Hi and thanks for visiting my web site. I am a photographer, sound engineer, musician, archery instructor and occasional carpenter. Living in the north west of Ireland a multi skilled approach to life can be very useful!
During 2012 I was asked by a local artist to photograph some of his work for submission to an Art Gallery. At the time I knew very little about this particular area of photography but had just enough skill and gear to produce an acceptable result. More importantly I learned that I enjoyed working with artists and seeing their work!
Since then I have researched and developed the very technical skills required for this specialisation along with investments in suitable equipment. I now offer fully colour calibrated workflow with a high degree of efficiency.
What does that mean for you the artist?
Confidence that the photographs produced will be as close a match as possible too your original work.
An efficient and cost effective service with good turnaround times. Files are normally available to download from this website on the same day of shooting. Files are supplied in multiple formats and sizes to suit your individual requirements.
Using double polarisation techniques I can shoot through glass when art is already framed.
With a vacuum easel I can photograph unmounted flat art up to a size just under 8' by 4'. (2.4 by 1.2 metres)
In the main area for mounted work I can manage up to 8' square. But if your work is too big too transport to my studio I can bring my studio to yours.
How much does this service cost?
Cost per piece varies depending on; size variation between pieces, if there are any technical challenges in the piece itself and if shoot is for catalogue and web use or for large format reproduction printing.
A recent 10 piece flat art shoot lasted 1.5 hours from recieving the artwork to images delivered via this website at catalogue sizes. This is a guide only due to the varying technical demands different styles and pigments can require.
Studio cost is currently €50 per hour including vat, minimum booking is one hour.
Best regards, Dickon Whitehead
For any questions or to book your session call (087)2359879.