We at Nature & Cultures give a lot of respect to our medium. For years we have been reluctant to embrace digital technology as we felt that its (r)evolution had not been fully realized. Remi Benali uses the finest German made film cameras and Leica optics, which are considered to be the best lenses in their category. This old fashioned way of working preserves both a subtlety and breadth of hue that still remains impossible to achieve with a digital sensor.
However, we believe that digital printing has made a giant leap with the stunning quality of Epson’s new Professional printers. The use of Ultrachrome High Dynamic Range pigment ink instead of synthetic colors is a fitting link with the subject matter portrayed at Nature & Cultures. Furthermore, we prefer to use Hahnemühle Bamboo paper, the world’s first Fine Art photographic paper made from bamboo fibers. The use of this highly renewable resource helps to protect our planet and its OPA (Optical Brightenings Agent) free status also offers the finest aging resistance. Its warmth and texture imbues every print with a sense of intimacy, spirituality and energy. With each purchase on Hahnemühle bamboo paper, a donation will be made to the Green Rooster Foundation, which in return is investing this money in environmental projects throughout the world.
Remi Benali takes great pride in personally creating his archival quality prints. Each Fine Art Print is then hand-signed, stamped from the Estate and numbered in a series restricted to 150. The limited edition gives you the guarantee to acquire something special that will only increase your investment with time.