Little pause between 20 May and 11 july: Monday 20th May last order for printing / framing for Limited Edition artwork resuming Thursday 11 July. Orders for Open Edition prints can still take place. Thank you.

FAQs


Frequently asked questions:

 Do I fly my own plane? 😊

No, I do not own a plane -- nor do I fly a plane. I charter either a Cessna 172 or a helicopter whenever I do aerial photography.

Is this drone photography?

While I do occasionally use a drone, all my large aerial photographic prints were created while flying in a light plane or helicopter, above the land, using a DSLR camera. This allows me to cover more terrain and reach the higher altitudes I need to create the kind of imagery I am passionate about. When I fly in a Cessna with an open door, I use a harness. Both light planes and choppers have their differences. Flying with a helicopter has the advantage of being able to hover from above.

Do I colour my prints?

No, I don’t paint or colourise my prints. What I like to do is to find the right spot, the right light, the right altitude to avoid haze and the right time of day to have access to the best available light. Knowing the tidal movement of the moon and seasons shifts also helps. I do my research to ensure I am there at the right time of day to capture the penultimate image.

As part of my post production, I make sure to choose the right choice of archival paper to ensure the colours are an accurate rendition of the landscape I saw when I made the photograph. The end result are strong, beautiful and emotive prints representing the magical colours of the Western Australian land.

In my series called ‘Evanescence’ above Exmouth Gulf all framed in black, I used the difference between the lightest light and darkest dark or - High Dynamic range as I wanted the prints to be moody - but did not change any shape.

Why do your photographs sometimes look like paintings?

I like to photograph and single out particular details of the land. For example, when flying above a massive Salt Lake, I may concentrate on a small part of it, a detail that would have caught my eye. Such details can look at times as if they were created with a brush. I may circle a few times to make sure I get the image I want, focusing on something that has texture and colour, blurring the scale of the land, creating images that appear abstract and painterly.  I am an artist/photographer, and my final prints represent something very real – the landscape itself – captured with a camera -- ‘From Above’!

How long have you been a photographer for?

25 years – I started in Sydney in 1998, as a freelance photographer before I joined the UN in 2004 to be a full-time peacekeeping mission photographer in Burundi, DR Congo, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste. I came back to Australia in 2013 after being posted in South Sudan and chose Margaret River as my new base. I also covered twice the Ebola Emergency Health missions in West Africa and in Eastern Congo.

Can I buy just a print and have it sent in Australia?

Yes, you can. Some are limited editions, and some are not. I send framed and unframed prints everywhere in Australia. I also send unframed prints overseas.

Framing options:

Fine Art Paper - Rolled/ No frame

I use giclée fine art prints in traditional Satin, Smooth or Textured surfaces – Hahnemühle, Canson and Ilford papers. The giclee process uses advanced 2880dpi printing technology to apply archival Ultra Chrome pigment ink onto the finest art papers available.
Fine art prints are shipped rolled up in a tube. 
All fine art prints come with a standard white border, ready to be framed as you wish. The listed size is the size of the printed image then I add a white border around. This will add a few centimetres extra to your photograph.
Rolled prints are available for shipping worldwide – feel free to contact me: martina_perret@hotmail.com

Fine art paper - Framed

The finished artwork is framed in a classic white, black or raw oak - ready to hang.
A white border – matboard - sits between the print and the frame.
Framed with Plexiglass to be able to be shipped safely. It is lighter than a standard glass and very strong.
Framed prints are only available for free shipping within Australia.

 

Canvas stretched

All premium grade canvases are finished with three coats of satin U.V. archival spray to preserve image for scuffing and airborne pollutants. When required these canvases can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Available in a white, black, or mirror wrap this is the most popular finished canvas in our collection.
Archival museum quality printed, U.V. lacquered and stretched on 2'' depth wooden stretcher bars - ready to hang!

 

Canvas Floating frame

Available to finish your premium canvas print. Your canvas is framed with an elegant and stylish surround.
Available in standard white, black, jarrah or mocha, or add a little extra pizazz to your canvas with a raw dune frame.

 

Facemount Acrylic

Giving your image a 3D floating effect when hanging from the wall, wow people with facemount acrylics.
Supplied with a u-channel for easy hanging and fronted with 6mm acrylic, these are the perfect option if you are looking for something just a little different.

 

Alumalux metal print

This futuristic product is the combination of Chromaluxe metal panels, Epson Inks and superior colour management practices.
During the dye-sublimation process, the specifically formulated inks are infused into the metal panels, allowing for a scratch resistant, heat resistant and waterproof product that is super lightweight.  Your images will pack a punch with colour remaining vivid and details staying clear and crisp. A true printing revolution!
Prints on metal are available in High Gloss and are ready to hang.

 

Shipping information:

All orders within Australia are shipped free of charge.
Once payment has been received your purchase will then be placed in the queue for printing. I ensure the quality is of highest standard. Once your purchase has been completed, it is carefully wrapped ready for couriers to deliver straight to your door.

Expected shipping times can vary due to busy periods, Covid-19 related delays and lack of or shortage of raw materials 

Most parcels are arriving on time, but delays may be experienced.

  • State border closures and COVID-19 related airline disruptions mean there are fewer flights available to transport mail and parcels and this may cause longer delivery times.
  • Expect a waiting time of about up to 2 weeks to get the rolled print to you
  • Expect a waiting time of about up to 4 weeks to get the framed prints to you.


If you need to get a print by a certain date, please get in touch with me: martina_perret@hotmail.com

Rolled and framed artworks will generally be shipped via TNT or Auspost.
Signature is required on delivery. It is important that your shipping address is your daytime address. Framed orders based outside WA will be shipped via road and can take extra time because of borders restrictions and distance.

International Orders

If you would like to purchase an order and live outside Australia please contact me: martina_perret@hotmail.com

Custom Prints
I remain available to create custom prints of your favourite WA Aerial landscape through the online store. Please contact me with details via martina_perret@hotmail.com

Ordering and shipping process

 

My team and I put every effort in place to send you the most beautiful fine art prints. Once you've placed your order of the available Aerial photographic print, this is what's happening
  1. After your order is placed, your photograph is printed onto an archivable fine art paper. If you selected framing, it will be framed as per your order, before being sealed and wired for easy mounting in your home or at work.
  2. Your framed print is carefully bubble wrapped and boxed (or, if unframed, rolled and sealed in a tube), shipped Australia-wide. Shipping is free in Australia. Please contact me for any overseas order.

 

 

Refunds and Returns

Please note, there are no returns, exchanges or change of mind with artwork that has been made to order as I prepare each artwork as per your specs.
In the unlikely event that you receive an item that is faulty or damaged please contact me and I will help organise a replacement for you following the steps:
The artwork must be in the original packaging. Please notify me via e-mail to martina_perret@hotmail.com within 24 hours of delivery. Send a photo of the damaged goods. I will need a receipt or proof of purchase. I can only replace the damaged item for an exact same item.
I will endeavor my best to get the replacement to you ASAP.   I will pay for your return postage and the replacement item shipped back to you. 


Please Note: If you receive a package which is visually damaged or opened insist that this is noted with the carrier before signing for your order.

I ensure all items are professionally photographed, listed correctly online with their size and dimensions and take maximum care in the process