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Fine Art

 

Rodney’s work represents the highest quality in the Fine Art Photography world today. He has taken the time to learn the craft including studying cameras, film and technique, without relying on post-production work and super enhancements. Rodney uses film cameras to shoot and his images are developed in a specialized dark room. They are printed on the highest quality material available called Fuji Crystal Archive FLEX (FCA). This material has been quality tested and proven to last well over 140 years without UV damage, meaning Rodney’s fine art can be passed down for generations without risk of fading.

Rodney’s fine art photographs are available in three offerings, Limited Editions, Artist Proofs and Studio Proofs. These photographs are available in loose, matted and framed styles. Framing styles include Artist‘s Series, Koa, Della Terra and Vista Mount. 

 

 

Limited Editions

Most of Rodney’s images are available in Limited Editions of 500. Unique edition numbers are displayed on each photograph along with the artist’s signature. Strict assignment guidelines ensure that each individual edition number is assigned to only one collector. A corresponding certificate of authenticity accompanies each photograph.  Pricing varies by size and quantity sold, and they are available loose, matted, and/or framed.

After every 100 Limited Edition photographs are sold, the image appreciates to the next appreciation level across all sizes, making for a truly “limited edition” image to be treasured always.

A maximum of 500 FCA photographs, for each image, will be created in the following image sizes, inclusive of size:

Standard format: 16x20, 20x24, 30x40, 40x50, 50x62.
Standard Pano format: 10x24, 15x40, 25x66, 31x83, 45x120.
Tall Pano format: 12x20, 24x40, 42x70.

 

 

Artist Proofs

Artist Proof – “An artist’s proof is, at least in theory, an impression of a print taken in the process to see the current printing state being worked on by the artist. A proof may show a clearly incomplete image, often called a working proof or trial impression, but in modern practice is usually used to describe an impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies.” 1

Artist proofs are a part of the process and are not included in the count of a limited edition. An artist’s proof has special value because of its extra rarity and its possible differences from the “standard” print, factors that are often reflected in its price. Collectors also usually prefer final artist’s proofs even when they are identical to the main edition.

Rodney’s makes his Artist Proofs available to the public as high quality photographs limited to 50 of each image. The value of Artist Proof editions increases based on increased demand and decreased availability. Because Artist Proof editions are inherently unique and fewer are available, they are considered to have a higher value than Limited Edition photographs.

1 Prints and Printmaking, Antony Griffiths, British Museum Press (in UK),2nd edn, 1996 ISBN 0-7141-2608-X

 
 
 

A maximum of 50 photographs, for each image, will be created in the following image sizes, inclusive of size:

Standard format: 16x20, 20x24, 30x40, 40x50, 50x62.
Standard Pano format: 10x24, 15x40, 25x66, 31x83, 45x120.
Tall Pano format: 12x20, 24x40, 42x70.

 
 

 

Studio Proofs

Art historians, curators, and collectors view working proofsas especially desirable because of their rarity, and the insight they may give into the progress of the work, and because they may well have belonged to the artist himself. These working proofs are so immaculate that they also become the standard by which all other images are compared to. Rodney calls these very scarce working proofs, “Studio Proofs” and on rare occasions he makes them available to the public. There are never more than five Studio Proofs total ever made available for an image.

Studio Proofs are limited to the standard sizing, including:

Standard format: 16x20, 20x24, 30x40, 40x50, 50x62.
Standard Pano format: 10x24, 15x40, 25x66, 31x83, 45x120.
Tall Pano format: 12x20, 24x40, 42x70.

 

 

Framing

 

While there are frame shops out there that can frame your piece, none can guarantee the photograph will stay pristine and protected during the process.

The protection offered by the process we employ is second to none. We think of our frames as the key to keeping your photograph safe for the next generation and beyond. There is something to be said for an artist so dedicated to the process of framing his pieces.

Every framing option offering was carefully selected by Rodney himself to ensure it both looks great and protects the image in the way it needs to be protected. Think of it as security for your fine art that will make it last for many years.

 

 

Della Terra

We often get asked where we come up with some of these names. In this case it was easy. Della Terra is Italian for “From the Earth.” What more do we need to say? It’s the perfect description for this wonderful style. Each piece is hand fitted with a very high end tightly woven fabric wrap, in either black or white. Rodney has personally picked out several frame options that work phenomenally well with this style: Walnut, Charcoal and Cherry. Each is hand crafted in and imported from Italy, and are sourced from sustainable forestry programs. All you have to do is pick which frame and linen works best for you - because Rodney already knows that they will look great together!

Since Della Terra frames are made from sustainable forests, the trees are younger and therefore smaller. These smaller strips of veneer are applied to the frames, giving it the look of varied grain and stains - enhancing the beauty of the artwork it surrounds. Keep in mind if you see lines in the veneer, this isa natural characteristic of the wood due to the use of smaller, sustainably grown trees. These lines are not flaws. They are normal features of the materials and processes used in these high quality frames.

  • Della Terra frames come in only the large size.

  • These sizes represent the thickness of the border of the frame, and are otherwise identical.

  • Currently, only Charcoal is available in large.
    Currently, only Charcoal is available in large.

 

 

Vista Mount

If you’re looking for a sleek, contemporary display that feels simple and elegant, then our Vista Mount, exclusively designed by Rodney, is perfect for you. It highlights your stunning photograph with a contemporary feel.

The entire image is raised off the wall by a specially designed, cutting-edge frame that beautifully displays the image as if it is hovering in midair.

Multi-Panel Vista Mount
Sometimes our collectors want a mounted photograph with something a little extra special added. We’ll work with you to create just the piece that fits your needs. We can make images out of multiple vista mount panels to cover an exceptionally large area. An example would be a 312.5” x 200” image made up of 20 50” x 62.5” images in a 5x4 grid.

 

 

Loose

When it comes to art, it’s personal. We realize that, of course. That’s why we offer Rodney’s beautiful images in a raw form: the photograph by itself.

The image comes to you packaged in a sealed shipping packet. We recommend that you open it in the presence of your framer to ensure its perfection – it’s good to know that you left it with the framer in perfect condition. There’s also a note to the framer with an open invitation to call the studio to discuss any issues or concerns they might have regarding how to properly handle your pristine Fine Art photograph. These photographs are very delicate, and it’s easy for someone without experience working with them to damage them.

In fact, you’ll never be able to get one of these images framed by someone else as well as we can frame it. So, even though we offer this option, we really try to dissuade you from choosing it and work to convince you to get your photograph framed by us, because we’ve been doing it a long time. After all, Rodney wants his artwork to be presented perfectly. In the long run, if you see a framing style you like with us, you’ll never be able to get it done elsewhere for less, or with quality as high. No one can frame these images better than we can.


 

Matted

We offer only one type of matting for our Fine Art Photographs: Crescent museum board, in a combination of 8 ply, double 8 ply and/or 4 ply. This cotton museum boardwas designed specifically for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 1920s, and now is used in almost all museums and libraries worldwide. All of our museum boards are 100-percent cotton. This ensures an entirely acid-free and PH balanced environment for your Fine Art Photograph, allowing for year after year of carefree enjoyment. The museum board is sized to your image perfectly and features a traditional beveled cut. You can choose between two classics: black or white. Both look fantastic.

* Depending on the size of the image being presented, the museum board we use comes either single or double matted. For image sizes 20x24 a combination of 4 ply on top with 8 ply beneath is used; for 30x40 two layers of 8 ply museum board are used.

 
 

 

Museum Boards

 
 

 

The Perfect Process

 

Rodney isn’t the kind of man to brag, but this is one thing that he will come right out and proudly tell the world. “Our processes are the best in the World!”

Rodney spent 15 years meticulously perfecting this process. Fromthe moment he trips the shutter till the final piece of art is hanging on your wall, every step has been considered and calculated. Intentional. All of the materials used to create these custom pieces are made to surpass museum archival standards. Each acquisition is assembled by expert craftsmen, trained by Rodney himself to execute these standards perfectly and consistently. Our mounting process has been perfected to a point where no one else in the world can do what we do.  All this means that every piece you add to your fine art collection will be an heirloom quality piece that your family will enjoy for generations.

The amazing 18,000 sq ft studio is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, near Rodney’s home in Happy Valley, Oregon. The studio houses our creative offices as well as our production team, creatinga seamless workflow. This is where we process each collector’s order, completing each step in house to ensure perfection. That means Rodney brings home images from the field and we develop, mount, frame, package and ship every order from under one roof which we control. “An artist understands and controls every aspect of the creation of their work. Otherwise, you’re not an artist.” - Rodney.

Each and every finished piece will arrive at your door in pristine condition, ready to hang on your wall.  We guarantee it.