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Bubble Pond Light, Acadia
Bubble Pond Light, Acadia

I will be one of two photographers featured in a new exhibition opening tomorrow at the Bayer Healthcare Corporate offices in Montville and Wayne, New Jersey. Titled “Serenity” and sponsored by ArtVue Inc., it will include 23 large framed color prints by yours truly, and 23 prints by black and white photographer Chip Forelli. The show will be on display for 3 months, and you can view the curators statement here. The image above was chosen for all of the promotional materials, and it’s one I’m very fond of.

This exhibition was in the making for 3 months, and I’m really excited about the opening and the opportunity to display my work in a new setting, and answering questions about my love and passion for landscape photography.

Continue on to read details about the show preparation and printing…

This was quite a project, since I matted and framed all 23 prints. The prints themselves were 16×24, printed on my current favorite paper, Innova Photo Smooth Cotton. I love the look and feel of this paper, both in terms of it’s smooth texture, and excellent color accuracy. I purchase this paper in rolls and run it through my Canon iPF5000 inkjet printer. This way I can print 16×24 on a 28″ wide sheet of paper, which are not available as cut sheets (largest is 17×22). Once printed, I spray them with Premier Art Shield to protect them from scuffing and other possible damage, then I mat them using acid free foam core board and Bainbridge 4 and 8 ply mats.

Finally I put them into black solid wood frames that I purchased from Frame Destination, and glass from a local supplier. I used to use acrylic, nut after one too many scratches, I decided glass was worth the extra weight and care needed to keep them from breaking during transport.

RR Jr

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