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Fine Art Prints for Home Decorating

Fine Art Prints for Home Decorating

Where artist overlaps with photographer, there you enter the world of fine art prints. Fine art photography  sometimes called “decor photography”, “photo decor” or “wall decor” is essentially creating large photographs (or a group of small ones, if I may add) to be used as wall art.

Photographs as art is something that has long been acknowledged.  John Steinbeck said, “…it does seem to me that Capa has proved beyond all doubt that the camera need not be a cold mechanical device.  Like the pen, it is as good as the man who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and heart…”.  Similar sentiments have been echoed by painters like Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso.  Fine art prints combine the technology of photography and the principles of art to produce works that truly qualify as fine art.

Finding art, photographic or otherwise, with which to decorate your home is largely a matter of choice. Fine art prints for home decorating can range from landscapes or cityscapes, to flora and fauna, still life, pets or portraits. Many utilize combinations depending upon the motif of a particular room in the house. Joanne Henig Photography has specialized in Long Island landscapes for a long time. The parks, gardens, beaches and weather of Long Island have given Joanne Henig Photography a unique opportunity to create originals that can turn ordinary walls into attention-getters.

It may take a while before a fine art print may command the price of a Van Gogh but the narrowing of the gap is starting to happen. A 30” x 40” photograph by Yousuf Karsh can set you back $45,000. The trend toward manipulating the staging and lighting of fine art print is also now becoming popular. Hand in hand with full spectrum photography offered by digital cameras as well as the advances in printing technology, the creation of fine art prints for home decorating requires the same meticulous intensity on the part of the photographer that would have been demanded of a Matisse or a Gainsborough.

Joanne Henig is an award winning photographer whose fine art prints grace homes, commercial establishments and institutions. Whether you want a portrait or landscape for your home, I always strive to make my photographs fine art. Nothing would please me more than to have a visitor to your home point to one of my photographs and say, “Why, that’s a Joanne Henig!”