£195. Edition limited to 15.
Paper size: 19 x 13 in (483 x 329 mm). Print size (approx): 17 x 10.5 in (430 x 265 mm).
Dimensions include border for easy framing.
Hand-printed, signed and numbered by David Travis.
260gsm smooth satin photo paper reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms.
Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity to provide limited edition provenance.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is located in a converted flour mill on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead.
From the 'Newcastle' side of the Tyne (where this series of images was taken), you can clearly see 'Baltic Flour Mill' inscribed on the building. The original building dates from 1950. It's a powerful construction and reminds me of Battersea Power Station minus the chimneys.
I wanted a photograph that echoed the status of the building as a local landmark. I decided that an image that captured multiple views of the Baltic but that also de-emphasised the neighbouring buildings would work well.
The main challenge with an image like this is waiting for passers-by to disappear from the scene. I decided to leave some people on the middle of the bridge to provide a sense of scale.
A blend of six images taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mk 2 and a 12mm lens. Images taken at 1/1250 sec, f/4, ISO 200.