Photosbyjohnlowry

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Announcement   We love offering our prints from vintage photos. We now offer framing as well as metal prints! If you need mounting hardware or want a custom order just contact us directly!

Prints of vintage and retro Americana prints from the 1950s through 1980s.

Announcement

We love offering our prints from vintage photos. We now offer framing as well as metal prints! If you need mounting hardware or want a custom order just contact us directly!

Prints of vintage and retro Americana prints from the 1950s through 1980s.

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Brennan Artography

Brennan Artography on Mar 11, 2015

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I suggested the John Lowery "Miracle Mile" metal infusion print for a friend to give as a gift to his son for his birthday who recently moved into a very upscale Chicago neighborhood. I was right. The metal infusion print has a decidedly modern, cutting edge, abstract appeal. With the vintage subject matter it creates a unique one of a kind piece. Rebecca Lowery was great to work with in helping to determine which option might be best for me. As an additional note, the item arrived a day ahead of schedule. Thank you Rebecca Lowery

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Prints and gift items created from restored vintage photographs from the 1950s-1980s taken by my father John Lowry.

Each photo, slide or negative is scanned, digitally cleaned by myself to remove damage done by dust or wear, researched and added to our catalog. Very little if any color correction is done to ensure the original tone and quality of the film capture.

A wider collection of photos either not yet ready for sale or for display only can be seen at http://facebook.com/groups/terrehautebyjohnlowry

My father, John Lowry, was an amateur photographer, a professional photographic film developer and entrepreneur.

He seems to have picked up a camera in the early 1950s and not put it down until his death in 2013.

He didn't intentionally (to my knowledge) shoot art shots as his focus was almost always on technique and the equipment and its performance. But he had an amazing eye for framing a subject as well as lighting that can't be denied.

He wasn't an easy man to get to know by any stretch and it is only through cataloging these images that I have come to see a different side to him.

His candid shots bring with them a certain feel and flavor of Midwest life that is truly the heart of Americana. His lighting, shutter speed, and lens tests bring some amazing abstract shots to light.

FAQ of the day....
"Why does it take so long for you to upload pics if you have them all scanned?"

These pics, slides and negatives are all pretty old. The slides are in the best condition but even then some are 60 or more years old. Dust, body oils, cigarette smoke and time have taken an inevitable toll.

So I do quite a bit of digital cleaning... A high resolution scan of an old picture shows a lot more than the naked eye can see and if I want to offer the highest quality prints I have to make sure that those little flaws that time has handed us are cleaned up!

That can take up to 12 hours per photo... See the screen grab of the current shot I am working on.. a stunning pic of Chicago's Magnificent Mile from the 1950's. It will be the next to go up!

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