Printing on Hahnemuhle

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Thomas Grubba asked The Image Flow to print his photographs of York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Britain, for a group show, Oakland and Beyond: Sense of Place, at Photo Gallery Oakland in April.

Stuart and Matt consulted with Thomas on selecting a paper. They wanted a broad contrast range and a warm, off-white base to really make the highlights pop and accentuate the tonal range in his images. They chose Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl. The prints turned out beautifully!

“I have always been fascinated by the structures humans create, particularly those pertaining to home, religion and industry,” said Thomas. “These images were made at York Minster while on holiday in 2012. The minster is the second largest in England and one of the finest examples of English Gothic architecture from the Early English to Perpendicular period. What interested me most about the Minster was the multitude of layers, those of human history and the architectural chiaroscuro.”

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