Dave Butcher accepts commissions for landscape, city and ski photography in black and white. If you have an idea for landscape or city photographs in black and white then please contact me to discuss further. The negative and the copyright always remain the property of Dave Butcher.
If you have a house in a scenic location, or a favourite landscape or city view, then I can produce a stunning black and white photograph just for you, or that can be shared with others, you decide.
Commissions fall into 2 groups:
- Unique photographs taken for the client to a specific brief. The price is higher for a unique photograph and is based on a combination of the price of the photograph, my expenses, the cost of materials (for taking and printing the image) and shipping costs. This is effectively a limited edition of one. It will be printed and processed archivally by Ilford Master Darkroom Printer Dave Butcher on traditional silver-gelatin photographic paper and will look fantastic for many generations.
- Photographs of favourite places that will be sold to the client that initiates the project and to as many other customers that wish to purchase the image in a variety of sizes. This is usually priced and shipped according to my price list (as shown throughout this web site).
- A favourite area of woodland and a stream near clients house. This was for a Christmas present and careful planning was needed in taking the photographs and delivering the framed set to avoid spoiling the surprise (a sort of covert operation!). Supplied as a unique set of photographs in a single frame. The individual photographs are available to anyone who wishes to purchase them and other images taken as part of this project. They also appeared in my book Peak Light.
- House in the landscape. For a birthday present and had to be taken before the forestry plantation that surrounded the house, on a hillside, was felled. The best viewpoint turned out to be on the other side of the valley, about a half mile from the house, and needed a short telephoto lens to emphasise the presence of the house. Supplied as a single unique large framed photograph.
- Family and house in the landscape to closely match a photograph taken 50 years earlier (with a different family in the image!). This was for a reminder of the family home in the Peak District on moving house to another part of the the country. Supplied as a single unique large photograph.
- Old Man of Coniston, Coniston Lake and yacht on lake. This was for a 21st birthday present and 18 months notice was given to allow me time to achieve the tight brief. Supplied as a single large framed photograph. Now available to anyone who wishes to purchase this, and other images, taken as part of this project.
- 4 Peaks – Highest peaks in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I had to go to Ireland to complete the set by photographing the highest peak in Ireland. Supplied in a single frame, actually 8 identical framed sets were supplied to this client. Now generally available to anyone who wishes to purchase this and other images taken as part of this project.
Timescales are flexible and can be tailored to individual needs.