Hi folks. As some of you know, I love to print. I've participated in monthly print exchanges since 2004. I now coordinate monthly B&W and bi-monthly Color print exchanges. I really enjoy printing, viewing prints and sharing my prints with others....possibly even more than I enjoy actually taking photographs these days.
However, there's no getting around the fact that 40 years after I took my first photograph, I am just an amateur photographer. I've only sold one print in my entire life....which happened to be the first print I ever submitted to a juried photography exhibit (the 2006 All Alaska Rarefied Light Photography Exhibit) and it was a complete surprise to me. I've subsequently been fortunate enough to have two additional prints accepted in the annual Alaska (AK) RL exhibit (2007 and 2008). I didn't have the nerve to enter the 2009 and 2010 exhibits....I figured that "three strikes and you're out" might also work the other way.
As you know, I tend to ramble on, but I will try to get to the point now. I'm offering to anyone who might be interested, each of my three Alaska Rarefield Light prints from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 exhibits in 8.5x11 inch size, printed on my choice of a Baryta type paper (most likely Ilford Gold Fibre Silk, using my Epson 3880) for the following prices, which will include USPS Priority Mail postage in the Letter size Flat Rate envelope (US only):
1 print of your choice: $15
2 prints of your choice: $20
All 3 prints: $25
My pricing rationale is as follows: $5 for a single USPS Flat Rate envelope postage, $5 for my time to assemble and mail a set of prints (whether 1, 2 or 3 prints doesn't matter), $5 per print for materials. Payment via Paypal only to bensonga-at-gci-dot-net.
Obviously, I'm not in this to make money. I enjoy printing and would like to share a few of my prints with the folks I've come to know here at GetDPI, just as I share my prints with participants in the monthly print exchanges. With six months of an Alaska winter just around the corner (it snowed here last weekend), prime printing season is about to begin for me. If you do order a print or two (or three), please be patient with me re delivery dates...I will be fitting this into my work schedule etc. ...but I will do my best to mail prints within two weeks of the order date (if there are any orders).
Here are the three images I am offering to print for you:
2006 AK RL print: Ship Creek, Alaska, Large Grey Tank (Canon D60, digital)
2007 AK RL print: Minneapolis Diner No Smoking Section (Graphic View 4x5, film)
2008 AK RL print: Anchorage Skyline from Ship Creek Junk Yard (Hasselblad 501CM, film)
If you would like to know more about these images, I will be happy to provide the "back story". Surprisingly enough, the one print here which received the most attention, including a write up in the local newspaper, was the 2008 image of the Anchorage skyline....not the usual scenic photo from Alaska. I was pleased, because now, when my wife says "Why do you take pictures of that junk?", I can just pull out the clipping from the Anchorage Daily News.
I hope you enjoy the images and I look forward to sharing my prints with some of you here at GetDPI.
All the best,
Eagle River, Alaska