Dan Chavez, Tucson, AZ
The advent of digital photography has revolutionized the photographic arts and has ushered in an era of innovative techniques that have greatly expanded the range of artistic and creative expression. Photo-Graphic Art is the new and innovative art form that combines the use of the camera, digital imagery and graphic art software. Applying the basic principles of color, composition and design the photographer is able to re-master original photographs in the virtual darkroom -- cropping, editing, lightening and darkening the image then digitally applying layers of brush strokes and other art effects in varying degrees and intensities to create the final painterly images. Each print is processed with close attention to detail, color, contrast and density using state of the art technology to expose the image to exacting standards. The final limited edition print is sealed with a UV and moisture resistant Giclée varnish; only archival quality pigmented inks and canvas are used to insure the very best image stability.
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