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Tiny Room Studio

Chicago, Illinois | 22 Sales

Bikezilla

Tiny Room Studio

Chicago, Illinois 22 Sales On Etsy since 2013

0 out of 5 stars (7)

Announcement   No more than 6 images, selected from my best work. They'll rotate regularly.

For a larger selection and more options, visit me at TinyRoomStudio.net

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2016

No more than 6 images, selected from my best work. They'll rotate regularly.

For a larger selection and more options, visit me at TinyRoomStudio.net

Tom Schaller

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Tom Schaller

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About

Photographs That Make Me Feel

I've always loved photography and started doing it seriously about 25 years ago, before I went into the USAF. While there I continued and I was happy with the progress I was making.

After my separation from the military things were hard financially and I had to sell the gear I'd spent several thousand dollars on, and the beautiful old camera that my grandfather had given me, for barely $200, because I was desperate to make my car insurance and rent payment.

After that I just couldn't afford to follow the dream anymore. Gear of any real quality was too expensive, and even if I could afford the gear, the cost of film and processing were prohibitive in the quantities that I'd need to shoot and develop if I wanted to pursue photography.

Then came along digital photography, inexpensive storage and basic "developing" software and my dream was alive again.

Another of the passions that has followed me since childhood is cycling. It just made sense for me to begin shooting on my rides.

Cycling, for many of us, is more than a bike and a road or a trail. It's everything you feel while you're out churning the pedals on whatever route you choose.

Similarly, for me, cycling photography is more than just pictures of bikes, it's everything I see and experience as I'm riding.

The images express more than just what I see. They touch on what a particular subject, and cycling in general, makes me feel.

I don't expect every image to convey the same feeling, or any feeling, to everyone as it does for me. But, I hope that some of what I take from or put into each picture will reach across to my audience and move them on some level, in some way, beyond the simple visuals.

Shop members

  • Bikezilla / Tom

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Cyclist, Photographer, Artist, Writer, Editor

Shop policies

Last updated on August 7, 2016
For the cycle loving, puddle riding, climb destroying, bad weather challenging, weight losing, heart rate lowering, personal besting, hard trying, never give-upping bikezilla in all of you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
No refunds on digital images.

Refunds made minus a $10 or 25% (whichever is greater) restocking fee, per returned print.. Buyer pays return shipping.

Cancellations:

If you cancel after it's in production but before it ships, you will be charged 50% of the total order, because that's what my printer charges me.

If you cancel an order after it has printed and shipped, but before it arrives at your door, it will be handled as a return / refund. You will be charged a $10 or 25% (whichever is greater) restocking fee per print, and buyer pays return shipping.
Payment
Payments are handled via Etsy or via Paypal.
Shipping
Barring technical difficulties with the printers, unframed prints will be shipped within 3 business days, framed prints will ship within 4 business days.

Non-U.S. orders may be arranged on an order by order basis, if I have access to a printer in that part of the world, because my American Printer will not ship outside the U.S.

Prints 20 x 30 or larger will be shipped via FedEx 2nd day delivery, per my printer's shipping policy. I have no ability to change this to anything faster, nor to anything less expensive.
Additional policies and FAQs
-- All photos copyright 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 by Bikezilla / Tom Schaller, unless otherwise noted in the description.

-- Most images are also available, matted, framed, as "standouts" and in canvas "gallery wrap" style. Just ask.

-- On request, color photographs can be printed on Kodak metallic photographic paper.

For me, the real difference using the metallic paper is that the picture can seem to be more brightly lit, even in lower lighting conditions. It's a very striking and sometimes dramatic effect.

-- Black and White photographs are printed on True Black and White photographic paper.

Fuji True Black and White Paper: "True Black & White offers rich black continuous-tone prints, avoiding any tints of color. Perfect for all of your black and white shots, this matte photo paper creates beautiful prints that will last for a lifetime."

-- Sepia photographs are printed on E Surface photographic paper.

"Accurate color, lifelike skin tones, archival quality and a traditional photo finish."

Color prints are printed on E Surface paper, unless metallic paper is requested.

-- ALL prints include Lustre Coating

"Lustre Coating adds a rich sheen to your prints and protects against fingerprints and UV exposure."

The visual difference is somewhere between very slight and nothing. This is purely for the physical preservation of your print.