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  • Some advices to hang up your art photography:  Which system should you choose?  There is two type of solutions to hang your art photography: You can use a screw or a hook for a basic hang. You should worry about the weight of the work you want to hang and also the type of wall you want to drill. A nail can be en...
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  • You just bought an art photography and you wonder how to frame it: Which choices will you made and how to make them? Generally, you are not going to be alone to make those choices. Your gallery or your framer are going to help and guide you and give you the best advices. However, here is some trails about those choi...
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  • Using acid-free mount boards prevents acid burns (yellowish-brown burn lines) from appearing on artworks over time.
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  • Different types of photographic paper have varying degrees of susceptibility to fading over time. The main cause of this is exposure to UV (ultra violet) light, although humidity, temperature, pollution and acidity are all contributing factors. Exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided, and UV-resistant glass can b...
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  • The autochrome is an early color photography process, patented the 17th December 1903 by Auguste and Louis Lumière. Before the commercialization, they diffused the autochrome technique to some favored photographers, like Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky. The commercialization started in 1907 and the technique was used between ...
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  • Chloro-bromides share the features of all silver gelatin prints, giving deep rich blacks and crisp whites on a high gloss paper, as well as having good archival properties. Compared with silver bromides or silver chlorides, they have a warmer brownish-black tone.
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  • A particular type of reversal (R-type) colour paper and printing process which gives strong colours (often with striking reds) and creates a long-lasting print. Printing in this way from a positive image results in exactly the same colour saturation as the original, and greater contrast.
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  • CMYK is an industry standard abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These are the colours used in standard four-colour printing (as in inkjet and Iris printers).
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  • C-type printing involves printing colour paper enlargements from small, colour negatives. This is the most common type of colour printing found in the high street and mini-labs.
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  • Digital colour coupler Colour coupler prints, or chromogene prints, are very similar to standard C-type prints, but the silver salts 'couple' with coloured dyes, rather than being replaced by them. The end result is very similar to standard C-type prints. Colour coupler prints have the benefit of using the same extreme...
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  • An Interneg produced by digital means, rather than traditional photographic methods. Digital internegs are made by scanning an original negative or its positive image, before laser-writing the digital negative.
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  • Digital printing that produces images directly on to the material (e.g. canvas or special paper surfaces) from a digital file through a stream of very fine dye drops controlled by the computer system. (See also Giclée prints)
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  • Dye, unlike pigment, dissolves completely in solution (pigment-based inks leave tiny particles floating in the solution). This means that dye-based inks are entirely absorbed into the paper that they are printed on - the image is in fact a highly controlled stain. The resulting images can thus appear very slick and eve...
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  • Paper or material-based paper type used in printing black and white images from negatives (C-type). Available in all surface finishes, this thicker paper has a high-quality texture, gives an excellent finish, and adds 'depth' to the image through the faint weave of the paper/fibre.
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  • A C-type colour resin-based paper made by Fuji. It offers excellent colour reproductions and has superior archival properties (over 70 years if kept in controlled conditions).
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  • A C-type colour paper made by Fuji which offers an extreme gloss finish.
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  • Gicler, a French verb meaning 'to spurt', is another industry term for inkjet printing. See inkjet.
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  • Also known as heliogravure, photogravure is arguably the finest photomechanical means of reproducing a photograph in large editions. Copper plates are acid-etched directly from an original silver print; the etched areas then hold differing amounts of ink in order to correspond to the tones of the original print. If pri...
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  • Term used in multiples publishing when only a limited number of any print, book, sculpture or other artwork is produced. Editions can be limited to almost any number depending on the nature of the work.
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  • A sheet of transparent film coated with silver salts which react when exposed to light (usually in a camera). In black and white negatives, one layer of salts reacts to white light (the full spectrum of light). The result is a reversal of normal vision: the shadows are light, the highlights dark. In colour negatives th...
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  • NTSC VHS video format used in North America and Japan. PAL VHS video format used in Australia and Europe (excluding France).
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  • Resin-based paper Plastic-based paper type. The most common paper type for printing colour images as it gives greater gloss potential than fibre-based papers (e.g. supergloss on Fujiflex). R-type paper R-type papers work in the opposite way to traditional papers. A transparency (positive) is projected onto reversal ...
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  • P.F.T.s, or Print Film Transparencies, are positive colour reproductions from original negatives, produced as transparencies.
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  • A photogram is a photograph made without a lens or camera: objects are placed directly on top of a sheet of photographic paper which is then exposed to light. Where the objects obstruct the light, the paper remains unexposed (light in tone), while the rest darkens through exposure.
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  • A single image built up from several photographic prints.
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  • Pigment, unlike dye, is a powder made up of tiny granules that will not dissolve completely in solution. This means that pigment-based inks leave particles of pure colour bonded to the surface of the paper that they are printed on. The resulting images can thus appear very rich and physical, densely saturated in colour...
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  • Polaroid is a manufacturer/trademark of a photographic system which gives 'instant' prints, by which film, paper and developing solution are combined in one unit. As soon as the film/paper is exposed the image begins to develop, developing fully within a maximum of 5 minutes. All Polaroids on eyestorm have been profes...
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  • A positive is, obviously, the opposite of a negative – that is, it is an image which is not reversed. Positive images are made through a double negative: silver salts react to light producing a negative which, when projected onto photographic paper (more silver salts), produces a positive.
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  • Selenium gelatin photogram: see photogram and selenium toning. Selenium toned gelatin print: See silver gelatin print and selenium toning. Selenium toned photogram: see photogram and selenium toning. Selenium toning: A type of toning using the metal selenium to replace silver salts. Used both for the aesthetic benef...
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  • A stencil is made up for each colour of the image and put over a fine fabric mesh that is stretched over a metal frame. The coloured ink is spread over the mesh and stencil and the ink falls through the stencil to the underlying material (usually an art paper) to produce the image. The surplus ink is washed away. Once ...
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  • Matt, gloss, supergloss, satin and pearl are all finishes available on different paper types. Satin and pearl are different names for the same finish (somewhere between gloss and matt).
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  • Although it may seem too obvious to mention, may people are unaware of what exactly constitutes a print. Put simply, a print is a method of image-making that allows the work of art to be created more than once. The size of the edition (i.e.the number of prints produced of the one work), the significance of the work in ...
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  • Silver salts Silver salts are light sensitive chemical compounds. When exposed to light – either in a camera (in the case of film and negatives) or in the dark room (photographic papers) – the silver salts react by darkening in proportion to the amount of light reflected from the subject. Silver bromide Print Si...
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  • Regarded as one of the best digital printers. It uses three lasers (Red, Green & Blue) to print digitised images onto traditional photographic paper. This allows consistent reproduction of large run editions with the same quality as traditional print techniques. This process typically uses C-type paper. Lambda on crys...
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  • Toning, or toned black and white: toning images allows an artist/printer to alter the colours of a photographic print (by replacing the silver in the silver salts with another metal). Toning can be used as an aesthetic decision by the artist, or it can also be used to improve the archival properties of a print. Titing...
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  • 14 December 2017 - 1 February 2018 : Mitch DOBROWNER - New Works 16 November 2017 - 10 December 2017 : Ormond GIGLI - Giants 12 October 2017 - 5 November 2017 : Stephen WILKES - Day to Night 26 September 2017 - 10 October 2017 : Manolo CHRÉTIEN - 'Travel the world and the seven seas' Part II 7 Septembe...
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  • USA and URSS were opposed in a fierce competition: The Space Race. The Space Race was the odyssey of the 20th century. It started on 4 October 1957 with Sputnik 1, first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union. The next month, it was followed by the first animal to orbit the Earth, still by URSS. The m...
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  • Stéphane AISENBERG (1968-) is a French photographer specialized in wildlife photography. His black and white photos can be compared to portraits. It is by getting as closely as possible to the animal, that Stéphane AISENBERG achieve to convey the dignity and the strength emanating from wild beasts. Thanks to this pro...
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  • Born in 1950, Alice ATTIE devoted herself to French Literature which she graduated from Barnard College in New York City. Then, she studied poetry under June JORDAN. Alice Attie’s doctoral dissertation focused on the meeting between language and the unspeakable.  From then on, her interest for visual arts takes all ...
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  • Manolo CHRETIEN was born in 1966 on the Orange airbase (France). His father was a French pilot and international astronaut (first European to go into space), he spent his young years between sheds and airplanes. Manolo CHRETIEN developed quickly a high interest about this metallic world, which combines technology, spee...
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  • Jean-Claude GAUTRAND is a French photographer and historian of photography. He was born in 1932, in Sains-en-Gohelle (France, Pas-de-Calais). During his teenage years, he learnt photography. Later, in his 24, he discovered Otto STEINERT’s work that left him a dramatic impression. Jean-Claude GAUTRAND drawn inspiratio...
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  • Italian photographer Stefano CERIO (1962-) lives and works between Rome and Paris. At 18 years old he started photographing for the Italian weekly L’Espresso. During this first part of his career Stefano CERIO made portraits for both fashion magazines and newspapers. The year 2001 is a turning point, in this new mil...
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  • Mitch DOBROWNER (1956-) grew up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – He felt lost in his late teens. Worried about his future direction in life, his father gave him an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for him. After doing some research an...
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  • Ormond GIGLI was born in New York City in 1925 within a modest family. The photographic journey started when, still a teenager, his father offered him his first camera. Ormond GIGLI is fond of photography. After the class, he worked as an assistant for several photographers. Thanks to that he met the fashion world thro...
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  • Frank HORVAT was born on April 28th 1928 in Abbazia (Opatija), a city now in Croatia but at this time it belonged to Italy. He lives in Switzerland with his parents during the Second World War, it is there where he exchanged his postage stamp collection against a 35mm Retinamat camera. Then, Frank HORVAT studied art in...
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  • Peter HUTCHINSON is an artist and photographer born in 1930. He went to USA and studied Arts in Illinois University between 1953 and 1960. Peter HUTCHINSON started his artistic career during the sixties as a minimalist painter. Afterwards, he took some distances with minimalism and he is, at this moment, perceived as ...
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  • Kyriakos KAZIRAS was born in Athens in 1966. He encountered photography at the early age of seven, when he received his first camera. His paternal grandfather was a painter and his maternal grandfather photographer, actually, it gave him the opportunity during his younger years, to develop a strong affinity with art an...
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  • Douglas KIRKLAND was born in 1934 in Toronto. Child, he has been amazed by Photography and his kith and kin became his very first models. Douglas KIRKLAND still does not know that during the next years, the most prominent Hollywood celebrities will pose in front of his camera. In the early stages of his career Douglas...
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  • Rachel LEVY was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1955. She went to the USA to study at the San Francisco Art Institute from which she graduated. After an American stay of 10 years, Rachel LEVY headed back to France in 1984. She has photographed as a free-lance for many magazines while pursuing her own research, mainly ...
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  • Matthias OLMETA was born in Marseille (France) in 1968. At the age of 16, he has been fond of photography, the next year he decided to study it. In order to do so, Matthias OLMETA went to Los Angeles and studied visual arts at Santa Monica City College, from which he graduated in 1991. During his American stay of seve...
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  • Maggie TAYLOR is an American artist and photographer born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied Photography in the University of Florida and graduated a Master of Fine Art in 1987. After a first part of her career focusing on still life, since 1996 she has extended her work by manipulating digital pictures. Pioneer i...
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  • David RUBINGER (1924-2017) was born in Vienna in 1924, David RUBINGER emigrated to Israel, then Palestine, in 1939. A chance encounter in Paris left him with the gift of a small 35mm camera, resulting in his decision to try to make a living from photography. After the end of Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, he ...
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  • Jerry UELSMANN is an American photographer born in Detroit in 1934. He studied at the Fine Art Rochester Institute of Technology of which he graduated in 1957, then at the Indiana University until 1960. Later, he taught photography at University in the state of Florida, where he still lives. The solo show in 1967 at t...
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  • Stephen WILKES was born in 1957. He began to photograph from his 12 years old, a passion which will not leave him. Stephen WILKES studied at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, he graduated with a bachelor of science in photography. Specialized in communication, the school allowed hi...
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  • Catalog of the photo exhibition Douglas KIRKLAND "Icons" May, 24th - July, 3rd 2018
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  • Catalog of the photo exhibition Manolo CHRÉTIEN "Good Vibes" May, 5th - 31th July, 2018
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  • Catalog of the Galerie GADCOLLECTION birthday exhibition : "Celebrating 10 years" 4 september - 2 october 2018
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  • Catalog of the exhibition Mitch DOBROWNER "Lands of Hopes" 4 october - 4 november 2018
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  • Catalog of the exhibition Kyriakos KAZIRAS "Ours" ("Bears") : 7 november - 4 december 2018 Read the biography : Kyriakos KAZIRAS
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  • Catalog of the exhibition Stephen WILKES "a Journey" : 6th December 2018 - 20th January 2019 Read the biography : Stephen WILKES
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