Decor and Limited Edition Prints

In 2021, Art Lovers Australia began representing David’s work, selling a curated collection of his images as Decor Prints and Limited Edition Prints for home, office and public-space decoration.

 

Decor Prints

“Choose from hundreds of photographs, and make your home as individual as you are.”

 

 

The price of a standard 30cm x 50cm Decor Print (such as the one above) is AUD$330.

 

To view a selection of David’s Decor Prints, click on the following link which will take you to the curated gallery in Art Lovers Australia (right).

 

Art Lovers Australia Gallery

 

The simple dropdown menu will provide further information about ordering on-line, processing, pricing and delivery.

Please Note: If there is a photograph in David’s On-Line Photo Library that you are interested in which doesn’t appear as a Decor Print or a Limited Edition Print, e-mail david@kirklandphotos.com to see if an arrangement can be made to have the photo uploaded to Art Lovers Australia to make it available for purchase.

Limited Edition Prints

 

Since mounting his first international photography exhibition early in 2014, David has continued to set aside a collection of photographs for release as Limited Edition Prints.

Only 25 prints of each photograph from this private collection will ever be sold.

The price of a 30cmx50cm print is AUD$550, with the last five prints from a series increasing in price to AUD$5,500 each to reflect the investment potential of an early purchase.

Each print in the series will be printed using archival inks on museum-grade Gloss or Matt stock. Larger sizes of the prints on different stocks, framed or mounted, can also be ordered.

David will personally check every print, which will then be authenticated with a reference code and despatched with a signed certificate. If you're not completely satisfied, your payment will be refunded.

You can view David’s entire Limited Edition Collection by scrolling through to the bottom of this page.

To order a Limited Edition Print on-line, visit David’s gallery at Art Lovers Australia by clicking the following link, or inquire by contacting David directly on david@kirklandphotos.com.

 

Art Lover Australia

Land dive (1/3)

$550

Limited Edition Print: Once a year, on the tiny island of Pentecost in the South Pacific, men from villages in the south collect lianas, and build a tower of timber scaffolding that stands 30 metres high in anticipation of a custom that will see up to 20 men risk their life to ensure a bountiful yam harvest. The vines, which will be tied to the diver’s ankles, are carefully chosen to snap taught just centimetres before his head crashes into the ground. This is the first of three photographs that captures the last diver's descent.

 

Land dive (2/3)

$550

 

Limited Edition Print: Salutations are made and a speech is given before the last diver claps his hands together above his head and majestically hurles himself skyward, arching towards the ground as the vines grasp at his ankles. The last dive is the most anticipated, with the event’s success measured by how close the diver's face comes to the ground. This is the second of three photographs that captures the last diver's descent.

Land dive (3/3)

$550

Limited Edition Print: It's a measure of a land diver’s bravery that he looks straight ahead as the ground rushes to meet him. Suddenly, the vine snaps taught and the platform over which his vine is hung collapses from his weight and the momentum, before the diver recoils back towards the tower. That’s if the vines don’t break - which is often the case. This is the second of three photographs that captures the last diver's descent.

So close

$550

Limited Edition Print: A successful dive is determined by how close the diver comes to the ground - which is no mean feat given the hight of the tower and that a jungle vine tied to each ankle is the only thing that will stop him crashing head-first into the ground. Status is given to the diver who shows no hesitation leaving the platform, who holds his pose as he plummets earthward, and who stands uninjured at the end of the dive.

Land Diver

$550

Limited Edition Print: I photographed Allen more than 20 years before shooting this series, when he was the last to dive from the top of a tower. So, you can imagine my delight to see him again. His responsibility this time was to ensure the safety of each of the divers. He would oversee the construction of the tower, ensure strict cultural practices were followed, and choose each of the jungle vines which - if too long or too brittle - could lead to the death of a diver. In the known history of the event, only one person has ever died. It occured when the ritual was practiced out-of-season for visiting english royalty.

Huli

$550

Limited Edition Print: I have photographed many of Papua New Guinea’s Huli Wigmen but this photo captured by a waterfall near Tari, in the Southern Highlands, is my favourite.

Jumping Monk

$550

Limited Edition Print: After more than 20 years as a photographer, this photographs of monks playing in a monastery on the outskirts of Myanmar remains my favourite. Look at the range of emotions captured on the faces of each of these monks - the elation, the resignation, the determination, the joy and the surprise. This is one of those rare fractions-of-a-seconds we photographers live for.

Heritage

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

The Guardian

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Oro

$550

Curtis Falls - Mt Tamborine

$550

Limited Edition Print: Curtis Falls - Mount Tambourine

Milne Bay

$550

Limited Edition Print: I was photographing a cruise around Papua New Guinea which pulled into Milne Bay for a cultural performance and photographed this young woman in a feathered headdress as she sat in the shadows waiting to go on stage.

Malili

$550

Limited Edition Print: The Pe'a is the traditional tattoo of the Samoan culture, worn by the men. It was a rainy day, and Malili and I huddled inside a thatched fale so I could take advantage of the soft light that fell on his body. This is one of my favourite photographs. It sits proudly in my home.

Stingray Fisherman

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Malangan

$550

Limited Edition Print: The Malangan masks of New Ireland, to the north in Papua New Guinea, form an important part of it's ancient - often secretive - rituals. Traditionally, the Tatanua mask is created specifically for the person who's expected to wear it. They are believed to carry great powers. Legend has it, the mask will shrink and cause the excruciating death of someone not deemed appropriate to wear it. I had two Malangan masks in my home when a lightning storm hit and sent one of them crashing to the ground. Unfortunately, my eight year old son rose with me in the night to find one of the eyes of the shattered mask staring up at him. He's 26 at the writing of this and I still don't think he's recovered.

Nola is the Papua New Guinean with the striking features who's holding the mask in this photo.

Clouds 1

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Bougainville Girl

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Samoa sunset

$550

Initiation

$550

Limited Edition Print: I continue to see a sensual beauty in the patterns carved into the bodies of the young men who undergo the crocodile scarification ritual of the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. It may well be associated with the gentle nature of the initiates I have met, contrasted by the striking representation of one of the most powerful creatures on earth. The young initiates undergo a painful ceremony that can see them hidden away in a traditional spirit house over several months as their bodies are scarred and allowed to heal to resemble the head of a crocodile.

 

Crocodile clan

$550

Limited Edition Print: I photographed these two young men along a tributary of the Sepik River, as they told me about the ritual of scarification they went through to resemble a crocodile. Tiny incisions were made to their bodies in the pattern of a crocodile’s head - you’ll note the eyes around the nipples, and the snout extending down the torso The wounds were then packed with mud from the river, scraped once they had healed, then packed and scraped again, until the callouses formed on their bodies. The crocodile is revered along the Sepik for its strength.

Solomon Islands

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Solomon Shell Finder

$550

Limited Edition Print: I was heading out in a dinghy to a remote atoll in the Solomon Islands when I asked a couple of kids from a nearby village if they wanted to join me, offering to let them use my goggles to look for shells if they came. Well, I can tell you, I've never seen two tiny shadows scuttle so quickly into the boat. (And they'd still be out there today searching if I didn't pull them in). I'm happy to say I've been accompanied by that innocence, and the joy of just sharing company with a visior, from children in the South Pacific for much of my travels.

Solomon Shell Finder 11

$550

Limited Edition Print: I was heading out in a dinghy to a remote atoll in the Solomon Islands when I asked a couple of kids from a nearby village if they wanted to join me, offering to let them use my goggles to look for shells if they came. Well, I can tell you, I've never seen two tiny shadows scuttle so quickly into the boat (and, they'd still be out there today searching if I didn't pull them in). I'm happy to say I've been accompanied by that innocence, and the joy of just sharing company with a visitor, from children for much of my travels throughout the South Pacific.

Aitutaki

$550

Limited Edition Print: I like the abstract quality of this aerial photograph of Aitutaki Lagoon. The contrast of the lagoon water and the ocean, the coral heads sprinkled across the surface, and the classic, white sandbars emerging from the bottom of the shot. It may not be the most obvious photograph of Aitutaki Lagoon I've taken, but it's one that I've had made into a large print and hangs in my home. And I never tire of looking at it.

Kimberley dreaming

$550

Limited Edition Print: I met these three gentlemen - Sandy, Mick and Tedddy - at the Imintji Store along the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Mick was keen to negotiate a price for the painting he was standing in front of (I wasn’t sure if it was actually his to sell as they later said they were ringers from a nearby property). And it was a handsome sum they were seeking. As I merely wanted to photograph the three of them, we wrangled fiercely until - in exchange for this photo - we settled for four ice-creams and a bit of a laugh on the verandah.

 

 

Lakatoi

$550

Limited Edition Print: Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, was transformed with the development of the Ella beach foreshore and the building of APEC House - an event venue designed in the shape of a giant Lagatoi or traditional sailing vessel. Its distinctive shape provides a striking feature from the air in what appears more like an abstract painting.

 

Sorcerers of Ambrym

$550

Limited Edition Print: Once a year, the villagers of Vanuatu’s Ambrym Island - known throughout the archipelago for its black magic - stage a performance of sorcery for visitors. In the shade of the large volcano in the centre of the island, rituals are practiced, pigs are slaughtered and tam-tams (drums) are beaten in testament to the magical powers of the island’s inhabitants.

 

Mekeo

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Goggles

$550

Limited Edition Print: (To be captioned)

Niue

$550

Limited Edition Print: Niue is like no other island in the South Pacific - its sharp, rugged cliffs rise dramatically from the ocean as if in defiance of the waves. Perched on top of the cliffs, the crashing, at times caressing, motion of ocean meeting the island is mesmerising, leaving you with a profound sense of the age of the earth and the fleeting moment you occupy it.

The yam harvest

$550

Limited Edition Print: I should point out that the exuberance in this photo was not shared by me as I'd been told that during the month of the yam harvest in the Trobriand Islands, women - in keeping with ancient custom - are "allowed to choose any man they like, and take him off into the bushes to have their way with him."

So, you might imagine my anticipation as I stood in the path of this procession of young, bare-breasted women making their way towards me, only to have it part and pass around me faster than the flow of water around an upright stick. That was until the last four women - each well over 80 I'd estimated, with barely a tooth between them - decided I was ripe for the picking.

Regardless, this photo lives with me as a lasting reminder of the joy I witnessed during my visit to the Trobriand Islands (and the sacrifices I've been called on to make in my duties as a photographer).

 

 

 

 

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