2017 Portfolio Box Set
2017 Portfolio Box Set
For the past 4 years, I've produced yearly books that chronicle my photographic adventures throughout the year. There was something very special about seeing all of my images in print, and it served as motivation to produce enough photos to fill the pages with images.
Earlier this year, the company I used to produce these books went out of business. Though at first I was disappointed, I soon realized it was the motivation I needed to reinvent my process. Rather than producing a book for my 2017 portfolio, I am offering a unique Portfolio Box Set with my best work from the year.
I am able to achieve higher print quality by producing this Box Set completely in-house. The images are printed with pigment based inks on German Photo Rag Baryta paper from Hahnemühle. Unlike my previous books both horizontal and vertical photos can be printed at the same size.
The box and all materials used are acid free for long term storage, and in some ways, the tactile experience of flipping through the prints mirrors the process of taking the photographs in the field.
Each photo is printed on a hand-trimmed 8x10" sheet of Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper with a thin white border. The box can be displayed on a bookshelf, on a coffee table, or individual photos can be framed if you wish. It's all up to you.
There are 11 photos included in the portfolio. The cost per print is just over $13, which is pretty awesome given the level of quality you are receiving.
Each box set includes a title page that is individually signed and numbered, as well as an information sheet printed on vellum. Each photo is initialed and numbered on the back as part of the series. The portfolio box set is wrapped in a hand-glued sleeve that is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
Thank you as always for your interest in my work. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. This is something that I'm very proud of, and I think you'll love it too! Thank you for the support everyone!
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UPDATE: As of writing this (May 24), my Portfolio Box set has sold through. Thank you so much for your awesome support! It really means a lot to me. I am now starting the process of working on my 2018 Portfolio Box Set, which will be available for preorder in the fall, and start shipping around Thanksgiving.
What Customers Have Said:
"Sometimes it’s more than the photographs. Sometimes it’s the story, or the person behind the image. In Ben’s case, it’s both. The images will stand on their own but if you take the time to hear the stories; the natural, unhurried pace of an artist at work, I’m sure, like me, you’ll get so much more from them. The 2017 portfolio of eleven 8x10 (of course!) images comes in a simple, clean, numbered presentation box coupled with translucent parchment describing each image with the title, place, film and lens. A nice touch and is reflective of Ben’s commitment to his art and the respect and gratitude he has for his customers. I have books and prints from many photographers and Ben’s 2017 and earlier portfolios are as prized as any."
Joseph S. | California
“When I first heard that Ben was not going to publish a book this year I was disappointed. I decided to order his alternative, the box set of photographs. I was not disappointed. The box itself was classy and of high quality. As expected the prints were inspiring and printed on paper that I keep wanting to feel with my fingers. I could not be happier with the set. Thanks Ben for your commitment to quality.”
Larry L. | Iowa
"I knew a few images from your video's, but seeing them on paper is something else completely! You did make the right choice for the heavy archive type paper. The photo's feel great, color and detail is just awesome. I work on 8x10" film too, so I know the technical quality you can archive with this format. But what stuns me in your work is the composition, the feel of the landscape, the emotion of intimacy, of really being there. Looking forward to your work in 2018!"
Paul W. | Netherlands
"In this age of disposable, filtered, Instagrammed, low-resolution photography, it’s rare to come across a piece of work made with the same personal care and attention as Ben Horne’s 2017 Portfolio Box Set. Ben’s YouTube channel shows the efforts he goes to in order to reach his locations, the thought and consideration that he puts into his compositions, and the technical excellence that he deploys, but its only when you hold the prints in your hand that you can really appreciate the holistic quality of his work. Here is a photographer who is in total control of his medium and with an unequalled knowledge of his subject matter. I will value Ben’s 2017 portfolio for many years to come."
Peter T. | Northern Ireland