After months of thinking and deliberating, I’ve recently launched my shop page for my fine art photography prints!
When I switched from biology to photography 4 years ago, I was already looking forward to the day I’d have an online shop up. It was a little milestone that I set for myself. But I stalled, mostly out of dissatisfaction with what I had to show. With my main work being portrait photography, it was hard for me to imagine someone wanting a big print of someone else they don’t know on their wall, especially if it’s not done with a fashion or fine art perspective. Over time however, I’ve accumulated photos from assignments, personal work, and travel that I’m proud of and thrilled to share with you all.
When it comes to deciding what to print on, it took me a few months of testing and trying different labs and papers, before finding something that I absolutely loved. I love matte paper, particularly when there’s a textured surface. I ended up picking the Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper, an archival quality paper with a textured matte finish, at 350gsm. If this means nothing to you, picture a nice, thick paper, almost like watercolour paper, but with a finer grain finish. You have to see it in person! ;)
I want to tell you a bit more about one of the series in the shop page, which I haven’t posted elsewhere so far.
This here is my Sea Bouquet series that I took in Ogunquit, Maine this past summer. You know the line of seaweed, debris and trash that’s left behind on the beach as the tides go low? It’s called the wrack line, and this series includes little treasures found in there. To us humans, the wrack line is considered undesirable, sometimes even swept away to keep the beaches “pristine”. To many seabirds, including some endangered ones like the piping plover, the wrack line is a valuable source of food since crustaceans are often mixed in with the kelp and seaweed, and it’s also an important source of nesting materials. I became intrigued and walked up and down the shore during sunset, trying to find visual treasures in the wrack line, little bouquets sent from the sea for the shore birds. You can find the Sea Bouquet series along with many others in the shop page.
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