All my gum prints are unique, as well as being the rarest in photographic printmaking. Each gum over palladium print takes a week or more to make, and I only make one of any image. The Gum Dichromate prints take about two to four weeks to make, with one, taking six weeks to produce.  Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Gum over Palladium Portfolio

     The Gum over Palladium prints are divided into portfolios; The portfolios of 8x10 prints are divided into People and Scenes. People are self explanatory, with scenes describing both outdoor scenics as well as studies or views of things where the light can be captured. The portfolios are ongoing, as I continue to  make these prints. All of my gum images are unique, both pure gum dichromate images as well as gum over palladium prints. The newest gum over palladium prints are 11x14. The gum process offers the printer the widest latitude of personal expression, referred to as the artist's "gesture" or "hand". It is this ability of making the image absolutely personalized that I only make one. Duplicating an image would not only be all but impossible by way of my printing methodology, but for me, undesirable to even try. For me, art should be unique and rare. I can say with full confidence that these prints satisfy both qualities.

~ Gum over Palladium ~ Portfolio ~ 11x14

The Pub.jpg

The Pub~ 11x14

Sacred Dance Use.jpg

Sacred Dance ~ 11x14

Grandpa's Cabin Dark Sat.jpg

Grandpa's Cabin ~ 11x14

~ Gum over Palladium ~ Portfolio of People ~ 8x10

Adley on the Stump.jpg

Adley on the Stump ~ 8x10

The Photographer.jpg

The Photographer ~ 8x10

Tammy's Rose.jpg

Tammy's Rose ~ 8x10

The fiddlers.jpg

The Fiddlers ~ 8x10

Girl with Flower.jpg

Girl with Flower ~ 8x8

Girl with Horse.jpg

Girl with Horse ~ 8x10


Discovery ~ 8x10

The Artist.jpg

The Artist ~ 8x10

Two Friends.jpg

Two Friends ~ 8x10

~ Gum over Palladium ~ Portfolio of Scenes ~ 8x10

The Vicor's Window.jpg

The Vicor's Window ~ 8x10

The Portrait Stool.jpg

The Portrait Stool ~ 8x10

Jars in the Window.jpg

Jars in the Window ~ 8x10

Water Gourds.jpg

The Water Gourds ~ 8x10

Skinner's Cabin.jpg

Skinner's Cabin ~ 8x10

~ Gum Didhromate Portfolio ~

The Flute Player.jpg
The Conductor Clr.jpg
The Swing.jpg

The Flute Player ~ 8x10

~ Not For Sale ~

The Conductor ~ 8x10

The Swing ~ 8x10

The Old Jerome Hotel.jpg

The Old Jerome Hotel ~ 8x10

Sedona Mesas.jpg

Sedona Mesas ~ 8x10

Morning Ritual.jpg

Morning Ritual ~ 8x10

g. Michael Handgis Photography


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