Each of these beautiful images is available printed in (actually etched into the surface) of a sheet of aluminum, then coated with a UV gloss protective finish. Each measures 12" x 18" and comes ready to hang/display. They will all be signed and numbered as a limited series for the 2016 print sale.
Each is $100 plus shipping/handling. (Shipping tbd when you place an order.)
The printing of each of these is done locally and overseen personally by David. To order EMAIL US with which one/s you would like and we will invoice you through Paypal for the print and an accurate shipping quote.
Available as a set of 7 printed on 5x7 metal prints for $200USD all signed by D. Wells. Or individually as 12x18" Metal Prints for $100 each, also signed/numbered by D. Wells.
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Elysium traditionally is a concept of the Ancient Greeks. It was a final resting place of heroes and the valiant. Those who had distinguished themselves in life would find themselves in the "Elysian Fields" generally practising whatever occupation they had in life. They had an ideal of "That which we do in life, echoes forever." These five images are representative of not only the Elysian Gates that guard the entrance to Elysium, but they also represent the five ages of our lives. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and finally Death/Spiritual Rebirth.
The actual story behind this landscape is an interesting one. These gates and cobblestone road were erected as sort of a real estate marketing ploy by a developer. When the economy hit a downturn, the developer sold the property to another owner where they have stood quietly by the roadside.
It is literally a scene that hundreds of cars drive by every day. It is located right off the side of a major thoroughfare. It was at the point when the "Terra Recognita" ideal that David had (i.e. recognizing the remarkable beauty in the ordinary landscape) was beginning to take shape when the first image (Summer) was made. He quickly had the notion to shoot a "four seasons" series of these beautiful gates and the landscape that it guards. The last "Elysium Unseen" is meant to represent the "spirit world" or our lives in death. It was actually shot in the infrared spectrum which is what gives it it's unique appearance. The whole series is soon to be offered for sale in a limited run of prints in metal for those wishing to own their own "Gates of Elysium".
We offer a number of pricing options to fit just about any practical budget. While we are not a "bottom dollar" operation, we do try to work with folks to fit their budgets.
However, please bear in mind, that we have YEARS of extensive experience at what we do. We use professional equipment that is top of the line. We went to an actual accredited art school to learn this trade that is our passion. We're not "camera owners" we're professional photographers.
This is our livelihood. This is our profession. This is our art. We take that very seriously but we do have to charge commensurate with our experience and talent level. You're going to love us though! We can guarantee it!
You're hiring us to create beautiful images that you'll cherish for the rest of your life. That's a serious responsibility and shouldn't be left to just some "Guy with a Camera"...
If we've quoted master photographer and photojournalist Henry Cartier Bresson once, we've quoted him a thousand times. He pioneered a concept called "the decisive moment" as it applies to photography. It is an instant, expressed within a literal fraction (down to 1/8000th of a second on our cameras) which is when all the world converges together for one "moment decisif" (That's French for "You better be ready to take the picture." )
Your wedding day is a decisive moment comprised of hundreds if not thousand moments that are so precious that they deserved to be captured as beautifully and artistically as possible. Whether it's that instant that your husband/wife to be sees you all dressed, ready and waiting for you or the soft smile and warm tear that is upon the face of an honored guest at your ceremony, we aim to find those moments and capture them for you and yours and turn them into an expression of one of the most amazing and wonderful times of your life.
That's why we love weddings. It's what we do.
We absolutely LOVE weddings! We (Sabrina and David) ourselves have a remarkable "love story" and we enjoy each and every one of our client families' love stories. We feel particularly honored when a couple chooses us as their photographer/artist to document one of the biggest days of their lives.
Our engagement sessions are usually complimentary (although we do have separate pricing for those folks who want to "kick the tires" and test drive us so to speak). They offer a great chance for us to all get to know each other more before the big day. It also helps "loosen" folks up around a camera.
We know it's one thing to have your Aunt Marge taking pictures with her iphone, but when a big $3000 camera rig comes out and you start hearing a "paparazzi" type shutter snapping...It can get a little intimidating for some folks. Our engagement sessions are just for that reason. We want you to be relaxed and enjoy the big day! It is also a great way to get THAT picture that you want for your save the dates, or for upcoming holiday cards to send out to families.
We generally produce a good 10 "print" images for you in your engagement package. By "print" images, we mean a "final" "cover quality" image. In fact, many of our engagement photos have been featured in a variety of wedding photography magazines and web outlets. They come out that good!
We have been operating our open air "Photo Booth" / "Red Carpet Experience" for a few years now. We provide you and your guests with an awesome entertainment opportunity! Here's what we provide:
Whether in the studio or on location, we bring our extensive photographic experience and training to bear for our clients. We have a completely portable studio with professional lighting, backgrounds, modifiers that we can bring to your location. No job is too complex or too difficult. We excel at challenges and produce timeless images to meet all of our clients' needs!