Ghost Orchid High – Platinum Palladium
The PBS program Wild Heart of Florida included a portion on the Ghost Orchid. That year there were only three Ghost Orchids in bloom and this one was the easiest to reach. It was twelve feet up in a tree! In order to photograph it, as well as film me photographing it, we had to take two twelve-foot ladders into the swamp: one for the videographer and one for me. I also took a thirteen-food tripod in and set it up. The image is called Ghost Orchid High because it was so high up in the tree. Each photo in the Platinum Palladium collection will be an exclusive edition of 15 and only available in 14×20” image size. What is Platinum-Palladium Photograph? Clyde sought to create heirloom-quality works. Platinum palladium prints are known to fine art collectors for their beauty, archival permanence, and unique, one-of-a-kind print statement. Platinum-palladium prints date back to the 1850s and are one of the earliest and most stable methods of photographic printmaking. Like gold, but far rarer, platinum and palladium are incredibly stable elements. The platinum and palladium are mixed one drop at a time, creating a solution that results in a UV sensitive emulsion. The emulsion is brushed on to Arches Platine 310g high quality, archival art paper. Hand coating means that each print will be unique. After the paper is coated with the solution, it is allowed to dry, then exposed to UV light, and developed. Archival materials and standards are maintained in every aspect of the process. Ordering options: Print only, matted print (conservation hinged mounted and matted with a bright white 8ply archival mat) or framed with a natural maple wood frame with 98% UV filtering plexiglass. Any questions? Please give us a call (941) 486-0811.