A nice new feature has been added to some of my South Beach Tropical Art Deco gallery pages in The Photo Asylum. Nice for me, that is. And convenient for you, if you are interested in owning some of my work.
I now include direct links to my online shops that will allow you to order both signed prints from Etsy as well as unsigned prints and a wide variety of framing options (also fun merchandise) from Fine Art America.
These links are now provided as part of the lightbox feature that allows you to view each image separately on this site. Simply click on any thumbnail inside the gallery.
At Etsy, everything is homemade. When you make a purchase, I personally oversee the printing, sign the work, an ship it to you myself (I know...big wow, right?). Fine Art America uses third-party printing and framing. I am not directly involved with their operation, so none of the work will be signed.
Different strokes for different folks, and I'm pleased to be able to offer either option.
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The first gallery I've added these new links to is my South Beach Tropical Art Deco series. I find these highly stylized and decorative images (of a place I called home for quite some time) personally satisfying on multiple levels.
Originally shot on black and white film in the late 1980s and early 1990s, then scanned and digitally edited on a computer, they represent the perfect combination of older and newer photo processes. A blend of different imaging techniques, each which requires a very different set of skills for me.
They also reflect much of the visual appeal that attracted me to South Florida in the first place.
When I first moved to Miami in 1983, it was a city of incredible extremes. Downtown Miami was growing at a stunning rate with an ever-expanding skyline of modern skyscrapers, while Miami Beach still held wonderful pockets of pure Old World nostalgia, where everything was on a much smaller scale.
Looking back to that time, the best aspect for me as an artist was that Ocean Drive and the surrounding areas on South Beach were relatively quiet much of the time (sometimes bodering on desolate), especially during the day. And while that is almost impossible to believe now, back then it allowed me to compose and shoot a scene with few or no people in it.
It definitely helps give my images much more of a timeless quality.
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Ordering prints of my gallery images, or even just browsing (and maybe bookmarking) could not be easier. Click on an image thumbnail here on my web site, then mouse over it when it appears on its lightbox (see photo above).
If I've done my coding correctly, the links that are part of the image caption should take you right to that particualr photo, either Etsy or Fine Art America. The links should open in a new browser tab or window, so you won't lose your place here in The Photo Asylum.
Feel free to message me with any questions or requests. Both gallery sites have messaging systems, and you can always contact me here through the link in the navigation menu to the left. When it comes to my art, your wish is my command.
Oh, and just a reminder to my Interior Design and Interior Decoration friends - there is always a sizeable professional discount to anyone in the industry making multiple or bulks purchases of any of my images! Be sure to ask.
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