Our work is a work of art

At Iconoclast Images, we are producing the artists view not just a representation of an image, the research we are conducting allows analysis of artwork and we are also capturing the artists view, this process is a painstaking, handcrafted, this is what makes our result an artwork in itself.

How it is a work of an art in itself right from the capture, to the handcrafted result on any medium.

Our specialised and high-end process is so bespoke, we can lower that to make it accessible for all, but it retains that consistency, sharing the original experience.

We have created a collection of high-end imagery, which is produced using our spectro-analysis method which is precise, consistent and guaranteed. The results are an accurate result to the master transparency to a level no one else has been able to achieve, we want to make this collection accessible to all

Digital Fabric: Spectral Art™

We’re really excited to add our Digital Fabric Print Service to our mainline services. After doing some exciting custom pieces, we’re ready to take the leap to the creative new opportunities they offer as part of our standard services.

With a gorgeous range of fibres – from pure silks and cottons, to heavier linen and bamboo, it’s opening the way to creating innovative and beautiful results in your artwork. We can’t wait to see how you will be using it!

Find out more about it here to ask any questions!

Art and the photography market

There are over 20,000 professional photographers in the UK. Of these, 1,000 occupy a niche at the top end of the market, who may invest in high quality image production with the use of large format film and extremely high definition digital equipment. This is a key market for the company as these formats make the best use of their technological expertise and knowledge, and gives them the opportunity to shine against other providers.

The next 4,500 are high-end and the remainder form a spectrum between medium and high- end. Many of these are semi-professionals who may work as freelance photographers and submit their images to larger photographic archives and libraries such as Alamy, Getty and other subject specific organisations.

Increasingly, due to decreasing image quality requirements many photographers in this sector turn to medium-to-high end digital equipment, moving away from traditional film formats. However at Iconclast Images, we adapt our services to retain this sector in our customer base, by creating unique services for digitally produced images.

What Services we offer

Iconoclast Images offers several services, including scanning, digital printing, calibration, consultancy, seminars, image archiving, library hosting, and third party products such as monitors, calibration equipment, and viewing booths. Additional third party products will be introduced as more manufacturers become aware of how our services compliment their products.

We specialise in the niche market – providing scanning for professional photographers who submit to these agencies. Despite the developing movement towards digital photography, there still exists a high demand for film amongst professional photographers. Subsequently there is an enormous demand for high-end scanning amongst professional photographers, who need to meet the exacting standards of picture libraries.

Sharing Art through our Work

We want to make Art more shareable, enjoyable, accessible to a wider audience at Iconoclast Images

– so everyone can enjoy and appreciate what you are portraying in your artwork. In the same way that you enjoy a dvd or cd of a performance, we want to make it enjoyable and accessible and at all levels, from postcard to a life-size canvas.

The Human Eye as a tool

Over the years we’ve researched and found that the human eye is the most specialised and sensitive tool – we can pick up tiny, microscopic changes in light and colour that a measuring device wouldn’t. And it can make a huge impact on what we see – it can transform something from being drab and lifeless, to making it come alive.

So when we work, we don’t just look at creating a representation of your artwork– but how can we grasp the essence of your art – this symphony of light and colour that you experience and observe with the master – how can we share this with others?

What Art Means to Us

I’d like to explain a little about what art means to us, when we work with artists and photographers.

You could draw a similarity between music and visual art – we see them both as being part of a shared experience. When you go to a concert, only the people inside the hall will experience fully what the musicians are conveying.

But when you make a recording, you give a wider audience the opportunity to share and enjoy that experience – to feel what the musicians were portraying in that brief moment.

In the same way – when we look at visual art – we want to recreate the feel and experience somebody experiences in a gallery, and what the artist is thinking and observing when they create something – we’re recreating the artist thoughts and mind set and his view as an observer of the artwork – which is a work of art in itself, not a print.

Our Solutions at Iconoclast Images

We provide our clients with consistently high-quality colour management solutions:

• State-of-the-art drum scanning services, with exact reproduction of transparencies, negatives, and prints within the tolerance of the scanner. (Please note that negatives are matched to a photographic contact print.)
• Exceptional archival fine art and photo prints.
• Calibration services for exact characterization of scanners, monitors and printers for both RGB and CMYK workflows from inkjet to press.
• Customized colour management software solutions tailored to individual requirements.
• Web design and asset management.