venezia

 

venezia

£995£11,975

print info:

  120 second exposure
  f/22 aperture
  ISO 35
 100 limited edition prints
 5 artist’s proofs
  free worldwide shipping
 

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Paul says…

I learned two things about Venice during this trip: 1) It floods twice a day throughout winter and 2) It’s cold in the morning.

When I say cold, I mean really cold. Bone-shatteringly freezing, in fact. But getting the early morning vaporetto across the Grand Canal to San Marco was a new experience, and I got to see the city slowly come to life as people began to set up for work.

But there was something strange – people weren’t just opening shops, they were boarding up doors. Raised platforms were being set up, like elevated pedestrian expressways all around the city with seemingly regular occasion. And then an alarm sounded, over and over again. Ah, so that was why there were reports of flooding the day before – it’s not just one day, it’s every day (at high tides) during the winter that the entire city gets beaten by the sea into being 50cm below the water.

Clicking away, it was great for a short while – the gondolas moved gracefully throughout my long exposure and the pre-dawn lights of San Giorgio sat perfectly in the distance of the frame. Then it happened, the only thing worse than being freezing cold on a dark morning: being freezing cold and wet. A quick pack-up later, and back on the water-bus. In a matter of hours the entire city was covered in water, including the areas around our hotel. Still, I got the shot just in time.

Location: Venice, Italy

Sizes available up to 3m / 10ft – for custom sizing, please contact the studio

Limited Edition

Each print we deliver is a hand-signed Limited Edition (of 100) or Artist's Proof (of 5) version. Because you're getting a true work of art, you'll also receive a secure certificate of authenticity and individual edition number.

Ultra HD Printing

We use the best medium format camera systems in the entire world and print every image on specialist silver metal halide paper - meaning what you see in real life is exactly what you get to hang on your wall.

Lifetime Guarantee

Your print is put through a rigorous set of quality control standards long before we ever ship it to your front door. We only create gallery-quality images, and you'll receive your print in perfect condition with a lifetime guarantee.

Choose your perfect print:

Archival HD Print

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Our premium silver halide archival prints are produced on a unique gallery paper that delivers unsurpassed levels of brightness and vibrance, along with industry-leading levels of detail to appreciate from any angle.

Pro HD Canvas

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Hand-made in London, our pro canvas prints are strong, rigid and designed to show your artwork at its very best. With side colour choices and wraps, our canvases can fit into any style of room.

Gallery HD Acrylic

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The ultimate in modern framing, our diamond-cut acrylic prints are backed with a contemporary aluminium floating frame, handmade in exactly the same way as our own gallery displays.

Nature doesn't mass-produce its jaw-dropping wonders.

So neither do we.



Limited Edition Prints: A Buyer's Guide

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Perfection that starts with the first click and delivers straight to your front door.

Ultra-high resolution: If you're a photographer, here's what you'll want to know: Each of Paul's photographs have been captured using the most advanced digital camera systems in the world, with medium format resolutions of 80, 100 and 151 megapixels, delivering ultra-high resolution images and stunning levels of detail.

Colour accuracy & Finest papers: Using the very latest in print technology, your image is produced with unparalleled colour accuracy, on the finest archival grade papers available across the industry, then hand-finished and shipped directly to you by specialist courier.

Frame-ready: All prints are delivered frame-ready in a protected roll-case, worldwide. This ensures the print arrives in perfect condition, and it allows you to decide the framing option that best suits your needs.

Bespoke options: For that extra "wow factor", we offer a bespoke Acrylic/Metal mounting option for each image, matching the same high-quality display standards Paul uses in his own gallery - pr@hf - with crystal-clear glazing and lightweight floating frame. Please contact us for more details and pricing of this very special display option.

It begins with a simple promise: "What I see right now".

When you purchase a print, you won't just get the image. You'll also get the back-story on how the shot was taken, along with all the technical settings used at the time.

As a huge advocate for photographic authenticity, Paul uses only the finest grade of glass filters to balance exposure prior to any final corrections. He only sells authentic views of the real, natural world. You'll never get a creative blend or a digitally manipulated scene. When you hang an image on your wall, you can declare with complete certainty, "This is exactly what Paul saw when he took the shot".

We customise every detail to fit your exact needs.

To live up to that promise, you won't find any of our print options in stock.

Instead, Paul prints each image only once it's ordered — and to the exact specifications of each buyer. He also offers two versions: "Limited Edition" and "Artist's Proof".

Limited Edition Prints: Only 100 of these are printed worldwide. Your chosen photograph will be printed on the finest gallery-grade photographic papers in the world, hand-signed, numbered and presented with a unique certificate of authenticity.

Artist's Proof Series Prints: Just 5 of these prints are released worldwide, so if you're a collector who is looking for something truly special, this is it.

Each print is produced on the highest grade of silver halide paper available in the industry, and personally inspected by Paul throughout the entire print process. Artist's Proof series prints are hand-signed, numbered and registered with Hahnemuehle's Fine Art database in Germany, and finished with a unique serial-numbered hologram at the edge of the image for future traceability and authenticity checks.

Looking for a specific aspect ratio or size that is not offered as standard? Please contact us and we'll be able to provide pricing for bespoke options.

Quality guaranteed for a lifetime.

The result of years of experimentation and research, Paul's production process is second to none in terms of delivering quality photographic prints designed to last for generations. In standard gallery display conditions, under anti-UV glass, each of Paul's prints are graded to withstand fading for up to 140 years. And display tips are provided with each order, along with a care guide and cleaning instructions to keep your image looking its very best.

In following these guidelines, you can be sure your unique fine art print will be enjoyed for generations to come. Each print is guaranteed for the lifetime of the original purchaser under those conditions, with a replacement promise should an issue be noticed at any point in future.

All prints are sold subject to our standard terms and conditions, available here

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