Each of Mark's images is printed through the original slide by photographic methods (not "ink-jet") on high-quality photographic paper to ensure the highest quality print possible. Mark works directly with a professional lab and is the final authority on every print produced. Mark's creative process occurs 100% behind the viewfinder of his camera before the shutter is ever triggered. Once he releases the camera's shutter, the final image has been made. The print you see has been printed to match Mark's original slide as closely as possible.
Once painstakingly printed to Mark's complete satisfaction, the images are then mounted on 3/16" Foam Core. ( Fifty point art board is used for the 8 X 10 and 11 X 14 matted size pieces as some smaller frames will not accommodate 3/16" thick mount boards). Each mounted print is then double-matted, as seen above, using either Black-core Arctic white over light blue or Light beige over cognac, whichever color combination is most complimentary to the image itself. Mark then hand-signs each one. The larger, 24" X 32" (matted size) pieces are Limited Editions (usually limited to 750 or fewer) and are also numbered as well as signed. All images are sold only as shrink-wrapped matted prints. Framed pieces are only available at art shows.
As you browse, you will notice the symbol "© Mark J. Thomas" appearing in the lower right-hand corner of the larger images. This is for copyright notification purposes on the Web only and will NOT appear on your prints.