This summer I traveled to the western states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah. It was my first trip to the Grand Canyon. This area of our country was absolutely beautiful. Here are my first set of finished images from the trip. I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sedona, Arizona, The Grand Canyon and Moab, Utah. Canyonland and Arches national parks are just outside Moab, Utah. The first image I created from the Grand Canyon is a panorama image I created from 8 separate exposures. I spend time in PhotoShop with each image working them until each photographs is exactly my vision.
I have some exciting news. I am honored to be one of five artists to be selected to create new works of art for the Wilmington-Stroop branch library. My piece will be a large scale triptych photograph based on Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds life long relationship. This area of Kettering had for many years one of Delco’s manufacturing plants which was founded by Kettering and Deeds. The background image is the Deeds Barn where Kettering and associates created some of their first inventions. I want to say Thank You to the Dayton Metro Library Reimagining Works committee for the commission. The finished piece is 10 feet x 5 feet and will be in the community meeting room. Here is a copy of my sketch. I will keep you informed to my progress and let you see the final piece when I’m finished.
FIVE ARTISTS COMMISSIONED FOR NEW
WILMINGTON-STROOP BRANCH LIBRARY
(September 14, 2017) — The Dayton Metro Library has selected five proposals for artwork in the new Wilmington-Stroop Branch in Kettering. These are the latest commissions in the ReImagining Works project, which places new, original artwork in each Dayton Metro Library location.
ReImagining Works invites artists to use pieces from the Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection as inspiration for reimagined artwork at the new or newly remodeled Libraries. The project is made possible by an anonymous bequest.
For the Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library, two pieces from the DAI collection, selected by popular vote, serve as inspiration: Red Circle, an oil painting by Dwinell Grant, and the cut glass piece Bold Endeavor by Jon Kuhn. Five artists received commissions, including two who will create a work together. The artists are:
Suzanne Ley and Susan Cannon, Springboro – working together to create a large mixed-media piece combining layers of paint with three superimposed fused glass panels. The composition will be based on the satellite image of the Library’s location at the intersection of Wilmington and Stroop Roads. The geometry of the intersecting lines and angles inspires the painting and glass composition, and reflects both inspiration works.
Brent Beck, Dayton – will create a large work composed of painted, shaped wood panels that relate to the modern geometric architecture of the Library and mimic the intersection of planes, lines and shapes seen in Bold Endeavor by Jon Kuhn. This colorful work will be layered, creating a sense of depth and an energetic rhythm.
Paula Kraus, Dayton – proposes five framed inkjet prints on rice paper created from photographs in which she isolates and distills light, color and shape to achieve compositions of pure geometry, inspired by the non-objective work of Dwinell Grant. The rice paper will be treated with encaustic, a beeswax, to create a translucency that references the glass work by Jon Kuhn.
Dan Cleary, Dayton – will produce a triptych of large photographs to create the sense of a mural. Focusing on the historical relationship between Charles Kettering and Edward Deeds, Cleary will combine historic photos and contemporary color images, along with patent drawings of Kettering’s inventions. Deeds Barn provides the focal point of the narrative anchoring the various overlaid images and reflecting the shape and layers in the inspiration piece Bold Endeavor, by Jon Kuhn.
Design work is underway for a new, larger Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library. The current building will be demolished and rebuilt in a more visible position at the corner of Wilmington Pike and Stroop Road, with improved access to parking. Construction is slated to begin in early 2018 and be finished in about one year.
For more information on ReImagining Works or the facilities improvement projects, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org.
I want to say "Thank You" to the Kettering Health Network for purchasing three more photographs for display in their Dayton Cardio office. That makes number 108, 109 & 110 that they have put up in buildings in Dayton, Tipp City, Springboro and Englewood. I have put photographs in three of their new and three offices that they were remodeling. Using high quality fine art photography of the local area is a great way to decorate your building. I spend time photograph in the Montgomery, Greene and Warren county area creating art work that looks familiar to the clients who come in to your office. This is art work that has a comfortable feeling and is also locally based. I have many of these photographs on my web site at Dan Cleary Fine Art Photogarphy. Dan has these and many more. Dan can also go out and create new photographs just for you. Call Dan to talk about your project.
Do You Need A Professional Portrait For Your
Medical Residency Application?
Medical students have a lot on their plate. All that studying, and then they are asked to provide a portrait when submitting their residency application. You may be thinking,”I have a friend with a camera, I’ll just ask them to take a picture of me against a wall”. How professional does that look? No very! You need a professional headshot taken by a professional photographer. I have a photography studio with professional lighting. I have years of experience at getting the best expression for people. The number on question medical students ask is “Can you take out the bags under my eyes?’ Yes, I know exactly how to retouch your image to take out those sleepy looking dark circles, without you looking like a model. You’ll look natural, you’ll look your best. The three things that are asked about the photograph you submit are,
• It must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format.
• The maximum file size accepted is 100 KB.
• It must be no larger than 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size.
I know exactly how to give you the professional portrait you need. The process is very simple. Call the studio at 937-298-6776. Schedule a time that is convenient for you. We'll look at the photographs immediately so you can pick out your best image. I then take that image, do my magic enhancement, and email you the finished portrait ready to submit in a couple days. If you have an urgent deadline I cane have the finished portrait read in 24 hour. Don't worry about this part of your medical residency application. I can help you look your best. To see more examples of my photography work go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/Business Photography.
I really enjoy photographing high school seniors here is the Beavercreek area. Here are a few of my recent high school senior photography sessions. Logan is a senior this year a Beavercreek high school and Cara goes to Carrol high school.
Cara wanted to do all her photographs outdoors at a park. We choose to do all her photographs at Smith Garden in Oakwood. Smith Garden is a beautiful location and I have used it often. The folks with Oakwood keep the park in great condition. The flowers are in bloom for more than half the year. Cara wanted to do multiple outfit changes so I had to bring a portable changing room. We had a gorgeous day with direct sun so my lighting was simple, a silver reflector to add light to her face and a white reflector to add pop to her blue eyes.
Logan wanted to do both in studio and outdoor photographs. I created a series of photographs using different backgrounds in the studio. I also did a few photographs using natural winds light. We then went outside the studio and finished the session outdoors using many different locations right around the building. Some were urban and some were natural settings.
There are appointments available for the late summer and this fall. I am offering a fall, back to school discount. 50% off you session photography fee. Give me a call at the studio 937-298-6776 with any questions or to schedule your appointment. To see more of my high school senior photographs go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/HighSchoolSeniorPortraits.
Powdered Painting Portraits
We have a big announcement here at Cleary Creative Portraits. We are now offering a new style of portraits. They are called Powdered Painting Photographs. These photographs can be produced from a studio portrait or a location portrait. This is a PhotoShop technique that allows me to be creative with individual portraits. This will make a beautiful wall portrait.
High school letterman’s jacket are still very popular. High school kids are participating in many different sports activities and a letterman’s jacket or a letterman’s sweater are great ways to show off their sports is with a jacket or sweater.
The best place to get your jacket or sweater is Classic Stitch in Miamisburg, Ohio. Julie Grice with Classic Stitch has the expertise to find the perfect jacket for your high school player. I know Julie from my BNI group and we have worked together to help market her jackets.
I came up with these photographs which represent what sports the kids are participating in. They are also an artistic statement that makes a great image to display in your house. These kids will be going of to college and these photographs will help you to remember everything they did in high school. Give me a call to set up your appointment for your high schooler’s high school senior portraits, 937-298-6776. If you need a letterman’s jacket give Julie a call at 937-247-3900. Classic Stitch is located in Historic Downtown Miamisburg.
Dan received a call from a web design company that asked if I know how to photograph glass? I said isn’t glass clear? How do you photograph something that is clear? You photograph something that is clear very carefully. Machine Glass Specialist is a company who creates industrial glass pieces. These glass parts are used by companies all over the worlds as part of their manufacturing process. Some of these glass parts are clear, some are translucent, some parts are opaque. These machined parts are very precise and they wanted quality photographs that would represent their products.
Dan has years of experience helping companies with their image. One of the best decisions you can make is to hire a professional photographer to create content for your company’s web site. Very few contemporary photographer have a studio with lighting equipment that can produce high quality product photographs like these. Dan had a pre-photography discussion with the web site development company to go over all the details of the project. It was decided to photograph all the glass products against a black background. Dan used dramatic lighting to highlight the intricate details of each glass part. After the studio photographs were taken Dan edited the images so they were ready to use on the company’s new web site. To see more of Dan’s studio photography work go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/corporate-photography. Call Dan at 937-298-6776 next time your company need professional photography for your web site.