Monday, 28 February 2011

Cory Doctorow at work (composite)

It's a whopper and it's on sale alongside images from Jonathan Shaw, Paul Smith and Elly Clark so the shrewd investor might want to grab a bargain. There are also investment opportunities in images by tomorrow's stars from last years Open Undergraduate Photography classes #phonar and #picbod, all going for a snip.


.... the full story for this image follows:

In 2009 I made a piece of work with the author Cory Doctorow. It involved making a series of portraits which I then sold along with pages from his (then) unpublished novel "For the Win".

The prints were scaled in value, numbered 1 - 111, you can read all about it here. The most expensive of these pieces was a composite image (more than one image assembled into one print) that printed out to about 140 x 100cm (4 1/2" x 3 1/2").

There were three signed edition prints - one for Cory, one for me and one was shipped out to a buyer in Australia (tips hat). I also had to make a colour proof (usually referred to by artists as 'Artist's proof') these are unsigned test prints and for the buyer are a great way of owning the artwork at a much discounted price (canny artists will often make several and stash them away).

I made one. And I'm donating it to my photography students at Coventry University. They will put the proceeds from this sale towards their degree show.

Portrait by Jonathan Worth 1, credit Jonathan Worth, link to

The composite is made up from contact sheet images, you can see one of them super annotated here

1 comment:

  1. I have seen this print and it's a whopper indeed, but it's also great for anyone interested in the artistic process - if only I had a wall big enough for it...