The Artist: Steven Castro

Steven Castro is a fine art landscape photographer based on the Central California Coast whose work has earned numerous awards in photographic competitions.

His start in photography began 30 years ago capturing surf action in Santa Cruz, with many of his photographs appearing in national and regional publications. Today Steven's photography focuses on the natural world, with a particular emphasis on California landscapes.

"While many think of photographs as an image 'of ' an object or scene, I feel I have a responsibility to make expressive prints 'about' what has been presented to me." says Steven, "I also tend to find myself returning to my favorite spots many times, and each time nature reveals some new intimate detail."

Many are acquainted with Steven for his work from the International Juried Photography Competition, "The Magic of Point Lobos," hosted by the Carmel Art Institute. His image, Old Veteran was awarded 1st Place in the 2012 exhibition.

 

The Work: Prints and Framing  

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Examples of the print options from left to right (Luster Print, Float Mount and Framed Float Mount on Metal)

 

Print Types

Signed Luster Loose Print:

To ensure high quality, all images are printed with the top-of-line Inkjet printers on Platine Fibre Rag or Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta luster finish paper with the latest ink technology that provide outstanding color stability, brilliant color reproduction, and true archival qualities for lasting beauty.

 

Float Mounted Print:

For mounting, a favorite is the "Ready to Hang" Float Mounting. The printed image is tacked to a wood substrate backing. The tacked print is then covered with a tough, durable, transparent UV cut film laminate material. The panels edges are then beveled with a black edging.

Float Mounting provides a contemporary look and the non-glare quality of the laminate allows for a wonderful 180 degree viewing experience that is simply not available with glass glazed images. With the tough clear UV protective surface, grease, dust and moisture wipe right off.

 

Framed Float Mount on Metal:

This process represents a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. The image will take on a magical luminescence. The metal print is then placed in a black wedged float mount frame.

 

 

$65

$125

$175 

$265 

$350 

$500 

$850

Luster Print Pricing

8x10 or 8x12

10x15 or 11x14 

12x18

16x20 or 16x24

20x24 or 20x30

22x28 or 22x33

30x40 or 30x45

 

Float Mounted Print Pricing

$130

$180 

$240

$325 

$500 

$650 

$1200

8x10 or 8x12 

10x15 or 11x14

12x18

16x20 or 16x24

20x24 or 20x30

24x30 or 24x36

30x40 or 30x45

 

Framed Float Mount on Metal Pricing

$230

$350 

$425 

$685 

$1250 

$1950

8x10 or 8x12

10x15 or 11x14

12x18

16x20 or 16x24

20x24 or 20x30

24x30 or 24x36