About us

 About us

About Clarissa Shipley

Clarissa Shipley is an Australian photographer whose childhood freedom of daydreaming, horses, motorbikes and outdoor living has significantly influenced her work. Raised by parents in the photographic trade, Clarissa embraced the family business with fervour, studying and running her own successful photographic business.

Today, Clarissa lives on 30 acres of bushland with her young family on the outskirts of Melbourne.
The pull of the natural world has seen the evolution of Clarissa’s work and the creation of CS Photographic Art.

Clarissa’s well honed eye and technical abilities allows her to bring the natural environment into buildings through printed images. Her authenticity and connection to nature is evident in her work, which induces a sense of connectivity for the viewer.
Clarissa Shipley’s gift in producing high quality, evocative experiential images are now available in limited edition photographic art prints.

About the Artwork

CS Photographic Art suggests that the artworks are framed with mounted matting and framed by a professional framer to ensure longevity of your artwork.

Great care needs to be taken when handling art prints. Make sure that your hands are clean prior to handling your print. You can minimize any impacts to your artwork by wearing cotton gloves.

Any accessories such as watches or jewellery should be removed before handling prints because they can snag or scratch the print surface. Keep food and drink away from your art print. Ideally we would suggest you take this straight to your chosen framer to ensure that your artwork is conserved.

 About displaying artprints

The common place to hang an art print is on a wall. However, there are places on the wall that are bad for hanging prints and ones which are better in terms of preservation. The best place to hang a print is on a wall which has a wall stud.

From here you can securely anchor the wall hooks. We recommend not hanging your artwork near any heat source and in a place that is relatively stable, with limited humidity and not in direct sunlight.

Heat can dry out the material of the photographic art which can speed up the process of natural aging. It is not advised to hang your art over fireplaces.  In addition to the damage caused by the radiating heat, soot and smoke damage will permanently darken and alter the tone of the photographic print.

Moisture will weaken the adhesion of the ink layers and eventually cause ink loss. The support and ground are the most sensitive components of the art print to water damage. If damage to the support and ground are pervasive, further damage to the ink h may occur.

Relative humidity is the single most important factor in preserving most photographic prints. Low or high relative humidity as well as rapid changes in relative humidity are not good for artworks in general.

As a rule of thumb, ultraviolet light should be kept away from artprints, especially in display and storage. The dyes and colorants used in the printing will eventually discolour under exposure to ultraviolet light. The fading of pigments and dyes in prints will affect the colour balance of the image.  The intensity and wavelengths of light used in displaying graphic art is generally safe for photographic art.