Photographs are often printed without restraint, as many copies as can be sold. Mark Dahle Photographs are different, and they fall into four categories.
1) Covers of Mark Dahle Portfolios
The cover of each Mark Dahle Portfolio is available as a 13 x 19 inch Fine Art edition, limited to 100 signed and numbered prints.
Admittedly, that might seem like a lot. But Mark is operating under the theory that once a portfolio becomes the basis for a movie, 100 will be way too small for the demand.
Maybe he's delusional.
Anyway, the net result is that if a collector wanted to invest in a set of all (50!) portfolio covers to date, that is still possible. So far, none of the covers has sold out. But once one becomes a movie? We'll keep you posted.
Others photos created by Mark Dahle are much more restricted.
2) Photographs featured inside Mark Dahle Portfolios
Photographs featured inside Mark Dahle Portfolios are limited to an edition size of ten, five of which are reserved for Mark Dahle Art Museums. That leaves only five available to individual collectors and institutions worldwide.
3) Endangered Photos
Photographs in the Endangered Photo series are limited to an edition size of one, meaning that they are original works of art. Only one signed, officially released version exists of each image. Each is easily recognized as belonging to a set (for example, the set of Endangered Photographs of Telephone Poles) but each is unique and wonderful.
4) Photographic Artworks
Like Endangered Photos, Photographic Artworks created by Mark Dahle are unique, although they may share many characteristics with other members in the series. For example, in the series 1000 Mops, the image of each of the 1000 mops is the same, but the backgrounds are each unique. Within a set of ten or 99, the backgrounds may have the same patterns but be different colors (like mops 150-159); in other cases even the patterns are wildly different. But regardless of how similar or different the patterns and colors, each is easily recognized as part of the series and each is unique.
Pillsbury's Best Flour, Minneapolis. Photograph copyright Mark Dahle 2011.