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THIS MONTHS EDITORIAL - FOCUS ON FENCES

LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT IMAGE? This months featured editorial is a focus on FENCES. Editorial writtten by Dave Godden, photograph by Chris Day

Fences have been part of the landscape for years and can be taken for granted by their mere presence.Used to divide the landscape, and enforce property boundaries, the humble fence can take many forms and be made from a vast selection of materials. To the photographer and the art collector with an eye for such things they can be the main feature of an image, used to lead into the scene, divide the scene, frame a scene or purely to provide a foreground or background interest. A colourful well maintained fence can be as photogenic as a decaying wooden ranch fence or an ornate country garden picket fence. Across the World images featuring the humble fence can be found highlighting the fence itself or emphasising or supporting the subject of focus of that image

Please click on the links below to find fabulous images

of fences and more by some of our very talented artists

 

Chris Langley View the album here

Chris Day  View the album here

Mary Fletcher View the album here

Simon Alun Hark   View the album here

Steve Purnell   View the album here

Pete Hemington View the album here

Jeni Harney  View the album here

 

 

  


CARE OF YOUR CANVAS PRINT

HEAT

Our canvas prints are mounted on wooden frames, so avoid exposing the canvas print to extreme temperatures. In particular, take care if you are hanging your canvas prints above radiators or fireplaces as this could result in warping of the frame or burning of the canvas and wood.

REMOVING DUST

Try not to touch the surface of the canvas directly, instead blow the dust off the surface. If dust remains then brush it off gently using a duster.  Never use cleaning fluids on the surface of your canvas print

HUMIDITY

As with all works of art it is best to avoid exposure to extreme humidity. Avoid hanging your print in cellars, bathrooms or attics where humidity may affect the wood. If a canvas appears damp move it to another room

LENS2PRINT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISUSE OF ARTWORK - IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT PLEASE EMAIL US, WE ARE HAPPY TO ADVISE YOU.

 

 


ETHICS EXPLAINED

Ethical Art

At Lens2Print we describe ourselves as being "ethical", so here is an explanation of why we feel justified in using the word.  Let's start with the definition from the Cambridge English Dictionary:

"ethic" definition: 1. a system of accepted beliefs that control behaviour, especially such a system based on morals"

Many of our artists have been offering their work online for many years with varying levels of success and of course, financial reward. The founders of Lens2Print are no exception. The way proceeds of sales were, and indeed are distributed on other sites was one of the major factors in setting up Lens2Print.

By way of an example, let us take a popular canvas size 20"x 20" and compare 3 sites; a UK based, a US based and Lens2Print

Selling Site                      Retail Price                     Artist Share

 UK based                               £106.93.                             £23.14

 US based                                £84.98                                  £7.72

  Lens2Print                           £81.36                                 £38.54

We hope you notice the difference - our artists certainly do. Not only do we offer products that we are very proud of, we do so at a lower price than the other sites (better value for the customer) and at the same time provide our artists with a fair return. How fair? We allow them to make that decision themselves, they are free to set whatever value they wish on our site, for each and every product.

We do however, insist our artists make at least a minimum percentage on every sale, the other sites quoted do not - it is quite possible to make as little as $1 for that sale in the US.

Lens2Print don't think it is ethical for a site to offer the artist one quarter of the sales revenue (or worse). We believe our customers are prepared to pay  for a quality product but at the same time get real value for money and not pay more than they have to. We believe that any business has an ethical duty to look after the welfare of its suppliers - our artists

So that's us - Lens2Print, The Home of Ethical Art

"Quality Art, Great Value, done Ethically"

 


Delivery

All items are usually despatched in 3-5 working days

Delivery charges are included within the UK

PLEASE NOTE - DELIVERIES OUTSIDE OF THE UK WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DELIVERY CHARGE - PLEASE EMAIL FOR COSTS. 


About Lens2Print

Lens2Print is a partnership of three photographers who, over the years have felt a growing need to offer a fairer platform to promote photography as an art, than currently exists. 

By supporting this site you will be supporting the photographers and their art,   everyone gets a fair deal.

We aim to offer our customers a personal and friendly service and to ensure that your buying experience is a pleasant one and one where you will want to return time and again.

Please take your time to to enjoy the numerous and varied styles of art and photography from our group of very talented artists.

If you see an aritst and/or photo you like,  you can click on the star next to the artist/photo and this will add them to your favourite list, you can come back time and again to see what's new with your favourite artist or browse more photos before making your choice.