UPDATE: October, 2019
Even though this page is a tad old, it showcases the kinds of products I offer in my fairs and shows. I will add photos of my new prints and products soon. Rest assured that I am also creating a 2020 Nature Calendar. If you want one, please send email or leave a comment below. By the way, this page is best viewed on a tablet or a computer. Thank you!
People often ask me if I have a site on which I show my photographs. Well, I used to have a couple of sites, but today, not so much! I place photos on my Facebook page, on Viewbug and Flickr, but I’m debating whether to resurrect ilenesmachine.com, my Fine Art America pages or move to SmugMug. In the meantime, I shall post a sample of some of my wares here. I sell prints in many sizes, plus photo cards, calendars, magnets, puzzles, cups, mousepads and nylon [and cloth] shopping bags at my shows. (My next show is Sun., November 3, 2019 in case you are wondering.) Below is a small gallery of some of my available shots.
I’ve almost run out of cards and other items to sell, so I ordered more! I haven’t received everything yet, but Vistaprint and Shutterfly rarely let me down. (The links are referrals from my account.) I’ve used other companies to print, but I think the quality of products produced at the two vendors listed above is the best, plus packages arrive quickly. It pays to watch for sales though.
I have photos from a variety of places on the east coast, but I showcase my photography from the Boston suburbs in my shows. All of the photographs shown below were taken in Needham, Natick, Dover, Wellesley, Millis or Sherborn.
You can order most photos in any size you want!
Prices range from $4 cards to $500 large framed prints.
2018 Nature Calendar: Here is a thumbnail of the 2018 Needham area Nature Calendar coming from Vistaprint. The January photo is the only shot from outside of Needham, MA. I couldn’t resist adding my winter scene from the Charles River in Natick, MA, because it was not an easy shot to get. One slip and I would have ended up in the semi-frozen river! Needham locations include Rosemary Lake, Needham RTS, Gould and Charles River Streets, the Needham Reservoir and what used to be Owens Poultry Farm.
There are two versions of the calendar. The cover differs slightly. In one version I used a Merganser Duck pair from the Needham Reservoir for March. In the second version (pictured above), I used the herd of white-tailed deer at the Needham RTS for March and moved the Mergansers onto the cover.
Cards: I’ve also ordered new 5×7 cards. The only real difference between the cards produced by Shutterfly and Vistaprint are the envelopes. Shutterfly’s envelopes have squared off flaps and are a bit thicker. Pictured below are a small sampling of cards I offer at my shows. The hummingbirds are always popular. I suspect Needham’s last Blue Tree card won’t last long this December. I order in small batches, so supply is limited.
South Natick Red Bridge Card
Other Products: I have one puzzle of my popular Fishing Bridge photo (in the middle above) and the Needham RTS collage, plus a couple of nylon shopping bags and a placemat of my Needham RTS critters. I also create small magnets of various shots.
Heron Nylon Shopping Bag
Placemat of Needham RTS Critters
Nylon Shopping Bag
Prints: I offer a variety of prints and when cards sell out, you can often find a print of the subject you love. I offer 3×4″ mini-framed photos for those whose space is at a premium. A sample is the bee in the silver frame below. I print 8×10″ and 8.5×11″ photos on an Epson printer with archival ink and papers. You can frame them or use them as they come, packaged with a cardboard backing in an archival cellophane bag. I offer a limited number of framed photos.
Mute Swan on Charles River
Large Prints: My 16×20″ or 13×19″ large prints are usually framed. Some include UV-protective glass to protect the print. I only bring a couple to each show.
South Natick Dam Reflection
South Natick Red Bridge Card
Hummingbirds in Needham
Owen’s Poultry Farm in a Blizzard
So, there you have it: a sample of my photographic offerings. If you have a favorite bird, bug or critter, that you don’t see please ask me! I have thousands of photos suitable for printing and just can’t show them all in each show. Thank you for visiting my site. Comments are most welcome!