Is It A New Or Updated Edition?


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Digital technology offers interesting new possibilities for print editions.

The appearance of the print may change.

It has long been an accepted practice that artists will change the rendition of their images over time.

Ansel Adams famously remarked,  “The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” You can view the changes in Ansel Adams’ classic Moonrise Over Hernandez here. Some collectors search for the optimum print made in an artist’s lifetime, while others collect multiple prints to create a meaningful comparison.

The composition may change.

Similarly, it’s been accepted that a composition may vary if cropping is adjusted during printing, though typically this is a matter of fine tuning rather than dramatic change. Today, with composites, the composition may change by replacing components, often dramatically changing the composition.

I’ve released composited images and later changed the composition substantially.

In the following to image, Voyage Of Grace, the feather at the top of the waterfall was at the bottom of the waterfall in the first print sold. I chose not to start the edition again because it was not a substantially different statement. The one collector who has that print has a unique item with exceptional value. (I do offer print replacements for a fee, which the collector has not chosen to exercise.)

Voyage of Grace

Find out more about this and related images here.

Updated Or New Edition ?

For me, the question of whether to replace one edition with another or to issue a new edition is an interesting one. It’s one that my father – a traditional analog photographer – and most photographers of his generation do not have to address. New possibilities bring new challenges.

There are times when related but distinctly different images warrant a new edition.

The following two images are made from separate single exposures of the same subject made at approximately the same time, but their compositions and intent are quite different; one is straight and representational, the other is composited and surreal.

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The straight image

View the straight series here.

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The composite

View the composited series here.

The two editions both complement and contrast with one another in ways that build value in each edition. In general, when you can align the interests of the artistic statement with the interests of the market, you’ve got a winning combination.

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The Best Deal I've Ever Offered On My Prints

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This Unique Father Son Print Edition Closes Today


A unique Father/Son Print edition featuring two images

Place your order here.

Offer ends Monday 12/15 at 5 pm PST.

It makes a great Christmas gift!

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Plus get a free Two Generations ebook with every print.


$44.95 shipping domestic – FedEx
$79.95 shipping international

For the second time ever, my father and I are offering a unique print edition featuring two images – one of his and one of mine. My father selected the pair. Both images display our shared love of stone.
I made the print with his supervision. Printed at a 17″x22″ sheet size on rag paper with archival pigmented ink, it’s annotated and signed by both artists.
Our open edition print prices normally start at $2,000 and $5,000. This edition is special – it’s limited to the number of prints sold for five days only. And it’s specially priced. Our prints will never be more affordable. And this edition will never be available again.
One of these prints is going into the Smithsonian’s permanent collection!
John Paul Caponigro – Norcia, Italy, 2013

Paul Caponigro – Nahant, MA, 1965

Paper size – 17”x22”
Image size left – 9.7”x7.25”
Image size right – 8.75”x7.25”

Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper
Epson Ultrachrome K3 with Vivid Magenta
Signed en recto by both artists in pencil.
Numbered and annotated en verso.
Limited to the number of prints sold for five days only.

Place your order here.

Offer ends Monday 12/15 at 5 pm PST.

It makes a great Christmas gift!

Prints have already started shipping!

Send Kids To Japan Fundraiser – Fine Art Print 80% Off For A Limited Time




80% off for a limited time

All profits will be donated to the

CRMS / Japan Student Exchange program.

This fine art print by John Paul Caponigro portrays autumn colors at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Asticou Gardens is styled after a Japanese stroll garden with many traditional Japanese design features elegantly blended with the natural setting and vegetation of coastal Maine. Much like this exchange program, it is a seamless fusion of Maine and Japan.

Each fine art print is printed on an 8.5×11 inch sheet of coated archival rag paper using pigmented ink. The image area is approximately 6×7 inches, surrounded by a white border, numbered, and signed by the artist.

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