In our digital world of 'instant everything', which is mostly mass produced, Paul Cooklin is drawn to analogue film and traditional darkroom printing. His preference for film over digital derives from the nostalgic and timeless 'look' of black and white film, with it's tonal qualities and grain. He is also drawn to the rules of the negative and the traditional printing methods which he finds more rewarding due to the hands-on approach needed to make an individual silver gelatin print.
This beautiful matte canvas fabric is not only chic and contemporary, it's highly durable. Dye Sublimation Printing evaporates the ink in to the fabric itself, this gives higher definition and vibrant colours. Each piece is hand stretched using a deep wooden stretcher for maximum impact. The image seamlessly wraps around the sides of the stretcher which adds a third dimension. These contemporary canvases come ready to hang, no need for additional framing.