Big Island, Hawaii - In November of 2016 we hired Bruce Omori, our friend and lava expert, to guide us to the Kilauea ocean entry on the Big Island of Hawaii. We woke up at 2am every morning and would start the hike out across the black landscape. It was incredible hiking across miles of dried lava rock with the only light coming from the glow and plume of the distant lava ocean entry. The red glow, and sulfur plume almost looked like Armageddon on the horizon. Equipped with thick hiking boots and breathing respirators, we arrived at the ocean entry about an hour before sunrise. From a rock outcropping, we had a perfect view of the lava as it literally boiled the ocean waves. A half second exposure added a slight motion blur to the outgoing wave in the foreground.
Chromaluxe Metal Prints: 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, metal 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.
Paper Prints: All of our paper prints are printed onto Kodak archival papers. This type of print requires matting and framing before it is ready to be hung.
Finishes: All of our paper prints come on Kodak Metallic fine art papers. Our Chromaluxe metal prints, however, come on two different finishes. Our recommended finish is on the high gloss Chromaluxe. The high gloss will have incredible contrast and depth, however it is prone to reflections if hung directly across from a window. Due to this, we also offer our Chromaluxe prints on a matte finish. The matte finish will have slightly less contrast that the high gloss, but will have zero reflections, and is recommended for areas where windows will cause reflections.