Artist's description:

Be yourself, no matter what they say.

While visiting Arches National Park, I had a handful of frustrating photography experiences. This was partly due to less than optimal weather much of the time, combined with crowds that made photographing the "big attractions" difficult, but after a time I came to realize that there was another reason.

I had done some research to find the most interesting photo spots in the park, and was seeking to get my own take on them. But I was finding most of them uninspiring. What I came to realize toward the end of my time there was that I was so focused on trying to "get the shot" that I had lost track of the exploratory nature of my photography style. I'm not out there to get the same shot as everyone else . . . I'm there to discover, to lose myself in a place and find the beauty that presents itself to me.

Eventually I just began to wander, and I found this incredible tree just as the sky finally started giving me the drama that I wanted. It seemed a sign that I must stay true to myself in order to get an image that I will be truly proud of.

Limited edition of 50 silver halide color prints, made using traditional RA-4 chemistry on specialty photo paper that is embedded with pearly mica crystals. This process creates a nearly 3-dimensional visual experience of extreme tonal range, color saturation, and sharp detail, all in an archival print medium. Each print is hand signed and numbered by the artist, and is sold with a certificate of authenticity which is also signed and numbered.

The first 25 prints in each edition are sold at a fixed base price. Each print thereafter is sold at an incrementally increased price, reflecting the growing scarcity of the work, and also increasing the value of the first 25 prints sold.

Image size is 28x42 inches, with a white border extending to 30x45 inches for signature and optimal framing. Artwork ships unframed.

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I have set one international shipping rate for most countries outside of the US, however some locations may be available at a lower rate. Please inquire if you are concerned about the shipping cost.

Smaller prints are available on standard photo paper or aluminum from $55 - please inquire.

The Only Way (2015)


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This artwork is sold by Peter C. Blanchard from United States

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