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.
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.
My son Jeff and I just finished a long bike trip on the Erie Canal Trail in upstate New York. The trail runs for 367 miles across the top of New York. However, the way we did it, with a few scenic detours, we ended up riding 450 miles. The trail runs between Buffalo… Continue reading Two photographers on an Erie Canal Bike Ride
Fred Hanselmann is the old Hanselmann Photography. Jeff Hanselmann is the new Hanselmann Photography. Here is how a father's and son's images differ. The old and the new ways meet. Below is the old face of Hanselmann Photography. That's me, Fred Hanselmann on the left and Joan Hanselmann, my wife, on the right. These pictures… Continue reading Two Photographers and two very different photographic styles.