No Trees Were Harmed

While Making These Prints

Tree free landscape photography prints! Printed on 100% cotton, petroleum-free, museum grade white fine art photo paper

Big picture is a landscape photography project by Brett Burton offering prints on sustainable 100% cotton, museum-grade photo paper. These prints both reduce the amount of harmful run-off chemicals in the environment and do not use trees in any part of the printing process.  

Materials

Landscape Photography Prints on MOAB Juniper Baryta Rag 305, Glossy
Glossy

MOAB Juniper Baryta Rag 305 – Glossy

Learn More about Moab Juniper Baryta here.

Landscape Photography Prints on Canson Rag Photographique 310
Matte

Canson Rag Photographique 310 – Matte

Learn more about Canson Rag Photographique here

Why go Tree Free? 

  • Conventional wood pulp based papers are non-recyclable due to the plastic coating applied to them 
  • Paper making has become a large contributor to water contamination due to bleach and deforestation. 
  • Cotton paper is Petroleum & polyethylene free, two of the primary downstream toxins from photographic paper waste 
  • This environmentally friendly photo paper collection is not treated with optical brightening agents. OBA’s are photosensitive and loose power overtime effectively reducing your photo print’s shelf-life.
  • Trees are the best best carbon capture technology we have in the world. The more we leave trees undisturbed, the better our collective chances on fighting climate change and ecological collapse.

We proudly print with Photo Innovation Lab on 100% cotton papers.

Materials

Big Picture uses the following materials for our landscape photography prints:

Cotton – Matte
Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique is a 100% cotton museum grade white fine-art photo paper. The exceptional smooth white tone is achieved during manufacturing by introducing natural minerals to the process. The Rag Photographique offers a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. It also provides one of the highest achievable Dmax currently available on the market, making it ideal for fine art photography as well as fine art printmaking.  
Cotton – Glossy
With a true barium sulfate coating, the Juniper Baryta Rag 305 Paper from Moab offers a style and feel similar to traditional darkroom FB-type paper due to an excellent density with smooth natural highlights. The paper features a 100% cotton fiber base with a 305 gsm basis weight and it does not use any optical brightening agents for maximum longevity. The paper offers a glossy finish and is made in the USA.

Artist Statement

It seems most photographers love and appreciate nature and want to see the planet thrive for many years. So I’ve found there’s a paradox to deal with seeing that the practice can be so wasteful, with its heavy reliance on plastics and inks. When thinking about printing my work from traveling over the last few years I did my best to confront this paradox head on. I wanted to make an effort to find the least wasteful prints available without sacrificing the quality of the finished product. Each photograph being printed in limited editions also limits the total amount of waste created. Plus, leaving more trees in the ground will  filter more air, provide more oxygen and store more carbon. This is not meant to be an insult to other forms of photographic print, but I do hope it inspires others to think more deeply about both the waste we create to put into our art and meaningful ways to maintain balance with the planet while we appreciate all of her beauty. 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has collaborated and contributed to this project.

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