Old Typewriter Black And White Low Key Fine Art Photography Framed Print

Vintage Typewriter Print for sale
Vintage Typewriter Print for sale

Available as a print rolled in a tube for custom local framing or framed by our experts in one of hundreds of framing and matting combinations or as a canvas, acrylic, metal or wood print, “Old Typewriter Black And White Low Key Fine Art Photography” by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding makes a stunning statement in your home or office.

Bring your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.
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The concept of a typewriter dates back at least to 1714, when Englishman Henry Mill filed a vaguely-worded patent for “an artificial machine or method for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another.”

But the first typewriter proven to have worked was built by the Italian Pellegrino Turri in 1808 for his blind friend Countess Carolina Fantoni da Fivizzano; unfortunately, we do not know what the machine looked like, but we do have specimens of letters written by the Countess on it. (For details, see Michael Adler’s excellent 1973 book The Writing Machine. Carey Wallace’s 2010 novel The Blind Contessa’s New Machine is based on the relationship between the Countess and Turri.)

Typewriters of this type were the word processors of the day and were found in every office and every up scale home. Today some writers and novelists still prefer to type out their books and letters using these reliable old mechanical machines with keys and ribbons of ink.

The photograph by Edward M. Fielding gives this old workhouse plenty of drama and weight using low key photography techniques in the studio.

Low-key lighting is a style of lighting for photography, film or television. It is a necessary element in creating a chiaroscuro effect. Low key light accentuates the contours of the subject by throwing areas into shade while a fill light or reflector may illuminate the shadow areas to control contrast.

Getting that modern farmhouse style!

Old Red Vintage Tractors Prince Edward Island Framed Print
Old Farmhouse in Vermont
Old Farmhouse in Vermont by Edward M. Fielding with barnwood frame and off white mat – customize your print here – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-colonial-farm-house-vermont-edward-fielding.html
10 elements of Farmhouse Style
10 elements of Farmhouse Style

The modern farmhouse style is hot right now! Livable, casual, friendly and with roots in the good soil, family and good home cooking, the look of the fresh modern farmhouse decor is here to stay. Born from the front porches and welcoming parlors of the classic old time farmhouses, which were actually on a farm, modern farmhouse looks can be had in large modern homes with the right elements.

The key is to bring in some detail, some rustic character and charm to our often cold, large white wall houses and apartments. A bit of history, a bit of worn surfaces and some key art elements calling back the good old days of simpler charms like a tall glass of iced tea on the front porch after a simmering hot day of chores on the back forty.

Vintage Ford Tractor Artwork by Edward M. Fielding
Vintage Ford Tractor Artwork by Edward M. Fielding – Shown as canvas print with black frame – customize yours at:   https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-ford-tractor-colored-pencil-edward-fielding.html
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Farmhouse Living – Rustic furnishings with plenty of hand-crafted and well worn elements as well as carefully curated pieces and artwork can bring charm and warm to the modern farmhouse style.

 

Modern Farm House Decor Dining Room
Modern Farm House Decor Dining Room – Artwork can be both smart and modern while at the same time echoing the past like in this piece by Edward M. Fielding – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-tractor-pop-art-edward-fielding.html

Some modern farm house decor essentials:

  • planked wood floors
  • simple, sensible styling
  • glass front cabinets
  • aprons
  • barn beam anything
  • galvanized metals
  • wire baskets
  • grain sacks
  • wooden spoons
  • painted wood floors
  • open shelves
  • plate racks
  • large glass jars
  • artwork featuring barns, tractors, simple pleasures

Nothing says modern farmhouse style more than a black and white photograph of farm fresh eggs in a vintage wire egg gathering basket in a barnwood frame like this one.

Farm fresh eggs art print
Farm fresh eggs art print – more farm fresh images and photographs here – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm+fresh

Books:

Opening A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is like taking a breath of fresh, clean country air. With the turn of each page, Liz Fourez leads you on a tour through her family’s house, restored to its 1940s rustic farm style, and teaches you how to make each handmade decoration yourself. The projects require minimal effort, yet add instant charm to any room. With your blue jeans on and a few of the most basic supplies in hand, you’ll be on your way to your dream home in no time.

You’ll learn how to make a custom wood Family Name Sign for your living room, a Wooden Boot Tray on Casters for the entryway, a Ruffled Stool Slipcover for the kitchen and a Rustic Wooden Frame for the bedroom, plus decorations for the office, bathroom, kids’ bedroom and playroom. Farmhouse style is about cultivating a connection among family, home and nature; A Touch of Farmhouse Charm helps you bring the warmth and beauty of simpler times to your modern life naturally.

In the third installment of their successful farmhouse-style series, designer Terry John Woods and photographer Kindra Clineff profile farmhouses in the Northeast that blend traditional and modern elements in new and interesting ways. Fans of Woods’s previous books will be delighted with the breadth of farmhouses profiled and the variety of locales, from Vermont to Maine to New Hampshire. Known for celebrating imperfections, Woods designs with intention, and his homes are places filled with warmth, texture, and light. He takes an honest approach to his subject, offering simple but beautiful ideas that will transform the home. Pairing the clean lines and industrial feel of modern design with the rustic, hand-forged, and natural elements of more traditional design allows Woods to explore contrast and space in a way that has never been seen before.


Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Philip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City Farmhouse Style, Leggett offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting).

The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, home­owners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, welcoming, country-style decor.

Cool Art T-shirts

Besides fine art photography prints, canvas, framed artwork. metal prints and other wall art choices, we also have designs intended for t-shirts and other products such as tote bags.

See the entire line of artwork intended for tees (but can be purchase as wall art and on other products such as throw pillows, tote bags, phone cases, towels and more).  https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tee

Here are a few of the recently purchase t-shirt designs in the collection.

sold a Men's T-Shirt (Regular Fit) - Carolina Blue - Large of Vintage Planet Tee Blue to a buyer from Chapel Hill, NC.
Recently sold a Men’s T-Shirt (Regular Fit) – Carolina Blue – Large of Vintage Planet Tee Blue to a buyer from Chapel Hill, NC.
Recently  sold a Men's Premium T-Shirt - Mocha Heather - Medium of Beer Lovers Tee to a buyer from Tekirdag, TURKIYE - Turkey.
Recently sold a Men’s Premium T-Shirt – Mocha Heather – Medium of Beer Lovers Tee to a buyer from Tekirdag, TURKIYE – Turkey.
Recently sold a Toddler T-Shirt - Black - Medium (3T) of Three Guitars Modern Tee to a buyer from Sebring, FL.
Recently sold a Toddler T-Shirt – Black – Medium (3T) of Three Guitars Modern Tee to a buyer from Sebring, FL.

T-shirts can be purchased in a variety of colors and sizes from Toddler to Adult as well as a variety of styles.

Do gimmicks, coupons, sales and other offers sell artwork?

I’m suspect about coupons, sales, and other gimmicks to sell artwork.  To me a bin of scratch and dent limited time special deals direct from China artwork has its purpose – for example when you need something cheap throw up on house your flipping, to decor a dorm room for eight months, or cover up a whole in the wall in the trailer where you ducked your drunken spouse’s punch.

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Black velvet Elvis’s and sofa sized stylized cougars might look fine next to the Courvoisier bottle in Leon Phelps “The Ladies Man” bachelor pad…

…but I think the average home owner is looking for a bit more class than something selected by the product buyers at Walmart or CVS. Seriously the buyer who source the $5 king sized bottle of pickles one day and old Granny underwear the next are not exactly the “art consultants” I want picking out my art collection.

The worse nightmare of anyone hanging Ikea art or any other mass purchase, mass retailed artwork in their home is a guest commenting on it. “Oh my son just bought that for his dorm room. Did you pay $19? If you paid more than $19 for it you were ripped off. Don’t you just love Ikea? So cheap.”

Personally I like to be surprised when I enter someone’s home. I like to see some originality, some sense of personal style. The worst is being able to recognize the source of every piece of furniture and every fixture. Yup, saw that sink and faucet at Home Depot displayed right next to that tile. Oh there is that Pier One mirror. I wondered if anyone would buy that.

Hard to be original when you are shopping in mass market retailers. Especially with artwork when local art can be purchased so easily with a little more effort an often at prices not much more than buying mass produced “fake” art from China.

A row of paintings in a Chinese oil painting factory. The McDonalds of the Art World The others are selling more paintings at lower prices -- like Huang's former pupil Wu Ruiqiu. His business
A row of paintings in a Chinese oil painting factory. The McDonalds of the Art World
The others are selling more paintings at lower prices — like Huang’s former pupil Wu Ruiqiu. His business “Shenzhen Artlover” ships 300,000 paintings a year and is one of Dafen’s model companies. The businessman is dreaming of industrial mass production, complete with assembly lines. The creation of every painting would be divided into standardized production stages. Ruiqiu wants to “get into the business of oil paintings the way McDonalds got into the business of fast food.” By the end of the year, he wants to have set up an art school for training talented new painters — even if mass production doesn’t require all that much talent.

Makes stop and think about the quality experience you surround yourself in your home and how your present your home to other.  Would you serve McDonald’s hamburgers at home to your family and guests?  Come on over folks, I’ve perfected the cheapest way to feed you and while you are here, check out my collection of barging basement art knock offs.

Design a room around fine art photography

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Photography: A Tried and True Design Element

“In the early days of photography, art aficionados didn’t consider photographs a “real” form of art. Today, we know that isn’t true. You can purchase a vast variety of photographic art or create your own – and it’s just as beautiful and engaging as any other form of art you can display in your home.”

Modern Farm House Decor Dining Room
Modern Farm House Decor Dining Room by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com

Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer. Fine art photography stands in contrast to representational photography, such as photojournalism, which provides a documentary visual account of specific subjects and events, literally re-presenting objective reality rather than the subjective intent of the photographer; and commercial photography, the primary focus of which is to advertise products or services.

 

The Grid method of art display
Going for the Grid
When hanging a collage of themed photography, rely on the style standby of matte black picture frames. They don’t compete with the artwork and provide an elegant boundary. In this display, the repetition of black and white photography is what provides the excitement. The punctuation pop of the red lampshade doesn’t hurt, either.

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Decorating with Contemporary Fine Art Photography in the Modern Home

Black and white flower photography by Edward M. Fielding
Black and white flower photography by Edward M. Fielding

Until the mid-1950s it was widely considered vulgar and pretentious to frame a photograph for a gallery exhibition. Prints were usually simply pasted onto blockboard or plywood, or given a white border in the darkroom and then pinned at the corners onto display boards. Prints were thus shown without any glass reflections obscuring them. Steichen’s famous The Family of Man exhibition was unframed, the pictures pasted to panels. Even as late as 1966 Bill Brandt’s MoMA show was unframed, with simple prints pasted to thin plywood. From the mid-1950s to about 2000 most gallery exhibitions had prints behind glass.

Since about 2000 there has been a noticeable move toward once again showing contemporary gallery prints on boards and without glass. In addition, throughout the twentieth century, there was a noticeable increase in the size of prints.

Old Red Vintage Tractors Prince Edward Island Framed Print
Old Red Vintage Tractors Prince Edward Island Framed Print by Edward M. Fielding with barn wood frame

But for the home,  most people like a mat and frame or simply display the photography without a frame either printed on canvas or floating on the wall via a metal print.

Modern Home Modern Photography
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Try a display wall of black and white photography

Art walls of simple black frames, white matted black and white photography works great as a collage wall or as a more formal arrangement because each element adds to the over all effect without any distraction of color.

The photography can be themed say around old vintage tractors and barns or it can be random as the common elements of black and white monochromatic tones brings everything together.

Art wall of black and white photography
Art wall of black and white photography
Display wall of black and white photography
Display wall of black and white photography
Collage wall of black and white fine art photography
Collage wall of black and white fine art photography

Mid-Century Modern Design

As Dogford Studios makes its slow move to the new location on Anderson Pond, we’ll be considering some design clues from the contemporary design elements of the building. Mid-century modern furniture will fit in nicely to fill out the decor.

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Mid-century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from roughly 1933 to 1965.

The term, employed as a style descriptor as early as the mid-1950s, was reaffirmed in 1983 by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House), celebrating the style that is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement.

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The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames created a lot of the iconic furniture of the mid-century modern era that exists even today in official and reproduction versions.

The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers.

Art to compliment a mid-century modern decor

 

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Milestone: 1200 Art and Fine Art Photography Sales

Allow me to toot my own horn, as I can’t wait for others to do it. I sell my photography, design work and art on a variety of platforms from Rights Managed Stock via Arcangel to rental art via Turning Art as well as on Red Bubble and Society6 but by far my most successful selling platform to date has been Fine Art America and Pixels.com.

I have my largest portfolio on edward-fielding.pixels.com and this site offers the most combinations of museum quality prints in the form of framed and matted prints, canvas, metal, wood and more.  Plus decor products such as throw pillows, phone cases, bags and more.

In the past few months I’ve punched through the 1,000 sales mark and my collectors keep growing, discovering new, never sold before images from my portfolio of nearly 5,000 fine art photographs and artwork as well as repeat sales of fan favorite images.

Decorators have also discovered a few of my images for their clients and have received a professional discount for large volume buyers through Designer Prints which is a service to those in the trade who need to purchase in volume for their clients or for resale.

Here are some of my top sellers:

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If you want to sell your own artwork take a look at some of my advice on selling artwork articles:

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Understanding Print On Demand – Part One

Love of Photography or Love of Being on Vacation?

I think there is some confusion out there in photography land.  There is a true love of photography and then there is a “love of being on vacation with a camera”.

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A true love of photography is the deep need to document the world around you.  This when you never leave the house without a camera, you are always taking photos and looking around for photo subjects non-stop.

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Then there is the pull the camera out of the closet, dust it off, perhaps buy a new lens because finally it is vacation time again!

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You can tell this type of photographer in online forums as they are the ones arguing about the latest cameras and which lens is the sharpest.  They are also the ones asking for photo spot suggestions and where they should go on vacation – Cuba? Iceland? Ireland? Which national park is the best? etc.  In otherwords, where can I justify pulling out the tripod and standing next to my fellow vacationers to get that same photo I see on the post card rack.

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Nothing wrong with this of course, I do it myself.  I get pumped for a vacation with the family and think about all of the great shots I’ll get while the family impatiently waits so we can go to dinner.

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Every new location brings a fresh scenes to captivate the imagination and a change of scenery recharges the soul.  Plus its good for the brain to have to plan out your adventure and navigate a new landscape.  Often one is restricted to basic equipment so planning and adaptation is required.

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But the true artist can bring out amazing images from their own backyard. The amateur puts full faith in the exotic location in order to impress.  As if their vision lays within their equipment and relies on the landscape to provide the artistry.

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Perhaps if the amateur didn’t put the camera back in the closet after an exotic vacation they would learn to see the wonders all around them in their own backyard.

 

Want to sell your artwork online? Do some math first

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I had to chuckle when a new artist on Pixels and Fine Art America was complaining about their lack of sales on the forum recently.  They couldn’t understand why they hadn’t made a sale yet despite having over 1,000+ views.

Really?  1,000 views and they expect the sales to come flooding in?  Think about how many people walk by an artwork at a gallery or even at a mall store window before something sells.

And that’s real people.  People in a retail environment.  People with a wallet in their pocket or cash in their purse.  People who are already in the mood to do a little shopping.

What is a 1,000 views on the Internet?  Most likely its bots.  Little software robots that index the internet every day.  They come to a page, scan the contents and report back to the search engine from which they came.  They are not buyers.  Bots are most likely 99% of the traffic that an internet page receives and bots are not buyers.

Then there are the lookers, tire kickers and browsers.  People looking for free clip art, people looking for free screen savers, people who are just curious, people who are simply at work – bored and playing around.  And perhaps a few are serious buyers.

So out of that 1,000 views, how many are valid potential buyers?  Perhaps three?

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Now take that three and consider the competition.  Pixels and Fine Art America says they have upwards of 125,000 living artists who use their site to offer their artwork for sale.  125K artists who are uploading something like 6,000 new images on a daily basis.

So this is the kicker from this artist who can’t believe they haven’t sold anything yet.

“Granted, I only have 8-9 drawings posted” and only joined in 2016 and has zero followers.  In other words hasn’t done much at all.

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POD means Print On Demand not ATM

Uploading images to a POD site and “offering” work is not the same as marketing, promoting and selling your artwork.  POD sites are not ATM machines.  They don’t spit out money without putting in some effort.

Despite what you might have heard, art does not sell itself.  It needs to be seen and it needs to be seen by a lot of people before the right buyer reaches into their pocket and parts with their hard-earned money to purchase said artwork.

Do you have any idea how many buyers there are in the world wanting to purchase your artwork?  Does it appeal to hundreds? Thousands? Millions? A few? Just one? No one?

Some of the work I offer in my portfolio of nearly 5,000 pieces of photography and artwork has never sold – perhaps yet or perhaps never.  Some have sold a few times and a few have sold nearly fifty times.  Some sold in as little as three days, others took three years to find a buyer.

Some have less than 100 views and have sold.  Other have thousands of views and haven’t sold once.

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What does it take to sell artwork on Pixels and Fine Art America and other Print On Demand or POD websites?

There really is not secret formula to selling artwork on POD sites.  Good work, that is in demand, lots of it plus marketing, promotion and time for people to find it is the secret.

  • Professional, top quality work
  • Unique work that sets you apart from the pack
  • Work that fits the audience of the website
  • Lots of inventory to choose from
  • Promotion
  • Social Media activity
  • Marketing
  • Good titles, keywording, descriptions
  • Time for the work to be found by search engines and potential buyers.

 

 

 

Recently sold on Pixels – April 2017

Vintage trout shop sign in West Yellowstone, Montana.
Vintage trout shop sign in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Beautifully framed with a white rustic frame and gray mat – 40.000″ x 24.125″ print of Vintage Trout Shop Sign West Yellowstone by Edward M. Fielding to a buyer from Calgary, AB – Canada.

How will you frame yours?  Framed or frameless? Matted or metal, canvas or acrylic print or a paper print framed locally?  Hundreds of option available.  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-trout-shop-sign-west-yellowstone-edward-fielding.html

Vince Lombardi Football
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14.000″ x 6.125″ print of Vince Lombardi Football Mug to a buyer from Victoria, TX.  Formatted for mugs yet looks just as good as framed print!  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vince-lombardi-football-mug-edward-fielding.html

Vintage Typewriter
Vintage Typewriter by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-manual-typewriter-edward-fielding.html

Recently sold  greeting card of Vintage Manual Typewriter to a buyer from Toronto, ON – Canada.

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-manual-typewriter-edward-fielding.html
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Some of the more unique images in my portfolio.  Sold a 9.625″ x 10.000″ print of Instant Artist to a buyer from Eureka, CA.

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/instant-artist-edward-fielding.html

Westie Phone Case by Edward M. Fielding
Westie Phone Case by Edward M. Fielding

Sold a IPhone 7 Case of Portrait Of A Westie Dog to a buyer from Roslindale, MA.

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/portrait-of-a-westie-dog-edward-fielding.html

Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii
Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/surfboard-fence-maui-hawaii-edward-fielding.html

Edward M. Fielding sold a 30.000″ x 20.000″ print of Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii to a buyer from Redwood City, CA.

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/surfboard-fence-maui-hawaii-edward-fielding.html

Old 45 Records Square Format by Edward M. Fielding
Old 45 Records Square Format by Edward M. Fielding

Sold a Throw Pillow – 20″ x 14″ of Old 45 Records Square Format to a buyer from Woonona, NSW – Australia. And a duvet cover!

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-45-records-square-format-edward-fielding.html

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