Amani - a name which means wishes, desires, aspirations and dreams to promote peace.
With the aid of a liminal line of space; one of horizon and peace, one of calm and colour: you have arrived at the beginning of your journey.
Number 4 of the Sea Meditations collection.
I've spent the past 15 years photographing cities in the morning blue hour, from which my book project "Cities at Dawn" developed.
Recently, I moved to the coast of Southern Spain and was still rising very early in the morning, but this time to be met with a view of simplicity and colour, not the complexity and maze-like wonder of the city, but with the pureness of sky and sea.
I didn’t take me but a moment to see the potential in translating the feelings I was having in the presence of nature in its simplest form - two elements of the utmost purity. Sea and sky. Yet every morning was a new view for a new day. New colours. New textures. New horizons.
I call the project Sea Meditations as, after decades of cities, this was a profound change for me.
For me, photography has always been a process of reduction - if you can make it simple then it is more improved is my belief. In this setting, by the sea, there was nothing to remove - it was just about time and its passing. Each day from the same spot I shot. No variables. Just time passing, day by day.
The Sea Meditations collection are prints created to be stared at; for one to find inner peace, and a connection with the environments it is contained within.
Editions 1 of 5 - 95 cm x 95 cm, 37.4 inches x 37.4 inches
Editions 1 of 50 - 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm, 12 inches x 12 inches
C Type Fuji Matt print
Every artwork is signed, numbered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
If you have any questions please contact me
I don't tell many people this but way before I became a photographic artist I was an expert printer. It all started with my love of the Black and White print and "evolved" into my love for colour images. (I have a degree in Colour Theory)
I printed in Los Angeles for Dave Lachapelle, Ellen Von Unwerth among others. I even got to personally create a colour print run for Helmut Newton one sunny and stressful LA afternoon - that was a nerve wracking moment, but everyone finished the day well satisfied with some fine photography and gorgeous prints.
The reason I mention all this experience is that I know what it takes to make a photograph into a brilliant print and that is why I chose The Print Space in East London as my lab of choice.
They are the best around. Bar none.
They have a wide selection of papers to choose from but for my work I prefer to make that paper choice for you. As I feel that from experience I know what works best for my images.
All my work is printed to my exacting standards and handled in a most professional manner.
My paper of choice is the C-type Fuji Matt Crystal Archive for prints that benefit from accurate colour and contrast and a genuine photographic feel. This is semi-sheen/satin finish paper with an GSM of 231 and a smooth surface.
For my monochrome and bi-chrome prints I love the Kodak C-type Metallic paper This is a medium gloss photographic paper that has gorgeous black and shadow detail while boosting tonal saturation and contrast on a metallic silver base for amazing depth. Very nice!
Each print is archival and is packaged in archival materials. This prevents any type of long term fading.
As the final part of the art creation process I would like to say that I would very much like to help you with the framing of your limited edition print. There are two framers in London I work with that create bespoke frames for my work.
If you have a preferred framer or just want to know what will look good with your chosen work that is all part of owning an Anthony Epes fine art print. I will be with you all the way to hanging on your walls.
C Type Fuji Matt
We print on Fuji Matt professional photographic paper, which is archivally certified by museums worldwide. Your print will be produced in the same methods used by some of the most famous photographers in the world. The Matt paper brings a very natural feel to the colour which adds a three dimensional quality to the print.
C Type Fuji Flex
We print on the Fuji Flex photographic paper which has a super-gloss finish, causing the rich colours in the artwork to pop off the print’s surface. The smooth plastic-like surface of the print brings an extra quality to this paper, which is used by photographers worldwide.
C Type Kodak Metallic
This Kodak metallic photographic paper has a slightly glossy finish to the surface which can catch the light and glint. Your print will have a smooth-to-the touch texture and will be produced in the same methods used by some of the most famous photographers in the world.
Giclée art papers:
This versatile paper is famed worldwide by both professional artists and photographers for it’s perfect reproduction of detail and colour. To the touch It boasts a smooth orange peel texture and a satin-like finish which allows the artwork to pop off the surface. This paper is archivally certified by museums worldwide for up to 200 years.