The word “sombra” in Spanish is often used to describe the shaded side of a bull fight arena and I felt this an apt title for this image. Like an ethereal presence, this shadow of a lemon shark passed over me when several large sharks swam above. I was hypnotised by their shadows on the sand as they swam by, it perfectly captured both their being and their essence of movement. The most challenging aspect of photographing sharks is attempting to capture their beauty and grace instead of the usual images of sharp teeth and confrontational angles, which is unfortunately how they are normally stylised, but not typical of every time they interact with humans.
The latest advances in technology allow these images to be printed using high quality pigment ink onto archival grade canvas. We believe this process has an archival permanence far higher than any traditional form of photographic enlargement with the minimum life rated to be in excess of 75 years. Each limited edition from the collection is printed individually, only as of when it is ordered by the client. After sealing to increase the archival properties of the print and then subsequent stretching over a quality timber frame, it is personally checked and approved by me before it is signed and numbered into its edition.
A signed authenticity certificate will come with each limited edition and contains additional information about the image. Print editions for the images currently within the collection are limited to either fifty, seventy five or one hundred prints, depending on the image. Once each edition of an image is sold out, a small proof run will be released and then it will not be printed again as a canvas.
The canvas sizes priced on the website are my most popular but should you require something larger, in between, or even a slightly different ratio, please contact us to discuss this. I carefully do all my own printing and can custom size easily upon request.
Using the exact same pigment inks as the canvas prints, these are printed onto archival grade matte cottonrag.
Each comes complete with archival off-white mat-board plus a backing board, so that they are ready to frame and it is signed and dated with the year that the photograph was taken.
Using the exact same pigment inks as the canvas prints, these are printed onto archival grade matte cottonrag in the same manner as the matted prints but in larger size. They are then rolled up into a tube for easy shipping to you. Complete flexibility is provided for in that you can visit your nearest framing shop and decide on you own choice of matboard, frame and glass quality.
The size on the website is my most popular but should you require something larger, smaller, or even a slightly different ratio, please contact us to discuss this. I carefully do all my own printing and can custom size easily upon request.
A contemporary take on the traditional block mounted print. Each timber block is created by us at the gallery with a smooth natural wood finish.
The new version of the print laminate now features a micro-weave texture with superior adhesion, improved edge finish and a scratch resistant satin top laminate, in essence it resembles a mini canvas look and feel to the image surface.
They can be purchased on their own or as a set of prints and can be displayed free-standing or hung from a single screw or nail. The perfect choice for a modern clean look but equally at home in a traditional setting, these blocks are the simple and cost effective way to purchase a Glen Cowans’ print without needing to factor in the cost of framing as for the matted prints.
Whilst we do carry some stock most canvas prints are printed only upon ordering, please allow up to two
weeks before shipment for printing, sealing and stretching of your print.
Delivery of Canvas Prints is free within Perth Metropolitan area.
All other shipping is done via our choice of courier and prices include fragile freight packaging as well as
PO boxes cannot be an accepted delivery option for canvas prints.
Matted Prints, Ocean Blocks, Books and other gift items.
Delivery will be via Australia Post at standard Australia Post rates that includes either tracking or registered post.
Street postal address is the only acceptable delivery address option. PO BOXES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
When placing an order please ensure your shipping address is correct. Orders returned due to an address
error will incur an additional re-shipping charge.
Returns & Refunds Policy.
This will be dealt with on a case by case basis, please contact us if you are not entirely happy with your
order. Please refer to our terms and conditions page for full clarification of policy.
Please Note: If you are ordering from overseas, you may be liable for import duties and taxes within your home country.