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Great White Shark
Great White Shark. Photographic Art Print
I took this photograph of a great white shark around 15 years ago, off the coast of Mexico. It was shot on film, on a Nikonos V camera with a 15mm lens. These were simple cameras but the lens quality was superb. Shot on Fuji Velvia 100 iso slide film, this is a colour image I have converted to black and white. As a film image it is important to note that this does not produce the razor-sharp, clean edges of modern digital cameras. On close inspection the film grain is clearly visible. It is, and looks like, a film image, and that is how it is intended. This look appeals to many, but not all. Having worked with film for many decades, I have great fondness for such images, and the 'filmic look'.
The leisurely, almost serene, way a great white swims for most of the time belies the sudden, explosive speed they can turn on without warning. An apex predator, they are a vital part of the ocean's food chain.
The print is available in 3 sizes: 21 x 15 inches (52.5 x 38cm); 27.5 x 20 inches (70 x 50.5cm) and 32 x 23 inches (81 x 58.5cm). This print size includes a white border (1.3, 1.7 or 2 inches, depending on size) so, for example, the 21 x 15 print has an image size of 18 x 12.2 inches. Please also note i have slightly rounded up or down the print sizes to the nearest half inch.
The prints are produced on Canson Infinity Baryta 310gsm paper. I specifically chose this paper because of its exceptional ability to faithfully replicate colour and vividness, its great longevity and its barium sulphate coating. This aids capture of intricate details and definition in the print, has excellent archival qualities and helps in replicating the look of traditional darkroom prints.
Notes. These prints are not framed. A framing service is available. We use handmade wooden frames sourced from sustainable, high density pine. Contact me directly if you would like the print framed.