I'm pleased to report that, due entirely to popular demand, we're going ahead with a small print sale of Ken Tanaka's as-yet untitled shot of the thunderstorm cell over the Chicago shoreline, taken with a Phase One P65+ back. The entire inspiration for this came from the strong reactions from numerous people after Ken posted his shot as a comment to my post "The Night of the Lightning" back on June 23rd.
We haven't locked down all the particulars just yet. Ken worked through six iterations of the print to create the best rendition, and he Fed-Ex'd the proof to me on Tuesday. It looks stunning under good light, subtle and dramatic all at once. (I'm looking at it now.) We have some details to hammer out yet, but Ken and I are both committed, and the sale will probably start soon, sometime shortly after the 4th of July weekend is over and done with.
This sale will be limited to a small number of prints. I'll tell you more as soon as I know*.
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We are also far along now on our plans for the Fall Collector Print Offer, which is going to be fantastic. I'm still not at liberty to divulge any details, but the photographer is widely known, the master printer who will be making the prints is legendary (truly—we'll have much more about this sometime in August, but for now you can take my word for it), and the subject matter of the pictures has a natural appeal to millions of people all over the world. The offer includes one picture that is world famous, and the other two, from the same body of work, are just as appealing.
The prints (we'll be offering three) will be much more expensive than prints in previous TOP offers, but they will still represent the same kind of value we always go for—an unprecedented bargain, far less than you could get them for any other way. The sale will last for five days and is scheduled for the first half of September. But ample warning—you might want to start putting a little moolah aside, just in case you might want one, or two, or all three. And you really might. I'm just sayin'.
*We are not taking orders in advance, so please don't ask! The sale will not start until the announcement post goes up.
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