THE TWO CHAIRS NEGATIVE IS BEING RETIRED FROM SILVER GELATIN PRINTING
WHEN JOHN COMPLETES THE PRINTS TO FULFILL CURRENT ORDERS
NO SILVER GELATIN PRINTS WILL BE MADE OF THIS IMAGE IN ANY SIZE
The new Special Collector's Edition offering of Two Chairs, shown here is now available for order online. John has not printed this image for two decades.
John is pleased to offer an 8x10" print of Two Chairs for online purchase.
Here is what John has to say about this image...
Over the years many of my favorite images seem to involve some type of unexpected occurrence or unanticipated result. Such is the case with my image of Two Chairs, which I made nearly thirty-eight years ago in the ghost town of Bodie, where I was teaching a workshop with my friends Bruce Barnbaum and Ray McSavaney. We had divided the workshop in three groups among the three of us, and I took my group into one of the buildings. I gave the assignment to my group that each of the participants should make a photograph within the confines of this small building.
During my years studying photography in college there were a few times when I was given assignments that I suspected the instructors had never completed themselves. My feeling was, if they had done the assignment themselves, they never would have given it in the first place! So I decided that I should participate in the assignment as well. One of the workshop participants, who was seated at the table was interesting to me, so I asked if I could make his portrait. He kindly agreed, but as I was organizing and studying the image on the ground glass, I was less convinced that the photograph was going to work as an effective portrait. I delicately asked the workshop participant if he could help improve my photograph by removing himself from it! I was much happier with just the two chairs and the table.
When John completes the prints he needs to make at this time, the negative will be retired for traditional silver printing, and will never again be printed tin any size as a silver gelatin print.
This silver gelatin, selenium toned, print is approximately 7-1/2 x 9-3/8", personally printed by John (as are all his prints), processed to current archival standards, signed, mounted, and matted to 14x17" on 100 percent rag museum board.
All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes, and shipped fully insured via UPS ground.
Normally there is a long waiting period for John's original prints. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a print with a short waiting period.