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Photographer's Choice: Art for Every Room
We asked one of our photographs, Carly Erin O'Neil, to choose some of her favorite photos from the PrintedArt collection (http://www.printedart.com). O'Neil is a former model, makeup artist, and muse who, after many years away, returned to photography in her early 20's. To all of her photos she brings a unique and distinct style informed by her personal history. “As a model I traveled quite a bit, and fell in love with the documentation of the world around me,” says O'Neil. “As a personal belief, I feel as though the world has closed its eyes- and I want to reopen them, not out of the typical fear-driven-media models, but in love, inspiration and admiration for the diversity and beauty that exists in all things - animate or inanimate.” To view O'Neil's portfolio, visit Carly Erin O'Neil's Portfolio. Browse below the photos that she picked and some examples of where to hang them.
Lush by Robert S. Sfeir - $650
These grapes appear to sneak into the sun, cautious and elegant. I like the choice to do a very low-key exposure here, which transforms the grapes from what could have been a stock-type photo into a sophisticated piece of art with a wonderful sense of depth. Where I'd Hang It: In the formal dining room. With the bold Black and White, these grapes are dressed up and ready to entertain!
Hang "Lush" by Robert S. Sfeir in your dining room to celebrate the art of food
Bagman by Jay Valle - $650
Bagman is one of the images I had been there to shoot. But I also feel like, as a subject, the Bagman says something to our consumerism here in America- the Walmart bag-hat catches my eye as the only discernible logo amongst the lot and he seemingly trudges against some strong force. The anonymoty of the image speaks to the consumption which has consumed even he. Where I'd Hang It: In a library, or some other room in the house of contemplation and conversation.
Hang "Bagman" by Jay Valle as a conversation piece in your favorite gathering area
Transporter by Hla Moe - $650
Transporter also falls into the "Wish I'd have shot this one" category. Pretty much a perfect street-photo, there is a nice balance explained here with the two oxen and two men who are aware of the camera, while the groups in the back pay no attention to the visitor. The light coming from behind and just skirting the main subjects adds a beautiful dimension the color palette is soft and earthy. Where I'd Hang It: In my kitchen--there's something about the tonality of the image that makes me want to experiment with spice and herb!
Don't let blank wall space in the kitchen go to waste. Brighten up a dull kitchen with "Transporter" by Hla Moe
Early Morning Balloon Ride in the Tuscan Hills by Juergen Berkessel - $650
There's something special captured here--the conversation between the trees and the balloon reminds me a bit of a moon-landing, the trees being the locals, and the balloon being the explorer. The trees have never seen anything like it and there's a calm, inquisitive observation passed between the two subjects. Where I'd Hang It: In a bedroom. The minimalism, morning light, and slight curiosity is perfect to wake to and spark the day's intentions.
Wake up to tranquil beauty every day - hang "Early Morning Balloon Ride in the Tuscan Hills" by Juergen Berkessel in your bedroom
Descano By Sebastian Platero Catena - $650
Love the push and pull here between the two subjects. Bashful and sublime- the movement implies a sudden motion to hide and the anonymity allows us all to impart our own story of what's gone on between the couple. Where I'd Hang It: In a bathroom. I love to have art in bathrooms, a room that is often ignored. The warm tones and the white speak of a type of cleanliness, simple harmony that is nice in a bathroom.
Bring clean, modern art into your bathroom - hang "Descano" By Sebastian Platero Catena