I founded Mountain Images in 1983, and I am pleased and proud of the long-standing reputation that I have achieved for producing specialist and exclusive high quality mountain prints. I continue, today, to exercise the same dedication to perfecting excellence in my framed prints as I do in creating the outstanding image in the field. My prints are produced individually for each and every customer, and are not available from any other website nor retail outlet.
My prints are painstakingly crafted and printed from only my very best images; the vast majority were captured to strictly observed standards using high end professional cameras and lenses, in particular the Fuji GX617 panoramic camera, one of several Canon EOS full frame digital cameras or, more recently, the highly respected top-end Nikon D850 digital camera.
Quality is maintained by respecting the relationship between original image size and final print size; optimising the level of magnification between the two ensures that my prints always contain infinite and crisp subject detail.
I carry out only the minimal amount of corrective work on the original digital negatives obtained from scans or in the field; they are not colour enhanced, over-saturated, over-sharpened nor over-worked. Each and every image is an accurate and natural reproduction of the view I saw on the day I captured it.
The appearance and quality of a finished print depends as much upon the printing process and the media used as it does on the actual image itself. This is something that customers frequently overlook when selecting a particular photographer's work and making a purchase.
The very best papers enhance the quality of the image, and offer benefits that are often not available with similar products on the market. A premium coating guarantees long-lasting true-to-detailed prints that feature an extensive colour gamut, dynamic range and the finest nuances for impressive pictures.
I now produce all my prints on a 195 g/m2, enhanced white matte media from Epson. This heavyweight paper has a fine and extremely bright surface texture and is one of the most popular media worldwide for artwork and photography. I have experimented extensively with many other considerably more expensive high-end coated papers but have found that none produce a printed image with as fine and bright detail combined with a rich and accurate colour saturation as this Epson paper. My images reproduce better on this paper than those considerably more expensive.
The choice of ink is also important and so I print my images on the very latest Epson printers using Ultrachrome HDR pigment inks. These printers take inkjet (giclee) technology to an entirely new level with higher colour accuracy, greater subtlety and smoother gradations. Grass and foliage is much more vivid and natural whilst orange tones in sunrises and sunsets are more dazzling.
Print dimensions quoted throughout this website refer to the actual size of the printed image.
All my prints are signed.
My images are intended for display professionally mounted and framed; I supply my prints framed in any one of a selection of mouldings that I believe work well with them. These frames are of simple design and made to order by one of the UK's best-known framers. They are produced using only the very best quality materials to an exceptionally high standard by 'Fine Art Trade Guild' craftsmen.
In the framing process, the print is first dry mounted before being placed behind a soft white bevelled mount decorated with a single 'V' groove. This procedure has many benefits; the print surface will remain perfectly flat, it determines and maintains the print's precise position within the frame, it allows the print to 'breathe' when subjected to variations in temperature and humidity, and finally it ensures that the printed surface does not come into contact with the glazing.
To reduce the overall frame weight yet maintain strength, all my frames are fitted with Art Screen Clear acrylic glazing to ensure that they are strong, safe and lightweight.
Framed prints are discreetly signed and titled within a 15mm margin beneath the image.
All completed framed prints are shipped in customised packaging by carrier to the customer directly from the factory.
I reserve the right to change the specification of my mouldings from time to time and from batch to batch. Although the mouldings will change, I shall ensure continuity in the general appearance of my product range. I do guarantee that any customer who orders several frames in a single order will be supplied with frames made from the same batch of moulding. However, unfortunately I cannot guarantee that any customer who places a return order for frames some time later will receive mouldings from the same batch.