Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA • University of Alabama
About: A vibrant near-infrared perspective of the 10’x14’, 2000lb, fig elephant topiary in the beautiful Alabama campus. The story of how Alabama became associated with the "elephant" goes back to the 1930 season when Coach Wallace Wade had assembled a great football team... Some excited fan in the stands bellowed, 'Hold your horses, the elephants are coming!'
Type: Near-Infrared Art Photography: Individual special glass filters that range from 590nm to 900nm (EM spectral wavelength) are attached to the camera's lens which allow Hugo to capture the ethereal and surreal world emergent from the near infrared spectrum.
(1) Fine Art Prints [FAP]: Silver Halide Metallic Art Print with unparalleled 3-D depth, tone & sharpness as compared to regular prints. This museum quality archival paper and process uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers that result in a striking, 3-Dimensional, extremely vivid, lasting image on an ultra-bright pearlescent / metallic background (archival value rated at 100 years in home display and 200 years in dark storage). Sizes from 5"x7" to 30"x45".
(2) METAL PRINTS - Infused on Aluminum: This is currently the highest quality, most vibrant and clear medium for fine art photography. Art Photography's "High Definition" Display -- Those that have seen one in person will swear the clarity feels like they are looking through a window! Sizes from 8"x12" to 40"x60".
Hugo Cruz exclusively uses CHROMALUXE™ metal templates which offer the best/top standard in metal print quality (if it's not CHROMALUXE™ then it is not the best). How are they made? Through an advanced chemical heat sublimation process that literally infuses inks onto CHROMALUXE™ polished and coated aluminum substrates with amazing HD clarity. They are museum quality, scratch resistant, UV resistant, waterproof, archival, lightweight, modern and no refractive glass, framing or matting necessary -- just the full art image beautifully displayed on your wall. Your metal print will include an attached floating mount with picture wire which will give the image a modern visual look as it slightly "floats" from your wall. These are perfect for your home, office, master bathrooms (waterproof) and even outdoor covered porches/patios.