Richard Benson, 2013
From the Photogs I collection
This set on photographers is a different kind of animal from all the other collections I’ve made.
First off, I’ve been shooting these for almost sixty years, but I wasn’t really conscious of them as a category or “thing” until a few years ago.
It’s different in other ways too. The pictures were hiding from me as I searched for them, and dozen of images have still not been found. Maybe at a later date.
It is unusual for me to crop pictures, very rare, but in this collection I have cropped out people, enlarged the part I wanted, and so have joined those who “manipulate” their images.
Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
There were criteria for inclusion in here: First, I had to have met you; second, I had to have photographed you, and lastly, I had to be able to find the damned picture. If you’re not here, it’s about me, not you. If you're in here, thanks and I appreciate your time.
Paper & Printing
Epson Legacy Baryta
Baryta paper has a white, smooth satin finish with the look and feel of the revered silver halide F-surface darkroom papers and provides excellent image permanence.
13x19 prints are placed on backing board inside a clear plastic bag. They are then packaged in a custom 15x21x3 corrugated box protected inside 3 inches of charcoal foam. More about shipping...
20x30 prints are shipped flat in MasterPak PrintPak Art Shipping Sleeves. A "container within a container" with multiple layers of protection.
Dye-Sublimation onto Aluminum (Metal)
Transferring the print to aluminum produces a vivid, archival quality print that is scratch resistant, doesn’t require glass or framing, and is lightweight and easy to hang. More about the paper...
Metal prints are shipped in a sturdy 44x63x3 wooden crate. More about shipping...