This article is how my wife Joan and I dropped out of the University and became potters. Before we were photographs, Joan and I were potters. This is the story of our first days trying to make a life as do it yourself artists. Our amazingly mature teenage grandson was once a daring four year old adventurer.… Continue reading Art Show Days, Part 1
A couple of years ago during a very busy art show in Breckenridge, Colorado, I was taking a break on a bench a few yards away from my booth. A well dressed gentleman and an equally well attired young son of twelve or so stopped in front of me and looked at my booth. The… Continue reading Art Show Days, Part 2
Art Show Days, Part 3 Most art shows take place in the great outdoors, in local parks, parking lots or on main street. All artists use flimsy aluminum and nylon tents to show their wares and most of these tents are chock full of costly art works, sometimes worth as much as several hundred thousand… Continue reading Art show days part 3: Great Art Show Disasters.
A large percentage of the art sold in America now-a-days is sold at art shows, not in galleries. Even well known artists who have their own galleries often show their art at art shows and sometimes end up selling their galleries and doing only shows. Galleries have many downsides: they are horrendously expensive to run… Continue reading Art show days, part 4: the hardest part of being an artist is the parking.
Six years ago in 2011 I spent the entire month of May photographing the American Southwest. I was mostly in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. I visited twelve National Parks and areas that should have been National Parks and I shot over 7000 images. My main motivation for this recent Southwest trip was to add… Continue reading Photographing the Southwest
Jeff Hanselmann is the new owner and photographer at Hanselmann Photography and some of you don't know him yet. So, here is Jeff and his family and his home. Photography is only one of the things Jeff does. He has always been a carpenter and contractor also. Here he is working on the addition to… Continue reading A professional photographer’s family pictures.
Introduction There are two photographers at Hanselmann Photography. The older one, myself, is Fred Hanselmann. As most of you know, I've been taking traditional landscapes of mountains, rivers, National Parks and so forth for the last forty years or so. The other photographer is Jeff Hanselmann, my son. Jeff is now the owner and main photographer… Continue reading The Abandoned Mills of Sanford Maine