I’d been toying with the idea of a set of signed, limited edition prints for a while but have held off. There were two things holding me back… the first was finding the time to scour through my photos, and put together a set that fitted nicely together and that I haven’t released before.
The second is that I’m always a bit nervous about signing. Anything. Cheques, letters, forms.
It’s not that I’m overly concerned for identity theft, it’s more that I’m utterly hopeless at doing my signature. I worry that I’ll put pen to paper and a completely unrecognisable squiggle will appear. I find I pause, take a deep breath and shut my eyes (maybe this is the problem) before I sign anything.
Anyway, I finally had the opportunity to peruse my catalogue of photographs, and a natural set of 5 very quickly came together. They’re all of waterways, and are quite striking photos (a couple of them are more bold and vivid than my usual style, and I love them!). Four of them are local Bristol scenes, and the fifth is from a trip to London, but is so gorgeous I couldn’t leave it out.
So all that was left was for me to get over my fear of signing.
All the mounts are numbered and signed, and the back of each photo is numbered & signed. That’s a lot of signing for someone with sign-apprehension.
I’ve kept my signature to the back of the photo, so the enjoyment of the image isn’t interrupted in any way.
Each photo has a limited run of just 25 copies in this size, and are 14″ x 11″ mounted (the photo size is just under 10″ x 7″). These are larger than my standard prints, and I have to admit I’m really pleased with the result.
These limited edition signed prints will be making their debut at the Ship Shape Craft Fair at the Colston Hall, Bristol on May 10th, 2015.
Following that, they’ll be available through my Etsy shop.
In related news, if you haven’t seen it already, check out my interview with the Ship Shape crew!