Aperitivo Milano

Aperitivo Milano

April 10, 2020

Thinking of all our friends in Milan. Hope to have Aperitivo with you soon.

When shooting in Milan in November 2019 we were heading to Chiesa San Francesco d'Assisi al Fopponino, a church designed by Gio Ponti and spotted this fantastic relief Campari sign. As a photographer known for photographing signs around the world this was a perfect addition to my collection, A Short History of Milan. I stopped to photograph it amongst the bustle of morning rush hour traffic and chasing the moving sunlight. When I saw the negatives of the first shoot I liked them but I wasn't sure the light was quite right so I returned to the spot in February 2020. It was earlier in the day and so I had more sunlight to play with. With urban street photography there is very little you can control about your environment with constant people and vehicles and so it was very a complicated photograph to execute. I took my time and I am pleased with the results, what you see here is just from my contact sheets so I am looking forward to going into the darkroom to make prints of it.

Bottiglieria Bulloni opened in 1933 and the signs are original, as are the interior shelves, tiles and light fixtures which were the work of Futerist designer Enrico Prampolini. Campari originated in 1860 in Novara and grew to the global brand from a caffe in Milan. This article in the Difford's Guide is a perfect explanation of the history of Campari.

 




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Size Guide & Artwork Description

Size Guide

Sizes may vary slightly from image to image as we make each composition from the negative individually, either showing Richard's signature ragged edge (white border) as he prints full frame or showing the film rebate (black border) often showing the film make. Where the image size varies we adjust the window mount in order to maintain a frame size so like for like sizes can hang together.

 

Format Stated Photographic Size Image Size cm Image Size Inches Mounted Size mm Mounted Size Inches Framed Size cm Framed Size Inches Price Unframed Price Framed
Browser 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm

9.5''x12'' 17.5x27cm 8.5''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Rectangle 6x7

9.5''x12'' 21.5x26cm 8.5''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Square

9.5''x9.5'' 21.5x21.5cm 8.5''x8.5'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125
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Square

11''x16.5'' 28x44.5cm 11''x16.5'' 380x518 15''x20.5'' 41x54x3.5cm 16''x21.5''x1.5'' £100 £150
Square 11''x11'' 28x28cm 11''x11'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £100 £150
Tape 11''x17.5'' 28x45cm 11''x17.5'' 380x550 15''x21.75'' 41x57x3.5cm 16''x22.5''x1.5'' £100 £150
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 16''x20'' 34x51cm 13.5''x20'' 525x660 20.5''x26'' 55x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x24''
B x1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
Rectangle 6x7 16''x20'' 42x51cm 16.5''x20'' 584x660 23''x26'' 60x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x27.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
Square RH 16''x20'' 45x45cm 18''x18'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
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Square HH + Space 20''x20'' 48x48cm 19''x19'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£270 £350
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Tape 43x59cm 17''x25'' 525x750 20.5''x29.5'' 55x77cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x30.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£200 £295
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
20''x24'' 39x58cm 15.5''x23'' 575x735 22.75''x29'' 60x77x5cm 23.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395
Rectangle
6x7
20''x24'' 48x60cm 19''x23.75'' 635x735 25''x29'' 67x77x5cm 26.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395
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Square 24''x24'' 61x61cm 24''x24'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495
Vinyl 27''x27'' 63.5x63.5cm 25''x25'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
30''x40'' (shifting to 24''x32'') 61x93cm 24''x36.5'' 818x1090 32''x42'' 85x112x5cm 33.5''x44'x5'' £445 (£500 on secondary sites) £595
Rectangle 6x7 30''x40'' (shifting to 24''x32'') 61x75cm 24''x30'' 818x952 (or 970) 32''x38'' 85x97x5cm (or 100) 33.5''x39''x5'' £445 (£500 on secondary sites) £595
Tape 30''x40'' 60x94cm 23''x37'' 777x1090 30.5''x42'' 80x112x5cm 31.5''x44''x5'' £445 £595
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 32''x45'' 76x109cm 30''x43'' 940x1280 37''x50'' 98x130x5cm 39''x51''x5'' £1000 £1295
Rectangle 6x7 32''x45'' 76x94cm 30''x37'' 940x1120 37''x44'' 98x115x5cm 39''x45.5''x5'' £1000 £1295
Square 32''x32'' 76x76cm 30''x30'' 940x940 37''x37 98x98x5cm 39''x39''x5'' £1000 £1295

 

Artwork Description 

Richard makes the c-type prints from negative in his own analogue colour darkroom in Cambridge. His paper of choice is Kodak Professional Endura Premier Gloss. When Richard has chosen to evolve the artwork, we work with Streamline Colour Lab. In our studio the print is dry-mounted to dibond which ensures a very flat image surface in both the short and long term. The prints are matted (window mounted) using a museum quality 100% cotton rag board especially manufactured to be compatible with the C-type archival Kodak photographic paper Richard uses. Richard does all mounting himself, using his precision engineering background to create the finished artwork. Eleanor fits the artworks to the frames. Traditionally photographic prints are signed and numbered on the back, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. They can be signed on the front of the mount by request. 

Framing Description  

Our frames are hand-made in the UK by Menor Photographic Fine Art Printing & Framing Specialists in Hertfordshire. We offer a choice of black or white wooden box frames which have depth to suit the size of the picture, the artwork set back from the glass. Our black frames are made from matt ebony stained obeche, in which you can see the detail of the wood grain whereas our white frames are made from beech and the wood grain is not visible. The wood is sustainably forested for both variations of frame. If you would like to present you artwork in another way, we offer the choice to buy an unframed print only and can advise you on other options or recommend reputable companies to carry out the work. If you would like us to make a larger artwork please get in touch to discuss.