The Unique Opportunity
The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our website, we will be featuring a never-before-printed image from one of our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price, prior to its availability within the general market place.
This month, for our final offer of 2016, we have arranged to present two hand-coated platinum and palladium prints from Jeffrey Conley: “El Capitan, Summer” and “Southern Alps Waterfall #2, New Zealand," each available in the respective sizes of 8"x6.5" and 6.5"x6.5". Jeff's platinum prints in the slightly larger sizes of 8"x10" and 8"x8" normally begin at $2,000, however, you can add one of these uniquely sized prints to your private collection for $500. These prints are strictly limited to 10 each in total. Each photograph is made by Mr. Conley in his darkroom by hand, printed to current archival standards, signed and numbered, as well as mounted, matted and ready for framing. The time to purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, October 10th, and will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, October16th at 6:00 PM. Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of approximately four to five weeks to ensure the quality of each individual order. This print offer is available for a very limited time and these pieces will not be made again in this size following the conclusion of the purchasing time period.
Email our curator, Evan Russel, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.
The Story of These Images
The two photographs comprising this offer, El Capitan, Summer, 2005, and Southern Alps Waterfall #2, NZ, 2011, have not been previously printed in any capacity. I feel that these two images represent a nice contrast between a vast and a very small scene- a combination of the intimate and the grand.
El Capitan, Summer 2005
8 x 6 ½ inch hand-coated platinum & palladium print matted with 8 ply museum board to finished outside dimensions of 20x16. This unique edition of 10 prints is available numbered 1 through 10, and priced at $500 When the offer period expires on 10/16 the images will no longer be available at this size or price and will revert to my established sizes of 8x8 and 8x10, respectively, in an edition of 20, at the first tier of pricing, which is $2,000.
Southern Alps Waterfall #2, New Zealand
6 ½ x 6 ½ hand-coated inch platinum & palladium print matted with 8 ply museum board to finished outside dimensions of 20x16. This unique edition of 10 prints is available numbered 1 through 10, and priced at $500. When the offer period expires on 10/16 the images will no longer be available at this size or price and will revert to my established sizes of 8x8 and 8x10, respectively, in an edition of 20, at the first tier of pricing, which is $2,000.
The platinum & palladium print-making process dating back to the mid 1840's, making it one of the very earliest methods of print making. The prints are characterized by an exceptionally long and delicate range of velvety tones and a warm image color. The process is as hands on as it gets: a piece of high quality smooth art paper is hand-coated with a hand-mixed light sensitive emulsion. The emulsion is made up of several ingredients including a light sensitizing agent and a mixture of platinum and palladium metals that constitute the image after exposure to UV light and subsequent processing. Platinum prints are considered among the most permanent of photographic print making processes due to the incredible stability of the platinum group of noble metals. It is estimated that these prints will last thousands of years. I thoroughly love this printing process and I feel that the prints are quite beautiful.