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.
From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Image size: 24×36 inches, 61×91 cm
Paper size: 26×38 inches, 66×97 cm
This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this premium process produces exceptional contrast and crisp images. Properly displayed, this artwork will last without noticeable fading or change in color for generations (well over 100 years). A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.
Artwork is expertly packed, insured, and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.
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.