In an earlier post “Printing Images On Metal” I introduced a new addition to my product line, what I call “Heavy Metal” prints. At the time of the post the metal print had not been made yet, so I had nothing to show other than the image the print would be made from. Recently I have had two more sample images printed for the studio, so I thought a follow-up post would be in order. I am very excited about these metal prints! They must be seen live to appreciate their unique look, photographs do not do them justice! The color images just pop in the light, they glow as if lit from behind, and have depth to them. The metal brushed effect adds a “film grain” look that glitters in the light. The B&W prints show more brushed effect through them, and the images have appearance of being etched on the aluminum. If you are not a big fan of the “film grain” effect, there is an option for printing on brilliant white aluminum, the color on them is just amazing!
The photos of my new samples were made at the entry to my office, the front door is beveled glass with frosted panels, allowing plenty of the morning sun to stream in. These prints have a very reflective clear coating on them that gave me no end of trouble while I was shooting! If I turned the prints too far on one direction to catch the light, I would get a reflection of the door and lose the details in the prints, too far in the other direction, and I would lose the “glow” I was wanting to capture, fun! In the above images you can see some of the reflections of the door, the edge of one print reflected in the other, the very thing that makes these prints “pop” is the same thing that makes them a bear to shoot!
These prints come in many sizes and different mounting options, they can be fitted to hang from chains, or with special mounts that make them stand out from the wall. There are also some framing options available with brushed metal frames that float one image over another. My clients from this engagement session opted for the “stand out” mounting that float the images out from the wall. I decided to go with just the prints, knowing that they end up on easels in my studio foyer, now all I need to do is find is some easels that more match the prints!