Q: How do you know when you’re an artist?

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You know you are an artist when you realize your unique vision of the world.  Artists see the world differently than normal folk.  They find was to question what others take for granted.  They see details in the environment and society that others don’t see.

You know you are an artist when your technical skills match your vision and you are able to communicate your vision to the rest of the world.  In terms of photography its called Pre-Visualization by Ansel Adams.  The ability to see the final image before you make it and having the technical skills to bring it to life.  – Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com

More quotes about being an artist:

“The artist is the antenna of the race.” – Ezra Pound  “The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again.” – William Faulkner “Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky

“An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” – George Santayana “I suppose an artist takes the elements of his life and rearranges them and then has them perceived by others as though they were the elements of their lives.” – Paul Simon “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.” – Henry David Thoreau “The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.” – Abraham Lincoln “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – Andre Gide

“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.” – Schumann “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”  Francis Bacon “An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler

“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.” – Anish Kapoor “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.” – David Hockney

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.” – Carroll O’Connor “The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.” – Eugene Delacroix “Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” – Gustave Flaubert

“An artist has to be a little like Lewis and Clark, always exploring in new, uncharted directions.” – C.W. Mundy “A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” – George Moore “Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” – Robert Hughes “Every work of art has its necessity; find out your very own. Ask yourself if you would do it if nobody would ever see it, if you would never be compensated for it, if nobody ever wanted it. If you come to a clear ‘yes’ in spite of it, then go ahead and don’t doubt it anymore.” – Ernst Haas “Ask yourself if you would do it if nobody would ever see it, if you would never be compensated for it, if nobody ever wanted it. If you come to a clear ‘yes’ in spite of it, then go ahead and don’t doubt it anymore.” – Ernst Haas

“You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

 “Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso

Buying local artwork and supporting local artists

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been touching on a nerve among people fed up with seeing local manufacturing jobs disappear (all the while not doubt shopping at discount stores like Walmart full of Chinese made cheap goods), but how many stop to think about the decorative artwork they hang in their homes or offices?  A trip to Pier One can snag a nice painting made factory style in overseas but what about supporting living, breathing and often struggling American artists?  The people who contribute to the local economy and turn those downtrodden parts of the city into cool, hip, viable and soon to be yuppified livable newly discovered desirable neighborhoods?

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Inside a Chinese painting factory where 10,000 paintings cranked out from copies.

Buying from local artist is often just economically feasible as buying no-name art from national chain stores. Reproductions such as those offered here on Dogford Studios (artwork of fine artist and photographer Edward M. Fielding) is just as affordable as the mass produced artwork yet the money goes directly to supporting the artist instead of a string of middlemen with a sweatshop paycheck for the actual brush wielding robot.

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Part of the pride of art ownership is knowing a bit about the artist as opposed to knowing that the art came from chair number 45 in factory building #3. When it comes to showing off your art collection its not the market value of the piece that is interesting, its your personally skill at collecting and personal curation of your private collection.

Having people over for a party and answering questions about your artwork like this “Oh I’m glad you liked that, it was on sale at Walmart.” might as well draw a zero on your forehead in the culture department. Your bean dip better be killer to make up for that one.

This actually happened to me at a party. I was at a high level hospital director’s house and was checking out her artwork in between trips to the Gin and Tonic bar. I figured, she travels, she has money, she goes to benefits etc. Her art must be local or at least original. I complemented her on a “painting” and asked where she got it. Expecting a bit of a story behind the piece and maybe the artist. “Oh yeah, isn’t that neat. I saw it at Pier One.” Yikes! She knew I was an artist who sells their artwork for a living. Just what I want to hear, Chinese factory art hanging in the home of someone who could afford the real deal. This is someone who spends top dollar on the top gin brands, drives a sexy German sports car and whose bonuses equal a year of my son’s college tuition.

It really doesn’t take much more effort or money to buy from real artists. You can buy online or at craft fairs, art fairs, local galleries or direct from the artist on a site like this. The reward is the satisfaction of getting something few other people have discovered. Instead of someone walking in the door and saying “oh I have that.” or worse “I had that Ansel Adams poster back in the 80s”, you can show off something unique, something not found in the local Mostly Posters.

Truth be told this actually happened to me. On an Ikea buying spree I picked up a framed Picasso drawing reproduction and hung it in the entry way. Our new neighbor comes over to introduce themselves and one of the first things he said was “Oh. We have that too.”

I joked “It’s the original.” (which in our neighborhood could be true, we have some celebrities living in this town.)

He was taken aback for just a second before joke hit him but later the piece ended up in the basement and was replaced by one of my own works. Its same danger when you redecorate with everything from Home Depot. You are bound to find someone who comes over and can spot all of the fixures or tile from Home Depot. I can do it myself. “Nice tile. We put that in the bathroom of our condo back in 1992.”

Bottomline – shop local, support your artist neighbors and enjoy art collecting with a sense of individuality.

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Baby you can drive my car Canvas Print by Edward Fielding – Purchase a 10.00″ x 8.00″ stretched canvas print of Edward Fielding’s Baby you can drive my car for the promotional price of:$49

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This image gets printed on a premium glossy canvas and then stretched on a wooden frame of 1.5″ x 1.5″ stretcher bars. All stretched canvases ship within one business day and arrive “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails.

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Other work in this series of primitive, folk, pop art signs:

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Fine Art America is one of the largest, most-respected giclee printing companies in the world with over 40 years of experience producing museum-quality prints. All of our prints are produced on state-of-the-art, professional-grade Epson printers. We use acid-free papers and canvases with archival inks to guarantee that your prints last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

The goal is to put museum-quality works of art into the hands of art collectors all over the world and, in doing so, build awareness of beautiful artwork being produced by the Pixels.com artist community. When you purchase prints from Pixels.com, the proceeds go directly to the artist – you’re supporting a community of living artists all over the world!

All work comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. If you don’t love it, simply return it.

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My work can be seen in homes and offices around the world as well as on the covers of bestselling novels and magazines. Over 800+ satisfied customers from this portfolio on Fine Art America and Pixels alone.

I use my artwork to communicate my vision of the world. My work deals with storytelling in light and shadow from the beauty, texture and shape of every day objects to wonders of the natural world. Thanks for stopping by! — Edward M. Fielding

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Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl

New Series of Abstract Paintings

I’ve been working on a new series of abstracts.  Inspired by nature and the building blocks of life, they have an organic cellular look as if looking under a microscope.

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My process starts among the 90,000 photographs I have on my hard drive. I paint the initial pattern inspired by my ventures around Boston and New England and then I refine the colors on the computer.  I play around with hue, saturation and contrast to develop the pallet I want.  I then further mutate the results by layers the image upon itself and apply various blending modes.  I’ll rotate the image, crop, and stack multiple images upon the initial painting, almost like the way a virus mutates and spawns generation after generation of itself.

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I hope to produce about forty abstract paintings in this series which would provide a nice number for a show.

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Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. Artwork which takes liberties, altering for instance color and form in ways that are conspicuous, can be said to be partially abstract. Total abstraction bears no trace of any reference to anything recognizable.


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In a sense, all art is an abstraction. Even photography, as the artist chooses what to capture or show from reality. Abstracts can be anything from slight alterations of reality to geometric shapes, patterns and pure design.

Besides looking great as a canvas print or matted and framed, these abstract art pieces from Edward M. Fielding also look great as throw pillows and tote bags. You can see the entire collection of abstract works here: http://edward-fielding.artistwebsites.com/collections/abstracts

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And the abstract images chosen for throw pillows and tote bags here: http://edward-fielding.artistwebsites.com/collections/throw+pillows++tote+bags

Talking about Artistic Vision in Photography

Developing an artistic vision is when the snap-shooter becomes an artist. Its taking control of your images to express your unique vision.  Its moving from taking shots to making art in the medium of photography.

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift

Artistic Vision is an artist’s way of seeing, their perspective, their vision, their unique take on the world.  It’s made up of the choices made by the artist – their style, their color choices (or lack of color), their subject matter and everything that makes the work theirs and not someone else’s work.  Artistic Vision is an identity.  An artist’s vision becomes recognizable as the artist becomes more well known.

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.” – James Whistler

At its core, photography basically a mechanical capture of reality, and camera owners caught up in the gadgetry, settings, specs, and gee whiz latest equipment buzz often seem to forget that photography is a creative art.  The idea that better equipment means better photography dismisses the individual behind the equipment.

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” Ansel Adams

As with with all creative arts, an artistic vision what separates craft from artistry.  It separates a “photographer” simply holding up a camera and pushing a button, from an artist using a camera as a tool of expression.  Photography because of its lack of hands on mark making is the most challenging of all mediums in which to convey an artistic vision.

“Photography is a contest between a photographer and the presumptions of approximate and habitual seeing. The contest can be held anywhere …” – John Szarkowski

A perfectly exposed photograph with the “right” settings, focus, depth of field, white balance and any other measure of technical skill falls under the realm of craft and really is rather meaningless in terms of artistic vision.  Photographers who attend museum shows and gallery openings for fine art photography exhibits might scoff at some of the less than perfect exposures or a blown out highlights and completely miss the artist’s overall vision.

There is no right or wrong way to use the photographic medium to express one’s artistic vision just as the painters show us that there is no right or wrong way to paint a picture.  You can use tools from no camera, like Man Ray’s photograms to lens-less pinhole cameras to infinitely sharp view camera images from Ansel Adams F64 group. You can create imagery in the darkroom like Jerry Uelsmann’s enlarger composites or create digital composites in Photoshop.  You can create carefully composed grand landscapes or quick rapid fire looks at the people on the street.  The only requirement that will elevate your work to an artistic level is creating your own vision.

“Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.” –William Klein

Photography is seeing.  Photography is looking at your world through the lens of a camera.  It’s finding what interests you for all the reasons that your unique personal history has created your view of the world.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

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About “Someone Remembered” by Edward M. Fielding

With that little background in mind I’d like to talk about one of my photograph called “Someone Remembered” and try to explain my approach in creating an artistic vision with photography.  To me this photograph reads like a story.

“Someone Remembered” takes place in a field in Vermont where an old farm truck took its last breaths and died.  Back in the day before we had modern conveniences such as transfer stations, recycling or even dumps.  Old cars and farm machinery simply ended where their usefulness ended.

I’ve photographed this old truck in the past and it’s a favorite spot of mine.  It’s in the database so to speak – a swirling folder of locations I keep in my head.  Since working with book publishers these last few years creating book cover images, I’ve been working on introducing more and more storytelling in my images. Creating images that feel like a frame out of a movie or page out of a book rather than simple documentation of an object or scene.

Rather any simple documentation of a subject I want the image to create story-lines in the viewer’s head.  Close up shots of this truck in the past suggested to me that maybe the truck was in an accident, maybe the driver was drunk and hit a tree or it was some tragic suicide. Maybe the truck is haunted?

In any case to me the truck has a lonely, sad quality.  At one point this truck was new, and probably the farm was successfully feeding a large family. This truck was driven to town for mail, groceries and the latest gossip.  Each fall the family piled into the truck with a prize winning pig in the back and headed off to the annual country fair for some good times.  Maybe this truck was used by teenagers for a little late night summer necking?

Whatever the case, surely this trucks past is more pleasureable than its sad present state of rusting in a field with its door ajar, its hood split in two threatening to fall the ground, its wooden bed rotten away and it’s upholstered seats chewed away by mice, its springs exposed.

The story in my mind leading up to the final version of “Someone Remembered” was that the truck perhaps slid off the road on Christmas Eve, crashing into a snowbank.  The driver never made it to the party.  Was never able to bring his love a present.  But the love was never forgotten and years later or perhaps every year the sweetheart leaves a present on the front seat for her long lost lover.

So that was my vision that I planned out in my head.  Execution of the vision required waiting until the right moment and waiting for the snow to fall.  When we finally got a good amount of snow I prepared several Christmas boxes that I’d saved from last Christmas , doned my snow pants, high boots, tripod and camera backpack.  

To reach the site required trudging through knee high snow with a heavy pack.  Unfortunately I didn’t bring snowshoes so by the time I reached the truck my legs were exhausted.  I took a few shots of the front of the truck and tried my props in different arrangements, being careful not to trample the snow around the truck until I was ready to move in closer.

Around the side of the truck the final shot came to me pre-visualized.  The snow on the windows provided a perfectly diffused lighting and the interior was nearly monochromatic with all of the rust and brown tones.  The bright Christmas package stood out perfectly.   I composed the image vertically to draw the eye into the interior as if one might enter the truck, perhaps from a child’s angle.  

I placed the Christmas package using the rule of thirds, placing it in one of the “sweet spots”.  I choose a wide open aperture to keep the package in focus but to throw the background out of focus and create more moodiness and mystery to the image.  Further work was done in Adobe Lightroom to desaturate and “age” the colors.

The end result is an image that visually tells the story that I intended to tell. Will everyone see the same story that I see?  Perhaps not but it’s my artistic vision I can’t only express it in my way and put it out there for interpretation. Hopefully it sparks a bit of conversation with the viewer and is more engaging than a documentary photograph that simply says “I saw an old truck”.   Hopefully my vision of reality has a bit more mystery and intrigue.  I want the viewer to ask about that present – who is it it for?  Why is it in this in this old rotting truck?  How long has it been there? I want more questions than answers.

Confrontation at the Red Robin

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An art dealer I know recently related this story. Now keep in mind he is not usually known for his “tact” and can come off as abrupt so I can certainly see how this scene escalated.

I recently had dinner in a Red Robin restaurant. RR as you may know covers their walls with posters and art prints.

I was sitting in a booth next to a wall with a big ugly black and white print of a cat drawing. At the table next to me there was two couples sitting there. They looked like your average to above averages, mid 30’s folks that could be lawyers, doctors, accountants, or some other profession. They were well dressed and sipping martinis.

One of them pointed of to me, or what I thought was at me but was actually just showing her friend the cat print and told her I wish I had that print for my daughters room.

Her friend jumped up, pulled a camera out of here bag and came over to the our table and asked if I mind if she took a picture of the print. She was very nice about it. I handed her a business card and said, I don’t mind, but I am sure the artist would not like it and told her that if she went to the website she could buy any number of cat prints that may work for her friend. She looked at me like I was crazy and said why should I buy one when this one is free for the taking?

I told here because what she was planning on doing was a violation of the copyright laws. She asked me if I was out of my mind and told me that if they did not want us to copy the art, they would not have it hanging on the walls where anyone can take a picture of it.

I told her that she obviously did not understand the laws and that if she would give me her email, I would send here some links. She got red in the face, told me to go F myself, clicked off several pics and went back to her table. She told the other gal and the guys what I had said and they looked at me and the girls both flipped me the bird. Their husbands were laughing their butts off and high fiving the girls like I guess you told that a******e!

These were probably very nice people. Very upper, middle class, well to do and well educated people.

These people don’t know and they don’t care about copyright laws.

I’m not a copyright lawyer but my understanding is that taking a photograph in a public place is not a violation of copyright. Unless you are going to start trying to sell copies of someone else’s image, taking a picture is not some kind of crime.

I was actually in a Red Robin yesterday (completely different coast than the above account). An unusual occurrence since its about an hour and a half from my house. But we were in the “big city” of Manchester, NH doing a bit of shopping at the mall. I did notice they had a lot of posters displayed on the ceiling of all places.

Later we went to the Currier Museum (which by the way my GPS in my Mazda CX-5 can not for the life of it – find) and noticed that they in fact encouraged social media photographs of the collection. This seems to be the trend these days to allow photography (without flash) as a way of free advertising.

The only collection that had a no photos sign was a traveling photography show that dealt with 911. I can understand not allowing photographs of photographs.

With paintings, many are way beyond their copyright expiration date the possibility of someone taking a great reproduction photo under “ok” lighting with a hand held camera is small and they sell responsibly priced reproductions in the gift shop. Beside I don’t think museums have had to deal with the same issues the movie theaters deal with – namely shady operators filming movies from under their trench coat.

Back to Red Robin – is it worth getting into a confrontation with someone taking a picture of a poster in a chain restaurant? I don’t think so. Chances are the shot will come out terrible and if nothing else it will remind the photographer to look for a legit copy of the poster. How many people follow through with anything anyway? Most likely the image will get deleted in a few weeks to make room for more. Or it will end up on social media as a promotion for the artist. The likelyhood this act will have any negative impact on the artist is rather small. And anyone who is clueless about copyrights probably is not much of an art buyer.

Personally I see my clients as a several steps above someone snapping photos at a chain restaurant.

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Edward M. Fielding

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Born Edward Mark Fielding
December 11, 1965
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Died Too early!
Spouse(s) Wendy Fielding
Website edwardfielding.com

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.

Fielding’s book “the Quotable Westie” is available online as well as his follow up book featuring Pugs.

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Pugs by Edward M. Fielding – Pug Photo Book
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Wash Day, one of the images from the westie series was featured on the cover of Pet Junction Magazine.

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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.

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Fielding’s photography licensed for use on Remembering January’s EP Dead Birds.


Early Career

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Having lived in Hawaii, Germany, Kansas, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine, Fielding now resides in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire.

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Photographer Interview

The camera pans down from on high to a sunny, grassy field at a summer camp for Army Brats somewhere outside of Heidelberg, Germany. Its the mid-1970s and a group of middle schoolers are stuffing hands inside light proof black changing bags, trying to get plastic rolls of film to wind onto spools. Other kids are violently shaking small round containers of chemicals waiting for their images to emerge.

Fast forward to a high school darkroom, a lone teen is bent over trays, gently rocking chemicals over sheets of silver nitrate laden paper. A dim amber light illuminates his grinning faces at the image magically appears.

Fast forward to a college library in Boston. A student is in the photography section flipping through monographs of great photographers, a half-finished English paper waits patiently for his return.

Fast forward again, past the jobs, the publishing career, past the stay at home Dad moments to the present. Today Edward M. Fielding is enjoying his second career as a fine art photographer and visual artist. Quickly learning about digital photography after years of working with film of all kinds – from alternative processes to large format, Fielding enjoys creating works of art that range from straight forward classic photography to complicated composite pieces. We recently sat down with Fielding.

How would you describe your work?

I tend to experiment a lot and try different genres but I’d say the overall theme in my work is a simple straight forward composition. There typically isn’t a lot of clutter in my images. I deal with a single subject and bring out complexity with light and texture.

When I first started getting back into photography I did a lot of work for stock agencies, so I developed an eye towards clean compositions.

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What do you consider your break out work?

I did a series of images with my Westie – Tiki that became very popular. Tiki was the inspiration for a series of funny photographs featuring not only him but some of his friends like Pete the Pug and Max the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Many of the photos from this series appear in my popular book “the Quotable Westie” which is available on Amazon. “Wash Day” seen below is one of the most popular images from the series and has even appeared on the cover of a regional pet magazine.

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What other subjects do you enjoy photographing?

Like a lot of photographers I’ll pull the car over for any old car or falling down barn. I live in a rural area on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont so there are lots of opportunities to capture the disappearing scenery of old barns and abandoned cars. Something about the nostalgia and the amazing textures of rusty metal and weathered wood is irresistible.

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I also like creating still lifes in the studio. Its the closest thing to painting because you are arranging all of the elements in the shot by hand rather than finding a composition out in a landscape.

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Where can your artwork be seen?

Mostly online although I have had a few shows around the New England area. Other places my work will show up is on the cover of novels or CDs. Recently I had this image licenced for the cover of a bestselling author David Baldacici’s Memory Man in the UK and the bird image appears on the new CD from the band Remembering January.

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Where can your artwork be purchased?

My website – www.edwardfielding.com – has the major links to purchasing my work for wall art or for licensing. My preferred partner for wall art has been Fine Art America. They provide endless customization options and museum quality framing. For rights managed licensing my partner Arcangel images is great for licensing book cover art or cd artwork.

New Designs

These new designs were originally inspired by our new clothing offerings including t-shirts and sweatshirts but they also work great as shower curtains, tote bags, canvases and wall art.  Some work as duvets while others are too small to effectively work on the bed spreads.

They all have been designed so you can change the backgrounds.  This includes picking or customizing the t-shirt color, tote bag background color or even the art print background color.  Its fun and totally personalizable and unique so try it out!

See what these designs look like as matted prints or other wall art pieces or on products such as t-shirts, tote bags and even throw pillows.

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Inspiring artists series: Shepard Fairey

Love these beautiful new prints from Shepard Fairey created with Pace Prints, NYC.

About the artist:

Shepard Fairey received his B.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. While at R.I.S.D. he created the Andre the Giant has a Posse sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. His work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art which includes the 2008 “Hope” portrait of Barack Obama which can be found in the Smithonian’s National Portrait gallery.

Since the beginning of his career in 1989 he has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, indoor and outdoor. His works are in the permanent collections of the MOMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Boston ICA, and many others.

For more information, visit www.obeygiant.com