Visions of Another Continent

– Local Tourism –

by Fernando Paramio

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Local tourism

I remember the first time I ran into kangaroos, a few miles back from a National Park in the “Great Ocean Road”. My partner and 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.

My initial enthusiasm for kangaroos was not however 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 age old 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 metaphorical way – how nature could be more present in our daily lives if we preserved better our environment.

Social commitment:

A portion of the profits from the sale will be donated to a project to support forests, as protecting forests increases the population of wildlife. More information about this project will be available soon. 

 

Editions & Prices

Editions may be still available

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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