Photo FAQs

PLS read this before writing me! I keep my prices low by working efficiently and posting the most asked info here. Thank you!!!

ALL prints are MUSEUM quality, archival inks and papers!!

SCROLL down for shipping, tax, photo paper info. ANY problems, PLS write me!

PHOTO sale, prices usually far more!

8 x 10: $25 per each photo (open edition, unsigned),
8 x 10: $50 per each photo (25 prints/edition),
11 x 14: $50 per each photo (open edition, unsigned),
11 x 14: $100 per each photo (25 prints/edition),
16 x 20: $400 per each photo (15 prints/edition).
Larger images, regular prices: write me.

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Process: I carefully color correct, crop, send via net for prints, [limited edition only: sign and number, create and print Certificate of Authenticity], weigh, online postage with delivery confirmation (USA), package and walk to postal drop off to mail. I mail all over the world, but no delivery confirmation overseas. I mail in clear, archival photo bags, sandwiched between layers of cardboard in Priority flat boxes. The whole process can take at least 3-4 weeks.

Paper: scroll down to read. DIFFERENT papers depending upon: color vs black/white AND if limited edition or open edition. 

Sales Tax: I do not ‘charge’ sales tax, but I ‘collect’ state 10.25% tax if you are in California.

Shipping: I charge a flat fee $15 for USA. I consult usps.com for international [you must supply TOTAL and complete shipping info, including your phone. USPS.com requires all that before I can estimate cost]. IF you prefer FedEx or UPS, I will charge an extra fee because it involves extra work. Plus often, online or on the phone quotes are LESS than when I actually ship them. I don’t trust FedEx for accurate pricing. I’ve been stung!

Usually takes THREE to FOUR weeks to get a print. They are printed across the country, sent to me, I sign, number, include a signed certificate of authenticity, and then shipped. Most orders are between one and two pounds because I pack w/several layers of cardboard.

I will need for shipping (will not share this info):

  1. Name
  2. Address (full, complete mailing address)
  3. International customers: PLS provide this when you pay or if you write me. I CANNOT calculate postage without FULL, complete address using online usps.com calculator unless I have FULL, complete address and phone!
  4. Contact phone number (USPS.com requires phone number for international shipping)
  5. Email address. NOT Facebook. I am transitioning away from Facebook because they are charging to “promote” posts. IF I pay for friends and fans see my Facebook posts, I have to pass along the costs to customers. I will not do that!

Collectors: pls be very specific about your questions AFTER reading ALL this. I love to read your personal stories.  Thank you!

Licensing for editorial, commercial or merch usage, DETAILS:
Deadline, specs (all: dpi, height AND width in pixels, inches, cm), budget, payment process (invoicing, PayPal, wire transfer, etc).

Please be very specific which group or images you seek. I MUST have this info to move forward.

IF you want “SPEC” images, to see what is NOT posted, MINIMUM charge is $200 in addition to listed prices. 

IF you find other photos posted, whether on an old site of mine or elsewhere, or in books, mags BUT not in the store, or my book (Punk Pioneers, the free PDF of images) or Live at the Masque: $100 extra in addition to listed prices.

Must delve into my files, find images which suit your needs, scan, prepare to send to you, MAYBE you purchase, maybe not. Then scan again high res. Plus other work to make it look GORGEOUS and sized per yr needs. NON-negotiable for photo collectors.

LICENSING for book, mag, DVD, merch, etc, write me to discuss your budget and time frame. 

Prints:
Read what other
collectors wrote about my prints.

After labs LOST my Dueling Guitars Joan Jett and Lita Ford strip (6 negs) and scratched my pristine John Denney’s Weirdos, cost 10 times as much, printed erratically (BEST LA labs), treated me like I was bothering them (although not busy and eventually ALL closed in my large entertainment/creative neighborhood)… I said, digital all the way. Museums and galleries, and top photographers, switched to digital years ago. I use major, professional labs. 

Paper: Legally, limited edition means ONLY a certain number of prints from ONE kind of paper, and identical images from same lab. Therefore, when I offer two versions of every photo: some signed, limited edition, numbered, with Certificate of Authenticity vs NOT signed, NOT numbered, open edition, I MUST use different papers. So here’s the breakdown:

Color limited edition prints on Kodak’s Professional Endura Metallic Paper. This is a proprietary combination of film laminate layers to produce striking, three-dimensional, lasting prints on an ultra-bright background. This increases the durability and tear resistance of the final print, ensuring that your memory will last for years to come. Customers say the Prints GLOW!

Black and white limited edition prints on Kodak’s Professional Matte. Its range of gray tones are very similar to prints from negs.

Color, open edition: Kodak Lustre

Black and white, open edition: Kodak Lustre

What is the difference between papers? Text from a major lab:

“We use Kodak Professional Supra Endura in Lustre, Matte, Glossy and Kodak Professional Metallic. One of these papers is just right for your work. All Supra Endura media deliver saturated color with exceptional, accurate flesh-tone reproduction. 

Lustre is our most popular paper and with good reason: it is a great all-around paper choice. A slight sheen and an ultra fine texture coupled with accurate skin tone reproduction make this paper a favorite for portraits and wedding photographers as well as fine art photographers. Matte finish has the least amount of shine of all the papers we offer, but like other Supra Endura papers, skin tones are true and details intense. Glossy finish is a true gloss paper; high shine delivers high impact images with superb flesh tones. The Endura Metallic paper has a unique metallic sheen for stunning visual impact and depth. Our most dramatic paper for colors that pop right off the print!” 

I cannot explain better than the labs or Kodak. I simply MUST use different papers whether limited edition or open edition. I don’t like glossy … too reflective. Some of my friends prefer glossy. They work in the entertainment industry. Glossy is the standard for press kits, which are often for news media. I don’t think glossy frames the best. MY choice,as the artist, to choose those papers which I feel best suit my rock ‘n’ roll photos.

PLS do NOT write me re paper info. I cannot explain this better than the labs or Kodak. All my prints look great, especially at my prices, on sale or not. I work VERY hard to provide the best prints possible, especially at affordable prices. 

Thank you. I look forward to serving you.