LightJet print on Ilford baryta paper “Competition”
LightJet print “Competition “– size 40×30 cm
Dating back in history to:XIV, XV and XVI centuries, Giostra?”‘;, Giglio and Giostra di Madonna Liberto are ancient equestrian jousts that have survived the test of time in Florence.
Such equestrian jousting tournaments take traditionally place every year in June in Piazza Santa Croce, one of Florence’s most famous squares that witnesses also the historic sporting battle of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino.
Each joust is made into an extraordinary parade of the Corteo Storico de/la Repubblica Fiorentino where brightly costumed dignitaries on horseback, trumpet fanfares, marching drums and flag-throwers march in the heart of Florence and gather in the arena of Santa Croce before the games begin.
There are four teams made up of equal number of riders, and each band represents one of the four historical quarters of Florence: the Compagnia Azzurra for Santa Croce (Blues), the Compagnia Rossa for Santa Maria Novella (Reds), the Compagnia Bianca for Santo Spirito (Whites) and the Compagnia Verde for San Giovanni (Greens).
The rules of the tournament are easy to understand and yet worded in such a way as to guarantee a long-lasting suspense.
LightJet print on Ilford baryta paper – the perfect paper for black-and-white photography
The perfect combination: classic baryta photo paper and digital exposure. First developed in the year 1866, baryta paper is an absolute classic amongst photo papers. This paper is particularly popular with galleries and museums. Shining white and intense black tones, ultra-fine brightness levels and sharp contours. Add to this the greatest longevity of any photographic paper. The traditional development process for baryta papers is very elaborate. That is why it has been used for very high-end pieces. We combine the traditional baryta-coated photo paper with state-of-the-art laser exposure to achieve stunning print results in black-and-white photography.