06 Jul Choosing the right printmaker for fine art photography – Jason Florio, tells us why Pascal Prince, who trained at Richard Avedon’s studio, does it for him
Printing fine art photography prints
‘Finding a printer who can translate or even transcend your photographic vision and put it on to paper is, for me, an essential part of my work process. I met Pascal when we were both in the early days of our careers, and when he went from focusing on making photographs to printing, he became the person I most trusted to sensitively take my work and push gently beyond anything I could have envisioned.
Pascal comes from a traditional printing background, and brings this knowledge and craft with him into the digital realm, a care and patience found in his thousands of hours in the darkroom.’ Jason Florio
Award-winning photographer, Florio, has had a long-standing relationship, since 1996, with Pascal Prince, Union Square, NYC – both professionally and as good friends, and we use his exemplary services for all of Florio’s prints – whether it be for private clients, interior designers, or exhibitions.
‘I have been in the business of photography since 1988. After a few months in New York City I was offered a job as a spotter retoucher for the Richard Avedon studio. There I learned everything about high-end treatment of images, from processing negatives to B&W printing and assisting on set as well. In 1996 I started my own business as a color printer. I became fascinated by color photography after I met Nick Waplington at the Avedon studio in 1994…’ Pascal Prince – read more on his website
Pascal’s list of clients speaks for itself, but to name (drop!) just a few:
Editorial – American Vogue, British Vogue, Italian Vogue, Vogue Francais, German Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar…
Advertising – Mont Blanc, Nike, Adidas, Aether, Lagos, Virgin Mobile, Belk Stores, Ann Taylor, Sony…
Photographers – Nathaniel Goldberg, Lionel Koretsky, John Guerrero, Felix dol Maillot, Richard Avedon, Ellen Von Unwerth, Tom Munro, Alexei Hay…
Pascal’s services include:
Museum Quality Archival Prints
High-End Digital and Manual Retouching
All contact details can be found on his website
Lastly, not only as the founder and curator of the HJF Gallery, I also oversee all of the gallery print sales processes. Therefore, having the right printmaker and building a good relationship with them is integral to our business and the gallery’s reputation.
‘Pascal is always a pleasure to work with. He is a consummate professional and we can always rely on him to get the job done on schedule.’
Founder & Curator
Header image: Prints for an interior designer, from Florio’s award-winning ‘Makasutu‘ b/w series – printed by Pascal Prince. Pigment prints on Hahnemühle archival glossy fine art photographic paper.