Our story

Founded in 2005, Crane Kalman Brighton is an independent British photography gallery specialising in exhibiting contemporary work. The gallery has been established to provide a platform to showcase the work of mostly up-and-coming, young British and some International artists. We have held solo exhibitions by artists such as Polly Borland, Simon Roberts, Mary McCartney, Jane Hilton, Tim Flach and the late Michael Ormerod, as well as the work of international photographers such as Terry Richardson, Joseph Szabo, Karine Laval, George Tice, Hugh Holland and Hans van der Meer.

Having been based in the North Laine of Brighton for many years, the gallery now operates from a variety of different locations, both in Brighton and in London, as well as exhibiting at various annual art fairs in the UK and internationally. Crane Kalman Brighton is affiliated to the Crane Kalman Gallery in London, one of the UK’s leading gallery’s specialising in the work of modern British painters such as Graham Sutherland, Ben Nicholson, L.S. Lowry and Henry Moore for over 50 years.

Once the poor relation to fine art, photography is fast becoming the 21st Century’s most collectable art form. As the interiors of people’s homes change, and modern tastes develop, photography is finding a place on the walls of homes around the country, in many instances replacing traditional paintings. The market for photography is still young and under-developed outside of the top end of the spectrum (contemporary photographers like Andreas Gursky and the classic vintage photographs of Kertesz and Cartier Bresson), and in comparison with the market in the US, Germany or France, but is growing and currently provides an affordable platform for people looking to buy, not only a beautiful piece of work, but also an investment.

Crane Kalman Brighton has been established to provide an affordable introduction for anyone interested to buy, and possibly, collect photography. Crane Kalman Brighton offers a wide range of works from the best young local talent to some of contemporary photography’s leading lights.

All prints on view on the website are available to purchase, except where marked as Sold Out. 

If you are interested to purchase any of the prints viewed here, then please contact the gallery with details of the print you are interested in, so that we can confirm availability and current pricing. Prices are subject to change, without prior notification on the website, as many editions are sold on an incremental basis, so the prices increase as the prints sell out in their edition.

Prints can be purchased unframed or framed. All prices are quoted for unframed work and prices also exclude VAT, mounting/framing, shipping or delivery. Please let us know whether you would like the work framed and we can provide quotations for this. Some prints we recommend should only be purchased mounted as they are difficult to handle and for safety should be mounted at the time of printing. Quotes can also be provided for shipping internationally or delivery within the UK.

Please call us on 01273 697096 or email enquiries@cranekalmanbrighton.com for all sales enquiries.

Own Art

Crane Kalman Brighton is a member of the Arts Council’s Own Art scheme which provides interest free loans of up to £2,500 to purchase contemporary artwork. The hugely successful, nationwide scheme, allows you to acquire work immediately, but spread payments out over 10 months – completely interest free.

So, now you can acquire your very own Tim Flach print for as little as £120 per month.

For further information, please visit the Own Art website, or contact Crane Kalman Brighton on 01273 697096 or email us.

Print Types

Archival Giclée:
A method of printmaking used particularly to produce high-quality images from a digital source by ink-jet printing. The ink can be sprayed onto a wide range of media in millions of colours utilizing continuous tone technology to create fine art prints. This method is associated with prints that use fade-resistant “archival” inks. A Giclée print should last for 70 to 120 years.

Silver Gelatin:
This is the most common type of black-and-white photograph produced today and remains stable for years. The photosensitive silver salts are suspended and dispersed in the gelatin, which acts as a stabilizer for the chemicals. The image taken from the negative is then embedded in the gelatin coating on fibre-based paper as the chemicals react to the varied concentration and brilliance of the light. A silver print should last for 75 to 100 years.

A standard, high contrast black-and-white photographic paper print, with the blacks and whites being very sharp. The image is produced by a chemical change in the surface of the paper when it comes into contact with the bromide. The image produced is quite sharp as the paper’s surface is not fibre-based. 

The most common type of colour photograph. The print material consists of at least three layers of emulsions, in which the photographic chemicals are kept stable. Each layer contains light-sensitive silver salts designed to be sensitive to a different primary colour (red, blue, or yellow). Chemicals are added during printing which forms the appropriate colours in each layer, which combine together to form an accurate reproduction of the colour image. A C-type print can last for 50 to 75 years if looked after and kept out of direct sunlight.

A common, high-quality print created by various sized droplets of ink propelled in file detail onto paper. The inkjet print is produced from a digital image file as opposed to a negative. A fine art print produced on this medium should use archival paper of a fine quality and ink appropriate to the quality of the image. An increasingly popular fine art medium, inkjet prints allow a greater spectrum of colour reproduction and have an expected lifespan of 70 to 120 years.

Digital Archival:
A digital print where the chemicals are handled carefully with the intent of increasing the image’s longevity. This includes handling and treating the photographic materials in a way that lessens their deterioration from aging or from chemical reactions with other materials. 

Crane Kalman Brighton guarantees that all prints sold come from either the original photographer or the officially licensed estate, and are produced to the highest archival standards, and will be printed only as many times as the stated limited edition allows. Please ensure that you keep your purchases out of direct sunlight, and avoid any adverse temperatures or humidity levels. All prints purchased from Crane Kalman Brighton are accompanied either by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the photographer or a provenance label from the gallery.