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Cootie Williams (COWI001FRAN)
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Cootie Williams

Catalogue No: COWI001FRAN Artist(s): Cootie Williams Location: Newport, Rhode Island Date: 1965 Era: The 1960's Edition: Rockarchive Edition 30 Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

Francine Winham recalls, "John Lamb, Cootie Williams, Paul Gonsalves and Cat Anderson (FEVER NO. 3) were all musicians in Duke Ellington’s Band. Each had their turn to star as each played his solo. As they weren’t individually well-known (at least to me) I tried to think of a way to make their photos more interesting and came up with my FEVER TECHNIQUE. I decided to do long exposures – although there was plenty of light, so to compensate for this I stopped down the lens to f32.   Now I had to waste a shot to listen to the time a second lasted.   Tschssst.   By holding the shot still for half a second and then moving the camera for the other half, I created a blurred free-form image that mirrored the dynamic of the performer.   I took lots of shots hoping that one would work.   Later in the darkroom I was surprised and pleased to see how well they came out.   (Soon afterwards a photographer asked how I did them, and although a little voice inside me told me not to tell him.   I did, and pretty soon I saw my technique appear on a record cover!)"

Size Price ex. vat Price inc. vat




A2 £354.17 £425.00
A1 £645.83 £775.00
A0 £1,200.00 £1,440.00
  • Print type

    A Giclee print is the most common way of producing collectable prints in the digital age. It is produced is by scanning an original negative or optimising a digital file.The image is then out-putted on various mediums using archival inks. Fine quality coated papers are used to make delicate, beautiful archival prints. 

    Paper type

    Archival 310gsm cotton based rag papers have lead the way in meeting the needs of professional fine art printers. Photographers and print-makers alike can rely on these new papers to produce the highest quality images they have come to know and love.

    With no optical brighteners and the longevity, image stability and a clean matt surface required for the very best in fine art printing, Smooth Cotton Rag is offered as the perfect choice for crisp detail, while the Textured Cotton range features a contoured surface for enhanced creative expression. 

    'A series' print paper sizes

    A3 (11.7" x 16.5" inches) (29.7 cm x 42.0 cm)
    A2 (16.5" x 23.4" inches) (42.0 cm x 59.4 cm)
    A1 (23.4" x 33.1" inches) (59.4 cm x 84.1 cm)
    A0 (33.1" x 46.8" inches) (84.1 cm x 118.9 cm)

  • If you are looking for specific custom sizes or prints on other foms of media, or any other requirement that is not listed in the options then please get in touch with Rockarchive and we will see if we can help you.

    For all custom printing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716

  • Framing

    A great print deserves a great frame. At Rockarchive we would be delighted to advise you on how best to select the right frame for your print. Please just let us know when you place your order or contact us once you have received your print and we will discuss the various options with you.

    If you live in London we can arrange to get your print framed for you. Once the print is framed you can either collect it from our London Rockarchive Studio, in Kentish Town or we can arrange for it to be delivered to your London address (at an extra charge).

    If you live elsewhere in the UK, we can arrange to get smaller sized prints framed and shipped to you. However due to postage regulations acrylic (eg perspex) rather than glass needs to be used in the frame.

    If you live outside of the UK, we are sorry we are unable to ship framed prints to you.

    For all framing enquiries please contact us at info@rockarchive.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7267 4716


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