FISHING SHACK 1 | Niki ButcherPine Island Sound © 1985
Photographic Story There are several historical fishing shacks in the Pine Island Sound, I’m glad they are on the historical record because they are a big part of Florida’s history. This is where professional fishermen once stayed when they fished the Gulf. They would return from the Gulf to these shacks and wait for the ice boat to come by and pick up their catch to take to shore and then head back out to the Gulf. 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.