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. I am pleased to say that nearly all of these previous Limited Edition prints sold out very quickly which, as you might imagine, has been gratifying.
I am pleased to announce a new Limited Edition print of a favorite image, Lower Cascade, Roaring Fork River, near Aspen, Colorado. This photograph accompanied Arthur Ollman's foreword in my book Recollections. I enjoyed the challenge of printing this negative when making the print for the reproduction in the book, and have included the print in two museum exhibitions, but have never offered the print for sale – until now. I enjoy the intimate feeling of this smaller – rather than larger – reproduction in Recollections, and decided to offer this Limited Edition print in 8x10" size to maintain that intimacy.
The print is offered in a Limited Edition of 100 signed and numbered silver gelatin prints, plus 10 Artist's Proofs. 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 8x10" Limited Edition print. After June 15, 2016 the retail price for any remaining prints will increase to $1,500, and escalate as the edition sells.
The photograph was made at dusk along the Roaring Fork River a few miles upstream from Aspen, Colorado. This stretch of river cuts through some amazing granite, forming beautiful polished, almost metallic, sculpted patterns in the rock. This particular year the water was quite low, which appealed to me. I had made similar photographs during previous visits but this particular evening the combination of the light, the wet granite, and the river level brought all of the elements together. I hope you will find this an interesting and abstract image that contrasts the delicate nature of the water – further softened by the one-minute exposure – with the wet granite that has been polished smooth over the eons by the river.
This silver gelatin, selenium toned, print is approximately 9-1/2 x 7-1/4", personally printed by me (as are all my prints), processed to current archival standards, numbered, signed, mounted, and overmatted to 14x17" on 100 percent rag museum board.
Prints will begin to ship on June 6, 2016, and all of the prints ordered will be shipped no later than August 15, 2016.
The introductory price of this Limited Edition print is good through June 15, 2016. After that date the retail price for any remaining prints will increase to $1,500, and escalate as the edition sells.
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.