Koppie | Fraserburg Dolerite – Collectors Framed Print: Limited Edition #03



About this piece

2008 – Great Karoo, South Africa

Part of a Vintage Film Collection “Shadows Over Stones”

The journey to the Fraserburg escarpment took me up through the Theekloof Pass, which cuts through the Nuweveld mountains – leaving behind the vast expanses of the Karoo veld. We ascended, deep winding roads, skillfully crafted through dolerite volcanic rock. African Willows and Bushmanland Reed grass climb along with me. Forty-five minutes later, we were at the summit of the escarpment. A Taffelburg koppie and a Spitskoppie are the first to be seen in the distance on the edge of the plateau.

Big black Nimbus clouds were waiting – some so low, they shrouded the dolerite landscape – a deathly eerie silence hung in the air. A lone wind pump stood still, surrounded by several dolerite koppies. A slight break in the black nimbus clouds and sunlight, the colour of fallen leaves came pouring through. These rocky outcrops glittered across the Northern Cape landscape like diamonds lying scattered on Port Nolloth ocean floor. The wind pump lit up in the shadows of the dark arid countryside – it was 20000 BC. I imagined Homo Erectus, running, chasing, screaming, hunting an elephant with stone spears for Sunday lunch – enough to feed the whole village for months.

This Vintage Film Collection “Shadows Over Stones”, originally exhibited at Nedbank, Waterfront, Cape Town in 2012 and is now available as special limited edition print run.

The authentic effect of photographing on film is the natural film grain that is produced in its reproductions, this was intended by the photographer Mike Rossi as a genuine representation of capturing images with his Hasselblad XPan film camera.

Also available as a Limited Print only Edition.


Collectors Print with Custom Frame: Limited Edition #03

Black & White printed on Ilford Baryta paper: 315 g/m² silk finish with a 1 cm white boarder around image. Complete with a Hamburgs 2 cm x 3 cm Black Stained Oak Solid Wood Frame with a 5 cm White Passe-Partout mount. Mirogard museum high quality glass. Authentication Label on back of frame with printed signature of Photographer. Authentication Certificate included.

Overall Frame Size – 69.7 cm x 35.7 cm (54 cm x 20 cm image size).

Total number of Framed Prints available in this Limited Edition print run – 10 off.

This is a “Bespoke” order.

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Please refer to the Product Guide for more information about Ilford Baryta black & white prints and Solid Wood Frames. Other frame types, finishes, colours and mounting methods are available.  Please contact us with your bespoke requirements and we would be happy to assist in finding the right solution for you.

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