LORIE SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Lorie is a largely self taught photographer who has spent the last decade or two documenting the changing city of Toronto. After working most of her life in the Music Industry she chose to move in another direction and follow her passion for photography. You can find her work at The Blue Crow Gallery and The Arts Markets in Riverside, as well the many juried shows she does throughout the year.
Each of her photographs are limited editions of 25. She mounts them on wood panels and covers them in resin, as well as printing directly onto sheets of aluminum... all are numbered and signed and kept track of in a registry.
Because she makes 25 of each photo... they can be customized to any size you like, within the constraints of the photo. If you see something at a show, but would like it smaller or larger... it likely isn't a problem as she makes most of her pieces to order... all it requires is some patience and a nominal deposit.
WOOD + RESIN
Lorie personally mounts the photos onto the wood panels and pours the resin... something she learned how to do by watching YouTube videos... it took her about a year to really get the hang of it... but now she pours resin almost everyday. She puts between 2 - 4 coats of resin on each piece... with all the coats and drying time it takes at least a week to make just one piece... the resin totally cures in about 72 hours after the last coat... then it is sanded, stamped and signed.
She's not as hands on with the metal prints as it takes a special printer and therefore the work is contracted out. But where she does shape things, is to decide which of her photos will work well as a metal print. She prints on brushed metal, so anything in the photo that is white does not print... therefore just the metal shows through and that is what catches the light and makes the print really special! Not every photo works with this type of printing, but when it does it is quite amazing... the combination of the right photo and your everyday lighting can really make a piece come to life... but if you hang it in an area with no access to a large window or lighting it can lay flat... if you would like to discuss what works, I would be happy to spend some time going over what you need for this to really work on your wall.
Occasionally I make acrylic prints... this is a metallic print sandwiched in between a solid black backing with a thick translucent piece of acrylic on top... this type of print floats off the wall and has a sharp modern look... I find this works really well in corporate or commercial settings... if this is of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact me for pricing.
I also sell matted prints at most of my shows and at The Arts Market at 790 Queen St East... this way all of my photos are available to anyone regardless of price point... these are not available for sale online... rather, it's what is available at the show.