VIZCAYA © 1990
Photographic Story I experimented with infrared photography for a while, and had a lot of fun with it. Photographing nature was great, but I wondered what would happen if I used it on architecture. I decided to visit Vizcaya because the house and garden has a lot of coral in the construction of the home. The nooks and cranny’s in the coral collect mold, moss and other living things, so I thought the heat from those items would make the structure glow. It kind of did, but not too much. However, I enjoyed my visit at that beautiful old home and came away with a photograph of the garden I that satisfied me. 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.