Crash Course in Italian
The picture of the Grand Canal was shot from the Rialto Bridge, around 6:00 am to give Venice the look of an old movie set with the empty balconies and the deserted canal. The Montage was made by combining the famous Trevi fountain in Rome, which I shot a few days later, to give the image a surreal scenario of Gondoliers going down a waterfall in total control, for the more adventure seeking tourists.
Thomas Barbèy prints are developed in a traditional-chemical based process. Note these are not ink jet prints.
Sepia Print: Kodak Professional EnduraMetallic Paper. This gallery grade print has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. The print stability is 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Kodak Inc.). Sepia prints are numbered and hand signed by Thomas Barbèy.
Black and White Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. It has a matte finish with a stability of 100 years in typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Fuji). These prints are available as an open edition and not signed.
We use the finest wood available. The wood is given a look of forged, hammered metal. It looks like an old pewtered mug one would find in an European castle. The frame will fit well with a contempory environment or a traditional home. The finish is neutral with a width of 2 5/8" and Rabbet 5/8".