New products, Summer 2013

This summer we are delighted to introduce two new products and a new product option.

The first two new products are actually resized versions of the original Acrylic Prints.

An 8"x10" and and 11"x14" size will soon be available.

A customer had requested this.  It was very well received and has been a popular product. it  also creates some wonderful and affordable panorama opportunities (more about that later).

The new product option is the table-top Acrylic Print option.  This will be available on-line within the next week.

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0 Comments | Posted 7/22/13 11:58 AM By John Becker in Business Acrylic Prints

1st_cutting-smFirst cutting

Here in the upper Midwest, July 1st represents several milestones. 

The first hay cutting of the year has taken place.  This will be the largest cut for the year.

Summer usually has completely arrived and you have had at least one picnic break.

And you either have a sense of accomplishment or are challenged by unfinished projects.

For a small business it is an opportunity to reflect on the year so far and the balance of the year to come.

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0 Comments | Posted 6/28/13 6:34 PM By John Becker in Photojournalism Business

Go forth and conquer

It is always kind of bittersweet when the Minnesota State College Southest Technical school year is finished for the year. These students make great employees.

We really appreciate the talent and attention to detail they bring to the job.

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0 Comments | Posted 6/7/13 5:15 PM By John Becker in Business


The artists' lair...

Creativity must have a point of origin and a good place to look for the origin is where the artist lives.

David Culver is a prolific artist who lives in his studio in Bay City, Wisconsin.

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0 Comments | Posted 1/5/13 6:36 PM By John Becker in Local Fine art Business



The Red Wing Creative Economy Project

This web site may have appeared quiet this summer, but that was because it was a really busy summer.

One of the time-consuming projects this summer was the Red Wing Creative Economy Project. 

This was a research grant that was funded by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.  The project was to measure and contrast the local creative economy and propose specific recommendations going forward.

It wasn't an easy process, but I am proud of the final product.

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0 Comments | Posted 10/22/12 10:34 AM By John Becker in Local Business


Why is this guy smiling?

Maybe because this web site has finally been updated.

But the likelier answer is that he is simply a happy guy. 

He was delivering some equipment and wasn't used to being the photographic center of attention.  The irony of this photo was that it was posted on the framing Facebook page right after it was taken and he happened to see it.  It really is a small world.

It has been very busy here at the shop nonetheless.  We are rearranging everything to ramp up a new product line.  This equipment delivery was a key part of this process.

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0 Comments | Posted 5/19/12 10:43 AM By John Becker in Business