Below you’ll find answers to questions about my creative process, our print materials, limited edition and custom prints, and press information.
If you have any questions that are not answered by the following, please be in touch via email.
The image starts as a whisper, a tug at my insides when I’m immersed in nature, bathed in her majestic beauty.
The vision of the image may take several weeks or years to fully realize and create in just the right conditions, from just the right angle at just the right moment. This is where my relentless determination mixes with the magic of the present moment to serve the process.
Once the photograph is created, it along with its siblings, undergo the extensive selection process. This may take up to five times the amount of time it took to craft the image in the field, and it’s where 99.99% of images remain.
Limited-edition prints are incredibly special. They are hand-selected for their emotional and artistic resonance at the highest levels as well as needing to pass our exacting technical and aesthetic standards.
Once a photograph is designated a limited-edition image, I prepare it for the printing process by fine-tuning it for maximum emotional resonance in the print medium, staying true to the essence of the moment as I experienced it.
Meanwhile, aircrafts are being taken out of commission, and the aluminum that gives them wings gets reborn as recycled metal sheets awaiting printing.
Artist proofs are created in order to refine and check that the printing process is optimized for each image. This process of refinement, checking and printing continues until it exceeds our exacting standards and is ready for you.
When you order your limited-edition prints, each image is infused directly into the aluminum for a magical luminescence that is breathtaking. Colors are rich and vibrant. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.
Museum and conservation prints are also offered, enabling the photograph to serve and inspire the wider world. (Click here to request these prints.)
Each print comes with an accompanying certificate of authenticity, which is signed, dated, numbered and twin-sealed along with your print.
Your print starts contributing to the environment in the photograph before it even reaches you by helping sustainability projects that do tangible, measurable good. We donate 50% of all profits to help each ecosystem or species in every photo. We also plant 1 tree for each square foot of print surface. That means you could be planting 10 to 43 trees per print. That’s 500 to 2,150 lbs of carbon removed from the atmosphere every year.
Why do we wait for your order before creating your prints and certificates of authenticity? This helps us keep our energy consumption (electricity, heating, cooling, fuel for shipping) incredibly low, which minimizes our environmental footprint and maximizes our ability to contribute to a healthy planet. Being as good to our Earth as humanly possible makes us incredibly joyful!
Your prints are lovingly shipped directly to your home, business or other space of your choice where they serve you and your tribe as wellsprings of joy, vibrancy, beauty, connection, adventure, peace, sustainability and contribution.
Each photograph is captured using solar-powered equipment from a place of deep reverence and respect for our Earth. Photographic prints are made by impregnating the image under the surface of recycled aircraft aluminum, giving it visual clarity and depth. Each one is hand-crafted by experts in a family-owned, LEED certified facility in the United States using a proprietary process that releases zero harmful chemicals into our atmosphere.
Denesa Chan Photography is a carbon-neutral company, which produces photographic prints at a family-owned facility in the United States using a proprietary process which releases zero harmful chemicals into our atmosphere. The prints themselves are made from recycled metal, helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills. We also donate 50% of all profits to help every ecosystem or species in each print. In addition, a tree is planted in a protected forest for each square foot of the prints sold. Larger prints mean more trees planted. And that means more clean water, habitat for forest creatures, cleaner air and better regulation of the global climate for us all. Mmmm. It feels good to be part of the solutions!
Each image is infused directly into the aluminum for a deep luminescence. Colors are rich and vibrant. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.
Prints will naturally have minute variations that add to their aesthetic nature. It’s also worth noting that computer monitors vary wildly in their color profiles. We take every precaution to ensure that your prints are of the highest standards. If you’re not thrilled with them, for any reason, let us know, and we’ll make sure you get a print that you love.
In your space, your prints enjoy an image stability of up to 2 to 4 times traditional photo papers. This means that your limited-edition prints can be passed onto future generations to serve them with as much brilliance as they serve you and your tribe.
Impermanence is an aspect of our reality that’s been carefully considered with all of our offerings. Decades or centuries down the road when your print is ready to transform into something else, it can be recycled and continue to serve our Earth in new ways.
It’s a numbered document signed by Denesa Chan that verifies that the accompanying print is:
Accidents happen and are completely understandable. Please hold onto your certificate of authenticity because, out of respect for the rest of the Denesa Chan Photography collectors, it cannot be replaced.
It means that only 111 prints will ever be created per image (excluding artist proofs, which ensure that each print run meets our exacting standards). We deeply respect and appreciate our heart-centered art-loving tribe. That’s why once a print run is complete, and all 111 prints have been taken home, it will never again be offered as a print. We reserve the option to include it in books, magazines, cards, social media, our website and other non-fine-art-print creations at any time. This highlights the images’ unique expressive beauty and ensures that the image can continue to inspire the larger global community while respecting and celebrating our heart-centered art-loving collectors.
All images in this limited edition are certified with tamper-evident holographic seals accompanied by a certificate of authenticity with matching seal, which is hand signed by Denesa Chan and numbered, signifying that it is an original work of photographic art, captured by the artist, and one of a limited number of fine art prints created for this edition. The artist reserves the right to produce more proofs, museum copies and conservation copies of this image in this medium. She also reserves the right to produce this image in other mediums, provided they are not fine art prints. Denesa Chan retains the full copyright with all rights to the image completely reserved by the artist. Reproductions may not be made without prior written consent from Denesa Chan.
Prints numbered 1 through 100 are available on Denesa.com. The last 11 prints (numbered 101 through 111) are available via private auction only, and 100% of proceeds generated from these last 11 prints go entirely to sustainability projects. Every time you take home a print, you move us closer to these last 11, closer to being an even greater positive change-maker for our Earth and generations to come.
It’s entirely possible to order a print that is no longer available on our website. The first 100 out of 111 prints are offered on Denesa.com. Once the first 100 are taken home, the last 11 prints are available via private auction only. 100% of proceeds generated from private auction go entirely to sustainability projects. Every time you take home a print, you move us closer to these last 11, closer to being an even greater positive change-maker for our Earth and generations to come. If you’re interested in a print that’s no longer available on the website, please connect with us. We’re happy to tell you more about the auction process.
We deeply respect and appreciate our heart-centered art-loving tribe. That’s why once a print run is complete, and all 111 prints have been taken home, it will never again be offered as a print. We reserve the option to include it in books, magazines, cards, social media, our website and other non-fine-art-print creations at any time. This highlights the images’ unique expressive beauty and ensures that the image can continue to inspire the larger global community while respecting and celebrating our heart-centered art-loving collectors.
Museum and conservation prints are also available to enrich the wider world. Please connect with us. We’re happy to tell you more about the museum or conservation print process.
Absolutely! You can download a folder with Denesa’s press kit and photographs of her in the field here. If you need examples of Denesa’s work to include with an article or interview, our team is happy to assist you. Please reach out here.
As you explore the photographic collections, I invite you to get cozy and tune into what your inner voice is calling forth in you that yearns to be supported on a visual and creative level.
With each limited-edition fine-art print, you become a vital part of the places and individuals in the photograph by helping to ensure that they thrive. Learn more about the environmental projects directly benefited by the prints below.
She risks her life traveling to the most exquisite, remote locations on the globe to bring the majesty of nature’s essence into the homes of heart-centered art-lovers all over the world. She donates 50% of proceeds to projects doing tangible, meaningful good for the ecosystems and/or species in each print. Each eco-luxuriously hand-crafted, limited-edition wall-sized photograph is made from recycled materials and protects the ecosystem in the picture, helping it to thrive and continue to inspire the deepest parts of our being.