LAKE ISTOKPOGA | Niki ButcherHighlands County © 1995
Photographic Story Clyde and I had a wonderful few days photographing the southern end of Lake Istokpoga. There are many ‘lake’ cypress trees that provide wonderful sculptural opportunities for photography. 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.