James' work in the world of Fine Art Photography represents his passion for the outdoors and life around him. He is a self-taught landscape photographer and takes pride that his work is not dependent on post-production and other technological enhancements outside of the camera. He shoots to tell a story. What that story may be, is whatever you imgine through the photos inspiration.
Open Edition Photographs are printed on a high quality KODAK EDURA Metallic professional paper and available only as loose copies. Each print is signed but is not not numbered and includes a 1/2 inch white border surrounding the photo.
All of James' Numbered Edition Fine Art Photographs are consecutively numbered and signed regardless of size and equally priced. There is no "premium or appreciation-level pricing", so if you purchase print #1 or print #500 the price is the same. Numbered Edition Photographs may be printed at different times, or outside of a set, and on either on Hahnemuhle Torchon Fine Art paper with archival ink or Fuji Pearl Metallic UV Coated paper.
It is rare to find a Limited Edition series of James' Fine Art Photography. This is because to gaurantee a true limited edition of a specific digital photograph is difficult. There is no natural degradation of a digital file as there is with a physical negative. A Digital Negative File (DNF) preserves the perfection of reprints years later from being even slightly different or original. Therefore, James does not typically offer Limited Editions. In the event a Limited Edition photo is released, purchasing order, or "appreciation-levels" do not exist. If you purchase print #1 or print #500 the price is the same. Limited Edition Photographs may be printed over a period of time but the total number of prints of the specific Limited Edition Series will not be reproduced beyond the number of the Limited Edition originally decided upon for the series. The DNF file will be removed from the main catalog and stored on separate storage media in a different location to preserve its uniqueness.
An "Artist Proof" is, in practical theory, a single-printed version of a photograph to see the printing state, which will represent the finished work. Artist Proof's are typically included in the count of any Numbered Edition and have special value because of its differences from the finished, final print. Collector's often search for the Artist Proof editions because there are fewer avaialble. All Artists Proof photographs are numbered and dated, and usually limited to no more than the first 10 printings.
Collectors, curators, historians and decorators often view studio proof photographs as the most desirable, and valuable, because of their rarity, uniqueness, and that they may have belonged to the artist himself. These editions of the work are typically one-of-a-kind working proofs where there are never more than five studio proofs ever made available for a photo.
All editions, with exception to Open Editions, include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed and dated by James.