SENATOR HOTEL MIRROR | Niki ButcherMiami Beach © 1983
Photographic Story I fell in love with the art deco region before it became the attraction it is today. The Senator Hotel was one of my favorite places to photograph. However, it was torn down and replaced with a parking garage. I am hoping this mirror found itself in a good home. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Niki prints her images on fiber-base black and white mat surface paper in the darkroom, then using Q-tips and cotton balls, she applies a thin coat of oil paint over the surface allowing the image to gently be seen through the oil paint. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.