Visions of Another Continent

– Local Tourism –

by Fernando Paramio

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Local tourism

Description:

I remember the first time I ran into kangaroos, a few miles back from a National Park in the “Great Ocean Road”. I got out of the car to see them in the distance. Two were fighting, as they do in nature documentaries; this is to say, it’s something they really do, not that they do it as part of a film, receiving a salary in exchange from the documentary producer.

However, my enthusiasm for kangaroos was not shared by Australians, as a rule. A coworker, when I told him, politely told me, “I’m not so excited by them.” I guess that, in his eyes, I was behaving like a small kid who has just seen his first cow.

What excites me about this image is that, if this were Australia, this kind of scene could really happen: we would have kangaroos running through our ancient cities, because as we know from the news, kangaroos sometimes appear in the middle of urban centers. And here, because of the greater appeal of cities, kangaroos would probably be encouraged to visit them more and maybe even in herds.

 

Significance of the artwork:

This artwork reminds us how a combination of culture and nature in our lives contributes to enrich our existence. And secondly, it shows – in a symbolic way – how nature could be more present in our daily lives if we preserved our environment better.

Editions 

Media selection (paper finish)

Satin – artist’s recommendation (Baryta & Platine)

For this artwork, I prefer a satin finish paper, as it will provide more strength and credibility to the story described by the image. I will use Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag 310 gsm (Palace Edition) and Baryta Photographique 310 gsm (rest of editions), which provide a photo-realistic appearance, with deeper blacks and higher contrast than a matte paper. 

Matte – optionally (Edition Etching)

If you are looking for a softer and more poetic look or are not a fan of satin papers, then go for this option. I will use Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 gsm, a matte museum-quality paper, slightly textured

Technical info

Year

End of creation: 2018

Location

Kangaroos – Australia

Street – Cáceres (Spain)

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark II

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Art) 

 

Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties) 

Canson Infinity Platinum Fibre Rag 310 g/m2 (Palace Edition)

Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique 310 g/m2 (rest of editions)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte) also available

White margin for signing and numbering (information below)

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24 x 36 cm – 9.4 x 14.2″

White margin: 2.8 x 3 cm – 1.1 x 1.2″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34 x 51 cm – 13.4 x 20.1″

White margin: 4 x 4.2 cm – 1.6 x 1.7″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 74 x 111.8 cm – 29.1 x 44″

Image size: 66.7 x 100 cm – 26.3 x 39.4″

White margin: 4 x 5.9 cm – 1.6 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8×167.7cm – 44×66″

Image size: 100x150cm – 39.4×59.1″

White margin*: 5.8×8.8cm – 2.3×3.5″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 190.5 cm – 50 x 75″

Image size: 115 x 172.5 cm – 45.2 x 67.9″

White margin: 6 x 8.8 cm – 2.4 x 3.5″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×228.6 cm – 60×90″

Image size: 140×210 cm – 55.1 x 82.7″

White margin*: 6.2×9.3cm – 2.4×3.7″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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