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Jim Roselli

Slickrock Pearl for Architectural Project

Bill Diodato, a New York based commercial photographer and client, requested large format prints that would be featured in the lobby of an architectural renovation project from Jim Roselli at Xact Studio

As part of Jim's workflow, he always requests the highest resolution image available for review before hand.  In this case, Bill captured the images with a Hasselblad 503CW camera with a Carl Zeis 50mm CFi lens and a PhaseOne IQ260 Digital Back.  This extraordinary combination of equipment delivered an extremely detailed file to work with.

Bill was asking for my recommendation on which media to use for printing. Once I saw his images, I immediately knew these would look remarkable on the Slickrock Metallic Pearl, which is now one of my most favorite medias from Moab.

Slickrock Metallic has very unique properties with regards to refracting and reflecting light.  It has a very clear luminosity that emanates from direct, indirect and ambient light sources.  When clients first view a print rendered on Slickrock, they usually comment on how it seems to be self-illuminated.

Bill’s creativity with regards to image processing yielded images that were in absolute harmony with the media. Each image was composed from selectively layering two photos creating a positive and negative effect.

-Jim Roselli

The images are now on display in the newly renovated lobby of 433 West 34th St. in Manhattan, New York.  

433 is a pre-war apartment building designed by the noted architects Bing & Bing who are known for their art deco architectural style.

The 44” X 68” Slickrock Metallic prints were made on an Epson 9900 printer. 


Evolution of a Photographic Vision- Fine Art Printing Seminar

Hunt's Photo & Video, Melrose, MA

2-5pm, June 20th, 2015

Sign up here

Noted landscape photographer and Amherst resident Michael Zide will share the influences and insights he has gained by working in the field of landscape photography for more than 40 years. He will also provide tips about making better photographs by using the camera and post production and printing techniques in a more “intentional” and creative fashion and describes his talk as “geared for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level.” As a photographer, Zide strives to become more in touch with gesture, light and mood and create images that truly resonate with the heart and mind to communicate with the viewer on many levels.” A Q & A session with will follow his presentation.

The seminar will also include technical points from fellow master printer Jim Roselli, who will be discussing printing artistry.

Michael Zide on B&W Landscapes

One of our favorite B&W photographers will be leading a week-long workshop this summer at the Maine Media Workshops.  Michael Zide will be teaching a class titled, As You See It: Finding Your Creative Voice from July 1-7, 2012.  

Those signed up for the workshop are in for a special treat as Michael will be joined by print master, Jim Roselli of Xact Studios.  This tag-team duo will present the hands-on essentials of B&W landscape photography and fine art image output.  Click here for more details about Michael's class.

Note: last year's workshop sold out and had a waiting list so be sure to register early.