Naughty Nana (Two), Sep 2001
(Three Generations)
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Natalie sometimes laughs at me when I claim not to direct my portrait subjects, but I can state definitely that this sort of work does not result from telling people what to do.

Over-directing a portrait does not bring out relaxed, natural, normal expressiveness. It rarely results in good composition, either. People naturally compose themselves well; what we have seen for thousands of generations has come to be defined by our neural networks as good composition. When we do not see good composition, it is because an over-directing portraitist has interfered.

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SERIAL NUMBER: 0109-15-03
FILM: Kodak T-Max 400 ('TMY'), 120 format, exposed at EI 200.
EXPOSURE: 1/8 second at f8.
FILM DEVELOPMENT: Kodak Xtol diluted 1+2, 12 minutes at 21C, plain water presoak 2-3 minutes, normal agitation.
LIGHTING: daylight
CAMERA and LENS: Hasselblad ELX camera, Zeiss 120 mm 'Makro' lens.
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"Naughty Nana (Two), Sep 2001 (Three Generations)" print purchase

I'm always knocked out when I find a picture like this in my contact sheets. I love the combination of good technical qualities of the negative, good composition, and expressiveness of each of several subjects. The probability of getting all these factors lined up simultaneously is remote, and it only comes along a few times in who knows how many rolls of film.

I made 20x24 prints of Naughty Nana recently. I knew I'd get good ones right away, so I made big ones. I haven't made a numbered edition yet. I plan to do that in the near future, but these first few prints are extremely beautiful and charming.

They are made on a warmtone fiber base material, and selenium toned for long print lifespan.

These are prints by Lloyd Erlick. I make them myself, by hand. I don't farm out to commercial labs, I have no mechanized processor, not even an assistant! I guarantee one hundred per cent customer satisfaction or purchase price refunded. There is no fuss over a return, no hoops to jump. Although this guarantee is quite absolute, no one has ever returned a print!

To arrange a purchase, please contact me. Here is how to get in touch:


Post: Lloyd Erlick
357 Richmond Street West,
Toronto M5V 1X3 Canada.

Phone: 416.596.8751

PRINT PRICES and AVAILABILITY: (prices will rise as an edition sells out.)

"Naughty Nana (Two), Sep 2001 (Three Generations)"
Two non-editioned 20x24 prints made in December, 2001
available. ..... USD1000.00

(Three prints were made; one was given to the star of the picture.)

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