MOONFLOWER | Niki ButcherEverglades National Park © 2004
Photographic Story I love Moon Flowers. The flower is as flowing as silk in the wind. There is something surreal about them. I was fortunate to have nice even early morning light when I took this image, which allowed me to capture the subtle details in the white area of the flower. The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. 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.