VIZCAYA | Niki ButcherMiami © 1990
Photographic Story I experimented with infrared photography for a while and really enjoyed it. Photographing nature with infrared was great, but I wondered what would happen if I used it on architecture. I was curious to see what would happen if I photographed the house and garden at Vizcaya. There was so much coral in the home’s construction, and the nooks and crannies in the coral collected mold, moss, and other living things, so I hoped the heat from those organic things would make the structure glow. 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.