manipulated photograph (Giclée) by A K Nicholas


  • Manipulated photograph (Giclée), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 10
  • Size: 38 × 26 × 0.1 in (unframed) / 36 × 24 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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A K Nicholas

United States

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A swimmer powers through the water, little bubbles trailing her silhouette. She floats as if bareskin on a couch of tiny balloons. Her unencumbered curves glow from the light above. An exhilarating freestyle in the altogether.

Limited to 10 prints, each signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image size: 24×36 inches, 61×91 cm
Paper size: 26×38 inches, 66×97 cm

Available unframed, shipped rolled in sturdy double-walled tube
This limited edition is printed with archival pigmented inks on the highest quality fine art paper. Made from 100% cotton and acid-free, this bright white, matte fine art paper has a luxuriously smooth surface ideal for high resolution imagery. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight art paper is unsurpassed in image quality and longevity. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. Properly displayed, this print will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.

This technique, which I call a multichrome toned image, is made with a camera and manipulated with software. Toned and monochrome techniques are inspired by classic photographic processes of chemical toning applied to black and white photographs, such as selenium, sepia, cyanotype, and platinum. A selection of two or more colors are mapped across the darks and lights of the image. The intensity is further adjusted in specific areas in a process that succeeds hand-painting. I reduce the color in an image to draw the viewer through the shapes and lines of the composition. I choose multichromatic or muted tones when color would be a distraction from the composition and compel an emotional reaction.

Materials used:

Archival ink

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