Fine Art Photography
Landmark Vista's primary artist, Charles Dunning, is following a lifelong passion with photography and print making. He believes that still photographs capture and communicate the beauty, emotion, and vibrancy of life. Specializing in community scenics and landmarks, he seeks to remind us of the things that shape every person. (If you have significant places you would like to see remembered by future generations, feel free to contact him.)
Charles retired after a career in consumer products research and development with Kimberly-Clark Corporation and James River Corporation. He and his wife, Beth, grew up in North Carolina and have lived in Wisconsin's Fox River Valley for over 45 years. They have four grown children and four grandchildren living in five different states.
Landmark Vistas uses the "Giclée" process and archival-quality papers in reproducing images.
"Giclée" (pronounced "zhee clay") printing is a process for making fine-art prints by spraying microscopic droplets of archival-quality pigment-based inks. Landmark Vistas' prints are made with large-format printers at either 2880 x 1440 or 2400 x 1200 dots-per-inch resolution, much finer than traditional art printing. The prints preserve very fine image detail.
Prints produced with these papers and inks have been evaluated for permanence by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. Their tests, which simulate aging in the presence of light, predict that under suitable atmospheric conditions and with certain choices of framing glass, the prints can be expected to last 70 to 200 years before noticeable fading occurs. These lifetimes are far greater than for regular art prints made with dye inks, which can begin to fade in months when exposed to UV light.
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