Edward M. Fielding
|Edward M. Fielding|
|Born||Edward Mark Fielding
December 11, 1965
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Edward Mark Fielding (December 11, 1965 – ) is an American photographer, artist and designer. He is best known for his series of humorous photographs featuring his Westie. His images have have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books.
Wash Day, one of the images from the westie series was featured on the cover of Pet Junction Magazine.
Through his rights managed licensing agent ArcAngel, Fielding’s work can be found in numerous magazines and on national and international bestselling novels including David Baldacci’s Memory Man, Jean-Luc Bannalec’s Un ete a Pont-Aven, the Dead Bird EP from the band Remembering January and more.
Fascinated with image making and photography as a child, Fielding experimented with film and alternative techniques through out his teens and college years. He had a closet darkroom and experimented with various alternative techniques including shooting large format film with and antique Graflex Press Camera which shot 4×5 sheet film. Other experimental processes included Polaroid transfers and working with cyanotypes which he wrote about in an article published in Darkroom Magazine.
Fielding studied marketing at Boston University but would steal away hours in the photography book stacks at the library when ever he got a chance. Pouring over famous photographer’s images helped shape his future eye for composing images.
After a career in the publishing world working for magazines such as BYTE and companies such as Cahners Publishing, Reed Elsevier, McGraw-Hill and CMP Media as well as a few Internet start ups during the boom and bust period of the late 1990s. During this time Fielding teamed up with fellow artist Paul Ocepek and started a company called Fishboy Art and Design which featured Ocepek’s quirky artwork on t-shirts and products. The designs were sold via the Fishboy.com website as well as licensed to Lakeshirts a leading t-shirt supplier for tourist areas and other manufacturers. At one point 50,000 mugs featuring Fishboy designs were sold in Walmarts nationwide. Due to the proliferation of competition and the downturn in the economy, Fishboy was eventually shut down with Ocepek starting up a new venture Modern Moose and Fielding again pursuing his art – this time with modern digital equipment.
Fielding first found success with stock images but quickly developed more of an fine art focus and found even more success selling his work directly to a growing fan based attracted to his style.
His work can be purchase in the form of prints, canvases, matted and frame artwork as well as on products such as phone cases, pillows and tote bags.
The major collection can be found via Fielding website: www.edwardfielding.com
As Fielding’s skills and reputation have grown, he has sought out more exclusive places to showcase his work.
On the commercial stock side, he offers his work to professional designers via Arcangel Images a boutique stock agency which features photographs hand selected from some of the most imaginative and talented international photographers and videographers working in the industry today. Digital Magazine of Fielding’s RM work
In the spring of 2013 Fielding was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.
In the summer of 2015, Fielding work was selected by Susan Strickler, Director, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH to be part of an art exhibit at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH.
Having lived in Hawaii, Germany, Kansas, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine, Fielding now resides in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.
- Recently Sold
- Still Life
- Farm Life
- New Hampshire
- Visual Poetry Series