A Portfolio, each containing a Platinum Print of “The Sea of Steps”, published in collaboration with the Royal Photographic Society.
In the summer of 1903 Frederick H. Evans found himself within a few miles of Wells Cathedral. Over the previous ten years he had photographed the cathedral's interior many times. Latterly he had concentrated his attention on the thirteenth century steps leading up to the Chapter House, but he had never been totally satisfied with the results.
A relentless self-critic, anything less than total satisfaction nagged at Evans. The outcome of this visit was “The Sea of Steps”.
This Limited Edition of forty five platinum-palladium prints (each in their own Portfolio) is the result of a long collaboration between The Royal Photographic Society and 31 Studio.
Printed on Arches Aquarelle paper, from an internegative made from Evans' original glass negative. The warmth and detail of Evans' own print has been faithfully reproduced.
Each portfolio includes a full chronology and a five thousand word essay by Pam Roberts, the former Curator of the RPS collection.
Each print is numbered and authenticated with both a RPS and a 31 Studio blind stamp.