Five reasons people give away their art

Back in the day I was the Director of Market Research at BYTE magazine.  My job was to prove the value of our readership for the ad sales staff.  I used to cringe when the young, inexperienced sales people used to come back to the publisher with some truly awful deals that would basically be giving away ad space.  Any fool can give things away for less than their value.   A seasoned professional or informed amateur recognizes the value of their work and the market needs.

The Line Up
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Why do people give away their photographs and art?

The global art market achieved total sales of $63.8 billion in 2015.  People want to buy art and photography for their home and office.  They need to purchase art and photography for commercial purposes such as advertising, web pages, brochures, magazines, books, etc yet some people continue to give away their artwork and photographs or seriously undervalue their work.

Why is this?  I can think of five reasons:

Ignorance – They don’t understand the value of images in today’s marketplace and don’t realize the value of what they have. I recently sold an image for $360 profit a friend gave me. He didn’t understand the value of the image he had and I offered to sell it for him.  Images have value in the fine art market and commercial market.  It is just a matter of realizing it.

Exposure – Photographers and artists are often under the impression that giving away their images will somehow lead to future sales or recognition. The problem is that millions of images are given away every day on social media and there isn’t enough “exposure” to go around. What’s the value of this exposure? Perhaps 1 cent in today’s market. People value what they pay for – no one brags about art they got for free. And no one who has gotten something for free is going to pay for it the next time. They’ll just look for another free source the next time. And the value of someone looking for freebies as a “collector” is worthless. You want to cultivate a follow of people who value what you are offering, not people looking for freebies.

They are amateurs or hobbyists – The amateur or hobbyist is not looking to make a living on their photography or artwork.  They simply enjoy producing images for fun and are happy enough for others to look at their images.  They don’t want to the pressure of having to ask for money and would rather just give away their images.  They live for likes and shares.   The problem with this mindset is that it brings down the over all market and prevents the amateur or hobbyist from ever becoming a professional.  After being conditioned with instant success from likes and shares of their freebies, they are unprepared with standing up for the true value of their work and asking for money for their time, skill and effort.  The advanced amateur or hobbyist is setting themselves up for being asked to shoot weddings, soccer games, portraits for free.

They want to build up a portfolio – This might be the best reason to actually giving away services for free.  If you need to create a portfolio and need access to models or locations or maybe even a good project idea.  But there is no reason to give your time and effort for nothing.  Barter and exchange services instead.  Trade headshots for modeling time.  Create a video for a local business in exchange to some free time at the gym or on the massage table.  Don’t work for free, instead exchange one valuable service for another.

They don’t know how easy it is to take their goods to market – Some artists and photographers simple don’t know how easy it is to participate in the art and photography markets.  In the old days perhaps the only way to sell your art and photography was to take your portfolio around to galleries or sell directly to the public.  But with the Internet there are countless markets amateurs and professional photographers and artists can participate .  Stock agencies cater to professional image buyers and online galleries and print on demand sites sell directly to the public.  I explain how to sell via POD sites in these blog posts:

Covered Bridges in the Upper Valley

Covered Bridges of New England

Another winter storm was in forecast  but the morning was sunny so I decided to take a ride to one of my favorite covered bridges to give you a look inside.

Covered bridge hunting is a fun thing to do in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont along the Connecticut River, there is a great collection of historic, traditional wooden covered bridges still exist including the longest covered bride in the country.  Some are obvious while others are a bit hidden.

Moxley Covered Bridge
Moxley Covered Bridge – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/moxley-covered-bridge-chelsea-vermont-edward-fielding.html

Moxley Covered Bridge – The Moxley Covered Bridge in Chelsea, Vermont is a 59 foot long Queenpost Truss. It carries Moxley Road over the First Branch of the White River in Chelsea. This bridge was built in about 1883.

Taftsville Covered Bridge Vermont
Taftsville Covered Bridge Vermont – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/taftsville-covered-bridge-vermont-edward-fielding.html

The Taftsville Bridge is a two span 189 foot long Multiple Kingpost Truss with an arch. Spans are 89 and 100 feet. It carries River Road the over Ottaquechee River in Taftsville Vermont. This bridge was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest covered bridges in Vermont.

Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge
Blow-Me-Down Covered Bridge, Cornish, New Hampshire – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/blow-me-down-covered-bridge-cornish-new-hampshire-edward-fielding.html

The Blow Me Down Bridge is a one span Multi-King post Truss with a total length of 85 feet. It carries Mill Road over Blow Me Down Brook in the town of Cornish. This bridge was built in 1877.

Cresson Covered Bridge Sawyer Crossing
Cresson Covered Bridge Sawyer Crossing – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/cresson-covered-bridge-sawyer-crossing-edward-fielding.html

The Sawyer Crossing or Cresson Bridge is a two span Town Lattice Truss with a total length of 159 feet. It carries Sawyer Crossing Road over the Ashuelot River in the town of Swanzey. This bridge was built in 1859.

Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge
Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/cornish-windsor-covered-bridge-edward-fielding.html

The Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge is a covered bridge that spans the Connecticut River between Cornish, New Hampshire and Windsor, Vermont. It was the longest covered bridge still standing in the United States until the Smolen Gulf Bridge opened in Ohio in 2008 but the the Cornish-Windsor bridge still carries car traffic while the Ohio bridge is only pedestrian traffic. Mt. Ascutney can be seen in the background

More Covered Bridges in the Area

More fine art photographs of covered bridges from all over the Upper Valley and New England can be seen here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/covered+bridge

Open All Night – Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Coffee at the Diner

“Draw one – a cup of mud”

“Draw one in the dark”

“Pair of drawers”

“Blonde and sweet”

Diner Coffee – How ever you order your coffee at the diner, you’ll know the diner waitress will always be back for a frequent top off of hot joe.

Coffee at the diner
Coffee at the diner “Open All Night” by Edward M. Fielding

Diner Memories – I recently sold this photograph of a traditional diner cup of coffee in a classic diner to to a buyer from Hendersonville, TN..  The New England area still has a lot of classic diners in use, many of them from the Worchester Diner Company such as one in the photo.

Shot at the Four Aces Diner in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the original 1952 Worcester Diner Car number 837.  If you are in the area, you have to try their Red Flannel Hash – so good!

We love diners and breakfast all day, so when ever we are traveling around and spot a diner, we’ll stop in for a Western omelette or eggs over easy.  Luckily we’ve been able to find them all over the country.  I have a full section in my portfolio just of diner photographs.

Diner Neon Clock
Recently sold a 14.000″ x 10.500″ print of Time To Eat to a buyer from Cleveland Heights, OH.

New Hampshire is simply classic diner fan heaven with so many classic diners spread around the state!  Here is a check list of diners to experience the next time you are traveling around New Hampshire:

104 Diner
752 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH 03256Airport Diner
2280 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

The Bacon Barn
4 Sanborn Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053

Coffee Pot Restaurant
30 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Cross Roads Diner
94 New Rochester Road
Dover, NH 03820

DaddyPops Tumble Inn Diner
1 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743

The D.W. Diner
416 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Donna’s Place
28 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Fast Eddie’s Diner
320 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842

Four Aces Diner
23 Bridge Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Four Seasons Diner
1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Friends Diner
85 Allenstown Road
Allenstown, NH 03275

George’s Diner
10 Plymouth Street
Meredith, NH 03253

Gilley’s Diner
175 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hollis Market Place Diner
4 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Joey’s Diner
1 Craftsman Lane
Amherst, NH 03031

The Lebanon Diner
24 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Lindy’s Diner
19 Gilbo Avenue

Keene, NH 03461

Littleton Diner
170 W Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

MaryAnn’s Diner
29 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Marcus P’s Diner Plus
50 Main Street
Greenville, NH 03048

Margie’s Dream Diner
172 Hayward Street
Manchester, NH 03103Miss Wakefield Diner
7 Windy Hollow Road
Wakefield, NH 03872

Moe Joe Country Diner
649 E Industrial Park Drive
Manchester, NH 03109

Murphy’s Diner
516 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Norton’s Classic Cafe
233 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Union Diner
1331 Union Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246

Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Pink Cadillac Diner
17 Farmington Road
Rochester, NH 03867

Plain Jane’s Diner
897 Old Route 25
Rumney, NH

Poor Boy’s Diner
136 Rockingham Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Red Arrow Diner – Manchester
61 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Red Arrow Diner – Milford
63 Union Square
Milford, NH

Remember When Diner
1 Wildwood Lane
Rochester, NH 03867

Roundabout Diner
580 U.S. 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Steves Diner
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Exeter, NH 03833

South Side Diner
127 Rockingham Road
Derry, NH 03038

Sunny Day Diner
Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251

Suzie’s Diner
76 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Tilt’n Diner
61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276

Trackside Cafe
66 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding
Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding

We’ve haven’t even hit all of the diners in the state of New Hampshire but we’ve certainly been to our fair share in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine as well as more far reaching spots in Montana, Florida and even diners in Canada.

My wife Wendy and I even “starred” in a TV commercial filmed  in a diner on Prince Edward Island for the Atlantic Lottery.  There I am at 27 seconds getting my 12% piece of the pie!  Yum!

75 Amazing Train Photographs

75 Amazing Train Photographs

75 Amazing Train Photographs

Over 75 modern and vintage train, railroad and railway photographs are available as prints from my portfolio at: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/trains

A railfan, rail buff or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English), or foamer (pejorative for American railroaders), is a person interested in a recreational capacity in rail transport.] Railfans of many ages can be found worldwide. Railfans often combine their interest with other hobbies, especially photography and videography, radio scanning, model railroading, studying railroad history and participating in train station and rolling stock preservation efforts. Magazines dedicated to railfanning include Trains and Railfan & Railroad.

Morant's Curve Bow Valley Banff National Park Canada
Morant’s Curve Bow Valley Banff National Park Canada

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Train photography by Edward M. Fielding
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www.edwardfielding.com
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A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons pulled behind
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Edward Fielding is a self-taught photographer/artist who is currently represented by several leading stock agencies with both royalty free and rights managed work.

Fielding’s work as appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies. His award winning fine art photos have been widely shown and juried into fine art shows.

www.edwardfielding.com

Look for Edward M. Fielding’s book “the Quotable Westie” on Amazon.

10 Amazing Vintage Tractors

A selection of ten great old vintage tractor photographs and artwork from the portfolio of Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com


Tractor artwork for fans of old farm equipment and great country decor.  The tractor artwork is available as canvas prints, metal, framed and matted artwork and more!

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This old red tractor can be found on display at the Quechee Village in just outside of Woodstock, Vermont.

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Early morning fog over a great older John Deere, green and yellow tractor in Etna, New Hampshire.  Many of these classic old tractors are still in use after so many years of service.

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A collection of old retired tractors line up outside a farm in the Keene, New Hampshire area.

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This old tractor comes to visit a meadow near my home twice a summer to cut the hay. Who knows how long this old work horse has been in service. These machines sit outside in the weather half the time but they seem to live forever.
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So, out back lie iron hunks of metal
That once was the heart of the farm.
Tractors and old trucks in their former glory
Just waiting to be restored and remind us of their story.

Part of a poem by Cindy Ladage –

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Amazing detail on this old tractor and the rustic barn its housed in when not in use haying fields in the Lyme, New Hampshire area.

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A cute old vintage Ford tractor still in use on a hay field in Etna, New Hampshire.  Love the blue and white color scheme and the rounded art deco styling.

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A collection of old vintage tractors on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Acrylic painting effect from an original photography by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
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Antique tractors can indeed still perform on a modern day farm, but different tractors may be needed for different farming purposes. Before buyers run out and purchase an antique tractor, there are a few things that they should consider and a few questions that they may need to ask themselves first.

There are four basic tractor front-end types that are built for various farming needs.The tricycle front end tractor is mainly dubbed as a row-crop tractor because it is narrow and works well between rows of crop. It is generally used for cultivating. The name of the tractor describes its physical characteristics as it is designed with two spaced back wheels and one front wheel. Some tricycle tractors actually have two front wheels, but they are situated so close together that the tractor still has a tricycle-like appearance.

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Farmall was a model name and later a brand name for tractors manufactured by the American company International Harvester (IH). The Farmall name was usually presented as McCormick-Deering Farmall and later McCormick Farmall in the evolving brand architecture of IH.

Farmalls were general-purpose tractors. Their origins were as row-crop tractors, a category that they helped establish and in which they long held a large market share. During the decades of Farmall production (1920s to 1970s), most Farmalls were built for row-crop work, but many orchard, fairway, and other variants were also built. Most Farmalls were all-purpose tractors that were affordable for small to medium-sized family farms and could do enough of the tasks needed on the farm that the need for hired hands was reduced and the need for horses or mules was eliminated. Thus Farmall was a prominent brand in the 20th-century trend toward the mechanization of agriculture in the US.

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An old John Deere tractor outside a historic old barn in downtown, metropolis, Etna, New Hampshire, part of Hanover, home to Dartmouth College.

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Close up of an great old tractor showing years of service and work.

145 more great vintage tractor photographs and artwork here!

Notes from New York City Trip

Heading back to the Upper Valley in New Hampshire (rivers, lakes, trees, mountains, cows, light traffic) on the Dartmouth Coach from the Grand Central area to home in five hours or so via a well appointed bus with movies, snacks, bathroom and Wifi. About the Dartmouth Coach – great service on an upscale bus with comfy seats and lots of amenities but do they have to show the same movies both ways?

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Hampton Inn Times Square 

  • Great location – close to Hell’s Kitchen for great dining, not far from Highline.
  • Nice enough room, a bit on the small size but its NYC
  • Roof deck
  • Free breakfast but not enough space in the breakfast area at peak times.
  • Slow elevators. I ended up walking down 27 flights after waiting 15 minutes for an elevator.

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Trip Highlights

We packed in a lot during our trip and walked a zillion miles.

  • Saw Wicked on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater.  Excellent show.
  • Had great Asisan food at Obao in Hell’s Kitchen.  Reasonably priced and they had a bonus happy hour going on when we went before the show.
  • Trip to the MET Breurer to see the Paul Klee and Diane Arbus shows.  Excellent.  Had some Italian food for lunch and then on to the main MET.  Everything is farther than it looks on the map.
  • Took the subway to Brooklyn to visit the Pratt Institute campus.  It was raining but the campus is a beautiful sculpture garden and was a treat to see.  Went to the nearby Blick store and got a bagel and a smear of cream cheese.
  • Took the subway back to the Brooklyn Bridge – bought some umbrellas and walked up to the bridge.  Excellent although freezing.
  • Walked to the 911 Memorial which was a bit irritating with people smiling and taking selfies.  WTF?
  • Walked through SOHO, stopped in to see some Art Wolfe and other photographers stuff at a gallery, continued through Greenwich Villiage and Chelsea to see the Parsons New School area.
  • Checked out the Chelsea Market, had a beer and some snacks, did a bit of shopping and then went on the Highline.
  • Highline was awesome.  So nice to walk without having to stop at every light.
  • Walked around the waterfront area and then had a great sandwich at City Sandwich.

Did I mention we did a lot of walking?  Last morning, a bit more walking around the Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen and Highline area.  Lunch at Pershing Square Cafe and an ice cream in Grand Central before getting back on the bus.  Lots of stuff packed in a few days.  Probably got a few decent photos too.

 
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Tiki’s Maui Hawaii Adventure

Photographs from Maui Hawaii

A sneak peak at the collection of Maui Hawaii photographs in the Hawaii gallery of photographer Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com).

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Photographs from Maui, Hawaii, introduced by the famous Tiki the Westie.  Tiki is all decked out for his tropical vacation to the sunny island beaches, mountains and waterfalls of Maui, Hawaii.

Tiki might seem familiar to you as the supermodel who appeared in the book “The Quotable Westie” available on Amazon.

More funny westie photographs –
http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/westie


The photographs of surf board fences, beautiful island beaches, life guard stations and more are available from the portfolio called “The Last Resort” by Edward M. Fielding.  You can order framed art, canvas prints, metal prints, cards and more here:

http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/hawaii

All orders come with an 30 day money back guarantee and are printed and framed to museum standards by a firm that has been doing business with artists for over 30 years.

The Maui Hawaii photographs complement the images of surfing and surfers that has been a theme in my work over the years from surfing breaks at Rye Beach in New Hampshire to the shores of California, to the waters off of Hawaii where I was born.

Choose your favorite surfing canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, duvet covers, t-shirts, and more from  available designs.  You can choose the style, background, mat, frame, and more to create one of a kind artwork that matches your home or office.

Search for “hawaii”, “maui”, “surfing”, “westies”, “dogs”, “Tiki”, “beach” or whatever you like.  With over 4,000 images in the collection you are sure to find something perfect for yourself or as a gift.

 

Photography Skill: How to work a scene

Professional photographers have a term for exploring ALL of the possibilities of a location. Its called “working the scene”. The typical amateur photographer hops off the bus, follows the crowd over to the designated “Kodak Moment” photo spot, waits their turn in line and takes the same show that has been taken by millions of photographers before them.

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Back in the film days when every shot represented real money being spent, I can understand wanting to get that one “safe bet” iconic tourist shot and then perhaps worrying about how many shots you have left on the roll.  But in the digital age there is no excuse for not exploring a scene from a variety of angles.  Go ahead and take the most obvious shot. The first shot that everyone takes.  Then once that shot is out of the way, take some time to look around and explore the area.

Work The Scene

Move your physical body, not just the zoom lens.  This is when prime lens are really great for beginning photographers because a fixed focal length lens really forces one to move around a scene and look for compositions.  Walk around, look behind you, look down from a higher vantage point, look up from a low vantage point, seek out something unique.

I created this little video just to give you a since of how I might explore a scene here at an old barn complex in Windsor, Vermont.

In the end you are seeking to find a unique vantage point, something compelling, something that perhaps hasn’t been seen before which is especially important if you are photographing a well worn out subject matter.
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It’s also important to return to a scene at different times of day and different seasons.  The photographs above was taken at the same barn complex when there was snow on the ground.

Learn More About Working The Scene

Eric Kim’s video goes deeper into the concept of exploring or working a scene with classic street photographers:

Best Seller: Portrait of a Westie

Best Seller: Portrait of a Westie
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This black and white photograph of my rescue dog – Tiki the Westie – is my all time best selling print on Fine Art America and Pixels.  It rose to fame after the editors at Fine Art America selected it for the home page over the summer of 2015.

Portrait of a Westie is part of a series Tiki and I did which cummulated with small gift book “the Quotable Westie” which is available on Amazon as well as through CreateSpace.  This book sells a lot during the holiday season as it makes a nice little gift book for dog lovers.

Here is the description of the book:

Supermodel “Tiki the Westie” stars as photographer
Edward M. Fielding’s inspirational muse
for this series of dog photographs. Tiki
takes on multiple personas including old
Broadway actors, Aladdin as in One
Thousand and One Nights and Jack
Nicholson in The Last Detail.

Accompanying quotes from writers,
comedians and other notable humans
round out the photographs and includes
this tongue in cheek gem from Jerry
Spinelli:

“People who dress up their pets to look
like Little Lord Fauntleroys or cowboys,
clowns, ballerinas. As if it’s not enough
just to be a dog or cat or turtle.”

Tiki does indeed appear as a clown, Little
Lord Fauntleroy and a balleriana but
Fielding and Tiki seem to know that its
enough just to be a dog but they obviously
have a lot of fun together dreaming up new
characters to play.

Back to the best selling print “Portait of a Westie”.  The image can be purchase in a variety of sizes, framing options and mediums such as canvas prints, metal prints, cards as well as on products such as tote bags, pillows and cell phone cases.  Here are some of the ways customers have ordered this photograph of a westie dog on various products for themselves and as gifts.

Sales History of Portrait of a Westie Photograph

Thanks to everyone who supports my work!

framed portrait of a westie dog
As shown:  Image Size:13.13″ x 16.00″   Total Size:18.88″ x 21.75″   Print Material:Luster Photo Paper   Frame:CRQ13 – Black Wood (CRQ13)   Top Mat:Arctic White    Finishing:1/8″  Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
Framed Portrait of Westie
As shown above:  Image Size:6.50″ x 8.00″   Total Size:7″ x 8.5″   Print Material:Semi-Matte Photo Paper   Frame:111MBLK – Economy Rainbow Metal – Matte Black – 11 (111MBLK)   Finishing:1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
framed art print
As shown above: Image Size:11.50″ x 14.00″    Total Size:13.25″ x 15.75″    Print Material:Luster Photo Paper    Frame:CRQ13 – Black Wood (CRQ13)   Finishing:1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
portrait of a westie
As shown above: Image Size:6.50″ x 8.00″   Total Size:12.25″ x 13.75″   Print Material:Luster Photo Paper   Frame:CRQ13 – Black Wood (CRQ13)   Top Mat:Arctic White    Finishing:1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
Custom Framed art
As shown above: Image Size:8.25″ x 10.00″   Total Size:14″ x 15.75″    Print Material:Luster Photo Paper    Frame:CRQ13 – Black Wood (CRQ13)    Top Mat:Manor White Finishing:1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting
metal print
Image Size:9.88″ x 12.00″   Total Size:9.88″ x 12.00″   Print Material:Metal Print   Finishing:Hanging Wire
Great framed art
As configured above: Image Size:13.13″ x 16.00″   Total Size:23.63″ x 26.5″   Print Material:Luster Photo Paper   Frame:GG8 – Concerto – Brushed Bronze with Black (GG8)   Top Mat:Arctic White   Bottom Mat:Moss Green   Finishing:1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting

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Recently sold: Surf Board Fence Maui

The Popular Surf Board Fence Photographs

My black and white fine art photograph and color images of a fence on the island of Maui, Hawaii constructed entirely of old discarded surfboards is becoming a popular print on Fine Art America and Pixels.com.

Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii
Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii

A  36.000″ x 21.875″ print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii Black And White was recently sold to a buyer from Santa Monica, CA.  This is how they choose to frame it.

  • Image Size: 36.000″ x 21.875″
  • Total Size: 41.75″ x 27.625″
  • Print Material: Luster Photo Paper
  • Frame: CRQ13 – Black Wood (CRQ13)
  • Top Mat:  Raven Black
  • Finishing: 1/8″ Clear Acrylic – Foam Core Mounting

This print was also sold recently as a 16.00″ x 9.75″ print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii Black and White going to a buyer from Phoenix, AZ.

A color version of surf board fence sold as a metal print.

Surf board fence Maui, Hawaii color version
Surf board fence Maui, Hawaii color version

This version was order as a 30.00″ x 18.13″ print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii heading to a buyer from New City, NY.

Another buyer purchased a similar image as a cool throw pillow.

Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii Throw Pillow
Surfboard Fence Maui Hawaii Throw Pillow

This Throw Pillow 16″ x 16″ of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii went to a buyer from Glen Allen, VA.  Maybe in a tropical themed room or outdoor space?

This buyer wanted it on a phone case.

Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii Phone Case
Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii Phone Case

Its an iPhone 6 Case of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii Black and White to a buyer from Ewa Beach, HI.

Here is another iPhone 6 Case of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii to a buyer from Novi, MI.

Maui, Hawaii Surf Board Fence phone case
Maui, Hawaii Surf Board Fence phone case

Another surf board phone case – this time  a iPhone 6 Case of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii to a buyer from Flower Mound, TX.

Surf Board Fence iPhone Case
Surf Board Fence iPhone Case

This version went as a a iPhone 5 Case of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii to a buyer from Newcastle Upon Tyne, – United Kingdom.

iPhone Case Surf Board Fence Black and White
iPhone Case Surf Board Fence Black and White

This print rolled in a tube was a 16.00″ x 11.63″ print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii to a buyer from Perth, WA – Australia.

 

Black and white print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii
Black and white print of Surf Board Fence Maui Hawaii

Other sales of Surf Board Fence:

Surf Board Fence Metal print
Surf Board Fence Metal print

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About the Surf Board Fence on Maui Hawaii

Donald DJ Dettloff still can’t figure out how his quiet Haiku property on Kaupakalua Road has evolved into a quirky Maui landmark. Known simply as the surfboard fence, this towering structure made of hundreds of discarded surfboards has become a must-see attraction for residents and tourists seeking fun off the beaten path. Still, Donald admits it’s all a fluke.

I don’t even try, really. I just sit over here and people come and keep bringing their boards, he says, pointing out a stack of five boards that were donated in the past two weeks. I look at how big it is now and I just don’t know what happened.

It all started back in 1990 when the forecast of a hurricane prompted Donald to secure his surfboards by wiring them to his fence. Artistic inspiration ensued and he decided to add a few more boards to his humble collection nothing fancy, just discarded ones that he salvaged at the nearby junkyard.