High Light, Peak Light, Lake Light, City Light, Snow Light, Land Light books by Dave Butcher

Image Licensing, Posters, Greeting Cards, etc

Dave Butcher black and white photographs are now widely licensed for use on greetings cards, prints, book and magazine illustration and many more. We are continually looking for new partners in this area so if you have a need for a striking black and white image please contact us to discuss the options.

My work is now handled by one agent, Antje Jentsch (based in Frankfurt, Germany). You can either contact Antje directly using the email hot-link or contact me and I will point you in the right direction. If you want to have a general chat to check if I'm able to supply your needs then of course come to me directly using mono@davebutcher.co.uk.

Working exclusively in black and white, the photographs of Dave Butcher are available for exclusive or non-exclusive licenses.

We only license to commercial companies, not private individuals, to ensure that we keep tight control of the image use.

Applications include:

  • Most types of fine art prints and postcards (my city portfolio is exclusively handled by International Graphics Walmsley GmbH but sub-licenses are available for all images in this web Gallery through IGW). Landscapes and skiing are available for wall art licensing.
  • Other wall-art and fine art prints on silver-gelatin photographic paper, glass, ceramics or scripted,
  • Greetings cards
  • Calendars
  • Book illustrations
  • Advertising and PR
  • Packaging
  • and many more.

File Size and Resolution:

  • Most of the black and white photographs in the image library were taken on medium format film.
  • Negatives mostly 6 x 6 cm (2.25 x 2.25 in) or 6 x 7 cm (2.25 x 2.75 in). These large negatives give very high quality image files from scans of the original black and white film negative.
  • High resolution film scans use a Nikon Coolscan 9000ED scanner and 4000 dpi, 16 bit, multi-pass sampling.
  • After editing and flattening of the layers grey scale image files are usually between 100 Mb and 200 Mb, depending on cropping of the original film negative.
  • Image files will be sized to suit applications.
  • At 300 dpi a print size of up to 1 metre is achieved without interpolation,
  • The largest images so far printed by clients (International Graphics Walmsley GmbH and Links of London Jewellers) are over 2m x 2m.

Image Selection: The images displayed on the Gallery pages are a small selection from my extensive image library. If you don't see what you want or you like an image but would need different cropping or format for your application then please call to discuss the options.

Images on other pages are also available for licensing, such as photographs of a working darkroom, which have already been used to illustrate a book.

Clients and examples of their use include:

Harman Technology LtdHarman Technology Ltd
Harman Technology is the parent company of Ilford Photo. Harman make the Ilford range of black and white photographic films, papers and chemicals. They have used many Dave Butcher photographs for the advertising and PR of the Ilford range of photographic products. This includes images and Dave Butcher prints for large exhibitions and trade shows such as Photokina (Germany), Focus on Imaging (UK) and Photoplus (USA) as well as using them on product packaging.
Ilford.comOji Ilford
Two companies now trade under the Ilford name after the original Ilford company had trading difficulties in 2004 and was split in two in 2005. Ilford.com is the company that now makes Ilford digital and colour products, based in Switzerland. They have used digital files from scans of my negatives to produce large prints for trade and retail shows, like Photokina in Koln in Germany, to demonstrate the performance of their ink jet products.
International Graphics Walmsley GmbHInternational Graphics Walmsley GmbH

International Graphics Walmsley GmbH publish a range of fine art postcards, prints and posters using my images and sell them worldwide from their base in Eggenstein Germany. They have exclusive use of my city images for postcards and poster-style wall art, worldwide, until 2014. IGW can sub-contract for printing onto other media, such as canvas, and for other images that they have not selected for their own range of products.

New View Gifts & Accessories LtdNew View Gifts & Accessories Ltd

New View Gifts and Accessories Ltd. (based in Philadelphia USA) have an exclusive license for an image used in scripted wall-art in North America. The finished item is sold across America through Kohl's department stores.

Trends International, USACities of the World 2013, Trends International

Trends International used 13 images for a 2013 calendar called "Cities of the World" for sale across the USA and Canada.

Hallmark Cards LtdHallmark Cards Ltd

Hallmark cards use my images for greetings cards on non-exclusive licenses.

Allan and BertramAllan and Bertram Calendars

Allan and Bertram is a publisher of corporate calendars in the UK. They published calendars of my black and white photographs in 2013 and 2014, 12 images in each one.

Rotovision BooksRotovision Books

Rotovision Books, made extensive use of my images in the book "B&W Photo Lab: Processing and Printing" by Julian Busselle, 1999.



All images are copyright © Dr Dave Butcher and may not be downloaded, copied or reproduced in any way without prior written permission. All rights are reserved.