As many know, most of my prints are issued as non-numbered open editions, but over the years I have offered a small number of limited edition prints.
My new limited edition print is Glowing Aspens, Castle Creek Valley, Colorado, and is being released as part of my ongoing Darkroom Edition series. This image was made following one of my annual two-week workshops that I taught at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. During the workshop I always led a field session to this beautiful aspen grove in Castle Creek Valley, one of my favorite stands of aspens. I have included an excerpt from a brief essay which I dictated one afternoon as I was walking through this stand of aspens. The essay is titled "Within the Forest" and is the Preface in my book "Listen to the Trees."
Forests are sanctuaries. This aspen forest is like a room, with luminous white trunks for walls. I find myself looking upward to the green leaves quaking in the wind... toward the ceiling of thunderclouds passing by. In the distance thunder rolls through the valley... the sound of birds singing within the forest mingles with the remote whisper of a creek as it rushes over the rocks in its path. The forest creates an envelope like a protective cocoon. I feel at one with the trees, more comfortable among hundreds of them than in a group of people.
The print Glowing Aspens, Castle Creek Valley, Colorado is printed on Ilford Warmtone fiber-base photographic paper. The print is offered in a Limited Edition of 75 signed and numbered silver gelatin prints, plus 10 Artist's Proofs. The print is approximately 10-1/4 x 13-1/4", personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, numbered, signed, mounted, and overmatted to 16x20" on 100 percent rag museum board. As has been the case with all previous Darkroom Edition series releases, a beautifully printed archival presentation sheet will accompany each print.
When the edition is sold out no further prints will be made for sale in any size. The introductory price of this limited edition print is $800 - a 20% discount off of the normal retail price of an 11x14" limited edition print. On January 1, 2022 the retail price for any remaining prints will increase to $2,000, and escalate as the edition sells.
Prints will begin shipping on December 6, 2021. If you would like to receive your print in time for the Holidays, please be sure to let us know at the time of the order. It would be a good idea to follow up with an email as well. We will make every effort to ship prints out in time for Holiday gift giving to those who need them. All prints ordered will be shipped no later than March 31, 2022.
All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping boxes, and shipped fully insured via UPS ground.