It happens every time. People step into our art fair booth, their eyes get wide and they say, “Wow, your prints are beautiful and so vibrant!” I’d like to think their reaction is due solely to my nature photography, but after exhibiting at a number of art fairs over the years, I’m certain there is another reason they say what they say – and it’s due to the metal prints we receive from Diversified Lab.
When my wife and I started exhibiting my photography at art fairs a decade ago, we began traditionally with fine art prints, mats, frames and glass. The images presented well and looked very good. However, on a whim, we ordered a metal print of a bald eagle in flight for an upcoming art festival. The print looked great when it arrived yet we were skeptical about whether anyone would like this “untraditional presentation.” The festival date arrived, we opened our booth, and sure enough, the metal print sold right away. One order led to another, and we have been using Diversified Lab for our metal prints ever since.
With customers in our booth, I have the presentation down. I say, “Metal prints are vibrant, rich, easy to clean, easy to hang, lightweight and color fast.” I find the prints really sell themselves once I take one off our wall and get them into the hands of the customer. Good lighting in our booth certainly helps as well and makes the prints scream out when people walk by.
My style as a nature photographer is based on reality. I honor and respect our Planet Earth and everything in it. To do so, I present Nature as we see it free of gimmicks like extensive manipulation on the computer and black and white processing. Once I’ve created a photograph I’m proud of, metal prints allow me to depict the light, grace and vibrant colors that Nature gives us in an artful way.
Other photographers ask where my prints come from and I’ve written Diversified Labs’ name on the back of my business card on countless occasions – so many times that I’m thinking of asking Paul for a salesman job! But, I’m happy to do so because Diversified Lab has become a business partner. Their products and customer service allow me to express my own personal style of Nature Photography and in turn, offer people a tangible print they can enjoy in their personal space for many years to come.
Brady Kesner is a fine art Nature Photographer based in Highland, Illinois. He is passionate about photographing all things Nature with the hope of re-connecting people with the soothing beauty of the natural world. His photographs are for sale at a number of art fairs and through this website. They are also on display in a number of hospitals, medical facilities, and too many homes to count. While shooting in the field, he is known for sporting an over sized, out-of-style fanny pack purchased in 1989. To view more of Brady’s work, see his website. http://www.bradykesner.com/