I have created, minted and am offering original and unique collections of NFTs on OpenSea. Each of my NFTs are unique “1 of 1” works of art. My collections are titled: “Reflected Abstractions,” which are digital photographic images of artful compositions seen in glass windows reflecting abstracted versions of the world around them; and “Frost On My Windows,” which are digital photographic images of artful frost crystal formations formed in winter on my old New Hampshire farmhouse windows.
You can access my OpenSea profile page by clicking the following link https://opensea.io/PAJPhoto and my Collections by clicking the following links https://opensea.io/collection/reflected-abstractions and https://opensea.io/collection/frost-on-my-windows I am currently adding content to these pages so please check back again.”
Click here to read the Terms and Conditions under which I am offering my NFTs. For those of you arriving here from OpenSea, or anywhere else where my NFTs are being offered for sale, and you have made a purchase or are contemplating a purchase from me, this agreement should be reviewed carefully. Specifically, buyers of my NFTs and I agree that I retain copyright and all right, title and interest in and to the NFT art and the intellectual property it contains, and the NFT Buyer gets a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free License for non-commercial use. The Agreement also contains standard warranty disclaimers and liability limitations language.
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When an NFT gets minted, the creator can lock the metadata attached to the image. The bare minimum information has been attached to my NFTs and frozen so it can’t be changed. I can provide other technical data, such as camera type, exposure, date, etc., for any of the NFTs I mint upon request.
Framed print versions and other types of wall hangings of my NFTs will be made available through the “Shop” button on the Home Page of this website.
For the FIRST BUYER PAYING THE FULL LISTED PRICE of any freshly minted NFT, I am offering a FREE METAL PRINT of the NFT. The offer is accessible through the “Unlockable Content” for the NFT on OpenSea and is only available to the FIRST BUYER. The first buyer of a newly minted NFT will receive a signed metal print measuring 12″ to 24” on the longest dimension depending upon the size of the NFT purchased, in semi-gloss finish, flush mounted on a 1.25″ deep aluminum frame, and ready to hang!
See the images below as examples. This is a $750 to $1,750 value if purchased through my website. The new owner will supply me with a mailing address and the print will be drop-shipped free of charge to that address. Due to COVID holdups in the printing process, delivery might take a few weeks. This offer is ONLY for the FIRST BUYER PAYING THE FULL LISTED PRICE.
How I Capture “Reflected Abstractions”
“Reflected Abstractions” are digital photographic images of reflections off glass-clad buildings. Glass-clad buildings, due to the varying physical properties of glass, reflect abstractions of the world around them. Each building is constructed differently and each window in any given building reflects light differently. Many times, depending upon time of day and my angle of view, portions of these abstractions have very appealing compositions. Sometimes these compositions are recognizable as reflections of other buildings and/or their specific architectural elements, and other times the reflected abstractions are not recognizable as representing any real-world object.
I like the rigid constraints of the manmade window frame rectangles that control the abstractions. It’s like how we are all consigned to a societal box, but within each box we display our own unique individuality.
Below is an image of glass-clad buildings with reflections in the glass. Often, these overall abstractions are recognizable as reflections of buildings, as can be seen in the image below. Searching the exteriors of these buildings looking for pleasing compositions, I can zoom in with my digital camera and capture them. Then, in post processing I can un-skew the image to correct for perspective, and also crop closely to align with window frames, and control the tone. A camera cannot capture in a single image the full range of lights and darks that the human eye perceives. Sometimes I shoot from inside one building while looking at another. In that case I may have to dehaze the finished image due to the dirt and reflective coatings on the glass I am looking through. But I strive to produce a finished image as an accurate representation of the colors, contrasts, patterns, shapes and forms that I saw reflected at me off the glass.
How I Capture “Frost On My Windows”
For the past seven winters I have captured images of frost on my 200-year old New Hampshire farmhouse windows. When it is cold enough outside, warm moist air from inside the house escapes and freezes on the outer windows, forming fantastical crystalline ice shapes and patterns. The millions of individual crystals diffract and refract colors from the outside world in remarkable ways. Then they melt and disappear during the day and reappear again in different shapes and patterns at night.
I capture digital photographic images of the light coming through the crystals using a full frame DSLR and telephoto lens. I do not use artificial light or any heavy-handed post processing techniques other than to control tone and clean up imperfections in the old glass if they are distracting.
The colors in these images are natural colors from outside refracting through the ice crystals. Some images I capture are of small individual crystal growths that resemble delicate organic structures like plants and flowers (see image below), while other images look best at sizes of 60″x40″ and larger to see all the remarkable details. Some of my frost images are on display at Stride Arts Gallery in New York City and at ArtWorks Gallery in Chocorua, NH.
It is important for the viewer to understand a bit about the content and the context of these Frost artworks produced over the past seven winters. As noted, warm moist air escapes from my old house and forms crystalline compositions on the windows. The picture frame (the window), the canvas (the glass) and the medium (the warm moist air which freezes upon contact with the cold window) are all provided by humans. However, the compositions and the crystal shapes, the color choices and the final works of art are created by Nature in its own particular style and technique. The artwork is of pleasing compositions, and the content has powerful meaning to me – that Nature creates art! In the context of my 200-year-old house on bitter cold winter mornings, looking out the antique windows as the ice crystal colors change with the sunrise, this ephemeral natural art provides a singular viewing experience. The images I capture before the artworks melt and vanish is my way of sharing this experience.