Miami Beach, Florida
Photographic Story When the Miami Beach art deco district finally became a historic district, the hotels went through a re-decorating phase. One weekend, while visiting the area, I walked by a hotel with the porch piled high with old toilets. I couldn’t resist taking a photo! The Art of Hand Painting Black and White PhotographsNiki 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.