Carolina Rock & Waters
Although I have been making photographs for most of my life my approach to the media became much more serious in the late 1970s for a variety of personal and professional reasons. I became very interested in sensitometry and perfected my exposure and development techniques to produce better negatives. I also took up the use of a large sheet film camera that made 5X7” negatives. Much of my work between about 1978-93 was made with a 5X7 camera, and my preferred subject was the landscape of the mountains of western North and South Carolina. Most of this work was originally printer with silver gelatin, but in the past decade I have scanned many of the negatives and printed them digitally with archival pigment processes, including Piezography.
Carbon Transfer Prints
Carbon transfer is a traditional hand made process that dates from the mid 1860s. Because of its wide tonal range and surface characteristics, which includes a three-dimensional look, it is one of the most distinctive of all photographic processes. Carbon transfer is also the most stable of all photographic processes, its permanence being limited only by the final support on which the relief image is transferred. Depending on the requirements of the image carbon transfer prints are made on sized art papers and other specially prepared paper surfaces. See the Carbon Transfer page for more information about this unique process.
Only the prints in this Carbon Gallery are available for purchase as Carbon Transfer prints.
**Print size is approximate and refers to actual image size. The exact measurement of the print will depend on the aspect ratio of the capture format. All prints will be signed and shipped by registered mail in archival print boxes.
Piezography Archival Pigment Prints
Piezography archival pigment prints are made with inkjet printers using pigment ink-sets. Piezography is a special ink-set that uses seven shades of black pigment ink to produce very high quality monochromatic photographs that will not fade. Archvial pigment prints are made on high quality photo rag papers designed for inkjet printers. You can read more about this process on the Piezography Archival Print page.
All prints the galleries are available for purchase as Piezography prints.
Piezography Archival Pigments
*Print size is approximate and refers to actual image size. The exact measurement of the print will depend on the aspect ratio of the capture format. All prints will be signed, with additional process and capture information on the back of the print, and will be shipped by registered mail in archival print boxes.
Terms and Conditions
Print purchase orders of archival pigment prints will be acknowledged by email within 2-3 business days will normally shipped within 2-3 weeks of the time of placement of the order. Orders for carbon transfer prints may take 4-6 weeks to complete as the printing process is very labor intensive and time consuming.
If you need faster service please send me an email and I will attempt to ship by your required time line. Please note that I travel outside of the US several times a year and will not be able to ship any orders while abroad.
There will be a flat rate charge of $35 for print sizes of 5X7” and 9X12”, and $50 for print sizes of 12X17”and 20X24” for US shipping. For international shipping the flat rate charge will be $50 for the smaller sizes, and $75 for the larger sizes. All prints will be shipped by registered mail in archival print boxes.