ChromagraphPhotoArt

Fine Art Natural History, Landscape and Seascape images

Truro, England

Announcement    09-01-2021 Welcome to the new year, or Bledhen Nowydh Da! in Cornish. Two gorgeous matched Flower prints/Canvases, the first of several new products have been listed today with lots of others in the pipeline. I want to make sure everything is right before I list however, so please be patient with me! This shop and photography although my passions are a part-time enterprise. I'd love to hear some feedback from you all, even if you are merely browsing and not buying. Thanks again, Andy

29-08-2020 I am excited to have had professional quality profile images for this shop and my website taken by Mark Walker of MK photography. Mark is an Interfit lighting Brand Ambassador and his speciality is environmental portraiture. We recreated a location 'shoot' of me with my Intrepid 4x5 camera and I am very happy with the final results. This was also video'ed for his YouTube channel which I will link back to when it goes live. Shop branding with new 'Fern' logo also completed and I have completed a shop history which will give an understanding of why I am here.

05-08-2020 Happy to say that I am now back working on developing this shop and addressing any outstanding issues. Lots of exciting images are in the pipeline which I can't wait to show you.

18-06-2020

I hope you are all safe and well. I have recovered from illness and am back sorting this shop out which I know needs a little tidying. Please be patient with me!!!!!

07-4-2020
I am currently recovering from the Covid 19 virus which I have had for the last 2 weeks. I am therefore unable to fulfil any orders currently. However you are welcome to contact me to see when and if this will change. Good news is that print fulfilment itself is unaffected, but as I like to personally check every order, this has also been held-up. I am grateful for everyone's forbearance at this time and will get everything tip-top as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for some great new images coming your way soon.

04-03-2020 For those contemplating ordering a print, I will not be able to fulfil orders until the 14th of March as I am away on a trip to Morocco, so hopefully there will be lush images from the Souks and Bazaars to add to my portfolio. Then, I have a day at the UK photography show stocking up on goodies to help with this shop and my *current* secret photography project. See you all soon!

19-02-2020 First large print has been delivered to a satisfied customer & is going to a specialist framing house on Saturday. I can't wait to see it on their wall! The client has also commissioned further works for their local Church and part of any subsequent sale will go towards refurbishing the Church Tower. If you are interested the print is 45 inches by 30 inches and so with mount and frame will be approximately 5 feet wide. It is my 'Breaking Wave' image of which I am really proud. You can obtain it here in this shop.

10-02-2020Open for business!!! Please bear with me while I refine the shop and make sure it all works perfectly. Please feel free to contact me with your queries, feedback and suggestions.

Announcement

Last updated on 09 Jan, 2021

09-01-2021 Welcome to the new year, or Bledhen Nowydh Da! in Cornish. Two gorgeous matched Flower prints/Canvases, the first of several new products have been listed today with lots of others in the pipeline. I want to make sure everything is right before I list however, so please be patient with me! This shop and photography although my passions are a part-time enterprise. I'd love to hear some feedback from you all, even if you are merely browsing and not buying. Thanks again, Andy

29-08-2020 I am excited to have had professional quality profile images for this shop and my website taken by Mark Walker of MK photography. Mark is an Interfit lighting Brand Ambassador and his speciality is environmental portraiture. We recreated a location 'shoot' of me with my Intrepid 4x5 camera and I am very happy with the final results. This was also video'ed for his YouTube channel which I will link back to when it goes live. Shop branding with new 'Fern' logo also completed and I have completed a shop history which will give an understanding of why I am here.

05-08-2020 Happy to say that I am now back working on developing this shop and addressing any outstanding issues. Lots of exciting images are in the pipeline which I can't wait to show you.

18-06-2020

I hope you are all safe and well. I have recovered from illness and am back sorting this shop out which I know needs a little tidying. Please be patient with me!!!!!

07-4-2020
I am currently recovering from the Covid 19 virus which I have had for the last 2 weeks. I am therefore unable to fulfil any orders currently. However you are welcome to contact me to see when and if this will change. Good news is that print fulfilment itself is unaffected, but as I like to personally check every order, this has also been held-up. I am grateful for everyone's forbearance at this time and will get everything tip-top as soon as possible. Please keep an eye out for some great new images coming your way soon.

04-03-2020 For those contemplating ordering a print, I will not be able to fulfil orders until the 14th of March as I am away on a trip to Morocco, so hopefully there will be lush images from the Souks and Bazaars to add to my portfolio. Then, I have a day at the UK photography show stocking up on goodies to help with this shop and my *current* secret photography project. See you all soon!

19-02-2020 First large print has been delivered to a satisfied customer & is going to a specialist framing house on Saturday. I can't wait to see it on their wall! The client has also commissioned further works for their local Church and part of any subsequent sale will go towards refurbishing the Church Tower. If you are interested the print is 45 inches by 30 inches and so with mount and frame will be approximately 5 feet wide. It is my 'Breaking Wave' image of which I am really proud. You can obtain it here in this shop.

10-02-2020Open for business!!! Please bear with me while I refine the shop and make sure it all works perfectly. Please feel free to contact me with your queries, feedback and suggestions.

Items

 
Andy Brown

Contact shop owner

Andy Brown

About ChromagraphPhotoArt

Sales 2
On Etsy since 2020

Light at the End of The Tunnel

I hope you all had a peaceful, safe Christmas and New Year with the ones you love after what has been a very mixed 12 months. Whilst there have been good things, there have also been bad ones, very bad for those who have lost loved ones to the Pandemic. I have personally been a frontline key worker in the fight against it wearing my other hat as a Nurse and lost my father earlier in the year, not to Covid but we couldn't mourn him properly because of it. Creatively, I feel I have been taking really good images and soon hope to add some to this shop. So, a belated Bledhen Nowydh Da! from Cornwall to you and I look forward to having more of you as customers in the forthcoming year. Hopefully with the Vaccines now being rolled out, things will get easier soon, but in the meantime stay safe!

I have been a keen photographer for many years, but always at an amateur level. I would always use my images to either provide gifts for family and friends like Calendars or picture books with the occasional print made. Of course there were always family portraits and the occasional Wedding shoot too. My main interest has always been landscapes and although I have tried my hand at most types of photography over time, I always return to landscapes. The depiction of a beautiful landscape, seascape or more intimate scene is what moves me more than anything else. I joined a camera club and for many years enjoyed the friendly competitions and camaraderie of the club and in doing so honed my skills. The background to this was that I have always been a full time professional and have had no reason to make a career change into photography. Last year however this all changed. I woke up one Sunday morning to make breakfast for my partner and did not feel right. Everything seemed blurred and I was struggling with movement and speech. To cut a long story short, I had had a stroke and on recovery, which thankfully has been pretty much 100% had to become a part-time worker. I then quit my stressful job and found one that allowed me to work week on and week off. Now finally I have the time to pursue photography in a more professional way. I had the time and the idea, but also I needed a direction and a plan. This came in the form of a suggestion from a friend who had commissioned a large 5ft print of a breaking wave from me. She suggested Etsy as a proper shop window for those who crafted fine things themselves and after a good browse thorough the cornucopia of shops in Etsy felt that I could make a home here as an artisan maker of photographic images for the home or business. My vision is very much to be as hands on as possible, whilst at the same time making use of the best quality partners to ensure the final image is at the high standard customers expect. I intend to remain a one-man producer of bespoke images because that is what gives me most satisfaction and also fits my need to have a balanced lifestyle of both work and pleasure. After all, the main motivation is that I have a good excuse to go out and take more pictures with my camera.

Talking of cameras, I feel very strongly that photography is as much a craft as an art. Photographers are also craftspeople and I enjoy the craft of image-making as much as the final image. This is particularly the case analogue images in particular. Creating a final printed image from film is almost an alchemical process from pressing the shutter button to immersing the exposed film in chemicals to seeing the negative on a light box. Then of course to bring the image into digital form requires the black art that is known as scanning. Then there is the satisfaction of post-processing and crafting the final image before committing to print, then mounting and framing. These are all things I enjoy and in the future I intend to move further into this area with the intention of being able to deliver a fully analogue silver halide, or maybe even exotic process like Salt prints or Photogravure. Integrity is key to my personal and professional ethos. I want to make images that are unique, both for my own sense of worth and for each client to feel a meaningful relationship with each Image. You will not find carbon-copy representations of Durdle Door, St. Michaels Mount or Buchaille Etive Mhor in this shop.

I've always most enjoyed seeing my images on the wall in the home or business environment where they can be seen in the proper way so to that end I love the final printed result, especially when it is at a size large enough to stand back and admire. Prints are generally much longer lived than digital with a lifetime of years rather than the seconds that a digital image is appreciated for. That means a different approach is required with consideration of the environment the final product will inhabit being a key ingredient. In turn, that means a more subtle approach is needed. Images should complement or enhance the environment, not compete with it. What is needed in a hotel lounge is not that which is required in a bedroom or a Doctors waiting room.
So that is my story. I hope you have read through to the end. I am as I write this just at the beginning of an exciting new chapter in life and I hope you will come along with me too.

Thanks for reading.

Andy

Shop members

  • Andy Brown

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Andy the sole proprietor of the shop. I'm a semi-retired Nurse who now has time to head off in a different direction. I really love knowing that my photos are hanging on your walls and you will be enjoying them for years to come

Production partners

  • Photo Lab

    Stockport, England

    DSCL Colour labs are a photo fulfilment lab who take a digital file and create the final output from it. This includes photographic prints on a range of surfaces including fine art prints, calendars, photobooks and photo gifts such as mugs. They will also do matting and framing.

  • My Picture Print Shop & Artwork Fulfilment

    London, England

    Digital Print and Artwork Fulfilment House

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 04 Feb, 2020
Seller details