In late April last year we were choosing images to display in the gallery and I wanted a large statement canvas. The canvas had to be 40″x30″ to fit the wall plan properly and nothing else would do. I’d shot a beautiful image the previous autumn and really wanted to use it but the shape wasn’t right for what I wanted.
So, my retoucher Ann Mulqueeny came to the rescue and suggested doing a shoot with her son. But with only ten days to go until the gallery opened, we had to move quickly. We did the shoot on the Friday teatime and the picture had to be at the lab by Monday morning if we were to stand any chance of getting the picture back in time for the gallery opening. We chose the one we wanted and then Ann set to work extending the background and the top so the image would wrap properly around the frame of the canvas. Images presented on canvas will only work if the image easily wraps around the sides of the frame without detracting from the subject or losing the atmosphere of the image. The finished canvas hangs in the gallery and looks abosolutely beautiful.
Here’s a selection of the other images from the shoot. What do you think?