Prints are a lot of fun!

New and improved!

In getting the first nine prints uploaded into my new Etsy store, part of the fun is to update my images to those that were finalized for print when I did the exhibit at my place of work, here at Red Hat in Westford, Massachusetts.

As I’m rather meticulous about my print preparation (the paper and ink adds up to a significant expense per print, and I was born a Dutchman 🙂 ), I spent quite a bit of time going over every detail of the print.  As my tools (and skills) have expanded over the years, there has been opportunity to improve a number of prints from their originals.  For each of these, I have ‘locked’ the final print settings into its own file, so that every one of the limited edition prints will look very much the same.

The Line

This image wound up being a tad crisper and a little bit more expressive than previous iterations.  The resultant print on Canson Infinity Satin photographic paper looks great on the wall here at work.

Over the next couple of days, I will share some of the other ‘updated’ versions for your approval.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

8 thoughts on “Prints are a lot of fun!”

  1. As Frank knows, I have this at home. I look at this every day. Isn’t it amazing that such an object can bring such happiness?

    Frank is truly a world class artist.

      1. I am well, thank you. As always, I closely inspect your work, looking for my next acquisition. Another item that will sing to the joy in my heart with beauty, as captured thru your lens.

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