We have created the Lightspell Black & White Fine Art prints for people who love beautifully made black and white images. The prints are available to collectors at a level to introduce the magic of fine art photography. All Lightspell Black & White Editions are printed on archival quality museum grade A3 size paper, and signed and numbered by James Patrick.
Each print is made with the best available archival quality paper for the subject. In the case of some of the photographs below, that's an iridium coated fibre based paper which gives a metallic sheen to the print that suits the character of glass clad architecture. For portrait photography, we use Ilford Galerie Gold Mono Silk for a softer, more nuanced look which suits skin tones.
Where these prints are marked, "2 of 25" we have retained one print to enter into international photograph competitions in 2022. This leaves just twenty-four prints available to buy.
The Lotus flower represents the Buddhist value of spiritual enlightenment. The south-east corner of the Sathorn Square building in Bangkok references the sweep of the flower's petals, a design which compliments the Thai design elements, the temple roof "Cho Fah" and "Fa Pakon" wall panels of the building.
At over 1,000 feet (314m.) the King Power Mahanakhon Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok. Designed by Ole Scheeren, the designer of the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, the mixed-use skyscraper features a pixelated ribbon that curls around the outside of the building to create an interesting arrangement of balconies. Printed on A3 GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk paper to enhance the deep black of the sky and to capture the sheen from the Mahanakhon's glass. Signed and numbered by James Patrick.
All prints are made of the full frame of the photograph without cropping. An A3 print with a 1/2" border will result in a 12" x 18" image size. Digital camera file sizes usually give a 3:2 aspect ratio although some, like the street scene above, are in 5:4 ratio. This will result in a slightly different final print size. The availability of certain black and white paper in A3 or A3+ also determines the final size of the print. Wherever possible, we maximize the size of the image without cropping.