Updates about both a past print offer and the next one.
Past: Two days ago, Ctein shipped the last of the premium package sets for my "Help TOP Move" sale. The panoramas and the flat prints shipped separately. If anyone who purchased the premium package didn't receive two emails from the Post Office, they should email Ctein at email@example.com. (One would be from when the panorama shipped and one from when the flat prints shipped.)
Next: Our June print offer is a Leica S-Series example print by Jack Macdonough. It's a completely non-ironic, utterly beautiful pure landscape photograph. I got to see the print on Friday and man oh man, it is a stunner. It's printed by Jack's regular collaborator, a superlative photoprintmaker from Sunfish Lake, Minnesota, named Joe Donovan.
The sale kicks off this week, so be on the lookout. I haven't quite nailed down the exact day yet (sorry).
Jack and I went around and around on what size to offer. At first we settled on two variants, a smaller size on 22"-wide paper and a huge 30x60" version. In the end we ditched that plan and are offering one size, a print that's one yard wide—on the smaller side for Jack, who routinely sells huge prints. It's the perfect size for the picture he chose, though. The print is really just knock-your-socks-off gorgeous, not only a fine example of what the medium-format Leica can do but also of the heights the once-humble inkjet medium has now reached.
As you might already know, we're currently experimenting with doing a print offer at the beginning of each month*, offering just one picture (July will be an exception because the plans pre-date the experiment). I want to make each sale less of a big deal and more of a routine feature of the site, one which would be interesting for you (dare I say fun?) even if you're not buying**.
*We've got July, August, and September planned, and then in October we'll be doing the sale by one of the buyers of Phil's Keck Observatory print, the one who will also get the week in Hawaii. If you were among the buyers of that print, you'll be receiving an email from me about that very soon.
**My sneaky private aim is to give myself the freedom to make much quirkier picture choices, over a much wider range of styles and sources. Don't tell anyone, though.
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