Big Foot Small Chick by Ian Tyas


Big Foot Small Chick by Ian Tyas


Part of the Fleet Street's Finest Biographists Series.

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About the image:

4th April 1974 Big Foot, Small Chick.
Sir Harry Evans(28 June 1928 – 23 September 2020), a former editor of the Sunday Times and grand statesman of the newspaper industry produced a book in 1978 for newspaper people, “Pictures on a Page” for picture editors in particular and those using pictures in general.
Included in the book was this picture of the Elephants foot pressing down on the tiny chick.
Evans used this as a good example of juxtaposition to illustrate size and scale.
In 1974 the then picture editor of the Daily Express, Struan Couper was struck by the picture because it was a cute Easter picture. In fact he was so pleased with it that he used the picture across half of page three of the paper. These were the days when the Daily Express was a broadsheet and the image used on such a grand scale was very effective.The photograph was taken by a young photographer from Keystone Press Agency, Ian Tyas. Ian Tyas/Keystone/Getty

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B&W Fibre prints:

The traditional process for fine art photography, silver gelatin fibre prints are exhibition quality archival prints hand printed and processed in Getty Images’ in-house darkroom from original negatives. Also known as baryta, fibre prints offer full tonal range, exquisite depth and superb contrast. All fibre prints are sold in limited editions of 300. Read more about the printing processes HERE.

B&W Resin prints:

Resin coated silver gelatin prints are exposed by hand and machine processed. Resin prints can be produced quicker and at lower cost than fibre prints while maintaining a wide range of tonality. Their plastic emulsion surface coating is durable and curl resistant. Resin prints are the preferred choice for large scale or public facing projects. Read more about the printing processes HERE.

The frames:

Add depth to your wall art with our frames. A deep, wooden frame, the profile includes a subtle texture effect.

This deep wooden 34mm x 20mm frame featuring a 30mm rebate for added depth,  gives our prints the perfect setting to display your chosen print. We have kept it simple and elegant only offering a charcoal black wooden finnish for your walls.

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BrandFleet Street’s Finest
Dimensions8 x 10″ to 40 x 60″ (plus frame and mount)
Made in the UKYES
Material Wood, Perspex
ProcessSilver Gelatin (Fibre or Resin)

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