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ArtSocket started as a simple idea to exhibit and sell exceptional images as top-quality prints. In 2012 Dmitri sourced artwork, printmaking experts and launched this art gallery exclusively online (to save money on expensive Toronto rent). Betty, Olga and gave him their 70 years of creative industry advice, criticism and input.

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Our team is made of artists, educators, designers and developers. Together have over 90 years of combined experience in the creative industry. Our past projects range from prestigious Russian ballet productions to classical animation shorts. Photography assignments at the edge of the world to sketches of strangers on busy streets of Shenyang. Experimenting with miles of film and exotic camera lenses to cutting-edge digital editing techniques. We love, live and breathe art.

We use our talents and experience to select the most promising works from independent artists and photographers. This is not a "design by committee" neither there is any algorithm or popularity raking involved. Human-curated.

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Every print is created with thick, eco-friendly, archival grade Hahnemühle Bamboo paper. Years of experimentation have proven this particular paper choice to reproduce color while balancing for natural light reflective properties in the most natural, vivid fashion.

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The inks are non-toxic gicleé pigment-type, guaranteed to last fade-free for one hundred years without fading.

Prints arrive within two to three weeks of the order. Professionally packaged in a durable shipping tube. Should there be any problems, you can return them within 30 days for a full refund.

The print is great. I am just now getting it framed. It looks really good. I like it a lot, and will definitely be browsing ArtSocket in the future for more prints.

Kevin D Schopp ★★★★★

I received the print and it looks great! The colours came out just as I expected - saturated (in a good way) and true!

Reina Shishikura ★★★★★

The prints are hanging in our dining room and getting a lot of comments from visitors!

Marcin Szablewski ★★★★★

The prints arrived in a nice tube — really no problem at all. Print quality and stock appear to be of high quality.

Frank Russo ★★★★★

I'm enjoying the prints, thanks very much!

John Piercy ★★★★★

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Why Buy Prints from ArtSocket?

  1. Outstanding quality of selections from independant artists. Expertly curated.
  2. 100-year warranty on "Archival" color pigment and paper.
  3. Limited editions of just 15 starting at $79.

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What is Analog Photography?

Analog photography is a method of capturing images on film, paper or metal plates coded with chemicals that react to light. Polaroid instant camera used precisely such method.

Analog photography is how all photography used to be before the invention of a digital camera.

Fuzz, not pixels! Photos shot on old-school cameras and processed in a lab using specific techniques are very special. Unlike their digital counterparts they often look "dreamy", especially when taken with Lo-Fi cameras like the ones from Lomography and/or with an experimental film like red-scale cellulose. Under the microscope, the dots that make images are tiny grains - each a little different.

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