SOUTHERN DREAMS © 1983
Reviving a Technique This hand-painted photograph was taken on Miami Beach in the Art Deco area before the beach became famous. When I photographed it in the mid 1980’s the beach and the Art Deco section of Miami Beach was pretty much empty of people. The Deco hotels were filled with old folk…a very quiet place, which made the beach a great place for contemplation. 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.