N u r t u r e


Male Humpback whale calf nursing;

October 2016 - Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga.

“Nurture is the absolute definition of both ‘wild’ and ‘life’. The undeniable bond between mother and calf portrayed in this intimate moment signifies the true strength needed to not only exist, but to endure.”

- Matt Draper


All raw camera files are edited and prepared for print by Matt Draper. Using professionally created custom profiles and colour-correct monitors, Draper and his printing laboratory produce accurate, exhibition-grade, archival fine art prints.

Each fine art print is made to order and printed on Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag.

Platine Fibre Rag is a fibre-based lustre paper with a 100% cotton rag paper base originally used for platinum printmaking. The latest in microporous coatings are applied to the surface, meaning this traditional darkroom paper can now receive inkjet inks.

The 310gsm paper has a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect longevity of digitally produced images. Platine Fibre Rag has a beautiful 'fine art' feel with a slightly stippled surface, adding a unique and pleasing sparkle to the final print. Its distinctive coating, known as lustre, captures the best qualities from gloss and matte, combining both into one striking finish.

Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white, as well as colour, photographic prints. 

The original fine art printing of ‘Nurture’ was supervised and approved by Matt Draper.


Edition of 8 plus 2 artist proofs;

• 24 x 36 inch - 609mm x 914mm.


Each individual fine art print comes with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity, which is letterpress printed in Byron Bay, Australia, on a vintage printing press that has remained in the area since 1963.


Custom framing options can be discussed upon request - Australia orders only.


Express shipping to most countries with real-time tracking and insurance. 


Digital files are not available for purchase.

Price and payment options are available upon request.


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