Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss

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Michael Hutchence & Tim Farriss



DATE: April 11, 1997
LOCATION: Sutton Place Hotel
TOUR: Elegantly Wasted Publicity Tour
DESCRIPTION:  I had the immense fortune of conducting two photo-shoots with Michael Hutchence; this one with Tim Farriss is from April 11, 1997. Michael and Tim were in Toronto doing publicity for their newly released, Elegantly Wasted album and I was deployed to the Sutton Place Hotel to make a portrait of them. I don't have the space here to expand on the details of the shoot but let me tell you, Michael and Tim were exceptionally kind and accommodating. 
My second shoot (which I'll post another day) was on September 25, 1997. With me, I brought a print of the image you see here to show Michael; he loved it, graciously signed it and asked if I could send him a copy. Of course, I said, "Yes!" and he scrawled down an Australian address. On November 21, 1997, I made my way down to Toronto Image Works, exposed the photo paper only to find out that the black and white processor was in need of repair. So, I packaged the exposed paper into a light safe box and trudged home. Early the next morning my phone rang and it was my friend Alessio calling from London, UK to tell me the unbelievably sad news that Michael Hutchence had died earlier that day. Honestly, and to this day, I still think Michael Hutchence is one of the most charismatic frontmen in rock and roll. That very day, November 22, 1997 I went back to the darkroom, I processed the print and in the hope that it made it to his family or bandmates I promptly sent it off to the address Michael gave to me.
PRINTED ON:  Photo Rag® Deckle Edge 308 gsm, produced using Ultra Chrome HD inks from Epson. 
PAPER SIZE: 13"x 19"
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All photogaphs are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Deckle Edge 308 gsm, produced using Ultra Chrome HD inks from Epson. The final print will also be delivered with a Hahnemühle Certificate of Authenticity. The Hahnemühle certificate system was designed to protect the security and genuineness of your limited edition art work and to reduce the risk of forgery. Each certificate is made of premium deckle edged mould made paper with a Hahnemühle watermark and fluorescent security fibres. A serialized numbered hologram is affixed to the certificate. A second, identically numbered hologram is then applied to the artwork. Additionally, both the certificate and print are embossed with Richard Beland Photography Inc.’s lightning bolt and star logo. The combination of certificate and hologram assures that each Certificate of Authenticity relates to one particular piece of art.

Each image is printed, signed and numbered by Richard. Richard has 25 years of traditional and digital darkroom printing. Whether the original photograph is from a digital scan of a negative or transparency or the photograph has been made with a digital camera, great care is taken to ensure that the contrast, density and colour have been corrected to maximize the potential of each image.