Why are Peter Lik's Photographs So Expensive?
I have had a lot of people come to me with similar experiences. They stumbled upon a Peter Lik gallery while on vacation, they loved the stunning, large format, landscape photography that is beautifully lit from every angle, and then they were shocked by the out of this world price tags. I frequently get asked, "Why are Peter Lik's photograph's so expensive?"
Firstly, most people do not understand how expensive it can be to produce a fine art photograph. Peter Lik prints his large format photographs on the finest photo papers, sealed under acrylic glass, and finished with Italian Roma frames. This printing process can run thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars depending on the size of print. This process definitely is not cheap, but that doesn't justify most of the pricing at a Peter Lik Gallery. His images start at $10,000 and quickly rise into the hundreds of thousands. So what explains his otherworldly price points?
Overhead. Peter Lik currently sells his images in roughly 20 galleries around the world. These galleries are located on streets that have some of the most expensive retail rents in the world. Rents are upwards of $100,000 a month on Front Street in Maui. That is where 1 of his 20 galleries are located. In addition, each gallery is staffed with dozens of high pressure sales members. Peter Lik's overhead costs are endless and exorbitant. Peter Lik's work is beautiful, but when you purchase an image from one of his galleries you are having to pay for that overhead.
We here, at Lijah Hanley Photography, offer the same high quality work without the overhead. We offer gallery quality fine art images without the gallery prices. We print on only the finest archival materials, for luminous, glowing photographs. You can explore a collection of my personal favorite and images here: Personal Favorites
What does Peter Lik Print On? Peter Lik's Printing Style:
A common questions I receive from collectors of my work is how my printing style compares and differs from the prints they have seen in a Peter Lik Gallery. Peter Lik prints on a Fuji Crystal Archival paper, mounted to the back of acrylic glass. This printing process created a very luminous print. The Fuji Crystal Archival paper reflects any light off the paper, creating incredibly vibrant colors. In addition the acrylic face of the glass traps the light and creates a glowing effect when properly lit.
Lijah Hanley's fine art photographs are printed into Chromaluxe. These prints represent a new medium in photographic printing. Using a specialty process, we sublimate ink directly into a sheet of light reflective Chromaluxe aluminum. Due to the luminescence of the metal surface, the finished product has a brightness, vibrancy, and a clarity to it that cannot be rivaled with any other printing technique. Chromaluxe prints are so luminous, that they almost appear backlit. In addition to the striking finish, chromaluxe prints are guaranteed to last for a century without noticeable fading, are scratch resistant, waterproof, and all come with sleek aluminum hanging hardware on the back of the print for seamless hanging. The final piece will hang an inch and a half away from the wall. Chromaluxe prints represent the best quality prints in the industry and are the perfect modern art piece for any home. Chromaluxe prints are just as vibrant, luminescent, and striking as Fuji Crystal Archival pieces, yet are lighter weight, more scratch resistant, and more durable than it's acrylic counterpart.
Quality is our goal, and our chromaluxe prints are nothing but the best.
Contact me here if you have questions about acquiring a limited edition piece from Lijah Hanley Photography.