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Friday, January 19, 2007

Print Offer: Wisconsin #5

Mike Johnston, Wisconsin #5

A small, quiet, dark picture that might appeal to anyone who has ever lived in the north woods, or might like to. The home pictured is an authentic woodstove-heated log cabin. Taken at twilight. The print is very small, less than 6x9, and I think it looks best with a broad, flat, plain, very dark wooden frame coming right up to the edges of the picture (I tried to mock this up in Photoshop to show you, but making it look just right was beyond my skills). This print makes use of a technique that obscures the finest detail without affecting subjective sharpness, but it's very subtly applied and not immediately evident to non-photographers. None of the individuals are recognizable. Richly printed with pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 100% cotton rag paper. Signed on the front and also the back (in case you want to trim it to fit in a flush frame as suggested).

Price $65 each for the first seven prints, or as many as are sold today before midnight. ($130 thereafter). Please allow up to four weeks for delivery, although it will most probably not take that long.



Wisconsin #5, $65






Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

6 Comments:

Blogger Nick Meertens said...

Mike,

Presuming your still printing with the HP B9180... I purchased one of those yesterday and am curious as to your experience with different types of paper in this printer, especially the cotton kind. Do you have experience with different kinds? Is there material for a post maybe?
How do you like the Hahnemuhle you used for Wisconsin #5?

Best, Nick

4:33 AM  
Blogger Dwight Jones said...

Not that it makes a bit of difference, but I liked this photo as soon as I saw it. Your other offerings remind me of a John Sexton photo I saw a few years ago. I didn't like it at first. After looking at it for a long while, I was amazed at how peaceful and complex a photo could be at the same time.

Editing is part of artmaking. You seem to have a talent in deciding which photos will have lasting value after the initial impact has worn off. I probably would have deleted the photos after seeing them once. Scary thought.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Impasse Lebouis said...

(I tried to mock this up in Photoshop to show you, but making it look just right was beyond my skills).

Mike,

Here's something that might interest you.

At this website you can upload a picture and see how it looks with a frame of your choice with outer and innner matt, even wall color.

http://www.matshop.com/matomatic/matomatic.php


Also Fred Miranda sells a frame action for $12.00 that will display your pictures with or without frames, matts, etc.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/software/

8:19 AM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

Nick,
I'll be reviewing the printer in detail for B&WP magazine.

--Mike

10:35 AM  
Blogger Mike Allen said...

Mike, I received Wisconsin 7 and am very pleased that I ordered it. A subtle pleasure, there is a quiet grace to it.

Mike Allen, Vancouver

(PS I like frequent updating, not less!)

1:24 PM  
Blogger Nick Meertens said...

Mike,

I'll keep an eye out for that issue, thanks!

Nick

8:51 AM  

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