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Heavy Burden

Analog Silver Gelatin B&W Fine Art Gallery Print

Wild Horses are My Canvas and The Darkroom is my Paintbrush

Tim Layton's silver gelatin black and white artwork are created using classic analog large format film.  Tim creates his wild horse fine art prints in his custom built darkroom using the finest materials available.  He follows proven time-tested museum archival standards to ensure your artwork will last a lifetime. 

Each piece of artwork is a limited edition of 100 and available in the following sizes: 11"x14", 16"x20", 20"x24", 24"x28", 30"x40", 40"x60". 

Tim's love of wild horses is seen in his exceptional attention to detail as each piece of artwork is hand made by him personally.  Tim's style is as seductive and ethereal as the wild horses that he photographs.

No part of Tim's process is outsourced, so when you receive your new artwork, you know Tim's hand were involved in every step of the process from being in the field with the wild horses to signing your artwork.

Each artwork is titled, signed, and numbered for the edition and includes a signed certificate of authenticity.

The artwork is mounted on white museum quality acid free board and a custom window mat is cut for your new artwork.  Your new wild horse fine art print is carefully packaged and it comes ready to be installed in your frame and displayed in your home or office.

Purchase Heavy Burden

Artwork Size Image Size Mounting Details Purchase
11"x14" 8"x10" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now
16"x20" 11"x14" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now
20"x24" 16"x20" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now
24"x28" 20"x24" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now
30"x40" 26"x36" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now
40"x60" 36"x56" Mounted and matted on white museum board with custom window mat. Ready to frame.  Buy Now

** Frames not included and the handling and shipping fee is based on your address.

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LIMITED EDITION ART BUYER & COLLECTOR INFORMATION

Heavy Burden - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim LaytonHeavy Burden - Wild Horse Fine Art by Tim Layton Purchasing artwork is a personal experience and I take a lot of pride in creating high-quality artwork that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.

The longevity of analog handmade silver-gelatin-based prints depends on the photographic medium itself, the chemical processing, and the consequent storing and display conditions.  Tim carefully creates your new wild horse artwork following time-proven museum archival standards to ensure your new artwork will last a lifetime. 

Black-and-white analog materials have a number of advantages over modern digital/ink-jet media.

Learn how Tim Layton's Wild Horse Handmade Fine Art silver gelatin prints are made in the darkroom one at a time by hand.

Based on history, we know that properly processed and stored black-and-white photographic prints have a life expectancy of at least 150 years and under optimum conditions, experts believe the artwork could exceed several hundreds of years before showing any significant signs of deterioration.

All of my limited edition wild horse fine art analog silver gelatin prints are created with world-class materials and I follow time-proven very strict archival standards to ensure your artwork will last a lifetime.

I take the permanence of your new artwork very seriously and that is why I personally execute every step of the process myself and do not outsource any aspect of my workflow. 

Silver gelatin prints have been around since the 19th century and they are the only type of fine art print that has this proven record of archival permanence. All other claims are of permanence are simply claims with no way of proving them. 

When it comes to museum quality and conservation, fiber-based silver gelatin prints are the only type of prints recognized as archival by professional curators and museums.  The fiber paper and mounting materials that I use for my limited edition prints are guaranteed to be acid and lignin-free and without optical brightening agents. 

To achieve museum-quality standards, it is much more than using the right paper.  I follow the same time-proven processing and archival methods as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston to ensure each limited edition print meets this very strict criterion.

Your new print is mounted on a 100% cotton, acid, and lignin-free mounting board with a window mat that is hinge-taped using archival linen tape.  I title, date, and sign the window mat to complete your artwork.  It is ready to display when you receive it.    

To help resist environmental hazards associated with displaying your new artwork, a UV protective glass or plexiglass glazing should be used, often referred to as museum glass.  If you are unsure, consult your local professional frame shop or contact me and I am happy to help. 

If you choose to store your prints versus displaying them, maintaining relative humidity between 30% and 50% is advisable and room temperature should not exceed 85F/29C. 

I certify all of my limited edition fine art prints are masterfully handmade by me in my darkroom and no part of the process is outsourced to any other party.

Print Care, Display, & Handling Tips

  • Never hang your print in direct sunlight. 
  • Never hand your print under or over an air vent. 
  • Hang your framed print at a very slight upward angle to allow air to circulate around the print. Small clear rubber pads/feet mounted on the bottom frame are a good option for employing this method. 
  • Only use a dry lint-free cloth to wipe the UV protective/museum glass. 
  • Maintain the relative humidity in the 30% to 50% range. 
  • Extreme heat and wildly changing temperatures can expedite print deterioration issues.  Avoid exposing your print to temperatures above 85F/29C. 
  • If your print is ever exposed to smoke, moisture, or water, do not attempt to fix it yourself.  Contact me or a print conservator immediately. 
  • If lighting your artwork, avoid using any light source of more than 120 footcandles.  LED lighting is the preferred source.  I like a light temperature in the 3200K to 3500K range.  Only light your print when viewing.  Excessive light exposure can accelerate deterioration.