14. East Hampton, NY. 1998. (Sammy at the beach)- Elliott Erwitt Print – Magnum Photos

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14. East Hampton, NY. 1998. (Sammy at the beach)

On Platinum Prints:

Platinum printing was an alternative photographic process considered a high art form in the Belle Époque that is now making a comeback–in a larger format than previously possible–to make beautiful collectors’ pieces of great value.

There are several attractions to printing in platinum. Platinum is one of the most stable elements in the universe–photographic platinum prints will not deteriorate for as long as the paper itself lasts (which can be thousands of years). Platinum has the most even tonal response in nature, avoiding distortions and shadows in the images. What’s more, when printed, platinum has a matte beauty to it, adding a luminous effect to the final print. Platinum’s inherent worth adds further value to these prints. Finally, printing in platinum is safer than the traditional silver-halide process, both for the health of the printer and for the environment.

“The whole thing about analog is mastering the process,” says Gabe Greenberg, digital printing expert. “It’s an art. … The idea of being able to produce beautiful platinum prints is a wonderful thing for people experienced in the old craft of analog photography and who still love the hand-coated processes.”

The first prints in this series were produced in May of 2010 with the help of a specialist printmaker and digital printing expert. Erwitt added more images to this series in 2013.

Additional insight can be found in this short video, Large Format Photo Negatives: The Story of a Platinum Print

For additional information, please contact Chelsea Jacob, or the Magnum Shop

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Christina Vatsella
christina.vatsella@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.

One of 19 platinum prints, assembled for the first time together on the Magnum Shop. Included in this collection are several of Erwitt’s most iconic images, spanning six decades of his extensive career.


14. East Hampton, NY. 1998. (Sammy at the beach)

On Platinum Prints:

Platinum printing was an alternative photographic process considered a high art form in the Belle Époque that is now making a comeback–in a larger format than previously possible–to make beautiful collectors’ pieces of great value.

There are several attractions to printing in platinum. Platinum is one of the most stable elements in the universe–photographic platinum prints will not deteriorate for as long as the paper itself lasts (which can be thousands of years). Platinum has the most even tonal response in nature, avoiding distortions and shadows in the images. What’s more, when printed, platinum has a matte beauty to it, adding a luminous effect to the final print. Platinum’s inherent worth adds further value to these prints. Finally, printing in platinum is safer than the traditional silver-halide process, both for the health of the printer and for the environment.

“The whole thing about analog is mastering the process,” says Gabe Greenberg, digital printing expert. “It’s an art. … The idea of being able to produce beautiful platinum prints is a wonderful thing for people experienced in the old craft of analog photography and who still love the hand-coated processes.”

The first prints in this series were produced in May of 2010 with the help of a specialist printmaker and digital printing expert. Erwitt added more images to this series in 2013.

Additional insight can be found in this short video, Large Format Photo Negatives: The Story of a Platinum Print

For additional information, please contact Chelsea Jacob, or the Magnum Shop

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON & NEW YORK
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Christina Vatsella
christina.vatsella@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.