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Old Friends

July 6th, 2020

Old Friends

NOTE: the watermark in the lower right does not appear in the final print.
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Two rusty old abandoned trucks in the Arizona desert. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding.
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Old Friends - two old rusty vintage cars in the high desert of Arizona. “Wickedest Town in the West”. Jerome Arizona. Located near the top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome.

Jerome was nearly a ghost town until the state offered free houses to anyone willing to occupy them and fix them up. Artists moved in and inhabited the structures which appear to be hanging on to the cliffside for dear life.

Underneath the town is vast mining tunnels that often blew up and burned with mine fires that lasted for months.

Cracks in foundations and building that slide from one side of the street to the other is all just part of the charm as is the ghosts of prostitutes and miners that are said to walk the streets at night.

Just past the galleries, restaurants, and gift shops in Jerome is the Gold King Mine with its eccentric collection of old mining equipment and vehicles from the past.

How To Get Lucky

June 17th, 2020

How To Get Lucky

This photograph of a classic 1957 Chevy Bel Air two-tone vintage car was totally lucky. We had gone over to the beach to take some family photographs at sunset. The no-see-ums and mosquitos started to eat us alive so we headed back to the car only to discover this beautiful vintage car that pulled right up to the beach. I quickly composed a few shots before the owner turned the bend. I had only about 30 seconds to get everyone out of the shot, compose and shoot. I offer several versions of these photographs as prints.

Winter Arrives

June 11th, 2020

Winter Arrives

Above: “Winter Arrives” Fine art photograph of a classic New England red barn in winter with a beautiful rosy sunset. Who says winter can’t have color? Customer purchase print with beautiful frame choice. 14″ x 8″ print of Winter Arrives to a buyer from Verona, NJ.

Photographing New England in winter is tricky. Consider one must first bundle up to face to cold, then brave the road conditions, snowblow a path through the driveway and then while seeking subjects to photograph – watch out for snowplows.

The best strategy is to plan ahead. Figure out a subject and then wait for the perfect conditions. Perhaps a light snowstorm with just enough snow to cover the landscape but not so much that you are are snowed in.

“Winter Arrives” had the perfect conditions. An overnight snowfall followed by some morning sun breaking through the clouds to clean up the roads a bit. The timing was perfect as most winter days in New England are covered with a solid grey sky. Seeing a bit of sunset through the clouds was perfect for the final effect.

You can purchase your own print of “Winter Arrives” in sizes from greeting cards to sofa sized fine art prints. Canvas, paper, wood, metal prints are available.

Cheers

June 1st, 2020

Cheers

Cocktail photographs and cocktail artwork make a fine, elegant statement in your home, bar or nightclub. Elegant fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding of luscious crafted cocktails like martinis and old fashioned. Browse the entire collection of fine art for your home or business decor.

Don't Worry Be Happy

May 27th, 2020

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A simple reminder. For all the negative aspects of the global pandemic, there isn't much the average individual can do other then avoiding others, wearing a mask and reducing contact with potential virus carriers. Meanwhile, when you aren't out and about worrying about catching the virus, take a moment to relax. At home you don't need to worry, be happy!

The Sounds of Summer

May 26th, 2020

The Sounds of Summer

What does summer sound like? For me the ingrained sound of summer is "Turkey in the Straw" blaring from the loudspeakers of the Good Humor Ice Cream truck. As soon as we heard that old tune we'd be racing to break open the piggy banks or beg Mom for a quarter to buy a Strawberry Shortcake, Fudgicle or one of those cones with the gumball at the bottom.

Summer sounds like kids screaming as they dive into still freezing ocean water. The sound of lawnmowers in the late afternoon. Jet skis, motorboats, the sound of traffic backed up along the bridge to Cape Cod.

That Perfect Summer

May 26th, 2020

That Perfect Summer

What does the perfect summer mean to you?

Hanging out by the pool, skinny dipping in the lake on a hot summer night, listening to the cricket and frogs through an open window, casting a lure to catch a catfish, cruising out on the lake in a Sunfish sailboat?

This black and white photograph of an old cheap lawn chair out by a body of water captures the essence of summer and would look great on the wall of a summer vacation home.

Available framed and matted, on canvas or as a metal print. Sizes from 8x10 to sofa sizes.

Pinterest Done Right - How Artist's Can Use Pinterest to Promote Their Work

May 25th, 2020

Pinterest Done Right - How Artist

Pinterest is a visual scrapbook used by consumers to organize wishes, dreams and future purchases. Wedding planners, home redecorators, designers, planners, and of course shoppers use Pinterest to get ideas and organize future projects.

Pinterest is tailor-made for visual artists to showcase their portfolios of artwork. Photographers and artists can maintain and organize boards around themes that they offer such as National Park Photographs or even how-to articles to help inspiring photographers and artists gain knowledge.

To see how a visual artist can use Pinterest see my profile on Pinterest:

Social Media - Fill a need and people will show up

May 25th, 2020

Social Media - Fill a need and people will show up

Many fellow artists fail to understand how to use social media to promote their artwork. Marketing is simple really. It is about filling your target audience's needs.

Think about how you yourself use social media. Is your goal to look at ads screaming "buy me, buy me!"? Not likely.

More likely you use social media for news, entertainment, information, humor, how to do things, recipes etc.

So why do artists expect to gain a following on social media buy simple posting "buy me!" type ads?

Bring your audience in with looks behind the scenes, information about you the artist and about the artwork. Buyer's who understand the intent behind the work are more likely to engage and purchase.

Hot Products For May

May 15th, 2020

Hot Products For May

May has been a hot month with Mother's Day and Father's Day right around the corner. Plus weddings, graduations and birthdays. Even with people shut indoors they are still buying fleece blankets, throw pillows, coffee mugs, t-shirts, and of course large canvas prints and framed artwork.

Online ordering is safe and convenient and there are over six thousand designs in the Edward Fielding collection to choose from including the popular still life and dog photographs as well as landscapes from scenic spots around the world. Your vacation might have been cancelled but you can still look at beautiful places!

 

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