I’ve always felt that each portrait has a part of the soul of the person portrayed. Portraits can be a delicate subject, since for many; there exists the possibility of portraying somebody and to later be able to make money from it. When somebody allows themself to be photographed and is in some way aware of the fact he/she is giving a part of him-/herself; and that is what must be respected at all times.
When making a portrait, a part of the portrayed person’s soul becomes impregnated in the work; therefore, the money obtained from each portrait will be used to help said person or to support a specific cause previously agreed with the person portrayed.
Excluding the production and logistics expenses of the work, 100% of that obtained for the same will be used to help the person portrayed, or towards a cause or NGO..
The person wishing to apply for the ownership and enjoy the previously chosen photograph will be the sole owner of the original Art Work without copies.
The Art Work exclusivity lies in the negative as the original canvas whose work is signed by the artist and whose sole reproduction will be the print accompanying the delivery of the negative.
For delivery, the main canvas, i.e. the negative, will be protected by a sleeve inside a box, both manufactured artisanally. All this will be accompanied by a print of the work, with the dimensions previously chosen by the interested party.
Each negative will be sent in handmade box made by craftsmen and professionals in the material used. For the first sale edition of negatives, the box is made from ebony and pure gold, always sustainable conflict free fair trade materials. The work is done by 2 artisans:
works a single piece of ebony manually to shape the box which will hold the negative.
creates the negative sleeve using anti-Newton glass and solid gold, in addition to decorating the box with gold details.
All the materials used are of fair trade and worked by specialist craftsmen in each material.
The ebony holds the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification guaranteeing its origin is from a forest which meets the Forest Stewardship Council forestry management principles and criteria. Furthermore, the craftsman uses part of the manufacturing budget for the development of sustainable plantations, working with The Rainforest Alliance™ to maintain and protect the forests, likewise their flora and fauna.
All the materials used are from Fairmined® mines, which certify their origin from sustainable industries and responsible practices regarding both people and the environment. All this results in a sustainable conflict-free ethical item.
Each work will be accompanied by a print in the dimensions of choice, except for those which have been exhibited in galleries, museums, etc. Said works must be delivered with the optimal print previously chosen by the artist.
- Ebony wood
- 18 carat gold
- 200 gr photo paper
- Box: 180*90*90mm
- Weight: 1500g