Festival of Flowers 16 - Medellin 2019
The Affinity Studio
Each year Medellin, Colombia hosts the annual Festival of Flowers. A visual and colorful masterpiece filled with fresh blossom aromas. I'm a flower lover and enjoy photographing their living essence. This year I was at the Festival for the Orchids in what is an ideal venue, including proper shading to protect the plants and keep everyone cool in the Colombia sun. The variety and both intense and subtle colors is almost mesmerizing. I took the Leica knowing that its medium-format 16-bit sensor could capture what I was after while hand-holding it - no tripods are allowed. The photographs have rich, natural color and nuance, extraordinary detail, artistic-like fall-off and the images just seem more life-like.
NEW 13" x 19" PRODUCT - The Festival of Flowers collection is released along-side a new size Acrylic Face Mount size. The new 13x19 size uses the very same process, pearl-metallic fine-art paper, acrylic thickness with polished edges, and ACM backing as our largest fine-art pieces. Small enough to pack in a suitcase and stunning in every way. The entire Affinity Studio photography library can be printed to this new 13x19 size.
I especially love flowers at this size. And its easy to move them around the home and office. There are thirty images in this collection and many are favorites.
Affinity Studio specializes in photographing and producing large size fine-art photographs from nature, and guiding "Adventures" for fellow photographers or just friends of nature to the most beautiful places we can find in Central America.
Fine-art images from Affinity Studio are photographed using only medium and large format cameras with Leica and Rodenstock high resolution lenses. All images are captured, imaged and printed at 16-bit color depth and at highest resolution for extraordinary print detail and rich natural colors. All Affinity Studio images are printed either using Cromira photographic processes using Fuji Crystal Archive or Fuli Flex substrate or by using high resolution pigment based fine art inks onto specially engineered Pearl Metallic Fine Art paper. Both of these materials come alive with brilliance and color when properly lit.This is much closer to how the human eye sees, so a stunning presence like being there is enjoyed when face-mounted to art-grade acrylic so all the detail and color comes through.
We produce our acrylic face mounted prints in four sizes, 13x19, 24x36, 32x48 and 40x60. The face of the prints are laminated to art-grade cast acrylic using a very special double-release glue and under precise temperature, lamination speed and pressure. The edges of our acrylic sheets are polished so that light from the image reflects through the 1/4 thick edge creating a very nice edge effect. Then we laminate ACM, or Aluminum Composite Material to the back of the print to completely seal it forever and to provide an aluminum material for the structural aluminum mounting frame we epoxy to the back. We then crimp stranded aircraft cable to the metal frame for secure hanging. This makes the print stand off the wall about an inch and maintains absolute flatness in the acrylic. This impressive wall art is totally humidity proof, the inks are rated for 150 years, there is no wood to warp the image or become bug infested over time in the tropics and acrylic is easily cleanable with just water and light detergent and a soft cloth. The overall frame-less presentation is modern and the best display for stunning quality fine-art photography. We and other artists believe the acrylic process surpasses direct aluminum printing in overall print quality and sense of presence because of the restricted color gamut of aluminum printing technology.
Review our Certificate of Authenticity with every fine-art print to acrylic.