About Artistic Pursuits - Photography by Robert Strovers

Artistic Pursuits - Photography and More:

Original images from the archives of fine art photographer, Robert Strovers. Creatively composed images and artistically presented fine art prints from the Artistic Pursuits studio.

Photography services include availability for commissions and for freelance assignments.

Available as a consultant to work with architects, interior designers, galleries and art consultants. I have the resources and image archives to address small and large scale projects from image choice to installation.

My studio also provides custom digital darkroom, digital printing and custom framing services for professional, semi-professional, and amateur photographers alike. Utilizing an array of papers and processes few others in the area provide as well as personalized one on one service.

Artistic Pursuits - Fine Art Photography has relocated to San Antonio Texas.  Phone 412 860-8763 for more info.

 You can also see additional images on my Flickr site - Click this link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/artisticpursuits/

My photography business, which I call "Artistic Pursuits," has grown from a creative and artistic seed, long dormant, but always present.

Creatively, my early interests were focused on drawing and sketching. In retrospect, it's clear to me that imagery and composition, as well as texture and detail, were all integral components of my art. Even as I pursued a successful career in telecommunications, my interests grew to include pen and ink, calligraphy, and periodic meanderings into photography.

Many, many sights can catch one's eye, but too often we see without actually stopping to really look or look without actually seeing what is there. Now, as a professional photographer, I pursue my creative interests and indulge my artistic eye each day.

Photographically, my primary interests are in still life; my passion lies with the cityscape and all it offers--architecture, architectural detail, bridges, neighborhoods, urban textures, industry and industrial details--areas rife with texture, color, and contrast, full of opportunities and subject matter to capture and share with others.

I shoot with professional Canon cameras, presently using the 5D Mk II and 7D and premium L series lenses. As I believe that the real power of the image is in the print, I use Epson wide format printers - presently the 44 inch 9890 series, and a variety of archival quality papers such as Museo Silver Rag, Ilford Gold Fibre Silk, Hahnemuhle Museum Etching and Epson's Exhibition Fiber paper for outstanding results.

I use only archival quality cotton rag mat, acid free foam board, and other acid free materials to mount and mat images ready for framing. Each of my images is printed in my studio and signed only when I am satisfied with the results.

Print sizes up to 44 wide are done on my own equipment. With an Epson 9900 (44 inch) I can also provide larger prints including 40x40 square crop, large canvas prints (40 wide). If you are interested in a very contemporary look, please contact me about image prints on aluminum plate and canvas.



Visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/artisticpursuits/ and you'll find a fairly good selection there as well.