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Paint Your Event with Heidi Schwartz

Posted in Events, General, Weddings and Bridal with tags , , , on April 16, 2019 by kendoophotography

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One of the neat things of being a fine art printer is the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and talented artists. Heidi Schwartz is both of those.  Heidi contacted Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction recently to do medium format digital photographic copy work on one of her art pieces that she had recently completed.  I met with Heidi to take delivery of the art work and explained to her the copy work process using Phase One medium format digital backs.  Heidi explained that she is a live event painter.  The piece I was to photograph was actually painted during a special family event that recently took place in Bakersfield.  She paints really fast!  Finished paintings typically are completed by Heidi in about three hours—during the actual event.

The above-image is the image painted by Heidi and photographed by me.  The resulting 16-bit TIFF file exceeds 430 megabytes, ideally suited for reproduction. Heidi’s clients receive the original painting on stretched canvas.

Heidi travels to events and paints them live on canvas. She has been retained to paint live events for fundraisers, corporate events, weddings, and galas throughout the country as well as internationally.  Heidi is a talented artist offering clients a fun and entertaining means to remember their special events.  See, www.PaintYourEvent.com for more information.  Heidi is on Facebook too!  https://www.facebook.com/paintyourevent/

For more information on fine art printing or medium format digital copy work, contact me at Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction.  Ken

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Photographing Artwork for Artists

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2018 by kendoophotography

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I have been doing quite a bit of copy work for artists lately. Some clients have found my services through my website, www.carmelfineartprinting.com , though most are from referrals from other artists.  Most of the photographic copy work that I do are of paintings.  It gives me the opportunity to see and appreciate the work of some very talented artists.  Once in awhile, I am asked to photograph unusual artistic endeavors, many of which are quite fascinating.  In the above image are a series of masks that artist Andrea Jones created, using actual molds of human faces.  Some are mono-toned reminding me of the famed Blue Man Group, see https://www.blueman.com/, some more colorful, some etched with messages, and some just downright eerie in their presence.

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I wanted to share this project because of its unusual nature.  Although these masks were previously hung on walls, I did not want to photograph them hanging on walls as I felt the work would lose dimension and character.  The difficulty was how to photograph these fragile masks, yet carefully prop them up at the same time.  After some thought, I designed a makeshift holder and started setting up in studio.  I chose two strip soft boxes with grids to light the masks and emphasize the textures. Einstein mono lights were used in the strip boxes. I used a Profoto Acute2 B600 and strobe on a Red Wing boom arm overhead, with a 5-degree grid for a bit of fill.

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Black plexiglass adds just a gentle reflection for a bit more dimension.  The above is the end result, un-retouched, straight out of the camera.  I used a Phase One XF camera with Phase One IQ3 100 medium format digital back, Phase Schneider 150mm LS BR.

For more information, go to www.carmelfineartprinting.com or contact me at the studio.

Ken Doo

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