Choosing art can be hard. It's a choice you'll be literally living with for a long while, and it's so hard to know how things will fit into your space.
Questions you may have about choosing art for your home:
- What size do I need for my wall?
- Will this piece fit onto my wall? Is it too big? Too small?
- Should I buy a single big piece or multiple smaller pieces, like a triptych?
- Does it work with the room decor?
- If I'm going with a large canvas print, do I want a frame?
- Will these images work together as a group?
- How many images are needed to fill out this wall?
If you are struggling with these questions, know that I can help! I have a nifty little ninja tool that can overlay my artwork into your home, so you can get a little preview of what it will look like in real life. This can help answer some of these questions for you and make the decision process easier (I, for one, need all the help I can get making decisions!).
Here's how it works:
1. Take a peek at my portfolio & choose a few images that you are debating between or wanting to cluster together. Write down their names to send to me.
2. Take a digital picture or two of the wall where you want to place the images. For best results, aim straight at the wall (not at an angle). Here's a great example from a real client:
3. Measure something in real life that is fully in your photo, to provide scale. In this case, the desktop was perfect! She told me it was 50 inches wide. If your walls don't have a lot of reference points that you can get into the photo, you can also just stick a sheet of regular paper on the wall so we can use that.
4. I'll go do my magic and create some layouts for you. You'll be able to tell if something is too big, or too small, and how the images all work together. Here's one of the real mock-ups I sent:
You can see, I can also visualize the matting and frame for you. It's never perfect but it's a darn good approximation of what these images will look like on your wall!
This can be really helpful when you aren't sure if the images you like will work together, or if you have the right size in mind. Here I sent few different sizes and even swapped out some images. Ultimately, she chose these four and here's what they look like in real life:
Sweet, right? This is a great way to help make a decision about which image is best for you (or to help convince your partner! You may totally know what you want, but they might need some persuasion...).
If you're stuck on deciding and would like to give this a spin, just drop me a line at ekovisions (at) gmail *dot* com. Include your image names, wall photo(s), and dimensions of a key landmark in your photo. Depending on my current queue, it could take a few days to get the mockups back to you, longer if I'm on the road.
Pro Tip: if you are shopping for the Holidays and it's already November, HURRY! Mockups are really only going to be useful until Thanksgiving in the US, after which point we'll be cutting it too close on the printing & delivery of the actual art. I gotta save enough time to eat pie!
2014 has been quite a ride. My biggest accomplishment was applying to and getting accepted at Frog Hollow, the Vermont State Craft Center located in my hometown in Burlington, VT. This has had a huge impact on my business for 2014. Swing by their location on Church St. to see my images in person & find a little instant gratification.
Beyond this, I welcome the fresh start that 2015 brings! Wishing you all (and myself) and Peace in the New Year.
I'm thinking about a new series that is more about chaos. Less about calm, more about the wonder of chaos, journeys, unknown directions.
It might be called wanderings. Gonna have to see.
Once upon a time I took a photography workshop with David Muench, who was quite upset (in his own way) with me at one point because I was using a polarizer which would remove the "spectral highlights" from the image. Truth, I had no idea what he was talking about. But, I obeyed, because, hey, it's David Muench, who is an amazing photographer. And frankly twice my age but could easily lap me while hiking up a mountain with backpacks full of photography gear. That was a humbling weekend.
The highlights in this image remind me of him and those precious (and amazing) spectral highlights. Taken years later, near home... but a great reflection of the beauty out there in the world.
I decided to continue my "abstract lake" series with this shot of Lake Champlain at Sunset.
Another day, another abstract. I started doing these abstracts when I needed a way to flex my photographic creativity during a time when I was super-busy at work. Out of necessity, I had to photography at night, and had very little energy left for excursions--so I was left to my apartment. One night I started playing around with bouquets of flowers, nearly dancing around my apartment while taking photos of them. This is one of my photos after many months of figuring out how best to work the movement of the camera for the best effect. As with all my abstracts, the effects here are created in-camera--I do NOT apply any blur or anything in the computer.
This is one of my photos in motion, abstract photos I take by moving the camera during the exposure. The effects you see are created in-camera, not with photoshop. The effect in this photograph was particularly unique compared to the others I typically make--I like how the colors (flowers, in reality) create the look of fire.