I am very excited that Botanique is finally becoming real. Botanique is my limited edition, handmade book of floral prints, partially funded by Kickstarter (thanks Kickstarter sponsors so much!). The iPhone photo below shows some of the first pages just off the printer. The translucent cover wrapper, printed on archival vellum is shown, along with two of the Unryu washi pull-outs that are in Botanique.
Botanique is a limited edition, handcrafted book of original botanical prints by legendary photographer and master printer Harold Davis. According to Popular Photo Magazine, “Harold Davis’ ethereal floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual.”
Botanique is strictly limited to an edition of twenty-five copies, plus five artist proof copies. Each book is hand-signed and numbered by the artist, and presented in an archival box suitable for display.
Botanique has been hand printed on an Epson 9900 StylusPro printer using archival Ultrachrome inks. Within the book there are twenty-one prints on archival substrates including archival vellum, Moenkopi Unryu Washi, Moenkopi Kozo Washi, Moab Slickrock pearlized metallic,and Colorado Fibergloss photographic paper. Each book is hand-cut, and hand-assembled in the artist’s studio. Bonus features include three foldout prints in over-sized panoramic format.
Each copy of Botanique ships with a signed 9″ X 12″ print of Harold Davis’ popular Red Poppies image, suitable for framing.
The first tier of five copies of Botanique has sold out at $500 each, we are now taking orders for numbers 6-10 at $750 each. Considering the number of prints in Botanique and how handsome the volume looks overall this is actually a great deal. Please contact the studio if you would like more information or to reserve a copy.
I’ll be posting more details and photos of an actual copy of Botanique in the next couple of days!