Bespoke Services & The Silver Gelatin Print
A silver gelatin photograph or print is a black-and-white image exposed from a film negative. The process uses several stages and the number of stages is unique to each Master Photographer’s style and artistry.
The craft also includes the film negative being exposed through optical and chemical processes on fiber or resin coated photo paper. There are no inks or pigments, traditional photographic paper contains microscopic silver particles in a layer of gelatin and is visually spectacular - a silver gelatin photograph by the Master Photographer produces a beautiful deep and broad spectrum of blacks, grays and whites, that provides an organic texture and a timeless look proven for lasting preservation by the history of the process across nearly two centuries.
The fine photographs offered exclusively on our site are in strictly limited editions;
- Fiber prints of no more than two (2) editions
- Resin-Coated prints of no more than five (5) editions
All the photographs are numbered, dated (month/year) and signed by the Master Photographer on the back of the photograph and on the matt.
A Certificate of Authenticity also accompanies each photograph sold, and is signed by the Master photographer and bears his wax seal. The certificate also describes in details the work and printing method, a copy is held in the Master Photographers records and archives to validate the authenticity and original ownership of the print after production.
Click the video to see a short presentation by Master Photographer Nicholas A. Price on the different prints he creates
Limited Edition prints take between 1-4 weeks to process and ship.
Commissioned prints from the special collections are unique to only one or two editions, specifically for that client or corporation. Delivery of the order ranges from 4-6 weeks but if several prints or a collection of more than one photograph is ordered, you will be advised of the specified delivery period directly.
When a special themed collection from The Vault or from Nicholas' archives is ordered, this involves a run of one edition during an exclusive single process period and that can take up to several weeks, especially for a major collection.
As a result of the bespoke nature of all the prints created and already available, ALL sales are final.
Above is an example of the differences in the type of prints available as a bespoke print to order (PTO) in sizes 8 x10 and 11 x 4, as shown and explained in the main video above.
From Left to Right:
Top L = 8 x 10 Resin Coated (RC) Gloss Print, Top R = 8 x 10 Fiber (FB) Gloss Print
Bottom L = 8 x 10 Fiber (FB) Matte Print, Bottom R = 8 x01 Retro Fiber (FB) Gloss Print
Nicholas Price personally prepares and examines every photograph before being displayed in any public showcase.
A Nicholas Price Artful Soirée ® is a high-end event created exclusively to showcase his work. These regular annual gatherings of art collectors, artists, models and business networkers from the international business and political scene occur normally at a client’s business, home or unusual, high-end locations,. Nicholas is renowned as one of the early pioneers of the luxury pop-up art gallery concept.
Nicholas A. Price in his Nevada studio examining the final prints for a client order