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Pandemic Print Pricing Ending Shortly

Our special pandemic print pricing ends May 1, 2021. Please place orders for “Pandemic Prints” (at the special price) by Saturday, May 1, 2021! After Saturday, we will fulfill the outstanding pandemic print orders at the special price, but my print pricing will return to normal for new orders.

Thank you for your support during these turbulent times.

Papaver on Fire © Harold Davis

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Monochromatic Visions Portfolio: Video

Monochromatic Visions is a limited edition portfolio of twelve black & white prints. You can find out more about Monochromatic Visions, including current edition and pricing information, by clicking here.

Can’t view this video? Check it out on YouTube. Click here for more information about our artist books and portfolios.

Monochromatic Visions Portfolio

We’re pleased to be able to offer my Monochromatic Visions Portfolio at a still fairly affordable price ($1200). There are only two portfolios left at this price.

Monochromatic Visions portfolio by Harold Davis

Monochromatic Visions portfolio © Harold Davis

The twelve images in the portfolio are shown above, and the actual prints curing from a portfolio we sold to a very nice collector over the summer are shown below.

Monochromatic Visions Portfolio prints © Harold Davis

Monochromatic Visions Portfolio prints © Harold Davis

Please contact us with questions, or if you are interested in acquiring one of these portfolios!

Also posted in Monochrome

Pandemic Print Pricing Offer Still Applies

I’d like to remind potential print collectors that we are still offering a “pandemic” print special (please click the link for the details of our specially-priced offer). I am optimistic and hopeful that widespread vaccination will end the pandemic this spring. Returning to a new normal will mean an end to our pandemic print special. So if collecting one of my prints at a very special price interests you, please don’t delay!

During the pandemic, it has been great to be able to put my work in tangible form in the hands of collectors at an affordable price, and great when I hear from a discerning print recipient (as I did the other day): “Thanks Harold for the print. It is deliciously delicate and I love it!” Another collector writes “[Our print is] so beautiful and we will enjoy it in our home. We knew it would be wonderful, but this far exceeds what we imagined.”

It is worth pointing out that pandemic print special applies to almost all of my images. The choice of image is yours, and I will try to match the image with the best paper to make the most graceful and beautiful print possible!

Peonies mon Amour © Harold Davis, shown on washi with ink stamp

Announcing new Homage to Blossfeldt limited edition prints

We’re pleased to announce a new series of eight limited edition Harold Davis prints in homage to the great botanical photographic artist Karl Blossfeldt, now available for sale on Saatchi Art. Click here for the collection of Homage to Blossfeldt prints, and here for Harold’s Saatchi Art page.

Queen Anne's Lace © Harold Davis

Queen Anne’s Lace © Harold Davis

There are eight images in the series, with five number prints for each image in the edition. Here are some specifics for Queen Anne’s Lace:

“Queen Anne’s Lace” is a fine art archival photograph created in the Harold Davis Studio. This artisanal limited edition print is hand signed and numbered. The mode and style of this print was inspired by the great botanical artist Karl Blossfeldt.

Queen Anne’s Lace comprises five seed-flower heads of the species Daucus carota which is related to the wild carrot. The artist placed the flower heads on a back-illuminated light box and photographed the ensemble using a special multi-capture technique. He then inverted the image so that the flower heads appear on black, and applied a Blossfeldt effect to create an image that is at once exciting, serene, and moving.

This richly detailed photograph is printed on archival 100% cotton Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm using archival UltraChrome wide-color gamut inks.

The print is shipped flat in its own custom presentation folder, protected with a vellum overlay. A Harold Davis Studio certificate of authenticity is included with the print.

Please note that the paper size for this limited edition fine-art print is 32″ W x 24″ H. I have printed this work in my studio to be attractive on the paper with a nice border. The actual image size is 23″ W x 16″ H.

Tulip Petal Detail after Blossfeldt © Harold Davis

Related stories: Tulip Petal Detail after Blossfeldt; Special Pandemic Prints.

Also posted in Monochrome

Special Pandemic Prints

I’d like to remind potential print collectors that we are still offering a “pandemic” print special (please click the link for the details of our offer). Of course, we are hoping for respite from the pandemic as soon as possible, and for things to go back to normal. And, inevitably, normal will mean an end to our pandemic print special.

But until then, it is great to be able to put my work in tangible form in the hands of collectors at an affordable price, and great when I hear from a discerning print recipient (as I did the other day): “Thanks Harold for the print. It is deliciously delicate and I love it!” Another collector writes “[Our print is] so beautiful and we will enjoy it in our home. We knew it would be wonderful, but this far exceeds what we imagined.”

It is worth pointing out that pandemic print special applies to almost all of my images. The choice of image is yours, and I will try to match the image with the best paper to make the most graceful and beautiful print possible!

Print of ‘Sunflower X-Ray’ © Harold Davis

Special Pandemic Print Pricing

I have been asked a number of times about special print pricing during the pandemic, and have already made prints available on reduced terms to several collectors. I am particularly happy when one of my prints goes to another artist, or to someone who loves photography.

We’ve decided to generally extend a pandemic print-pricing offer. Most of my images are available as prints.

So here’s the deal: Prints are $200 each plus shipping ($25 domestically, $50 internationally). In addition:

  • These are top-quality, handmade prints on premium paper that I personally sign
  • Exterior paper dimensions approximately 11″ X 14″ (or 12″ X 12″ if the image is square)
  • U.S. residents add California sales tax ($18)
  • Payment is in advance by Paypal, credit card, or check
  • These prints are intended for retail customers only (click here for my normal print-price schedule, and for information about other print sizes)
  • Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time

Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like to buy a print.

Lady Pink Apple Slices with Lemons © Harold Davis

Lady Pink Apple Slices with Lemons © Harold Davis

Also posted in Fruits and Veggis on Light Box

Print Sold: Sunflower X-Ray

Here’s a snapshot of a recently sold print of my black & white Sunflower X-Ray, hand printed on Moab Juniper Baryta paper. The border of the print looks a bit gray in this capture, but it is actually white!

Print of ‘Sunflower X-Ray’ © Harold Davis

Also posted in Flowers, X-Ray

Special Print Offer: A Quartet of Giverny Prints by Harold Davis

We are offering for a limited time your choice of one these four photographs by Harold Davis of Claude Monet’s legendary Garden at Giverny, France at a very special price. They are Giverny Afternoon, Flowers at Giverny, Giverny (Bridge), and Red Tulip, Giverny. The images are shown below.

Each print is on 13″ X 17″ paper (the image size is a slightly less than the paper size), hand printed in my studio on wonderful Moab Juniper Baryta extra premium photographic paper, and personally signed by me.

Your print of choice is $295, approximately a 75% discount from our normal retail price for a print of this size of $1,200. $30 shipping within the US (please inquire for international shipping). Sales tax also applies.

We accept personal checks, credit cards, Paypal, and cash.

All four prints are available for $995 including domestic shipping. This is an additional discount that exceeds 25% off the already discounted individual print price.

Please note that this is a limited time offer; we reserve the right to terminate it at any point. Click here to learn more about my handmade prints.

Giverny Afternoon © Harold Davis

Giverny Afternoon © Harold Davis

Flowers at Giverny © Harold Davis

Flowers at Giverny © Harold Davis

Giverny © Harold Davis

Giverny (Bridge) © Harold Davis

Red Tulip at Giverny © Harold Davis

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Print Sold: San Francisco Moonrise

San Francisco Moonrise © Harold Davis

San Francisco Moonrise © Harold Davis

I’m happy to have sold a print of my San Francisco Moonrise to a collector particularly interested in local (San Francisco) imagery. By the way, a color version of this image is reproduced on the title page of my book Creative Lighting.

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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?

Also posted in Flowers, Photography

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.