May 212010

Over the last couple of years I have been privileged to work with Tariq Dajani making Large Format Archival Pigment Prints of his Arabian Horse photographs.

These images really are stunning and look wonderful when printed as large as A0 on Cotton Rag. I have been making another print for Tariq this week—previous works I have made for him are with the Jordanian Royal Family, some members of the ruling families of the UAE and with various other influential people in the Middle East.

For now, I shall let the photographs do the talking—here are three for your delectation:

May 212010

This week, Dan Holdsworth has been in Geneva for the opening of his show ‘Blackout‘—well worth a look.

Dan Holdsworth's 'Blackout' at Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

From the Press Release:

“In Blackout, Holdsworth presents three new works, enormously scaled prints of mountains dazzling with crystalline allure, refracting not in light, but rather its total absence. Taken in Iceland, a volcanic otherworld where day is night and ice is sooty pitch, Holdsworth’s negative images are literal double inversions; their black and white clarity negates all natural logic. Their effect is sheer magic, the sublime made modular and spectacularly tangible: glaciers transform with sculpted solidity, as if they could fit in the palm of a hand, escarpments buckle with the scratchy translucency of glass, containing prisms of spectral hues, and expanses of atrementaceous sky bear down, suffocating as all consuming voids. Darkness holds its secrets, as Holdsworth’s photographs testify: beautiful, mesmerising, larger than life, and absolutely inexplicable.”

May 212010

‘Prolific’ can be an overused adjective.  However, Mary Ann Rogers truly is a prolific artist, so-much-so that last year the Fine Art Trade Guild awarded Mary Ann as ‘The Best Selling Published Artist 2009’.  To put this into context, previous recipients have included Jack Vettriano and Beryl Cook.

Towards the end of 2008, I started working with Mary Ann producing high resolution scans of her watercolour paintings for reproduction as limited edition lithographic prints and for publication in her catalogues.  My trusty Fuji Lanovia records every stroke and splatter with incredible detail and accuracy…

May 142010

I have been working with Dan Holdsworth this week on his stunning collection of work, two examples of which you can see below.  He is highly established within the global photographic fine art community, represented by galleries in several countries and one of the privileged few to have work purchased by The Tate.

Dan and I met last year ahead of his move to the North East.  Fortuitously, he is now my neighbour here in Hoults Yard—a thriving Victorian industrial estate, where Jack Lowe Studio has been based for nearly eight years.

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