Werner Richner’s fine art albums filled with landscape photographs going from hand to hand at photokina in Cologne and the Salon de la Photo in Paris. With astonished eyes, many viewers stroked the paper gently – usually with Hahnemühle cotton gloves. Who once have seen and touched the lively, eye-and-hand caressing A3 albums, melt down by the artists’ portfolio. The photo albums getting an excellent impression of the importance of printed motifs with a trip into familiar and less known landscapes. The noble cover material and the luxurious inkjet papers in the ‘do-it-yourself’ albums are a great stage to present colour-changing spectacles of nature. In our upcoming newsletter we are going to draw two A4 albums. Subscribe now!
We have asked travel photographer Werner Richner four questions about his Hahnemühle Inkjet Photo Albums.
What do you use the Hahnemühle albums for?
To present my portfolio of more than 20 years of travel and landscape photography at collectors or gallery owners. These albums are serious and appropriate portfolios that emphasize the value of my work.
How do you like the “modular system” which offers two different covers and four content papers?
I like the possibility to give my album a personal touch by choosing between two different covers and four content paper grades. The papers are either printable on one side or both sides, with matt or glossy finish. The interchangeability of content papers is another advantage of Hahnemühle’s FineArt Inkjet albums. So I do not need 20 portfolios. I can easily replace or add new motifs using the refill packs.
Which cover and what kind of paper do you prefer?
I’m a fan of the classic leather cover instead of the one with the red stitching and my favourite paper is Photo Rag® Duo. My iconic landscapes or the intensely coloured architecture shots appear very vividly and captivating – without annoying reflections which occur when presenting prints in transparencies.
How do you process the albums?
With modern Fine Art printers it is easy and most accurate. I work with the Epson printers Stylus Pro 3880 and SureColor P600. I protect my A3 album pages after printing with Hahnemühle Protective Spray.
To learn more on Werner Richner´s oeuvre click over to: www.wernerrichner.de