Diane Looking Down, 1976

Diane Looking Down, 1976

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I overlooked this photo of Diane Elizabeth for decades—never printing or publishing it until 2006.  I had the camera on a tripod preparing for some portraits and snapped this candid image while Diane thought I was still fooling around with the camera settings. It’s a rare image for me because I prefer making portraits with the subject fully present and engaged, looking directly into the camera. 

So, I ignored this image when I saw it on the contact sheet and continued ignoring it for another 30 years until we began searching for a composition that would square crop into a book cover with room for title text.  That’s when “Diane Looking Down (with Krishna and the Gopis)” struck me as both enigmatic and evocative, and became not only the book cover but the DVD case and the film poster—the symbolic figure of the project.

Prints are on Hahnemuhle heavyweight (315 gsm) 100% archival cotton “Photo Rag Baryta” paper, using archival inks and archival spray coating. They have a 200-year life expectancy before any deterioration of the print will be observed when stored, handled, and displayed under archival conditions.

What is often called “Gallery Wrap Canvas” is a fine art inkjet (Giclee) print on canvas, with printed edges to wrap around a wooden stretcher frame, like a painting. With canvas prints, your print image is still the same size, but given a "wrap effect" around the edges to account for the thickness of the stretcher. Canvas can be rolled and shipped with no effect to the print. Your local framing shop should be able to mount the canvas to stretchers at a fraction of the cost of traditional framing, making for an overall more economical way to get fine art on your wall. The canvas is printed to wrap around a 1-inch stretcher (1.5 inches on larger sizes). Specifications will be provided with your order. Feel free to contact us if you need guidance with your canvas order.

John prints, titles, dates, and signs all of his photos.

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