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'The Devil's Rope' was the name given to barbed wire by the Native Americans, who in the second half of the nineteenth century found themselves systematically excluded from their ancestral lands by this new invention. As homesteaders pushed westward through the American frontierlands, thousands of miles of barbed wire were used to claim ownership of land which had belonged to no one for thousands of years previously. The rest is, as they say, history. By 1880, 263000 miles of Joseph Glidden's patented barbed wire were being produced in a year, enough to circle the earth 10 times...and since then the devil's rope has spread all around the world as a symbol and instrument of ownership and exclusion

Shot on 35mm film in rural Lancashire, June 2017. Archival C-Type print from a colour film negative scan, with a wide border for mounting/framing. Signed and numbered on the front in the border, and coming with a certificate of authenticity.

From May 2017, my analogue photographs will be available in a total edition of 10 + 2AP.

1 x 45x30in print (£495).
2 x 30x20in prints (£250).
3 x 24x16in prints (£175).
4 x 18x12in prints (£125).

Sold unmounted/unframed. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss mounting and framing options, or to purchase a different size from that listed here.

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.

Additional images simulated and for illustration purposes only.

Materials used:

Gallery-quality archival photographic paper

The Devil's Rope - Unmounted (18x12in) (2017)


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