WISHMAN OF NEW ORLEANS | Niki ButcherNew Orleans, Louisiana © 1985
Photographic Story A city that rarely disappoints is New Orleans. I am not sure what the Wishman of New Orleans’ background was, but I know seeing a wizard walking down the street in flip flops pushing a wishing well on wheels could only be described as joy-inspiring for me. 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.