HOW THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MADE
All the fine art photographic prints
produced by John Cox are presented using the highest quality
materials and processes available in the industry. John would
like to acknowledge the cooperation of Borge B. Anderson &
Associates of Salt Lake City (www.borge.net)
in providing the photo lab services listed below.
Camera: Large format 4x5 field
camera manufactured for Zone VI Studios of Vermont by Wisner
Classic Mfg. Co. (www.wisner.com).
Only large format film can produce the sharpness, detail and
zero grain expected of superior prints. Lens focal lengths used
are 65mm, 120mm, 210mm, 360mm and 500mm. Exposures are
determined with a Pentax (www.pentax.com)
digital exposure meter. Filters are used sparingly and only then
to compensate for the limitations of what the film can record as
compared to the light values of the scene.
Film: Fuji Velvia 50ASA and Fuji
Provia 100ASA transparency film (www.fujifilm.com).
Films are processed in E-6 chemistry. Individual transparencies
are scanned to produce high-resolution digital files ready for
limited pre-print adjustments.
Prints: Images are printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive photographic paper using a Durst (www.durst-online.com)
Lambda digital laser continuous tone printer. Prints are then
processed through RA-4 chemistry. This ensures a print of
unsurpassed color rendition, sharpness and longevity.
Mounting: All prints
are archivally mounted and matted with acid free board. After
the artistís signature has been applied to the front and the
technical details applied to the back, the print is framed in an
elegant Nielsen (www.nielsen-bainbridge.com)
silver aluminum frame behind ultraviolet light protected
unbreakable Plexiglas. Cleaning of the glass should be done with
ammonia - free glass cleaner.