Chris Watson

Buller's Albatross

260.00
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Buller's Albatross

260.00

Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri, taken in Foveux Strait, off the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island, near Rakiura (Stewart Island).  370 x 250mm. One off print. [Click image for full picture]

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Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri, taken in Foveux Strait, off the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island, near Rakiura (Stewart Island).  370 x 250mm. One off print. [Click image for full picture]

All my prints are created by Canson-certified master printers Vanessa Howells and Tim Ainsworth at THIRDS Fine Art Printing in Fitzroy North, right here in Melbourne. Tim and Vanessa are dedicated fine art printers (and fine people to boot), experienced in the production of archival prints at the highest of exhibition standards. If you’re interested in learning more about their process you can visit their website ( http://thirds.com.au/ ) or drop by their studio during business hours at 175 St Georges Road.

They use Canson Rag Photographique 310gsm for my prints. The Canson-Infinity website states: “Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white Fine Art and photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. It has been developed to address the need for continued longevity requirements in the Digital Fine Art market. Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking. It is designed to meet gallery and museum longevity requirements, is internally buffered to resist gas fading and maximise conservation, and is acid free certified to avoid paper degradation.”

I don’t know what a lot of that means (I just take the pictures - I thought a Dmax was a car) but it sounds impressive. Clearly this is a paper accepted across the industry as the pinnacle of quality for digital photography, which means your print will hold its value and, if displayed correctly, resist fading beyond 150 years. Full specifications can be found at this link: http://www.canson-infinity.com/en/ragphot310.asp