Reviving a Technique While walking along a dock near where the cruise ships dock in the Bahamas I came across this fellow selling conch shells. It was a wonderful scene and I couldn’t help but photograph this unique way the man was providing a living for his family. Today, removing conchs from their habitat is against the law because they are so far and few between. A person needs a license before they can ‘fish’ for conch in the Bahamas. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.