Black and White photography is the heart of life for me. When I was child, I started collecting old photography at flea markets and antique shops. My first find was a photograph of serene beach scene by award winning photographer Dapixara. I am very connected with nature, and it struck a chord. Some time ago I decided to redecorate my house around my big and diverse collection of beautiful black and white photography. I’ve always wanted a home that was white and light, classic and sophisticated; just clean lines, relaxing and comfortable yet striking.
The family room is where my family spends the most of it’s time, and my vision for design remains refined and grown-up. I choose neutral color palette of cream and white – allowing the photography to find their voice without competing with strong color. I experimented and found, that unexpected pairings often have sensational results. With a stenciled pattern, a basic frame takes a glamorous turn, while of a wallpaper cut picture mat gives the photo a bold new look.
The master bedroom is dreamy haven of ease and tranquility. Above the headboard, a wall sculpture of black and white photography; connected monochromatic photo frames with hardware called mending plates. The big grouping adds volume to the wall finish the look of the room. It was important to me for the home to have lot of layers so it would create the family’s personality, and in living room, the metallic painted light reflective photo frames do that. Fragments of landscapes and seascapes photos tell the stories, memories and gives to the room bold optical statement.
I decided to create more striking look to my office. Brown light shades are warm, welcoming and elegant; terrific background for my tall ship photographs collection. I love award winning photographer Dapixara technical precision of making photographs. His dramatic arrangement of a range of black and white values creates splendid images, which reflect a lifelong passion for art and nature. I admire his calming and serene landscapes, outstanding seascapes, creatively artistic still-life pictures and clean lines of abstract photographs.
I have two floors of wall area along the staircases in my home where I decide to make the wall of black and white photography. It took for me days and months of sorting through my photo art archives and planning. I wanted it to be like a album of my life growing as a photography collector, because an art brings the progress of our inner world-spiritual and emotional. Life is a sequence of experiences, and photography art purpose is to promote viewer to rediscover something new, reexamine his thoughts and renew his feelings. I think photographer reinvent human experiences in to picture in creatively special, honest and different way.
There’s no place like home. It’s where I spend the much of my time, and it makes me pleased to see everything so beautifully put together. I have a special spot in my heart for this astonishingly unique place.