Maia, Montalivet, France, 1996
Loose 8"X10" Silver Gelatin Contact Print
Certificate of Authenticity
Unsigned, excellent condition
For many years photographers from Ansel Adams to Weston would make an original photograph to be used in publications, up coming show announcements, newspaper stories, etc. Today it's rarely done as photographers can just send a simple scan via email for those purposes.
In recent years these "press photos" have become prized collector items. Sotheby's auction house, around 15+ years ago, had an auction that included 100's of unsigned press release photographs, many that sold well over $1,000.00!!
As were the Adams and others, few if any were ever signed, this one is also unsigned. It's a chance to own an original photograph at a very affordable price. As per Jock's 2011 price list, his signed editions (this is not) were retailed at $3,200.00.