Wall art

June 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

I call this photograph Jumping Jack Trees. I think it has the potential to be a stunning work of art worthy of being hung on anyone's wall. It probably won't surprise you to know that I have a load of photographs hanging on the walls of my flat. Some of them are simple 10x15 inch prints mounted on board and then hung on the wall in a simple black frame. Others, including my panorama photograph of St Albans, below, are behind acrylic. 

St Albans sunset panorama - extra bigSt Albans sunset panorama - extra bigseven frame panorama of the sunset over St Albans lakes. It is unlikely that you will find an appropriate way of ordering a printed version of this from this website. If you would like to discuss how we can get a printed version for you, just get in touch with me! Even if I say so myself, at almost six feet, it looks fantastic. The depth of the colours is awesome and it has a vitality that hits you between the eyes. As a striking piece of wall art, a great photograph is hard to beat! I also have a few really big prints, such as this:

Sunset LeavesSunset LeavesCopper Beach leaves in the sunset These beech leaves give a great sensation of warmth and sunshine that brightens up any room. At the moment I only have it as a print, but I am sorely tempted to get it done as an acrylic. 

Lots of people wonder why they would pay for a professional photograph in these days of the ubiquitous smartphone. And while some people produce outstanding work on their smartphones (the Apple advertisements prove it!) comparatively few people produce work that can be printed and look good on your wall. The professional photographer not only takes the photograph, but they also "produce" it - many would say that taking the photograph accounts for less than half of the end result. That is because the information that is captured by the camera needs to be re-interpreted. All cameras will show you what a photograph might look like, but making it look as you remember, or in some cases would like to have remembered needs more work. The time and effort that goes into that post-production process makes the difference between the "snap" and the "work of art". I have absolutely nothing against "snaps" - I take many and post them on Facebook just like everyone else - but they are rarely the material that ends up looking great on the wall! And of course, the professional photographer has probably been honing his or her craft over many years. 

The costs of prints vary enormously, and if you are thinking of ordering, it might worth discussing what you want to do with me as I might have suggestions. And of course, my website does not hold all of my work. I may well have other suggestions that I can share with you, or I can even undertake bespoke commissions. 

I would highly recommend considering a well-executed photograph (or series of photographs!) as an option for decorating your room. In some cases they will come as numbered prints (where there is a guarantee that only a certain number will ever be printed) but they will always be special to you and will generate a really exciting buzz and point of discussion for your home or office.

 

 


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