Sunrise at Lake 5, John Muir Wilderness (62" by 32" framed, un-glazed) (sold)
Fishing Boat, Ninilchick, AK (42" by 34", framed & glazed)
Paul's prints have been sold to collectors all over the world, including an entire small works show to a collector in Moscow. They can also be seen in select locations closer to home, including some CEO's offices and Cedars Sinia Hospital's juried collection. Moreover, they can be seen and purchased in large or smaller, easily transported versions from Gallery Los Olivos.
As noted in a review of one of Paul's shows by a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, "Having made silver prints myself for the last 30 years, I know what a good silver print looks like ... But what really grabbed my attention were his carbon prints. They are absolutely incredible images, some of the best I've ever seen - anywhere. They possess a range of subtle and delicate tonalities not often seen in even the best silver/fiber prints. They have rich, deep, powerful blacks and a level of detail in the shadows that are seldom seen in any print, be it silver of carbon. They all have very fine and sharp detail in both highlight and shadow that does not diminish when one takes a close, "in my face" look. There were no "dots in the highlights," no noise in the shadows, no artifacts, no imperfections of any kind. They were quit simply, perfect in my humble opinion."
The problem with even the best inkjet printers was and remains that they are oriented to color printing. Making a neutral B&W print from color pigments is not a good idea. Even if one can get the image neutral, it will not stay that way because of differential fading of the color pigments. Thus Paul, working with the founder of MIS Associates, searched for the best carbon pigments that could be used for inkjet printing. The carbon-carbon bond is the strongest in nature, and carbon pigments have been used for printing for thousands of years. Using these carbon pigments in various dilutions, prints made with Paulís inskets are not only very smooth, but have also been found by a third party testing company to be many times more lightfast than the prints made with the commercial inksets. They are also more lighfast and archival than the silver print. Moreover, the cost of Paulís carbon inksets can be as little as 1% that of retail ink in small cartridges -- for those dedicated B&W photographers/printers who are willing to do the work needed to mix the inks.
Every inkset formula Paul has developed is made available in a totally open-source manner; all are detailed in the many PDFs Paul publishes on his webpages. ďPhotography has been such an important part of my life and psyche, that I want to help others reap those same rewards. I develop new approaches for my own use, and it costs me nothing to share the results of my efforts with others. Itís a labor of love that I donít do for profit. The most important rewards are psychological.Ē
Paul notes, regarding editions: "In general, I do not sell in large volumes. As such, limits are a moot point, and I usually sell without regard to such. Also, because each print is made one at a time by me, and usually with some changes from the last time it was printed and sold, each print larger than 11x14 inches is unique in some respect.
"Nevertheless, Some large canvas panoramas sold at the Sept.2017 show were limited to 5 prints each. Some glazed non-panorama canvas prints behind glass were limited to 10 prints each."