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The old closed down Grand Casino Building, Southport

The old closed down Grand Casino Building, Southport

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The old closed down Grand Casino Building, Southport

The former Grand Casino building became a grade 2 listed building in October 200.  Originally the building was built as a car showroom in 1923.  It was reconstructed by architect George E. Tonge into a luxury cinema which opened in 1938 and stayed a cinema until it closed in 1966.  As a casino it continued to operate for many years, until finally relocating to a new venue on the sea front in 2013 and since then the building has sat empty.  As a whole it is an unusual example of the conversion of one modern building type into another - a rare surviving example of a phenomenon that was not uncommon in its day. This photograph was taken with a circa 1959 Yashica Mat twin lens reflex camera loaded with Ilford XP7 film. The film was developed by me and then scanned in to my computer. The Yashica Mat is a 120 roll film medium format camera that takes 6x6 cm square negatives.

Our images are printed using premium K3 print technology on Hahnemühle Fine Art Torchon matt photographic paper. The special feature of the light white paper (285 g/m²) is its material: 100% alpha-cellulose defines the characteristically coarse texture. It gives your image a timeless, true-to-the-original charisma with a 3D effect. The hand-made style paper is highly water resistant and the use of premium K3 Epson prints ensures luminous colours and deep blacks for at least 100 years.

Textile print on stretcher frame – a fabric print using modern technology

Your image will be printed on fabric in razor-sharp quality and with brilliant colours and with its subtly textured surface; it transforms any photo into a unique gallery work that is full of life. During the thermal sublimation process, the colours are completely evaporated into the material. The resolution of up to 720 dpi and the enlarged CMYK colour spectrum allows accurate colour reproduction with clear contours. We only use textiles that are free of harmful substances and that have been awarded the internationally recognised Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Your image is mounted on the solid wood stretcher frame in its true form using only, high quality stretcher frames made of solid wood. The spruce wood comes from German suppliers and is sourced from sustainable forests. To give the stretcher frames permanent protection from losing shape, we triple reinforce the corners under the textile print using metal braces. When mounting on the stretcher frame we avoid using wedges – the frame is so stable that you won't need to loosen or tighten it at a later stage and it will arrive ready to hang.

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