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ABOUT

 

THE SHOP

The shop was created to sell a collection of prints of my original work. 

I print them all by hand in the studio using the best possible archival materials.

 

I choose each paper and process depending on the image itself. As a result each picture is priced individually depending on its size, the paper and numbers in the edition.

You will find my original work along with catalogues on my main site here

 

 

 

THE PRINTS

I use different papers for different reproductions. Some of the prints are made on a beautiful hand made Japanese paper. This wonderful sheet has a soft, slightly textured surface which works well with some particular images. There is also a matt machine made Japanese paper that has a more consistent surface and I use this for photographs and prints of applied work that have a more uniform surface, like a pale sky for example.

 

Finally, for some pictures I use a bright white European heavyweight paper that is perfect when I want to get across a precise definition of colour. Beside each print in the shop there is information about the materials I have used.

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THE PRINT

I like making the prints and am interested in what makes a them a sense of physicality. This is of course achieved by the frameing and display, but is mostly about the paper and ink. The watercolours suit the process well, particularly when on a good heavy paper.

Sometimes these type of prints, known as ‘giclee’ or ‘inkjet’ are talked about as something perhaps inferior. There is plenty about this online but the fact is that these days the quality of printers, ink, and paper and 'know how' is so good that this is probably the most faithful way of printing work that has ever existed. The archival qualities are also now very good. 


It is also worth noting that  that in the world of photography which of course is still a main part of the practice, the inkjet prints are absolutely the accepted standard now. Of course platinum prints and C types still have their qualities and unique capacities to deliver an image, but for faithful, archival and seductive reproduction.. give me giclee every time.. 

THE LANDSCAPE

For the most part I work in an estuarine landscape on the east side of England where the tide floods every twelve hours, I am intrigued by the reassurance of the inevitability of that change. This is what I mean by having a ‘keen eye on landscape and how we hold ourselves within it’. There is more about the conceptual side of the work on the main HCW site here

 

It is pretty much the story of a journey from the springs upstream, into the woods, through the meadows, out into the creeks, across the marshes and out to the sea and skies beyond.

ORIGINAL WORK

You can find my current catalogues of original work on the main site here. Please contact me if you want to know more about the original work​. There is a newsletter you can sign up to for latest information about new work and exhibitions upcoming.

 

 ​You can follow on Instagram @harrycorywright and the shop on @the_hcw_shop

 

Many thanks

HCW

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