SENATOR HOTEL POOL STEPS | Niki ButcherMiami Beach © 1983
Photographic Story The Senator Hotel had so many classic Art Deco features that it became one of my favorite buildings to photograph. I was very upset in 1988 when I heard it was going to be torn down in favor of a parking garage. It was a sad day when that happened. 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.