These exceptional prints of James are bespoke and printed to order by Metro Imaging in Central London. Their master printers produce the finest quality traditional prints originating from Steel’s photographic negatives and transparencies. Each exclusive print of James will be personally overseen by Patrick Steel.
Patrick’s unrivalled, irreplaceable portraits of James have been unveiled for the very first time on 24th October 2021, celebrating both the 30th Anniversary of the photo shoot and the 45th Anniversary of James’ 1976 World Championship win. They are thought to be the only collection of fine art works in existence that were captured of James off track. And have remained unrevealed for the past thirty years.
Black and white:
The B&W portraits of James are printed on Harman Galerie Fibre-based Digital paper which is a real Baryta/Fibre based silver gelatin photographic paper based upon traditional black and white silver halide technology. It has panchromatic sensitivity optimised for tricolour laser enlargers such as Durst Lambda. Galerie Fibre-based Digital has excellent D-Max (deepest black’s), sharpness and surface finish that will give superb continuous tone on black and white images.
Colour prints of ‘Golden Boy’ are printed on Fuji’s Crystal Archive C-Type paper. The paper uses optimised Silver Halide Crystals for laser exposure. Producing excellent prints from laser printers, offering vivid colour reproduction.
Images illustrated on this website are all low resolution files for web use. The photographic prints will be produced in high resolution ensuring exceptional detail.
Watermarks will not be present on the original prints.
Full-frame images are only available in three print editions / sizes:
H 20 x W 17 inches – Standard size
H 40 x W 34 inches – Medium size
H 56 x W 48 inches – Large size
Cropped images are only available in one print edition / size:
H 72 x W 48 inches – Grand size
Cropped prints / explained:
Cropped images allow James’ face to be printed to a larger scale than those on the ‘full-frame’ prints – for maximum impact.
The Triptych is only available in three print editions / sizes:
H 20 x W 52 inches – Medium size
H 30 x W 78 inches – Large size
H 40 x W 104 inches – Grand size
Triptych prints / explained:
The triptych consists of three (full-frame) images side-by-side, printed on one continuous sheet of bromide paper.
Prints will be produced in limited editions of 25 (plus 2 artist proofs) under the supervision of Patrick Steel. The number of prints produced is strictly limited to the number in the edition. No further prints will be produced.
Prints are signed and numbered by Patrick Steel on verso and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Direct from the Artist.
PRESENTATION – ALUMINIUM DIBOND MOUNTING
Standard 20 x 17 inch prints are carefully enfolded in acid free tissue paper and supplied flat in an acid free 4mm 3-ply box (ideal for gift wrapping). Alternatively and at no extra cost, the print(s) can be mounted onto a rigid substrate of archival Aluminium ready for framing. Each print, whether loose or mounted will be numbered and authentically signed by Patrick on verso and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The larger 40 x 34, 56 x 48 and 72 x 48 inch prints (plus the triptych) are all supplied pre-mounted onto rigid sheets of archival Aluminium. This not only ensures that the print lays perfectly flat but the thin sheets of aluminium protect the print from the ingress of moisture. Once framed, works are then numbered and authentically signed by Patrick on verso. Both the edition number and Patrick’s signature can be viewed on the reverse side of the frame.
Prices include both the bromide print and Aluminium Dibond mounting (ready for framing).
From £2,500.00 – Full price list on application. firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly recommend that our printers (Metro Imaging) also carry out the framing at ‘Metro Finishing’ in Central London (unless you are overseas). Please contact us for more information. email@example.com
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
– Complimentary delivery within the United Kingdom.
– Rest of the World, please contact us for more information / pricing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Metro Imaging based in Central London use an experienced shipping service to deliver our prints. Great care is taken to ensure prints are well protected and efficiently delivered. Metro also offer a vast array of delivery options to suit the recipient’s preference.
DIMENSIONS – CONVERSIONS
H 20 x W17 inches = 50.8 x 43.18 cms = 508 x 431.8 mm = 0.5 x 0.44 metres = 1.6 x 1.4 foot
H 40 x W34 inches = 101.6 x 86.36 cms = 1016 x 863.6 mm = 1 x 0.86 metres = 3.3 x 2.8 foot
H 56 x W 48 inches = 142.24 x 121.92 cms = 1422.4 x 1219.2 mm = 1.4 x 1.2 metres = 4.6 x 4 foot
H 72 x W 48 inches = 182.88 x 121.92 cms = 1828.8 x 1219.2 mm = 1.8 x 1.3 metres = 6 x 4 foot
H 20 x W 52 inches = 50.8 x 132 cms = 508 x 1320.8 mm = 0.5 x 0.5 metres = 1.6 x 4.3 foot
H 30 x W 78 inches = 76.2 x 198 cms = 762 x 1981.2 mm = 0.76 x 1.98 metres = 2.5 x 6.5 foot
H 40 x W 104 inches = 101.6 x 264 cms = 1016 x 2641.6 mm = 1 x 2.6 metres = 3.3 x 8.6 foot
“More than 25 years after his death, Hunt continues to be remembered by Formula 1 fans as probably the biggest star of the sport due to his unique style, especially outside the track, and his personality.“ – F1 Fansite