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bwana

Michigan photography by award-winning photographer Brian Kainulainen

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bwana

Michigan photography by award-winning photographer Brian Kainulainen

1693 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(175)

Announcement   Michigan landscape photography by award-winning photographer, Brian Kainulainen. Prints and stock photography for commercial and personal use.

2016 ART FESTIVALS

List will be updated as shows are confirmed and other shows are added.
May 7-8 - Tulip Time Festival - Holland, MI
May 21-22- MSU Spring Art Show - East Lansing,MI
June 4-5 - KIA Fine Art Show - Kalazamoo, MI
June 18-19 - Pentwater Spring Art Show - Pentwater, MI
July 2-3 - West Shore Art Fair - Ludington, MI
July 21-24 - State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 5-6 - Coast Guard Festival - Grand Haven, MI
Aug 13-14 - Gold Coast Artisan Fair - Ludington, MI
Sept 10-11 - Arts and Apples - Rochester, MI
Sept 24-25 - Fall Festival - Pentwater, MI
Oct 9-11 - Applefest - Charlevoix, MI (tentative)
Dec 5-6 - MSU Union Holiday Show - East Lansing, MI (tentative)

MORE PHOTOS ARE ON THE WAY! Read more about my work on the Shop Policies page.

See more work and 'like' my page on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottville-MI/Brian-Kainulainen-Photography-BWANA-design/139881239356673

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 27, 2016

Michigan landscape photography by award-winning photographer, Brian Kainulainen. Prints and stock photography for commercial and personal use.

2016 ART FESTIVALS

List will be updated as shows are confirmed and other shows are added.
May 7-8 - Tulip Time Festival - Holland, MI
May 21-22- MSU Spring Art Show - East Lansing,MI
June 4-5 - KIA Fine Art Show - Kalazamoo, MI
June 18-19 - Pentwater Spring Art Show - Pentwater, MI
July 2-3 - West Shore Art Fair - Ludington, MI
July 21-24 - State Street Art Fair - Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 5-6 - Coast Guard Festival - Grand Haven, MI
Aug 13-14 - Gold Coast Artisan Fair - Ludington, MI
Sept 10-11 - Arts and Apples - Rochester, MI
Sept 24-25 - Fall Festival - Pentwater, MI
Oct 9-11 - Applefest - Charlevoix, MI (tentative)
Dec 5-6 - MSU Union Holiday Show - East Lansing, MI (tentative)

MORE PHOTOS ARE ON THE WAY! Read more about my work on the Shop Policies page.

See more work and 'like' my page on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scottville-MI/Brian-Kainulainen-Photography-BWANA-design/139881239356673

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Brian Kainulainen

Grand Hotel Lilacs - Michigan Photography
$5.00
Upper Peninsula silhouette vinyl decal
$2.49
Great Lakes Vinyl Decal - Car, Window, Wall
$3.49
Golden Grass - Canvas Wrap - Michigan Photography
$5.00
Storm Edge - Michigan Photography
$5.00
Pentwater Warm Grass - Michigan Photography
$5.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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brewerswitczak231984

brewerswitczak231984 on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Looks even better in hand than in the ad. Couldn't be happier!

pittsburghmama2

pittsburghmama2 on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Spent so much time looking for the perfect image to capture our memories of Northwestern MI - Love these images & so appreciate re-cropping / suggesting other images that were the orientation (vertical) that we were looking for. Items were shipped very carefully and received promptly. Very pleased!!

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About

A Celebration of Michigan through Photos

Michigan has a wealth of resources, that can be a wonderland for a landscape photographer. I am fascinated with Michigan's ecological diversity and celebrate its beauty through photography. From the shoreline of Lake Superior and the rugged U.P. wilderness where I grew up to the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline and agricultural countryside where I now reside I explore all of Michigan, never tiring of what this Great Lakes State has to offer. I seek to capture high quality, compelling images of the Michigan environment, hoping to bring an awareness of its importance...and make a living at the same time...

From the start I have sought to make the highest quality work and make it affordable to everyone. It is my goal to provide the best value in Michigan landscape photography.

Exploring the landscape has had a profound influence on my life and I hope everyone gets a chance to experience it.

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    Michigan photographer, Brian Kainulainen, captures the beauty and spirit of the Great Lakes State, emphasizing the need to preserve this national treasure. His award-winning work is a celebration of the visual wonderment that is Michigan.

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    A picture of my family so far, a loving network of support--my beautiful wife, Gwyneth, and our twin boys Niko and Kieran (Pictured left to right)

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to look around my shop and learn a little more about me. I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 2004 from Michigan State University; also where I met my lovely wife Gwyneth (Birkett) Kainulainen. I have worked in a variety of mediums, ranging from Painting to Book Art to Photography. After receiving my degree from MSU I worked as a Computer Artist for Dart Container Corporation in Mason, MI for about a year. Then, my wife and I moved to a 50 acre farm in Scottivlle, MI. I worked as a Graphic Artist at Oceana's Herald-Journal for 2 years before finally going in to business for myself. In March of 2008, I formed my own freelance Graphic Services and Photography business, BWANA design and photography. While the graphic services part of my business never really got off of the ground, my work as a photographer continues to grow and thrive. In 2013 I changed my business name to Brian Kainulainen Photography as that is a true representation of my current endeavors. I now work as a landscape photographer full-time (and more often than not even more than full time) although I still dabble occasionally in vinyl graphics. My goal is to offer highly professional, inspired work at prices that are friendly to a variety of budgets. I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR CHOICE TO DO BUSINESS WITH ME!

The term BWANA speaks to the otherworldly quality of the abstract work I focused on when I started my business. It is a Swahili word that functions as a term of respect for a male, much like mister or sir in English. I was originally introduced to the term when listening to Lindsey Buckingham's (former lead guitarist for Fleetwood Mac) first solo album, Law and Order. It is the name of the first track, which is one of my favorite songs from the album. I also like how the word looks, the visual combination of the letters and the sound of the word, particularly how foreign (especially for Michigan) it sounds. The word is meant to raise questions within the viewer and to strike a particular mood with my abstract work; a feeling of familiarity while at the same time being completely unkown. The abstract works are pictures of actual objects I come across on my daily travels. By focusing on small details of color and texture I hope to free them from their defined reality and let them exist more in the viewer's imagination. I leave it to the viewer to create a new, more personal meaning. My images are meant to be catalysts for imagination. I like to explore color, texture, shape, and form; creating less definable and more sensational images. Although I do not create as much abstract work as before I still find the term fascinating.

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Payment
I accept credit card payment through etsy as well as Money Orders. Michigan sales tax is added for orders placed in Michigan.
Shipping
All items are shipped USPS First Class or UPS Ground Service within 1-2 weeks of received payment. International shipping, upgraded shipping, delivery confirmation and insurance available at an additional charge. Requests for upgraded shipping must be made before purchasing. Local pickup available in the Ludington area, e-mail me to arrange a time for pick-up.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items may be returned or exchanged within 10 days of purchasing, as long as it is in the same condition as when I shipped it out. Any shipping costs will be paid by the buyer. I do not offer refunds for shipping errors (i.e. getting lost or damaged in the mail), I apologize for any inconvenience.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about anything in my shop, products, shipping, my process, explanations of work, etc. send me a message via the 'contact bwana' link on the side of shop page.