OLD TOWN BAKERY | Niki ButcherKey West © 2018
Photographic Story I love photographing the old historic buildings of Florida. So many of them have disappeared or are currently in the way of “progress”. However, Key West has done a very good job of saving the Old Town of Key West. I love walking the streets of Old Town and always discover fun things to photograph. When I saw the Old Town Bakery, I jumped at the chance to keep it forever in a photographic record. 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.