Printing my own work is really really important to me. It’s the only way I can have complete control over my final piece of artwork. My goal has always been to be what I consider a “complete artist” - come up with an idea, produce the photoshoot, do the post-processing myself and then print it myself. For 12 years I searched the globe to find someone who could teach me how to print at the highest level of digital printmaking. It was an exercise in frustration that led to a lot of tears and ultimately, anger. I felt like a failure for not being able to do it myself and that was reinforced by the condescension I was treated with by the “experts” in the field who couldn't answer my questions. The industry has done a poor job of setting us up for success. Long story short, an industry leader introduced me to Eric Joseph of Freestyle Photographic Supplies in Hollywood, California and my life was changed forever. He made one single perfect print for me that reduced me to tears and put me on the path to success. I have been learning everything I possibly can from him ever since and have become very proficient at printing my own work. To this day he is still the only person I have ever met who teaches fine art digital printing in a way that guarantees a perfect print every single time. The ability to print my own work perfectly every single time has led me to a level of success that I never thought I could achieve. There is no lab that can make a print at the same quality that I can and I will never settle for “good enough” ever again.
I do now teach classes on printing with Eric. Please see my schedule on my blog here for more information.
Here is a list of really informative articles I wrote on printing for the Pro Edu blog.
Each title is a link to the article.
Pro Edu Blog Articles: