A collection of amazing doors from around the world
This series of artwork featuring amazing doors and doorways from the travels of fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding feature amazing entrances from Europe to New England.
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
This ancient door, showing signs of age, was discovered while waiting for ticketed time entrance to the Borghese museum. The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. It is a building that was from the first integral with its gardens, nowadays considered quite separately by tourists as the Villa Borghese gardens. A colored pencil technique was used to enhance the original photograph.
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler
In this artwork, rustic steps lead up to the front door of an classic New England cottage on the beach. Found at Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts.
“Out the Back Door” features classic early American colonial wooden construction found at the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire.
“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” – Mary Browne
“Beyond the Blue Door” by Edward M. Fielding is the latest in a series of doorway images as well as a new edition to the new colored pencil technique offered by the artist. This techniques starts with original photographs from fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding’s portfolio of over 4,000 images and applies and build up layer upon layer of colored pencil like strokes and markings. The process takes several hours per image and eventually the original photograph disappears leaving only the pencil markings. The detail and tonal range of a photograph remains but it takes on a more artistic look that allows the viewer to appreciate the image in a whole new way.
“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
An old stucco arched building from the guilded age with peeling paint and chipped stucco. The Mount in Lenox, MA. Edith Wharton’s home. This was just the “garage” building on the estate.
“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel
Rustic door on an old chicken coop in Etna, New Hampshire a stones throw from Hanover and Dartmouth College.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
An old building in Quebec City with front door and bike outside on an angled street. Quebec City has a lot of amazing doors.
“I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” – Marla Gibbs
The old bank vault in a ruin of a building in a gold rush ghost town in Montana.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius
Doorway of a Victorian mansion in Bar Harbor, Maine.
You can see more photographs and artwork of amazing doors and doorways in the Doors Portfolio: