Shawn Dougherty | Special Offer


2018 Summer Print Special

     It has been almost 3 years since my last print special, which consisted of silver gelatin contact prints.  Since that time I have been learning to use digital photography technology as a creative tool. This was born out of temporary necessity but has evolved and become my primary method of photographic expression.  The archival pigment prints I am creating at home now rival the quality of my handmade silver prints.

     I am excited to offer a selection of two archival pigment prints for sale at half their normal price.  As I have been winding down a two and a half year project photographing a small section of our current hometown, I have found myself drawn to abstraction more and more.  A natural response to a prolonged period of more literal work, I suppose.

     Some images have been more abstract than others.  One might contain recognizable forms while another may leave you guessing.  I draw little distinction between natural and manmade subjects when photographing and have chosen two recent exposures that represent these variations.  And offer you a choice of course.

     Both have a 5x5 inch image area and are printed on 8.5x11 inch Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper using Epson Ultrachrome HD archival pigment ink.  They are corner mounted on 4 ply 100% cotton rag museum board and over matted with the same. These are current archival standards. Prints are signed below the image using a Pigma Micron archival pen and numbered, dated, and titled on the mount board with pencil.

     The prints are available for $75 USD each which includes shipping in the US or possibly personal delivery in the Pittsburgh area.  International orders will ship at cost. We accept checks, money orders, cash, and PayPal.  Please use the Contact page to initiate a purchase.


Cracked Solor PanelNorth Park - Pittsburgh, PA July 2018

Cracked Solar Panel

North Park - Allegheny County, PA

July 2018 - $75.00

     My wife, Lynn, and I met photographers Randy Efros and John Wrobleski at the North Park Water Tower early on July 1st for some photography, storytelling, and print showing.  Randy had been Brett Weston’s assistant and was thus responsible for sharing most of the day’s tales! We ended up at the Latadomi Nature Center and after some wandering around I found a couple of cracked solar panels.  Their backing was blue, which I knew could translate to a black background to support the beautiful light toned shapes and bubbles created by the broken glass. The air was humid and already in the low 90s when I spotted the panels which were surrounded by weeds and some itch inducing thistles that had to be tolerated in order to get as close as I needed to be.  It took a while but I was rewarded with this exposure. After photographing we relaxed with a bit of air conditioning, coffee, and print showing. A memorable day with new friends!

Lily PadsNorth Park - Allegheny County, PA July 2018

Lily Pads

North Park - Allegheny County, PA

July 2018 - $75.00

     This exposure was made recently, on the last day of my 39th year.  My wife, Lynn, and I went to North Park for some fresh air and photography.  We arrived early to beat the heat and saw some wonderful wildlife including a close encounter with a sleeping deer and a scurrying weasel.  After exploring a new-to-us section of the park by car, we decided to go for a walk by the main lake before giving in to the heat of the day.  I had seen some lily pads and was searching for a place to access them. Lynn discovered a little nook of shoreline behind some trees while I was photographing in another area.  It was the location she pointed out that proved to have the most lilies in the best light. After working for a time, I found this lovely group which all seemed to be facing the same direction.  It felt like a good way to end my second decade of photography.