Fine art printing: from printer and paper to editions and authenticity

Hahnemühle fine art printer paper
Image shot on the Canon EOS R6 Mark II + RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM (Image credit: Gabrielle Motola)

The act of producing prints in today's digital era represents a significant, tangible shift back towards the physical, offering a profound counterpoint to the transient nature of digital consumption. The interest in physical prints is not merely a nod to nostalgia but a deeper acknowledgment of the human need to interact with art in a more sensory, engaging way. 

Holding a photograph in hand, feeling the texture of the paper, and experiencing the depth of color that a well-crafted physical print can provide enriches the viewer's experience, offering a connection that is both more memorable and impactful. This tactile interaction engages more of our senses, deepening our emotional response and aiding in the retention of the art's essence and message. 

Gabrielle Motola
Gabrielle Motola

An accomplished portrait and social documentary photographer, Gabrielle began her career in the traditional darkroom environment with the alchemy of developing film. Her work, renowned for its emotional impact and human connection, evolves to seamlessly blend digital innovation with the essence of traditional craftsmanship. Her journey from the tactile intricacies of darkroom photography to the expansive potential of digital printing illustrates her adaptive approach to the ever-evolving technical (p)art of photography.

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