Bodice Ripper - Giclée Art Prints
A high-quality print produced on thick, matte paper.
The Giclée printing process results in stunning images, full of exquisite and luxurious detail. With seven dye-based inks (which offer a vast range of colors), this process retains even the finest elements of a given artwork. Since my photographs incorporate ample darkness and shadow, Giclée printing ensures that even the smallest details are captured, while offering a lower price point than an exhibition-quality fine art print.
Giclee Prints are Archival - 100 years, 200 in dark storage.
I am a very romantic person who believes in love, and furthermore, loving life. I think of romance not as defined by a relationship, but as a complete way of living. The nature of the world is rooted in beauty and it is always there if you look for it. That is what I try to show in my work.
BUT I also love romance between people. I have been reading romance novels since I was a teen, and I was always riveted by the depictions of all these beautiful people falling in and out of passionate love. Kilts and corsets and whirlwind affairs of the heart. Literary, historical, traditional - I like them all.
Women are often ridiculed for loving the romance genre. We’re told by men and other women (which is even sadder) that romance is for dumb people who can’t read “regular” books, or that we have bad relationships at home and are escaping. So many assumptions and most of them untrue. So many women are made to feel like reading romance is a shameful secret to hide or that it’s a guilty pleasure. I’ve felt pressured into denying I like them in past.
Romance is a 1.08 BILLION dollar industry every year and is the number one selling genre. Someone is reading it! There are so many fun subgenres, as well as a wonderfully prolific amount of queer romances out these days. I really think there’s a romance out there for everyone.
The worst lie I was ever told about reading romance novels, was that it would give me extremely unrealistic expectations, and I’d never be satisfied with a regular relationship. I’m not an idiot, and of course I’m not going to be running off with a princess, duke, or some other monarch. However, they did give me lofty expectations of what love should be.
That’s never been bad for me. I have ended so many bad relationships knowing I deserved more. And eventually I got it in my thirties. I have been with my partner almost four years and he’s the most loving man I’ve ever known, who makes me feel like a princess myself.
Never think you are worthy of less, and never let anyone tell you what to read!