SPECIAL SALE on Exhibition Prints!

_DSC1511Take advantage of greatly reduced prices on a handful of my Limited Edition Exhibition prints! These prints were framed and hung during previous exhibitions; they were either not for sale or failed to sell. The overmat and prints are flawless; the back of the mount may show signs of handling, wear, labels, framing points, etc. Only ONE copy is available at this special price – ACT NOW!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding these offers. Thank you for looking!

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Photo: Pacific Ocean, 5:20pm

_MG_3158Design and Architecture firm Workshop/APD has acquired a large Tranquil Waters print for a New York design project. It’s an honor to have my Pacific Ocean photographs make an appearance on the Atlantic side. These liquid abstractions are often the confluence of three movements: water, watercraft, and camera. All three are typically moving simultaneously in these photographs and the results are often surprisingly exciting or a complete failure. I may be better known for my monochromatic impressions of California deserts yet I’ve lived in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean my entire life. In my experience, the vast infinite and solitude of open water is not at all unlike standing on a desert summit with the vast and infinite stretched before my feet.

You, too, could have this print on your wall

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Beverly Hills Art Show: May 16-17, 2015

UntitledI will be again exhibiting my work at the beautiful Beverly Hills Art Show May 16-17, 2015. This wonderful outdoor show features more than 200 artists working in all mediums and takes place along Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills between Rodeo Drive and Rexford Drive. I’ll be present both days from 10am to 5pm – I am in space 201 – and I would love to meet and share my work with you. This show is FREE! More information can be found here. See you in Beverly Hills!

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The Joshua Tree Fine Art Folio

The Joshua Tree collector's folio - Michael E. GordonI am very pleased to announce the official release of my new The Joshua Tree collector’s folio. This beautiful folio features twelve of my photographs from The Joshua Tree collection and measures 11×14” – conveniently sized for easy framing – with each image measuring approximately 8×10”. These beautiful prints are a delight to hold in the hand and they’re made using the same archival materials and techniques as all of my gallery prints, featuring rich warm/sepia tone carbon pigment inks on delicately textured fine art German Etching paper (a perfect match to the texture of the Joshua tree). Each open-edition folio is sequentially numbered with a title page, artist statement, and all twelve photographs arriving in a handsome embossed die-cut art paper enclosure.

My good friend and fellow photographer Guy Tal had some flattering things to say about this new folio on a recent blog post“I can say without hesitation that this collection is among the most beautiful things I own…If you are one who appreciates the power of an exquisitely conceived and printed photograph, you will cherish this portfolio.” Thank you, Guy!

The Joshua Tree and  Desert fine art folios make wonderful holiday gifts for those who appreciate fine photography and the well-crafted print. Order yours today in time for the holidays!

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SOLD! Epson Stylus Pro 7880 24″ printer

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SOLD! on 12/13/2012 For Sale: Epson Stylus Pro 7880 24″ wide format printer, running Epson OEM UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta inks. Includes printer stand, inks, user manual/software, and accessories. I also have the original Epson box/packaging should you desire it.

I am the original owner of this mint-condition printer. It has remained covered every day of it’s life when not printing, and has never had any technical problems nor required any service calls. It’s been flawless. I am only selling to make way for a newer/larger Epson. Read about the 7880’s specifications/details on the Epson website.

This printer is located in Long Beach, California, and is available for pickup or delivery in the greater Los Angeles metro area. Sorry, no shipping available.

I’m asking $1500 OBO, and I’ll throw in a couple of free custom printer profiles once you’re set up and running. I’m happy to supply ink and paper usage numbers to interested parties. Please let me know if you have any questions about this printer.

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SOLD! HP Designjet 130 wide format printer (24″)

SOLD!: HP Designjet 130

For Sale: HP Designjet 130

SOLD! The HP Designjet 130 is a 24″ wide tabletop printer that runs on a vibrant set of six HP Vivera dye-based inks. Note that these are dye-based inks, which are a little retro in today’s pigment-based printing world (a la Epson Ultrachrome). How does a dye-based print most significantly differ from a pigment-based print? Dye prints are made on swellable inkjet paper; pigment prints are made on porous inkjet paper. While you can use an 8×10″ Ultrachrome pigment print as a frosty-cold beer coaster, if you try this with a dye print from the DJ130 your photograph will turn into liquid ink impressionism. This generally means that all DJ130 prints should be framed, sprayed with a water-proof print shield, laminated, or finished in some other water-proofing manner. On the other hand, Vivera dye prints are beautifully rich in color and tone, and unlike the ink-on-the-surface appearance of many pigment/paper combinations, Vivera dyes are absorbed into swellable papers rendering an appearance more like a traditional photographic print’s emulsion. The Designjet 130 can print only on satin, semi-glossy, or glossy papers; matte prints are not archival nor up to the standard of pigment-based matte prints. The Designjet 130 makes a truly beautiful print, otherwise Charles Cramer wouldn’t have added one to his stable.

Why am I selling this printer? I own a small stable of wide format printers, and the DJ130 has simply fallen out of use and is taking up space. I bought this HP Designjet 130 printer brand new and it remains in like-new condition and in perfect working/printing order. I still have the original box and packing materials! The printer has always remained covered when not in use, has never suffered any technical problems, and has never required repair.

You can find more information about this printer on HP’s website, and the folks over at Digital Outback Photo provide lots of useful information on their website. Wilhelm Imaging Research has given the DJ130 with HP papers a permanence rating of 82+ years when displayed properly.

Some users have complained of paper feed issues with this printer. I avoided them by not purchasing the optional roll feeder (which seems to be the largest source of the problem), and have always fed it pre-cut sheets. Still, the printer can be finicky with paper feeding, so extra care is required to avoid problems.

This offer includes:

* Two brand new unopened 24″ x 50′ rolls of HP Premium Plus Photo Satin Paper. This is a really beautiful satiny smooth paper with a lustre-less surface;
* One partially used roll of HP Premium Plus Photo Satin Paper;
* Two brand new unopened HP85 Light Magenta ink cartridges;
* One brand new unopened HP85 Cyan ink cartridge;
* One brand new unopened HP84 Black ink cartridge.

The printer still sells new for around $1100, and the extras listed above are worth new about $225 on Amazon. I’d be happy to get $550 for the lot, excluding shipping or handling. If you think my price is too high or you can’t quite come up with $550, make me an offer. The printer is located in Long Beach, California, and can be test driven (suggested!) before committing to purchase. I’d prefer pick-up to shipping, and the printer should be easy to transport in most cars (that is, excluding the original box). I’ll provide you with a number of difficult-to-find URL’s to useful DJ130 online resources, and I’ll make you a free custom profile once you get everything set up.

Please shoot me an email (info AT michael-gordon.com) if you have any questions or you’d like to make an offer. Thank you for looking!

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TAKEN: LaCie Electron Blue III 19′ CRT

TAKEN! FREE to good home! Local pickup only; sorry, no shipping. One LaCie Electron Blue III 19′ aperture grill CRT display, in excellent working condition. Includes power cord and viewing hood, as pictured at left. This has been an excellent display for me for many years. It was calibrated with an i1 Pro weekly, and it always maintained stable color and luminance between calibrations. You can see all the technical specs on this LaCie data sheet (note that this is the Electron Blue IV data sheet). Because it is a CRT, it is a big and heavy beast, weighing in at about fifty pounds. This display is FREE to anyone willing to come pick it up in Long Beach, California (greater Los Angeles area). If you’d like it, please contact me through my website. First come, first served (beverage donation welcomed)!

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SOLD! Wollensak Verito 9″ Soft Focus/Portrait Lens

THIS LENS HAS BEEN SOLD. Includes Wollensak Verito 9″ lens (focal length is approximately 229mm), 4×5″ Technika-sized lensboard, original Wollensak shutter, and one Canon press-on lens cap (indeed, it fits).

Who is this lens for? Anyone who works with a 4×5″ view camera (or larger) and who seeks a different look than you can achieve with modern lenses. I’ve made many of my favorite photographs with this lens, and I’m selling only because I picked up a slightly wider focal length in a more accurate shutter. Check out these beautiful samples from the VeritoYou’ll also find on my website numerous photographs that were made with this lens.

The glass is in nearly perfect condition: no scratches, pits, or fungus. The shutter has been CLA’d by Flutot’s Camera Repair as best as it can be, but is still lacking the critical accuracy necessary for the narrow latitude of transparency/slide film. According to speed tests, 1/5 = 1/8; 1/2 = 1/5; 1sec = 1/4; 100 = 20; 50 = 20; and 25 = 10. B & T settings work fine. The fastest possible shutter speed is 1/20th, but this is not a big deal for anyone shooting color or b/w negative film (it has never been for me). I had the lens custom-adapted by SK Grimes to a Technika-sized lensboard for use on 4×5″ (will work as-is with Ebony, Linhof, Shen-Hao, Chamonix and others). If you know how much Grimes charges for their work, you’ll know that this was not inexpensive.

Due to the finicky nature of the shutter and the age of lens, it is sold AS-IS. PLEASE ask questions before committing to purchase.

The lens is located in Southern California and is available for immediate shipment. I can accept ALL forms of payment. I am asking for $700 OBO. If interested, please reply to this post or send an email to info AT michael-gordon.com. Thanks for looking!

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Special Discount Offers in 2011

Despite being several years deep into our economic recession, the end does not appear near, and many are still without work long after having lost their jobs. We’re still deeply entrenched in a time where folks must weigh food for their families over photographs for their walls.

On a relative track, I recently received an email from James from Pennsylvania, who now owns two of my 8″ Mini-Prints. He had this to say:

Thank you for offering the lower priced open edition prints. I’m an amateur photographer and a lover of photography and with a young family, mortgage, etc. There isn’t a ton of money for purchasing original work from photographers, but it’s folks like you, Brooks Jensen, and Mike Johnston over at The Online Photographer with his print offers that make it possible for a lot of us who normally wouldn’t have access to good photography to amass small collections and enjoy the work as a daily part of out lives.”

After reading James’s message, I realized that I could go even further towards helping others own and collect my work. I will not be raising my prices in 2011 (nor did I in 2010), and effective January 1, 2011, all Mini-Print purchases can now be applied as a discount toward the future purchase of any Limited Edition print (maximum discount per Limited Edition print is $39). Similarly, if you buy one of my high quality posters for $25, I’ll also apply that $25 towards the future purchase of any Limited Edition print (maximum discount per Limited Edition print for poster purchases is $25). To take advantage of this offer, you’ll first need to buy a Mini-Print or Poster!

Not only can you now own more of my work for less dollars, it’s also a great way to “test drive” the quality of my photographs, prints, and finishing prior to committing a greater number of dollars to a larger purchase. Thanks for looking and shopping!

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[SOLD!] FOR SALE: Lowepro Trekker 400AW photo backpack

Lowepro Trekker 400AW

Lowepro Trekker 400AW

Sorry, but this pack has been SOLD.

I have one brand spanking new Lowepro Trekker 400AW, all hangtags attached, all original packaging, still packed in original box.

The Pro Trekker™ 400 AW is a lightweight, yet rugged, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack. It offers superior protection and comfort with Lowepro’s premium suspension system. Three, integrated tripod sleeves at front and sides of the pack store, protect and secure tripods, monopods, trekking or ski poles. Two large side pockets store larger accessories or personal items—one is designed for a hydration bladder and includes a seam-sealed pouch that can hold up to 70 ounces of liquid (does not include hydration reservoir).

Capacity: 1-2 pro DSLRs with grip and lens attached (up to 400mm f/2.8); 4-6 additional lenses; 2 flash units; tripod or monopod; accessories and personal gear; up to a 15.4” widescreen laptop.

You can learn much more about this pack here.

I’m asking $250, and will include FREE shipping in the continental U.S. I can ship internationally and will quote shipping cost if interested. I accept credit cards, PayPal, and personal checks (shipping will occur once your check has cleared).

Please leave a comment or email me if interested. THANKS for looking!

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