Captured at the exhausted copper mine of Parys Mountain, Anglesey, this almost surreal landscape represents a fascinating piece of industrial history from a remote area which was the world's biggest copper supplier in the 18th and early 19th century, bringing renowned scientists including Faraday and Watt to this corner of Wales. Left behind after half a century of frantic activity was this vast open cast pit , an almost alien landscape whose steep sides seem to shift and roll in the changing light, and create a powerful reminder of the effects of industrial revolution which continue to shape our world today.
Another product of my rekindled love affair with black and white film, this photograph was shot with a vintage Agfa Super Silette rangefinder (c.1955), on Ilford FP4 Plus film, the analogue process lending its own unique quality to this dramatic landscape.
Coming in a very limited edition of 25 prints across all sizes and finishes, each print is individually hand-signed and numbered.
The photograph is available either as unmounted prints in a range of sizes from 12x8 inches [30x20cm approx.] to 24x16 inches [61x41cm approx.], and also in ready-to-hang options of 18x12 inch [46x30cm approx.] traditional gallery wrap canvas or modern aluminium mounting. All are produced by an award-winning lab using only the finest quality materials.
Unmounted prints come on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285 g/m² paper, printed with Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks for true museum quality and colourfastness certified for 100 years. These are absolutely the finest quality prints to be found, used by professional photographers when only the best will do, and loved by art collectors for their stunning detail in highlight and shadow as well as depth of tone. 12x8, 15x10 and 18x12 prints come with an additional 0.39" [1cm] white border for easy matting and framing. 24x16 prints come with a 0.79" [2cm] border.
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 a 0.79" [2cm] frame made from sustainable spruce wood, reinforced for stability and fitted with robust metal corners 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. Turnaraound 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!
Don't see the size and/or finish you want? Get in touch...other options may be available.
Print on Fuji Crystal Archive Photo paper, mounted on Aluminium substrate, UV protective coating