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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

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"We've sold more prints than most full-time photography galleries sell in a year."

If you don't mind me asking, approximately how much would that be? I've never owned a gallery or known anybody owning one.

I bought the Rooftops print. I had been thinking about buying a print from TOP all year, but when I saw the prints and comprehended the offer being made...well, it was just a matter of completing the transaction. I asked forgiveness from my wife after the fact. (And it was given; I explained that it is going to be a Christmas gift to me from someone who is very thoughtful and knows me very well. Ahem.)

I have never purchased any fine photographic prints before. I am sure that I will grow to appreciate this print more over time. I have always appreciated photography (both the "doing" and the "product") but I find that I am now, as I near my 50th birthday, drawn more into its vortex of attraction.

This is such an amazing offer, and I am so thankful to you, Peter, and Voja for collaborating on this. I can't wait until the print arrives.

A quick question: Is there any preference as to how to display such a piece (for maximal viewing pleasure as well as for preservation)? A certain type of glass or mounting? Would this be commonly available? Thanks for any help (even from a reader --- I know you're busy right now!).

"A quick question: Is there any preference as to how to display such a piece (for maximal viewing pleasure as well as for preservation)? A certain type of glass or mounting? Would this be commonly available?"

Scott,
Generally, use an acid-free mat and backing board (the standard is buffered 100% rag, but really any acid-free type is okay for B&W), and display it where it is never struck by direct sunlight.

You can get more fastidious than that when it comes to archival recommendations, but those two rules about cover it.

Mike

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