The Process

Erik Cocks has over 30 year in the craft as a professional photographer and artist. Erik use film cameras to create his images and continues to have a love for analog film and printing techniques. Erik also blends traditional techniques with cutting-edge technology in order to produce fine art photography of unsurpassable quality for collectors and fans on every continent.

Erik’s Limited Edition prints are crafted on the highest quality material available from Hahnemühle Paper as well as other specialty papers from Japan. The techniques and material use assure you will enjoy images as they increase in value over time.

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Limited editions

Images from Erik Cocks are available in Limited Editions in three sizes for each series. Unique edition numbers are displayed on each photograph along with the artist’s signature. Strict assignment guidelines ensure that each individual edition number is assigned to only one collector. A corresponding certificate of authenticity accompanies each art print as well as a matching serialized and numbered hologram medallion on the certificate and back of the print. Certificate numbers are securely kept on file at myartregistry.com and on file with Erik. Pricing varies by size and quantity sold, and they are available loose, matted, and/or framed.

For Collectors:
Erik does not sell Artist or Studio Proofs but may gift them to individuals involved in his work (All proofs distributed are limited to 5 total – inclusive of all sizes). All artist proofs will be numbered and marked as “AP #/#”.

Erik Cocks additionally will gift Model Proofs to individuals who have been featured in images. These are limited to a single Proof per person featured. Model proofs will be notated as such; “MP/Model’s Name”.
Museums and Galleries exhibiting Erik’s work will display a Limited-edition numbered print for the duration of any exhibit. The artwork is typically sold or donated to a museum charity auction or kept in permanent collection, and that numbered edition print remains a unit of the total edition so does not add an “extra” print to any edition. 

Print Delivery

Prints can be enjoyed and even passed down from generation to generation with the right care. When I deliver a print, I make sure that it arrives in perfect condition and is prepared the way that you want it, from ready to send to a framer or already framed and ready to hang.

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Mounted Museum Boards

Depending on the size of the image being presented, the museum board we use is a solid board designed to avoid warping. The protection is useful and also avoids potential damage during framing. As this is a permanent bond, the limited-edition certificate matching hologram is mounted on the back of the board. This is useful for collectors later to verify provenance for sale.

The image comes to you packaged in a sealed shipping packet. We recommend that you open it in the presence of your framer to ensure its perfection – it’s good to know that you left it with the framer in perfect condition. There’s also a note to the framer with an open invitation to call the studio to discuss any issues or concerns they might have regarding how to properly handle your pristine Fine Art photograph. These photographs are very delicate, and it’s easy for someone without experience working with them to damage them.

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Loose

When it comes to art, it’s personal. We realize that, of course. That’s why we offer Erik’s beautiful images in a raw form: the photograph by itself.

The image comes to you packaged in a sealed shipping packet. We recommend that you open it in the presence of your framer to ensure its perfection – it’s good to know that you left it with the framer in perfect condition. There’s also a note to the framer with an open invitation to call the studio to discuss any issues or concerns they might have regarding how to properly handle your pristine Fine Art photograph. These photographs are very delicate, and it’s easy for someone without experience working with them to damage them.
Even though we offer this option, we really try to dissuade you from choosing it and work to convince you to get your photograph mounted on a museum backing board or matted. Not because we want to “sell you”, but we’ve been doing this a long time and want to prevent damage to prints.

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Matted & Mounted

We offer only one type of matting for our Fine Art Photographs:

Crescent museum board, in a combination of 8 ply, double 8 ply and/or 4 ply. This cotton museum board was designed specifically for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 1920s, and now is used in almost all museums and libraries worldwide. All of our museum boards are 100-percent cotton. This ensures an entirely acid-free and PH balanced environment for your Fine Art Photograph, allowing for year after year of carefree enjoyment. The museum board is sized to your image perfectly and features a traditional beveled cut. You can choose between two classics: black or white. Both look fantastic.

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Framed

While many collectors and designers have local frame shops they use, we offer framing services to assure high quality.

The protection offered by the framing process we employ is second to none. We think of frames as the key to keeping your photograph safe for the next generation and beyond.

Every framing option offering was carefully selected by Erik himself to ensure it both looks great and protects the image in the way it needs to be protected. Think of it as security for your fine art that will make it last for many years. If you would like to have a framed print delivered, please contact us for details and the way we make the process easy. There are basically unlimited framing options at virtually unlimited price points. We are happy to make things simple without costing an arm and a leg and without having to go to a local big box art shop.

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Modern Mount

If you’re looking for a sleek, contemporary display that feels simple and elegant, then a Modern Mount, is perfect for you. It highlights your stunning photograph with a contemporary feel.

The entire image is raised off the wall by a specially designed, cutting-edge frame that beautifully displays the image as if it is hovering in midair.

This process permanently incorporates the print into an acrylic or metal panel that is then mounted to the wall. These remain editioned prints and of course have a certificate of authenticity.