TIM LAYTON WILD HORSE FINE ART
ORIGINAL HANDCRAFTED SILVER GELATIN
WILD HORSE IMPRESSIONIST GALLERY PRINTS
Come See The Beauty of Wild Horses Through My Eyes
Tim Layton's style is as seductive and ethereal as the wild horses that he photographs.
Tim's Wild Horse Fine Art Signature Collection are handmade silver gelatin artwork that brings joy, beauty, and new meaning to any space.
Tim's unique 19th century Impressionist style is instantly recognizable because no other artist in the world creates wild horse fine art like he does.
Each gallery print is handmade in the darkroom one at a time using 19th century methods that help Tim create a level of beauty and meaning that is unlike anything else in the world.
If you love horses, and especially wild horses, then you will love Tim's Wild Horse Fine Art Signature Collection.
When you receive your new artwork, you know it was handmade by Tim Layton personally using the finest materials.
Combining inspiration from nature with 19th century symbolism and impressionism, Tim Layton creates artist original silver gelatin wild horse fine art that transcends time and cultures.
Just like impressionistic painters of the 19th century, Tim Layton's Wild Horse Fine Art Signature Collection gently invites you to slow down, enjoy the moment, and get lost in the experience.
His artistic and symbolic use of form, shapes, light, shadows, and tonal values work together to tell wild horse stories that bring beauty and new meaning to any space in your home or office.
"When you see one of my Wild Horse Fine Art Signature Collection gallery prints, I want you to feel like you are viewing an impressionist painting that was made in the 19th century." -Tim Layton
Each piece of artwork in the collection has a deeper meaning than meets the eye at first glance.
Can you decipher the story behind each piece of art?
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
If you want to know who I am - look deeply with curiosity at a band of wild horses. Just like wild horses I am a free spirit and will do anything to protect my family.
My analog film and darkroom-based methods are unique in our modern digital society.
I don't outsource any part of my process, so when you receive a piece of artwork from me, you know that my hands were directly involved in every step of the process.
When viewing my Impressionist style black and white wild horse fine art gallery prints, something magical happens that is unexpected.
Your mind engages in a way that isn’t possible if the art were in color. Also, because of the impressionist aesthetic, you experience the artwork in a way that instantly relaxes you. Your mind fills in the gaps between what you are seeing and what you are feeling because you become part of the image with me and the wild horses. You are my co-creator. We need each other, just like wild horses need the love and protection of their family. Together, we create something new that has the potential to forever changes both of us.
ULTRA LARGE FORMAT
CONTACT PRINT DETAILS & INFORMATION
Each piece of artwork is personally created by Tim Layton in the darkroom using classic analog ultra large format methods.
Tim's Wild Horse Ultra Large Format Contact Prints are a limited edition of only 100 each.
Tim creates a special 19th century style handmade ammonium bromide silver gelatin emulsion and hand coats archival paper to use as negatives.
Each paper negative is developed in the darkroom by hand and then contact printed on silver chloride paper to make original wild horse fine art unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Large format silver chloride contact prints have a long history dating back to legends like Weston, Adams, and others and are well known for their collectibility and ethereal beauty.
Each piece of artwork is processed to museum archival standards, titled, signed, mounted, and matted on a 22"x25" acid free museum board with a custom cut window mat.
Your artwork is carefully packaged in specially designed protective shipping materials, and shipped fully insured via UPS ground.
WHY HANDMADE PAPER NEGATIVES?
Paper negatives date back to the 1840’s when William Henry Fox Talbot's seminal photographic discovery set the future of photography on a course that he probably could have never imagined.
In the age of digital photography, a handmade paper negative coated on rag vellum or watercolor paper represents an opportunity for me to establish original artwork that no one else is doing.
It takes me three days to make the speccial silver gelatin emulsion in my laboratory and hand coat each sheet of paper to make the negatives. After the negatives fully dry, then I am able to use them and create exposures.
I am able to make an ordinary (only sensitive to UV and blue-violet light) or orthochromatic (sensitive to all colors except red) and directly impact the tonal values and aesthetics of my artwork unlike modern photographers.
Based on my creative vision, I have the unique opportunity to start shaping the mood, emotion, and overall aesthetic of my wild horse fine art gallery contact prints based on the type of emulsions that I decide to make.
An ordinary emulsion is the very first type of emulsion used in the 1840’s. Because of the sensitivity to UV and blue light, skies will be cloudless which helps me separate the wild horses from the background.
Based on the spectral sensitivity of my handmade emulsion there will be very light blues and violets, dark yellows and greens when you expect lighter values, and oranges will be near black. The ordinary type emulsion renders exceptional shadow values unlike modern film and digital cameras because of the unique nature of the chemistry. The shadows possess an ethereal glow that helps me create dreamy and mysterious wild horse fine art. Also, an ordinary emulsion has an incredible tonal range spanning over an astounding 18 units of density.
While making a batch of emulsion in the laboratory, I can also modify the spectral sensitivity of the emulsion to be orthochromatic which is sensitive to all colors except red and deep orange and thereby controlling the visual and emotional impact for each individual piece of wild horse fine art.
Based on my choice of archival museum-quality paper for the paper negative substrate, I have the option to choose between a smooth translucent type media or use one that has texture. This is another creative choice that directly impacts the aesthetic and feeling of each piece of artwork.
For my Impressionistic style wild horse fine art, paper negatives with my handmade emulsion is an excellent choice to help me realize my creative vision because this unique combination inherently produces much less detail than film and renders a long tonal value with rich shadows and dreamy highlights. All of this works together at my command to ultimately help shape my unique Impressionistic style.
WILD HORSE FINE ART
SILVER GELATIN GALLERY PRINTS
Artwork Available in the Following Sizes (in inches):
8x10 Dry Mounted on 11x14 with Window Mat $147 [Buy Now]
11x14 Dry Mounted on 16x20 with Window Mat $247 [Buy Now]
16x20 Dry Mounted on 20x24 with Window Mat $577 [Buy Now]
20x24 Dry Mounted on 28x32 with 2 inch Window Mat $877 [Buy Now]
30x40 Dry Mounted on 30x40 with 3 inch Window Mat $2977 [Buy Now]
40x60 Dry Mounted on 40x60 with 4 inch Window Mat $5977 [Buy Now]
* Shipping and handling is extra and the fee is based on your address
Each piece of artwork is personally created by Tim Layton in the darkroom, processed to museum archival standards, titled, signed, mounted, and matted on acid free museum board.
All prints are carefully prepared and packaged in specially designed protective shipping materials, and shipped fully insured via UPS ground.
No other visual art can match the richness, depth, and definition of silver gelatin prints.
This is why the most discerning art buyers and collectors continue to value handmade silver gelatin fine art photographs, just as they have the last 140 years.
When you see a handmade silver gelatin print hung on the wall that is properly lit, the entire world becomes quiet around you.
The clarity, depth, detail, and tonal values all work together to silence the world around you and reveal a deeper meaning to you.
My pure analog film-based darkroom methods are unique in our digital world today and my workflow allows me to create gallery-quality artwork that is unparalleled by modern digital techniques.
I don't outsource any part of my process, so when you receive a silver gelatin artwork from me, you know that my hands were directly involved in every step of the process.
When viewing my black and white silver gelatin photographs, something magical happens that is unexpected. Your mind engages in a way that isn’t possible if the images were in color and you become part of the image with me. We go on a journey together and we become co-creators.
HANDMADE WILD HORSE B&W FINE ART
Tim Layton's handmade silver gelatin black and white fine art photographs are created from large format analog film negatives, like the one you see to the left.
Tim follows a museum quality archival workflow that ensures art buyers and collectors will be able to enjoy their artwork for their entire life.
Review Tim's Silver Gelatin Fine Art Print Care Guide to learn how to protect your investment.
Tim specializes in making very large 40" x 60" silver gelatin fine art gallery quality prints for collectors around the world, but he also offers smaller 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and 20x24 size to make the artwork accessible to new art buyers.
WHY TIM'S BIG SILVER GELATIN PRINTS ARE SO SPECIAL
"I provide people a unique experience where you, I, and the subjects are brought together to share a unique experience. I do this in a way that simply isn't possible in real life."
When viewing my very large prints, your eyes move around the scene or subject in a way and at a pace that is surreal.
In order to better understand this experience, follow me in this exercise.
Extend your right arm as far as you can in front of you. Elevate your arm about chest height and then position your hand so you are looking at the back of your hand and then spread your fingers apart.
Now, look very closed at your thumb.
Notice how you can see every detail in your thumb, but your other fingers are not in sharp focus?
Now shift your focus to your index finger.
Notice how your thumb and other fingers are now not in sharp focus, but your index finger is sharp and clear?
You can shift your focus to any of your other fingers and the same phenomenon continues.
This simple exercises illustrates how your eyes move through one of my very large silver gelatin prints.
It is impossible to have this experience looking at small digital images on a computer or phone. You need to be in front of the large prints.
I purposely create black and white images because by removing color, your mind processing my subjects in a way that is unique and impossible if the prints were in color.