Art Photography - Cuba, Antarctica, Travel and Dogs

Chicago, Illinois · 121 Sales


Art Photography - Cuba, Antarctica, Travel and Dogs

Chicago, Illinois 121 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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"To travel is to possess the world"

I have loved photography and travel for as long as I can remember. Naturally, that means there are a few hundreds of thousands of photos from places around the world in my home...dawn from a hot air ballon over Turkey, the streets of old Havana Cuba, walks along the Seine, and hikes in the rain among the giant redwoods in California to name a few favorites. A few years ago, a friend suggested I share my photos on Etsy. And thus, my shop began.

“To travel is to possess the world,” I once read. These pictures are my souvenirs. They are moments suspended in time. I’m haunted by the forgotten, the old—the fading ambiance, the mystery of a once bigger world, the simplicity, the wisps of disappearing places and ways. I want to capture the light, colors and moods of a place, of a person…the daily life, the movements, the solitude, the quiet of the early mornings, the glow of twilight, the stillness in the nooks and crannies, and the soon-to-be past.

I am inspired by the saturated colors in old linen postcards, hand-tinted glass slides and ephemera that remain from the Grand Tour era. Sometimes I look for ways to give my photographs that touch of the old times by layering textures, colors and collage in my digital darkroom.

I still sometimes shoot film! I have a family of 14 working cameras, and only 3 are digital. There are a few retired, "just because they're pretty", cameras sitting on a shelf in my studio too.

I’ve been taking pictures most all my life. Over the past few years, I’ve tried to make photography a bigger part of my life, with this shop and with several art shows in Chicago. These days, I am concentrating on visual storytelling--in Cuba and Guatemala and with dog rescue organizations. I am also shooting stories about middle-age changes and aging, about my Tennessee family and my Chicago neighborhood. My work has been exhibited at Cafe 28 and has been featured on several travel sites, including National Geographic Traveler.

Thanks for stopping by! To keep up with the latest work, or to request prints of work you see that is not on my Etsy site, please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and/or LinkedIn. You can also sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of the home page.

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  • Carol Fletcher

    Owner, Owner, Photographer

    I am inspired by--and addicted to--travel. Photography is a way for me to see memories later...the light, colors, moods of a place and her people. Today, I am focused on visual stories about Cuba, rescue dogs, aging and my Chicago neighborhood.

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Last updated on July 2, 2014

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I accept payment by PayPal only at this time. I will ship photographs as quickly as possible once payment is received (usually within 24 hours). If payment has not been received and there's been no correspondence within 7 days of placing an order, I will cancel the order.
I will ship your order to the address listed with ETSY, not your Paypal address. Please make sure Etsy has your correct address.

Photographs will be shipped within 7 days of receiving payment. I will send you an e:mail to let you know when your order has been shipped.

Photographs are placed in a plastic sleeve and then inside a rigid envelope with cardboard siding to protect during shipping.

I am not responsible for prints that are lost or damaged during shipping. However, I will replace it if you request and purchase insured shipping. If you're interested in purchasing this insured shipping, please send me a message and we'll work it out. I will consider a package lost if it has not arrived 6 weeks after the shipping date. I will ship replacements only after the full six weeks.
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If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will refund your money (minus shipping costs) up to 1 week after you receive your order. You will be responsible for returning items in their original condition, as well as the return shipping costs. Refunds will be processed once the photograph is returned.
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Custom orders are welcome! Just send me an e:mail to let me know what you're looking for and we will figure it out. Contact me about a custom order if you would like:

- a size other than the one listed
- a different type of paper
- a canvas print

Inquiries are welcome!

Please note that your purchase of a photograph / print does not negate my copyright. All photographs are © Carol Fletcher.