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Classic Harold Davis Prints

We are offering four prints of my most iconic images at a very special price. Each print is hand-crafted in my studio using archival inks, hand-signed using acid-free ink by yours truly, and printed on archival Moab Juniper Baryta Rag 305 gsm. Your choice of print is $250 (including shipping within the continental United States). This represents a substantial discount (roughly 75%) compared to our standard retail pricing by way of thanks for buying directly from the artist (that would be me!). The quartet of four Harold Davis prints can be yours (for a nice additional discount) at $795 for all four.

Please also keep our art editions in mind: We have limited hand-made copies of our acclaimed Botanique and the Kumano Kodo portfolio available!

Harold Davis-Iconic Prints
Some details: Click here to learn more about Harold Davis printsAlone I Stand and Road Less Traveled are printed roughly 11″ X 14″. Camellia and Nautilus on Black are printed roughly 12″ X 12″. More about the images below. Each print is $250 including shipping within the continental United States (contact us for international shipping costs), or $795 for all four including shipping. California residents add sales tax.

Placing a print order: To place a print order, send us an email or contact us by phone. We accept checks, credit cards (MC and Visa), and Paypal.

About Alone I Stand

A book contract brought me back to Yosemite Valley for several successive winters. Exploring the valley floor following a massive snowstorm, I found this indomitable old tree standing tall against the weather in Leidig Meadow. Mindful of the great artistic and photographic heritage of art depicted Yosemite, as I created this image I kept the heroic paintings of Albert Beirstadt in mind—as Beirstadt’s romantic view of Westward expansion echoed the theme of the ancient but indomitable tree standing tall against the weather.

Alone I Stand © Harold Davis

Alone I Stand © Harold Davis

About Camellia

Photographing this image of an almost perfectly symmetrical Camellia Japonica was a controlled exercise in using a bracketed sequence of photos to build up a low-key image, starting from the darkest image. Technical concerns aside, as an artist my goal was to create a feeling of softness that enhanced and complemented the gradual shade into darkness, bringing out the sensuality of this gorgeous flower.

Camellia Japonica © Harold Davis

Camellia Japonica © Harold Davis

About Road Less Traveled

In his famous poem, Robert Frost wrote about two diverging roads, and about taking the one less traveled. The Green Dragon Buddhist Monastery nestles under the bluffs on the north side of the Marin Headlands, California. Departing after a retreat from the Monastery, I looked back at the road and saw two paths, one less traveled. Considering my own life as an artist belonging but apart from the society around me, I realized that my path would always be one that is less traveled. My way would be different, and not for the faint of heart. With these thoughts, I composed my image, and made my photo.

Road Less Traveled by Harold Davis

Road Less Traveled © Harold Davis

About Nautilus on Black

This image of a cross-section of a Nautilus shell represents to me the symmetry and order that can be found in the heart of nature, which paradoxically combines order and disorder in a most anarchic but orderly way. In the imperfection of the world lies its perfection, perhaps nowhere better exemplified than in the famous Nautilus spiral.

Nautilus by Harold Davis

Nautilus on Black © Harold Davis

Special Print Offer: Harold Davis Iconic Images

It’s time for holiday giving—or for a great present for yourself! We are offering four prints of my most iconic images. Each print is hand-crafted in my studio using archival inks, hand-signed using acid-free ink by yours truly, and printed on archival Moab Juniper Baryta Rag 305 gsm. Your choice of print is $250 (including shipping within the continental United States). This represents a substantial discount (roughly 75%) compared to our standard retail pricing by way of thanks for buying directly from the artist (that would be me!). The quartet of four Harold Davis prints can be yours (for a nice additional discount) at $795 for all four.

Harold Davis-Iconic Prints
Some details: Click here to learn more about Harold Davis printsAlone I Stand and Road Less Traveled are printed roughly 11″ X 14″. Camellia and Nautilus on Black are printed roughly 12″ X 12″. More about the images below. Each print is $250 including shipping within the continental United States (contact us for international shipping costs), or $795 for all four including shipping. California residents add sales tax. Place orders no later than December 1, 2015 for Christmas delivery.

About Juniper Baryta Rag: Juniper Baryta Rag 305 by Moab Paper is a 100% cotton, true baryta (barium sulfate) fiber paper that offers the density of a traditional darkroom FB-type paper to hold detail in the deep blacks of the shadow regions, while producing natural white highlights that’s enhanced with a slight fiber glossy surface texture.

This double-weight coated inkjet fine art paper embraces the unique charm of silver halide by using state-of-the-art coating technology to bring a new method to an old tradition. It even smells like old-fashioned darkroom paper and reminds me of the chemical days!

Placing a print order: To place a print order, send us an email or contact us by phone. We accept checks, credit cards (MC and Visa), and Paypal.

About Alone I Stand

A book contract brought me back to Yosemite Valley for several successive winters. Exploring the valley floor following a massive snowstorm, I found this indomitable old tree standing tall against the weather in Leidig Meadow. Mindful of the great artistic and photographic heritage of art depicted Yosemite, as I created this image I kept the heroic paintings of Albert Beirstadt in mind—as Beirstadt’s romantic view of Westward expansion echoed the theme of the ancient but indomitable tree standing tall against the weather.

Alone I Stand © Harold Davis

Alone I Stand © Harold Davis

About Camellia

Photographing this image of an almost perfectly symmetrical Camellia Japonica was a controlled exercise in using a bracketed sequence of photos to build up a low-key image, starting from the darkest image. Technical concerns aside, as an artist my goal was to create a feeling of softness that enhanced and complemented the gradual shade into darkness, bringing out the sensuality of this gorgeous flower.

Camellia Japonica © Harold Davis

Camellia Japonica © Harold Davis

About Road Less Traveled

In his famous poem, Robert Frost wrote about two diverging roads, and about taking the one less traveled. The Green Dragon Buddhist Monastery nestles under the bluffs on the north side of the Marin Headlands, California. Departing after a retreat from the Monastery, I looked back at the road and saw two paths, one less traveled. Considering my own life as an artist belonging but apart from the society around me, I realized that my path would always be one that is less traveled. My way would be different, and not for the faint of heart. With these thoughts, I composed my image, and made my photo.

Road Less Traveled by Harold Davis

Road Less Traveled © Harold Davis

About Nautilus on Black

This image of a cross-section of a Nautilus shell represents to me the symmetry and order that can be found in the heart of nature, which paradoxically combines order and disorder in a most anarchic but orderly way. In the imperfection of the world lies its perfection, perhaps nowhere better exemplified than in the famous Nautilus spiral.

Nautilus by Harold Davis

Nautilus on Black © Harold Davis

Special Print Offer: Kiss from a Rose

Special Print Offer: Kiss from a Rose by Harold Davis on Moab Juniper Baryta

I am offering a limited-time print special: my Kiss from a Rose, shown below, printed at roughly 11″ X 14″ on Moab Paper’s wonderful new Juniper Baryta. The price for the print is $250.00, which is a fraction of our normal studio retail print pricing.

Kiss from a Rose © Harold Davis

Kiss from a Rose © Harold Davis

The fine print: California residents add sales tax; shipping within the continental Unites States is $25; offer subject to withdrawal if we feel like it; contact us by phone or email with questions or to place an order; payment accepted via cash, check, or credit card.

Kiss from a Rose is my image most often mistaken for a Georgia O’Keeffe painting; also see When is a Harold Davis rose a Georgia O’Keeffe?

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Harold Davis Photo wrongly attributed as Georgia O’Keeffe painting; special print offer

I am always amused, flattered, and slightly aghast when one of my photos turns up as a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. This happens most often with Kiss from a Rose (shown below). What brings this to mind is a review GEORGIA O’KEEFFE, MOTHER OF AMERICAN MODERNISM: LINE, COLOR, COMPOSITION MAY 8 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 of the current exhibition at the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico brought to light by a routine Pixsy scan of the web. My image is the second reproduced in the review, under the text “A brilliant colorist, O’Keeffe created strong, vibrant works with colors that glow with energy and vitality.”

Kiss from a Rose © Harold Davis

Kiss from a Rose © Harold Davis

In honor of this bone-headed confusion, I am offering a print special of my Kiss from a Rose, printed at roughly 11″ X 14″ on Moab Paper’s wonderful new Juniper Baryta. The price for the print is $250.00, which is a fraction of our normal studio retail print pricing.

The fine print: California residents add sales tax; shipping within the continental Unites States is $25; offer subject to withdrawal if we feel like it; contact us by phone or email with questions or to place an order; payment accepted via cash, check, or credit card.

Related story: When is a Harold Davis rose a Georgia O’Keeffe?

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2015 Special Harold Davis Print Offer

From time to time I like to offer my prints at a special price so they are more affordable. This is the first special print offer of 2015. Please take your choice of the three 11″ X 14″prints below for $195.00 each (for your reference, my 11″ X 14″ prints are currently priced at $1,000; click here to see our current print price list).

Each of these images is one of my personal favorites from my recent work. Prints are made with artisinal care in my studio on the paper indicated to go with the image, and each one is personally hand-signed. Click here to learn more about my prints.

If you’d like all three prints to start a “Harold Davis collection” (and for additional savings), the price for all three prints is only $495.00.

Tulips on White © Harold Davis

Tulips on White © Harold Davis Printed on Moab Lasal Exhibition Luster

Waves Long Exposure 5 © Harold Davis

Waves 5 © Harold Davis Printed on Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl

Lamentation © Harold Davis

Lamentation © Harold Davis Printed on Moab Slickrock Silver

Note: Shipping and applicable sales tax (CA residents) additional. A Certificate of Authenticity available on request. We accept credit cards and checks. Please contact my studio to order your print. This offer is good for a limited time only.

Yosemite View—Special Print Offer

For a limited time only we are making available an archival pigment print of my dramatic monochromatic image of Yosemite (shown below) at a very special price. You can learn more about this print, or take advantage of this special offer, on our Special Print Offer page. This print would help to make any room look attractive or make an exquisite holiday gift.

Yosemite View

Photographing during a clearing winter storm in Yosemite, I worked hard to find a slightly different angle to frame the marvelous vista that opened before me. It was hard to see this view without thinking of the sumptuous Ansel Adams photography of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains, so naturally I wanted to create a photo that could be successfully converted to black and white.

To achieve this goal, I knew that I would need to have a sense of crispness across the entire image. This meant that I would need maximum depth-of-field. So I stopped my camera all the way down to f/22 and used a wide angle setting to achieve as much depth-of-field as possible.

Yosemite View appears in Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques on pages 118-119 and will be on the cover of a Classic California postcard book and a 2013 wall calendar.

The image makes a lucious pigment print on 11″ X 17″ Hahnemule FineArt Baryta 325gsm paper. Here’s more information about the special offer for the Yosemite View print—you can also see more of my prints for sale here.

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Go van Gogh: August print offer from Harold Davis

Go van Gogh is an unusual image of a sunflower in the swirling style of Vincent van Gogh presented against a starry night sky. The image makes a great large print on 20″ X 17″ paper. Go van Gogh is presented on pages 168-169 of my upcoming new book from Focal Press, Photographing Flowers.

You can purchase an original print of Go van Gogh by Harold Davis for the special price of $125.00. The normal price for this print is $300.00. This offer is for the month of August, 2011.

Special Bonus Offer:

The first five folks who buy the Go van Gogh print will receive a free autographed copy of Photographing Flowers when it is available in October. The book normally costs $29.95 and features glorious floral photography and the techniques used to create the images.

Go van Gogh

Purchase Go van Gogh by Harold Davis for $125.00. The normal price for this print is $300.00. This special offer is for the month of August, 2011.





Here’s what people say about their Harold Davis print:

  • “Your Poppies print arrived today in perfect condition. Thank you for all the care you took to wrap and ship it so carefully. I cannot wait to frame it and hang it in my living room. This photo just speaks to me……”
    —Ilene Hertz, San Jose, California
  • “The print has arrived safely. And it’s gorgeous! My coworkers are in awe.”
    —Sharry Lee Gregory, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • “The Cherry Branch print arrived in excellent condition – it’s beautiful! Thanks for all the care you took with it, your family does great work!”
    —Rachael Fogal, Anchorage, Alaska

About Harold Davis prints:

When you buy a print made in my studio, it is gicl&#233e printed by hand with tender, loving care. Every print comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.

My prints are unconditionally warrantied. I stand by my work. I want you to be completely ecstatic.
If you are not satisfied with your print in any way or for any reason, please return it in as-new condition within one year for a no-questions-asked refund or exchange.

More about the Go van Gogh print:

Go van Gogh is gicl&#233e printed on 325 gsm acid-free, archival Epson Exhibition Fiber paper. Each print is individually made with a great deal of care using the best archival materials. Even the ink I use to sign my prints is acid free.

The actual image size of the print is somewhat smaller than the full paper size. This allows for my hand signature and overmatting when you frame the piece.

The price of this print includes careful, custom packing and insured Fedex ground shipping within the continental United States. (Please contact me for shipping costs to Alaska, Hawaii, or internationally.)

What will your Harold Davis print be worth 50 years from now?

Help support a living artist! I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but consider that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could
have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens&#151or hundreds&#151of thousands of dollarsat auction today.

Framing your Harold Davis print:

Many people have asked me about framing their Harold Davis print. I always recommend archival framing using acid-free materials and glass that provides UV protection. Note that we do not provide framing services. I am a photographer and artist, not a framer. I want you to work with a professional framer to make your own choices depending on where you will hang my print&#151and I don’t want to build a hidden markup into what I would have to charge for framing.

Have any questions?

If you have any questions about this print&#151or anything photographic for that matter&#151please email me (harold [at] photoblog2.com) or give me a call at 510.528.9977.

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Bi-Monthly Print of the Month

Our June and July, 2011 offering is Following the Path. This unusual high dynamic range image of a country road in late afternoon light suggests the possiblities ahead if one thinks positively. The image makes a great print and is printed large on 17″ X 22″ paper. With its overall lively tones it will add an inspirational, light, and festive air to almost any room.

Following the Path

Following the Path is made by hand and giclee printed with tender, loving care in my studio on 325 gsm Epson archival Exhibition Fiber paper. This print is available only in a limited edition of twenty prints that will be signed and numbered, guaranteeing the unique characteristics of owning this work of art.

The special price for this archival print is $195.00. The normal retail price is $450.00, but you can save money and help support a living artist by buying directly from us.

Here’s the link for ordering your print in the Following the Path edition, and for more information about shipping and our discounted direct-from-artist print program. Purchase Following the Path now.

I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but consider that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction today.

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Following the Path: Print of the Month

Our June and July, 2011 offering is Following the Path. This unusual high dynamic range image of a country road in late afternoon light suggests the possiblities ahead if one thinks positively. The image makes a great print and is printed large on 17″ X 22″ paper. With its overall lively tones it will add an inspirational, light, and festive air to almost any room.

Following the Path

Following the Path is made by hand and giclee printed with tender, loving care in my studio on 325 gsm Epson archival Exhibition Fiber paper. This print is available only in a limited edition of twenty prints that will be signed and numbered, guaranteeing the unique characteristics of owning this work of art.

The special price for this archival print is $195.00. The normal retail price is $450.00, but you can save money and help support a living artist by buying directly from us.

Here’s the link for ordering your print in the Following the Path edition, and for more information about shipping and our discounted direct-from-artist print program. Purchase Following the Path now.

I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but consider that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction today.

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Print of the Month: Cherry Branch on White

Our May, 2011 offering is Cherry Branch on White. This unusual high-key image of a cherry branch in full bloom is one of our most popular prints. The image is printed large on 17″ X 22″ paper. With its overall white and cherry tones it will add a light and festive air to almost any room.

Note: The actual image size is somewhat smaller, allowing for my hand signature and overmatting when you frame the piece.

Cherry Blossom on White is made by hand and giclee printed with tender, loving care in my studio on 325 gsm Epson archival Exhibition Fiber paper. This popular image is published in The Photoshop Darkroom (Focal Press) and Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley).

My normal, retail price for this archival print is $450.00. For the months of April and May, 2011, I am offering Cherry Branch on White for the very special price of $195.00. This includes careful, custom packing and insured Fedex ground shipping within the United States. (For orders outside of the United States, please contact me for shipping costs.)

Cherry Blossom on White

Purchase Cherry Blossom on White for the special Harold Davis Print of the Month price of $195.00





Cherry Blossom on White shows a vibrant cherry branch placed against a brighjt white background. I photographed the branch for a high-key effect using my hand-HDR technique explained in The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press)and in Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley). This print will look gourgeous in a wood frame, and will transform any room with its glowing yet subtle colors. Here’s the blog story I wrote about Cherry Branch on White.

We make our prints with a great deal of care with the best archival standards. Even the ink I use to sign our prints is acid free.

I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but consider that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction today.

If you have any questions about this print&#151or anything photographic for that matter&#151please email me (harold [at] photoblog2.com) or give me a call at 510.528.9977.

So I missed the boat in April…what with travel, photography, assignments, books, and four kids with two working parents I just didn’t get around to posting a print of the month. Herewith, making up for my omission, and available at a special price for the rest of April and all of May, I am pleased to offer you one of my favorite and most popular prints, Cherry Branch on White.

By the way, we’ve decided to offer the previous three month’s prints, Poppies, Stars My Destination, and Trees in the Fog, at the discounted price ($195) through the end of April—as of May 1, 2011 the price on these prints will go back up to the normal retail of $450.00.

Print of the Month: Poppies

Our March, 2011 offering is Poppies. In our neck of the woods, poppies are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring. So we feel it is appropriate to offer this lush and romantic image, printed large on 17″ X 22″ paper. Note: The actual image size is somewhat smaller, allowing for my hand signature and overmatting when you frame the piece.

Poppies is made by hand and giclee printed with tender, loving care in my studio on 325 gsm Epson archival Exhibition Fiber paper. This popular image is published in The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press).

My normal, retail price for this archival print is $450.00. For the month of March, 2011, I am offering Poppies for the very special price of $195.00. This includes careful, custom packing and insured Fedex ground shipping within the United States. (For orders outside of the United States, please contact me for shipping costs.)

Poppies

Purchase Poppies for the special Harold Davis Print of the Month price of $195.00





Poppies shows a bouquet of Papaver rhoeas. These flowers were grown in my garden. I photographed the bouquet for transparency using my hand-HDR technique explained in The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press)and in Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley). This print will look gourgeous in a wood frame, and will transform any room with its glowing yet subtle colors. Here’s the blog story I wrote about Poppies.

We make our prints with a great deal of care with the best archival standards. Even the ink I use to sign our prints is acid free.

I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but consider that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction today.

If you have any questions about this print&#151or anything photographic for that matter&#151please email me (harold [at] photoblog2.com) or give me a call at 510.528.9977.

For those who’ve asked me: If you are interested in the February print Stars My Destination, it is still available while we have some on hand.

Harold Davis Print of the Month

For 2011, we’re offering something new. Each month we’ll be presenting a very special archival print at a special price. If you’ve wanted to own an original print of my work, then each month you will have the opportunity to purchase one of my best images. At the same time, you’ll be benefiting a living artist and helping me to continue my work.

I’m not comparing myself with the great masters of photography, but it is worth noting that during the many years that Edward Weston and Ansel Adams were active, you could have bought one of their prints for a few hundred dollars (at most). These prints sell for tens of thousands of dollars at auction today.

Our January Harold Davis Print of the Month is Trees in the Fog (shown above). Trees in the Fog is made by hand and giclee printed with tender, loving care in my studio on 325 gsm Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta 100% a-Cellulose paper. This popular image has appeared in Creative Night (Wiley) and on the cover of Creative Black & White (Wiley).

My normal, retail price for this archival print is $450.00. For the month of January, 2011, I am offering Trees in the Fog for $195.00. This includes careful, custom packing and insured Fedex ground shipping within the United States. (For orders outside of the United States, please contact me for shipping costs.)

You can read more about the image, the print, and the special offer by following this link.

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