Contact Me / Purchase Prints
I'd really like to hear from you regarding anything you see on this web site, especially if you have insightful comments on my images. If you are interested in buying a print of one of my images, please review the price list below and send me an e-mail identifying the image(s) and size you would like. The best way to identify the image is to navigate to the page that shows it then copy the URL for that page into your e-mail. But you can also just reference the title. Please provide your zip code. I will respond (usually within 24 hours) with a quotation, including shipping cost.
Most of the images presented on this web site are available for purchase. For various reasons it is not practical for me to list the available sizes and mounting/framing options for each image. The prices below will guide you in selecting the size and options you desire, but please contact me for a quotation and availability. Prices are the same for astro and traditional photogrpahy prints. Prices do not include shipping charges, which will be quoted when you place your order. To request a quotation, please e-mail me.
Back-lit prints are made by printing a digital image on a large piece of film and placing it in a frame that includes a light source. It is powered by a small AC adapter and consumes very little electrical power. This method of displaying images is particularly appealing for astro photos because of the inherent contrast range of bright stars on a velvet black background. However, back-lit prints of traditional photography can also be very attractive. I have a number of images available off-the-shelf as 12 x 18 inch images in a 16 x 22 inch frame with non-glare plastic cover. Other sizes are also possible, but would take longer to make. The 16 x 22 inch back-lit prints are approximately $290 plus shipping.
Archival Inkjet Prints
Prints are made on an Epson professional, large format printer using archival paper and ink with a lustre finish (other finishes are available in some cases, but may be a slightly higher price). "Unmatted" prints are just the print itself with no mat or framing. The size listed is the paper size and includes about a 1/4 inch border. Note that this is standard practice and a pre-cut mat of the same nominal size will almost always match the size. "Matted" includes a custom bevel-cut mat and foam-core backing. The total thickness is approximately 1/4 inch. The size listed is the outer dimension of the mat so that it will fit a frame of the same nominal size. The mat border is usually 2 to 4 inches, depending on the print size and specific aspect ratio. Framed prints are made by placing a matted print in an aluminum sectional frame. Note that I cannot ship frames with glass, so the glass option is only available for local pick-up.
Astro photos are usually matted in black and traditional photos in white. Other colors can be selected, but may delay shipment and I cannot guarantee a precise color match, so prefer to stick with just white or black.
I have produced a 2012 calendar with 12 of my best astro photos. Each month has an 8.5 by 11 inch photo and a full-page calendar that includes information about astronomical events through the year. The price is $16.
"The Classic Nude in 3D"
My self-published book is now out of print, but if you really want a copy, email me. I can probably tell you where to find it.
When you e-mail for a quotation I will respond as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours. Unmatted prints of any size usually take a few days to ship. Matted prints take a little longer, but generally no more than a week. I do not keep all sizes of frames in stock. If I have the size you want it will generally ship within a week. If I don't have your size in stock it might take up to two weeks to ship.
Want to know more about me? Here it is:
I have been an active amateur photographer for more than 40 years while making a living as an electrical engineer. I studied graphic arts in high school over the protests of the head of the mathematics department because the class schedule conflicted with the top math class. In college I took photography and other art courses while majoring in communications, and later earned a Master of Science degree in computer science. My adventures in astro photography began in 2005.
My career as an electrical engineer spans more than 35 years. I have worked primarily with various types of imaging systems, including computer graphics, video, medical imaging, and printing systems.
Born and raised in Vermont, my career took me to California, where I was a co-founder in several high-tech companies, and finally, to the Portland, Oregon area. I have been active in several photography clubs, including the AfterLight Photo Cooperative, which I co-founded in 2000. I am also involved in stereo (3D) photography and movie making. I have exhibited in numerous community art shows in California and Oregon and hope to greatly expand my photographic activity upon retirement. I am a member of the Rose City Astronomers and lead the astro imaging special interest group (AI-SIG) within RCA. I am also a member of the Southwest Washington Stargazers club.
My wife is also a visual artist, working in watercolor and mixed media. We have two grown children and have devoted a large part of our home to studio space.