Monday, August 20, 2012

When Art Becomes Art-ier

We received an email today from a wonderful Australian artist, let's call her Ann, wishing to use the image from our popular Moeraki Boulders Sunrise canvas print as the inspiration for a painting.

Firstly, I applaud the artistic respect proffered by Ann in seeking our permission to work from our image - I find it really gratifying when another artist re-interprets your work especially in another medium.  Obviously, our permission was forthcoming.

This is not the first time that this image has been the framework for another artist - the image in this post shows a 1.2 metre wide mosaic by created by Invercargill artist Lyndon Coppin.  

Of course,  as a man Lyndon decided to employ the time tested maxim "it is better to ask forgiveness rather than permisssion" by approaching us retro-actively - I am not sure what he would have done if I'd said no - Hammer Time? ;-)
Moeraki Boulders New Zealand - From Fine Art Print to Fine Art Mosaic

So, we'd love to hear from you if you wish to use any of the images from as the basis for non-commercial artwork.

Cheers - Todd

Photo Details: 

The photograph was made about 5 years ago using a Nikon D2x (these days I'd use a Nikon D800 (currently in stock at Amazon!)) Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX Singh ray 3 stop ND grad .  I use Lexar CF & SD cards.  The image was edited in Adobe Photoshop - using three blended exposures from the same RAW file.

1 comment:

  1. Funny that- retroactively asking forgiveness, sheesh!
    Still ultimately proactively flattering though I guess.