Randal Ford is a globally renowned fine art photographer, ranked by German-based magazine Lüerzers Archive among the top 200 photographers worldwide. Based in Austin, Texas Ford specializes in wildlife and portrait photography. Many publications, including TIME Magazine, USA Today, People Magazine, Parade, Wired, and Texas Monthly, have praised his fine art photography.
Although he’s been drawing and creating since he was a kid, it wasn’t until college that his art really started to take off. Later on, he was introduced to ChromaLuxe, thanks to Merry from Blazing Editions, a partner photo lab specializing in fine art photography prints. He began printing a few of his images on ChromaLuxe through their lab in Rhode Island, and the result was next level.
Creating Fine Art Experiences on ChromaLuxe
Printed on ChromaLuxe Metal Panels, the exotic animals come to life. Each shot tells a unique story featuring unforgettable, almost-human characters, like the ones below.
Ford’s photographs have neutral backgrounds of black, white, or gray, calling attention to the subject of the photo rather than distracting. As they say, great art needs no explanation. It should be left for the viewer to interpret, and that is certainly the case here.
Simple yet detailed, raw and captivating, true beauty. These are words his photos bring to mind.
Like ChromaLuxe prints, his work creates a different experience for every viewer. Each photo unearths a different emotion, depending on the viewer’s unique perspective. Herein lies the popularity of his work, every viewer finds their own meaning. The chimp playfully posed as The Thinker may seem thoughtfully posed to the next set of eyes. Geronimo, the lone black wolf staring back with solemn amber eyes, may look menacing to some yet powerful to others.
However, everyone would agree Ford’s photos are bold and unforgettable.
Delivering Detail, Luxury, & Longevity
ChromaLuxe doesn’t compete with his awe-inspiring images. Instead, they provide the stage for art to shine. The high-definition images create an immersive experience, and viewers can create intimate connections with each subject. This is one of the many reasons Ford has continued to print on ChromaLuxe metal panels. Plus, his clients love the unparalleled durability and range of options available.
“Offering my prints on metal is a huge advantage to my clients. Printing on paper requires a frame, and sometimes glass or frames can break. ChromaLuxe provides longevity that other print mediums can’t. I love the idea that when something arrives to my customer, it comes ready to hang on a wall.”
ChromaLuxe metal prints showcase the most minute details of his work. From the tensed muscles of a black leopard to the gorgeous contrast of a mountain lion, these images leap off the print.