The inspiration for this image was the Albert Bierstadt painting “Yosemite Valley.” This perspective required perhaps the most challenging setup I have had— tethered, along with two assistants, to the edge of a rock outcropping at a 45-degree angle on an area the size of a four-by-eight piece of plywood. We captured long night exposures to take advantage of the beautiful moonlight bathing the face of El Capitan. Photographing both the significant moments of the landscape as it transformed throughout the day and night, as well as the remarkable human moments of awe experiencing one of the most iconic national park vistas, was a very important goal in this image. This photograph was the impetus for National Geographic to give me the grant to create a series on the National Parks.
In keeping with our concerns about the environment, we carefully considered the type of wood for our mouldings. Over 90% of our exhibition frame mouldings produced from the hardwood Triplochiton Scleroxylon commonly known as African Maple or Ayous.
This wood species from the Sterculiaceae family is manufactured into moulding in Italy and is our choice since it stable, and most importantly is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern. PEFCTM (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
Chain of Custody certifications from BM TRADA Certification Ltd. Chain of Custody certification is the unbroken path which products take from the forest to the consumer, including all stages of manufacturing, transportation & distribution.
The best glass option for reflection-free and neutral viewing. Also incorporating a 70% UV filter to protect valuable artwork from fading over time. This anti-reflective coating is manufactured using an advanced magnetron sputtering process to deposit a molecular film. This technique guarantees unrivaled consistency durability and quality. This is a truly invisible glass!
Non-conductive, wideband coating designed to maximize transmittance on acrylic over the visible spectrum. It is specially designed for the high-performance needs of display applications.