Photo FAQs: PLEASE read this before writing me!
I keep my prices low by working efficiently and posting the most asked info here. Thank you.
ALL prints are MUSEUM quality, archival inks and papers!
NO Watermarks on Your Prints
How to Find and Look through the Photo Store:
- Use the Category Pull-Down Item in the Band, Performer, Venue Categories/Names box.
- Type Band, Performer or Venue where you see the Magnifying Glass or the Search field or box.
- Click/Tap any image. You’ll see a Pop-Up Lightbox.
- On top right, see and Click/Tap the <> aka arrowheads to see Previous and Next Photos.
- If you need further help, Contact me.
- Have Fun
SIGNED Ltd Ed Prints: Numbered, Signed/Cert of Authenticity
Inches for America, CM for outside USA
8″ × 10″ = $125 ltd ed 10 (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
11″× 14″ = $225 ltd ed 10 (27.94 x 35.56 cm)
16″ × 20″ = $525 ltd ed 5 (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
UNSIGNED Open Edition Prints:
Inches for America, CM for outside USA
8″ × 10″ = $75 (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
11″ × 14″ = $150 (27.94 x 35.56 cm)
16″ × 20″ = $325 (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
Shipping: $15 USA-CA tax: 10.25% (only on prints, not shipping) (More details below).
Europe and elsewhere: BEFORE ordering, pls write me! COMPLETE shipping address. Whatever PayPal or USPS (whichever is cheaper) charges for shipping, I charge. Sadly usually between $30-$50 or more.
Sales Tax: I do not ‘charge’ sales tax, but I ‘collect’ state 10.25% tax if you are in California.
I carefully color correct, crop, send via net for prints, (limited edition only: sign and number, create and print Certificate of Authenticity), weigh, online postage with delivery confirmation (USA), package and walk to postal drop off to mail. FLAT CARDBOARD, not rolled in tubes!
Printing process: Lightjet professional prints. Fjui archival paper and inks. This process is the most light-fast, long lasting. Superior results to any silver gelatin or c-prints. After labs scratched and lost most valued negs, and both color and black and white were fugly, I am only offering museum quality prints from top professional labs.
Color and Black/White are usually printed on Lustre paper, which has gorgeous color but not much sheen. Metallic paper is great for some color, onstage photos. Depends upon image.
After labs LOST my Dueling Guitars Joan Jett and Lita Ford strip (6 negs) and scratched my pristine John Denney’s Weirdos, cost 10 times as much, printed erratically (BEST LA labs), treated me like I was bothering them (although not busy and eventually ALL closed in my large entertainment/creative neighborhood)… I said, digital all the way. Museums and galleries, and top photographers, switched to digital years ago. I use major, professional labs.
Limited edition means ONLY a certain number of prints from ONE kind of paper, and identical images from same lab.
Color and Black and White Limited Edition OR Open prints on archival Fuji Lustre photo paper. For Black and White, its range of gray tones are very similar to prints from negs.
I mail, via USPS.com, all over the world. No delivery confirmation nor tracking overseas.
I mail in clear, archival photo bags, sandwiched between layers of cardboard in Priority flat boxes. The whole process can take at least 3-4 weeks.
I charge a flat fee $15 for USA. I consult usps.com for international.
IF you prefer FedEx or UPS, I will charge an extra fee because it involves extra work. Plus often, online or on the phone quotes are LESS than when I actually ship them.
I don’t trust FedEx for accurate pricing. I’ve been stung because what they quote on the phone or online is usually less than when I take it to a real FedEx shipping store.
Usually takes THREE to FOUR weeks to get a print. They are printed across the country, sent to me, I sign, number, include a signed certificate of authenticity, and then shipped. Most orders are between one and two pounds because I pack w/several layers of cardboard.
I will need for shipping (I will not share this info):
- Address (full, complete mailing address)
- International customers: PLS write me with shipping info PRIOR to placing an order! I CANNOT calculate postage without FULL, complete address using online usps.com calculator unless I have FULL, complete address and phone!
- Contact phone number (USPS.com requires phone number for international shipping)
- Email address. NOT Facebook. I am transitioning away from Facebook because they are charging to “promote” posts. IF I pay for friends and fans see my Facebook posts, I have to pass along the costs to customers. I will not do that!
Collectors: please be very specific about your questions AFTER reading ALL this. I love to read your personal stories. Thank you!
Licensing for editorial, commercial or merch usage, INCLUDE DETAILS:
Deadline, specs (all: dpi, height AND width in pixels, inches, cm), budget, payment process (invoicing, PayPal, wire transfer, etc). Write me to discuss your budget and time frame. INCLUDE INFO REQUESTED INFO IN INITIAL EMAIL.
Please be very specific which group or images you seek. I MUST have this info to move forward.
IF you find other photos posted, whether on an old site of mine or elsewhere, or in books, mags BUT not in the store, they are probably not scanned and may not be available. Write me and I’ll respond if prints can be made.
I work VERY hard to provide the best prints possible and at affordable prices.
Thank you. I look forward to serving you.