About the Photographs
Multiple award-winning photographer, Dan Barba offers professional photographic prints of the highest quality, individually printed. There are a wide variety of subjects, so you can decorate a home or office to suit your style. These are museum quality prints, using heavy stock archival photographic papers and inks, printed with state-of-the-art technology, and are widely recognized to be the finest materials available today. They offer enhanced sharpness and color, and are expected to last up to 300 years on display before any noticeable fading occurs. (not exposed directly to the sun, of course).
Most images will have a white border around them (depending on size) so that the image area will be slightly smaller than the listed print size. This is due to the natural differences in format proportions found in standard paper sizes vs. camera formats. Also, due to natural differences in computer screens, there might be slight color and brightness variations between your screen and the images in this Web Site and/or the actual print(s) you purchase.
Dan Barba owns the exclusive Copyright to all photographs that appear on this Web Site. All photographs are registered with the US Copyright office. The only granted use for all prints (after a sale) is for display and for personal, non-commercial purposes. No copies are authorized in any form.
All prints are individually titled and signed by hand along the border. Personalized inscriptions are available upon request. All prints are limited edition (up to 100) each, and will be dated and numbered by the photographer, making them collectible Art Work. Prints are made after ordering, and a 50% deposit is received. Allow about two weeks for the smaller sizes and up to three weeks for the larger size prints (a bit more when I’m traveling). Due to the unique nature of fine art photo prints, all sales are final, although damaged prints during shipping can be replaced. Prices include free shipping in hard tubes (rolled and unmounted) by FedEx within the US., or Airmail worldwide. FLorida state orders will have the applicable sales tax added.
Most photos are also available in Black and White.
Note: If you have any questions about the photos,
be they artistic or technical, please feel free
to contact me.
When I take a photo, I feel as if I'm stealing the beauty of my subject for all time, or at least taking with me whatever I find visually stimulating in the world. Anything at all can capture my attention. As you will see, I'm normally attracted to beautiful, positive and compelling subjects, and tend to stay away from their opposites. I think that there is just too much of that in the world already, to be sure.
Originally, having studied Engineering and not finding the work fulfilling, I picked up the photo hobby, or "bug." Eventually, I ended up as a full time pro photographer in South Florida. Soon thereafter I moved to Manhattan, New York with my wife, Olga. There, I worked with the leading Advertising Agencies, Corporations, Magazines and top models, initially shooting fashion and beauty and later on, large format still life commercials for single ads and/or campaigns in my studios.
Working with Advertising/Commercial clients is extremely demanding and competitive, with many creative constraints, and considerable equipment/business investments, although the financial rewards are great. One has to execute very specific layouts exactly how the concept demands and a lot of money can be involved in the production. So, it's got to be done right, the first time. All the while, appearing as cool as possible. Wheew!
On any given day in my studio, there could have been an Art/Creative Director from the Ad Agency, any number of clients, attorneys, client/account representatives, an Art Buyer, models, prop and make-up-hair stylists plus assistants, hangers-on, and also my Agent/Representative. That is a lot of people intruding on one's private mental world. It is all highly intense and it can only be done sanely for a given number of years. Some photographers can do it indefinitely, but many don't even try; nor should they, I believe. I certainly didn't.
So, at one point, after a fruitful career, I retired to sunny South Florida. But I continue to shoot (for myself only) personal creative work, which is what I originally went into photography for. No more creative constraints now. Anything that strikes my eye is game. This is what really fulfills me. And not only shooting pictures, but hand-holding them all the way to the finished concept/print through the wonderful medium of today's digital workflow.
I am also a classical/jazz music lover and a serious amateur classical pianist. I devote 2.5 hours/day, every day, to practice my Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, etc. I'm just crazy about it.