Photographs are something that any one can create-art is something that can last forever. When it comes time to get your portrait created choose an artist—one who will present you with a finished piece of art. Why? Most amateur photographers will burn you a disk—great you have all the pictures now for a low dollar amount too! What to do now? Okay maybe post a few on social media. Or take it to at the corner drug store to get prints made. Maybe later—you will just slide the disk into a drawer until you figure out what to do with it.
Or maybe you are one of those people really on top of things! Great, you will get some prints made from the drug store, after all they are only $1 each for 5x7s. And what about getting cool black and white images—yes those are in now aren’t they? Okay so you’ll take the disk you got to the chain store for prints—why are your black and whites so—well muddy? Shouldn’t there be more contrast? And how is it that sometimes your color prints, from the same digital files look differently? Shouldn’t they match each time you get a print made from that file?
We are print artists. What does that mean? It means that the final creation isn’t finished with a digital file, it isn’t a completed piece of art until it is printed in it’s final form. We use professional photo labs that take the finished color corrected digital file and, using archival methods, create finished prints. Yes these cost more than the local corner store but each time you get an image from the same digital negative your prints will look exactly the same. And they are archival, meaning they won’t wash out and fade in a few years time.
Everything we produce is archival in quality—meaning what? Meaning it will last long after you are gone and hopefully it will be passed to the next generation. Hopefully you won’t be passing down either a hard drive or a drawer full of disks (that might not even be readable) to your children. Hopefully they will receive a printed piece of art to cherish forever.
Cell phones and point and shoot images—even photos taken by your cousin with a camera are awesome for those day to day moments, for sharing online with your family. But when it comes to the milestones in your life, where you want a nice archival piece of artwork for your home,make sure you get printed art, you’ll be glad you did.