Ramblings

Paper Choices?

We often have artists and photographers discussing paper choices and what papers are available to use for fine art giclée printing. When working with paper, one needs to consider quality, the coating on the paper and the construction of the paper.

Nostalgia – Return To Black & White Days

In the last decade, or even longer, film photography has been making a come back. More and more people are acquiring or digging out their old capture machines to use in our modern, advanced world and although film stocks continue to be discontinued, others are being re-released,  so it certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Pricing Your Art

There is no rule on how to price your artwork.  But here are a few different tips to help you make those decisions.

Saving Art

Devastating news last week with the Notre Dame on fire in Paris.  Notre Dame Cathedral is a 850-year-old gothic masterpiece that had been undergoing €6 million restoration work.  The entire wooden interior of the 12th-century landmark was burning and was likely to be destroyed.

Stuart Shepherd Artist

Artist Stuart Shepherd grew up in the Waikato, studied social science at the University of Waikato, worked in the film industry in New York, completed his masters degree in installation art in Melbourne and lectured in art and design at Massey University in Wellington.

Featured on Artists

In this post we thought of featuring two of our customers who have used their art to support communities. Gordon Pembridge, oil painter, wood carver, photographer, etc, as well as Tyler Kennedy Stent, water colour artist and one of our first customers.

Mixed Media and Photography

Mixed media art is artwork in which more than one medium or material has been used to create the piece of art.  This is different from multimedia art which combines visual art with non-visual elements such as sound, drama, dance, music, motion graphics, etc.

Black & White Photography Tips

The monochromatic image was the way photography started, but has now turned into something of an art form.

Packaging, Shipping, Flattening and more…

If you’re having your artwork reproduced in order to sell prints, then it’s critical that you package it well to prevent any damage to the prints.

Paint My Place

Summer is almost upon us and it’s got me thinking… Road trips, beach days and bush walks. As an artist, one of the things I value most is the connection we have to nature and the way the landscape shapes our identity. I’m dedicating the month of November to creating little portals that capture the…

The Business of Art

During my recent visit to Sydney I popped into one of my fave hangouts, the Art Gallery of NSW and headed straight down to the photographic exhibitions (why do galleries always bury photography exhibits in the basement?). I was surprised to find a number of pieces by Andreas Gursky, who’s name didn’t mean much to…

Expose Yourself

 I’m not sure about you but I always feel a bit self-conscious when exposing myself to other people, especially in public. What I have found over many years though, is that it pays to ensure you are presenting yourself in the best possible light. OK, so maybe you think I’m a bit of a pervert……

Confessions of a Couch Photographer: 10 ways to get your Phojo working

As I staggered to the summit of North Ridge on my daily dog walk (OK, it was a hill that felt really steep) dragging two puffing bullmastiffs behind me, I fixated on the stunning cumulus clouds billowing upward into the heavens above the Auckland skyline to the South, the late afternoon light describing the subtle…