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Or for any other occasion…
As a gift – or for yourself, art is not a luxury, it is a necessity.
Max Eastman said “It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.”
Why invest in art?
- Art will not wear out
- Art will not make you fat
- Art will improve your life
- Art will make you smile
- Art will make you think
- Art will inspire you
Our e-commerce site has some great deals on inventory prints + lots of custom order images from around the world. We produce custom prints in-house, provide mounting and framing services and I will even personally install your selection in most cases.
If you don’t see what you are looking for, call or email me. I probably have what you want somewhere in my extensive library. If not, I may just go out and find it for you – or create it from scratch.
Our most recent installation is a nearly 8 foot wide mounted canvas print for Northwestern Mutual in Dallas.
Our themes include:
- Dallas Texas
- Frisco Texas
- Route 66
- New York City
- Girls and Cars
- Musical Instruments
- Flora and Fauna
- Nature and Scenics
- SignZ of Our TimeZ
- Alien Vistas
- The TreZ Collection
We have a growing collection of Selective Color images from around the world:
And the latest image from Budapest:
We have more than one fulfillment company that handles applying our vast library of images to a variety of products. Just recently they started offering pencil skirts as an option and of course we hopped right on it and started engineering images for this medium.
All you gals know that a spectacular pencil skirt is a must-have, right?
New images are being added regularly as we go through and re-configure for this size and scale.
Currently our library includes florals, skylines, weather, abstracts, automotive, Route 66, Dallas, Fort Worth and Alaska. At only $35.00 each these are an excellent value. And if y’all would like yours personally autographed, just sashay on over wearing it and I’ll be happy to oblige.
We even have WINSTON in a pencil skirt! That cute little rascal finds his way into everything.
A few samples – lots more on our fulfillment page
Well it’s been a long three days, but I’m finally finished upgrading all the web galleries to a new slideshow format.
In the past, our online galleries were Flash-based, which meant they were not compatible with Apple’s IOS-based portable devices. The reason I haven’t rectified this issue sooner, is that building the new galleries requires a lot of painstaking manual effort. The Flash galleries are an automated process that takes less than 2 minutes per gallery.
In the process of upgrading the galleries, the home page received a complete makeover which includes a slideshow of images above a grid of large thumbnails for the various disciplines I market.
Stop by and take a look. Let me know what you think.
The next step is to create fully mobile-compliant subdomains for the Smart Phone market. Stay tuned
This is what the new gallery display looks like:
Quick Links to some tertiary galleries:
Freelight (70’s Jazz with Pam Tillis, Jarrett Washington, Tim Timmermans and John Cipollina – 8/23/2013)
John Cipollina and Friends 8/23/2013
Sly Stone 8/23/2013
Oil and Gas 8/23/2013
A very non-Texan-like rejection letter…
All y’all who know me are familiar with my conversational style of writing by now I imagine – and I try not to take myself too seriously (sometimes successful — sometimes not so much) so keep that in mind and check this out:
I’ve had my share of “rejection letters” in my life, but this is pretty special. Last December I sent what I thought was an innocuous message to Ride Texas Magazine to see if perhaps we could collaborate. It took almost 5 months for the Publisher to think up the following snide response.
Here’s what I sent them last December:
I’ve been riding / driving the backroads of Texas for years. My first book, Texas As I See It, celebrates the minutiae that makes the Lone Star State great. I’ve been shooting for 4 more planned volumes on Texas – and have most of a Route 66 book in the can.
At a minimum, I think you should interview me on this topic.
And here is today’s response from Valerie Asensio:
Warren — I wish you much success with your photo series. However, I’m confident we’ve covered more of Texas with a team of writers in our 15 years of publication than you conceivably could. Five journalism awards speak to the quality of that coverage.
Your bull-in-a-china-shop approach is a non-starter with me. “Knowwattamean? “
After a lot of time sitting on a stool with a legal pad and pen in our warehouse, I finally finished the inventory of our print catalog.
Now it’s all online and you can save big by ordering from our Inventory Prints. We will still produce any image in any size on short notice, but you save at least 50% when you order from our existing inventory.
From 8×10 prints in 11×14 mats up to Limited Edition Gallery-Wrap canvas Giclee prints five feet long, we have a substantial variety from Texas, Tuscany, Route 66, NYC, TreZ, Abstracts, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Winston the ORIGINAL Angry Bird and LOTS more.
FREE delivery in the D/FW Metroplex.
FREE shipping (in the Continental US) on matted prints.
Most orders ship within 24 hours.
All Limited Edition prints come with Certification.
Just finished editing all of the images from our Route 66 / Southwest road trip. What an interesting journey it was! The Mother Road has little left to indicate it was a vital artery for critical highway travel in the mid-century of the 1900s. Most of it is simply gone. Allowed to decay into desolate heaps of trash. But fortunately. some gems remain to remind us how important this time was in our history – and how colorful our environment and styles were at this important juncture of our country’s development.
I have constructed a little slideshow for you to enjoy (well, actually not so little… 119 images), which you can access by clicking on the link.
In addition to photographing much of Route 66 from Oklahoma City to Flagstaff, we spent some time photographing Cadillac Ranch (at sunset, with a local model, in a 40mph gale…) in Amarillo. I got some killer shots, in spite of the harsh conditions – and a Hummer Limo full of Girl Scouts…
We also covered a great deal of Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas on our way back home – a 2,500 mile loop. We found Arizona to be a very interesting place – especially south of Tucson, where enormous Dust Devils danced about the open desert, with dust plumes rising thousands of feet in the air. It was like some post-apocalyptic movie scene. We also found these in Texas, but the sheer quantity in Arizona was quite fascinating.
We also took the time to visit Taliesin West, the winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright has always been a favorite architect of mine and I considered myself fortunate to have lived across the street from the Marin County Civic Center, one of his last creations.
What a treat it was so visit the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, actually sit in the furniture he designed and view the desert from his vantage point. His designs were minimalist, yet dramatic. He created spaces and access to them in such a way as to cause you to appreciate their design and impact as you entered and exited the space. He was adamant about using Mother Nature’s components in his construction and designed his structures to complement their surroundings.
Another item on my Bucket List completed.
The scenic beauty of the American Southwest is without equal. The sculpture of the land, is breathtaking. Mesas jutting up in the middle of an otherwise flat landscape and what appear to be miniature Cinder Cones popping up from time-to-time each offset their surroundings with drama and wonder. Enormous boulders, precariously balanced on their brethren, mysteriously remain in these positions for decades. Centuries, perhaps.
The dramatically sculpted mountains and general geologic formations are nothing short of spectacular to behold, especially around dawn or sunset, when the texture of the land is enhanced by acute lighting.
Like Route 66, much of the Southwest is littered with abandoned buildings and decaying signs of prior civilization. In one instance, we saw road signs for a community coming up. As we approached, we passed the sign for the north town limit and in another 100 yards, passed the south town limit sign, with not a single structure to be found in between. Whatever had been there, looked like it had simply been wiped from the face of the earth.
We finally made it to Marfa, Texas. Home of the famous and inexplicable “Marfa Lights”. We were underwhelmed by Marfa in every way imaginable. Marfa had all the energy and vitality of a Ghost Town – with the room rates of Manhattan. Really? This is it? No thank you. So off we went, due east, to the rest stop where the famous “Lights” are found. We were several hours too early to expect any “activity”, took a few photos and headed on to Alpine. Besides… It’s as likely the “Lights” are some frazzled farmer with a bottle of Jack, a flashlight and an old hubcap, as they are to be something extraterrestrial…
Alpine was a breath of fresh air compared to Marfa. Quaint, lively and with a historic hotel and decent rates. The dining options were much better as well. All-in-all, we highly recommend Alpine as a place to rest and recharge en route.
We had intended to make our next stop Kerrville in order to photograph Stonehenge II. Fortunately, I did some research prior to departure and found the property had been sold at the end of 2010 and the sculptures removed for reinstallation elsewhere. With no accurate information as to it’s actual new location or percentage of completion, we scrapped the plans for our eastbound leg and headed due north towards San Angelo, passing through some gorgeous country and a lot of interesting little towns.
There is a lot to see out there.
Moving right along…
Just recently I have partnered with a new fulfillment site to market my work. This arrangement makes it a very simple process to order my photography is a wide variety of sizes, including postcards, with a click of your mouse.
At the same time, I am adding new work almost daily to the site, from my recent “Experience Ireland” series and my still-in-development “Route 66” collection.