Michael AW Gallery
Images for commercial usage: advertising, industrial and publishing - choose from galleries on this site or visit PHOTO SHELTER
AREAS OF COVERAGE: Antarctica, Australia – Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island, Ningaloo Reef, Outback Coast, Sydney, Bahamas, Brunei, Cuba, Mexico, Maldives, Malaysia - Sarawak, Sipadan, Kudat, Redang, Tioman, Layang Layang, Mabul, India – Andaman Islands, Indonesia – Ambon, Bali, Lombok, Cenderawasih Bay, Komodo, Lembeh Strait, Derawan, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua: Alor, Papua Barat, West Papua, Bunaken, Halmehera: Togians, Triton Bay, Tukang Besi, Raja Ampat: Annambas, Thailand- Phuket, Semilan, Burmese Bank, Myanmar – Mergui, Galapagos, Micronesia – Yap, Palau, Pohnpei, Ant, Chuuk/Truk, Kosrae, Marshall Islands – Enewetak: Kwajelein, USA – Yellowstone, California, Monument Valley, Philippines – Tubbataha, Aniloa, Puerto Galera, Tawi Tawi, Davoa, Subic, Cebu, Moalboal, Fiji – Madang, New Britain, Milne Bay, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Tahiti, Malawi, South Africa, Malawi and beyond.
Scientific images for identification and guides: reefs and pelagic, marine invertebrates, from Indo- Pacific to the Atlantic.
Topics: Camouflage, Symbiosis, Inter-tidal zonation, Defense Mechanisms, Mimicry, Eco-tourism, Endangered species, Dangerous/ Venomous creatures.
Habitats/ Ecosystems: Artificial reefs (oil rigs, pier pilings, shipwrecks), coral reefs, kelp forests, intertidal and tide pools, mangrove, coral reefs, sand/mud bottom.
Environment: Climate change, endangered species, ill legal fishing, dynamited reefs, cyanide damage reef, shark fins, finless shark, marine sanctuaries and underwater parks, oilrig ecosystem, gill nets, shark-fining
Our stock library is extensive; all carefully researched and indexed for publishers and advertising agencies. We are also happy to accept photographic and publishing assignments. If you are researching for a specific subject or projects
We have contributed all the images and marine interpretation for the largest aquarium in the world - SEA AQUARIUM, Sentosa Island, Singapore.
Classic Photographic Prints
Destinations : Marine Life : Seascapes : Wildlife : Lifestyles :
We are set up to offer you purchase photographic prints featured in this site; you may also order from our PHOTO SHELTER site.
To order Classic print (link to Classic Print Order form)
For autographed Limited edition prints/canvases choose from Classic Limited Edition or Van Gogh Gallery.
We have curate a range of pictures that are available on an exclusive limited edition basis for both corporate and private collection. Fine Art order are printed using stringent digital process, coloured profiled using archival pigment inks and archival paper, and it is the result of extensive in-house work to ensure that they are as true to the original as possible while meeting archival standards. Michael AW oversees the entire printing workflow and signs each print.
To order take note of the image name/file number
FINE ART PRINT Quality
FINE ART CANVAS PRINTS or Archival Photographic Paper are produced on limited edition basis – they are either awards winner or special selection for fine art galleries and private collection. These prints are professionally colour profiled and printed using Giclee printing technology on archival quality acid free canvas or paper. This gives each piece a similar look and feel to the original work of art. We only use archival quality pigment inks which give long lasting vibrant colour and are fade resistant for over 100 years.
Each print is numbered and each comes with it own Certificate of Authenticity. When ordering please use the title as reference.
To order Fine Art print (link to Fine Art Print Order form)
The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".
The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.
The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.
The Advantages : Giclee prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)