Blow Up and Dumplings, a Yummy Explosion.

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Here in Raleigh, NC we like food. Not just the chicken n’ biscuit, fried okra, cole slaw and collards kind of food, we’re foodies. We hunger for culinary diversity, exquisite flavors and unique experiences. Recently, while taking in some of Raleigh’s unique cuisines, we made a discovery of epic proportions.

Simon Griffiths, a local photographer, was commissioned to produce some unique artwork for David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar. Simon delivered images of gargantuan sizes for the design of the space. Out of the 8 prints, the largest ones measured 11 feet wide.

A key component in resizing these tasty beauties was Blow Up. Simon said that the Blow Up enlargements are the same quality he gets from large format film!

I promised Simon to keep his mugshot small, so here it is. For more great shots by Simon, take a look over on his blog or website. Thanks Simon!

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Jimmy is on the marketing team at Alien Skin. He builds our training videos, writes for the blog, governs our social channels, and he is the self-proclaimed king of swag. He's also a professional photographer and a complete fitness nut.


  1. Sue Jenkins May 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Where did Simon have his images printed? Was it somewhere local? How are these images mounted? On gatorboard, masonite, ?? Did Simon do that himself or did the service bureau that printed them do it? Looking for something similar for a client. Would love some deets!

    • Jeff May 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      We will check with Simon and get back to you.

  2. Simon Griffiths May 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Sue!
    Filmgraphics here in Raleigh was a big part of this project. My biggest concern was mounting such large pieces… and as a result the typical canvas mounts were just not going to be strong enough. Jim Casteen at Filmgraphics had to do some custom modifications to the frames so they would support the large canvas wraps. Jim also did the printing for me. He is extremely meticulous about my prints and it shows in the final results. One great tip…we came up with the use of a piano hinges for mounting the prints on the walls. One had to hold the print horizontal to mount it, but the piano hinge could be supported at the studs more easily and once it had been screwed into place it wasn’t going anywhere. These were big and heavy pieces and we were concerned about customers bumping into them. The hinges support the weight, plus they are invisible and the print holds flat against the wall. -S

  3. Ken Baldwin May 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    How do I purchase the above? Blow up.

  4. […] while back we made a blog article about Simon Griffiths. When I contacted him for the Davids Dumplings article he sent me a bunch of […]

  5. […] you’d like to see more of Simon’s work, you can read our blog articles here and here or visit his web site or […]

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