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Archie Hamilton

View on the Hudson by Archie Hamilton
View on the Hudson by Archie Hamilton
Archie Hamilton is a photographer living and working in The Hamptons and New York City. His work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals and museums in many places in the United States, including Museum of Anthropology in Chico, Cal; Cinque Gallery in New York City; Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh, PA; Warren Street Gallery in New York City; Las Vegas Art Council in Las Vegas, NM; Focal Point Gallery in Bronx, NY; Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY. Hamilton has lead photo workshops at the Jamaica Arts Council in Jamaica, NY and for many years has served as a judge of young peoples photography in the ACTSO competition sponsored annually by the NAACP.

Born and raised in Mississippi, Archie Hamilton began his study and practice in photography while enlisted in the U.S. Army, stationed in Manheim, Germany for 3 years. After his tour in the Army, and back home in Greenville, Mississippi he worked briefly as a school pictures photographer. Two years after completing his army tour, he moved to New York City where he studied fashion photography at Fashion Institute of Technology. Soon thereafter, he was employed by the Board of Missions (later known as General Board of Global Ministries) of the United Methodist Church. There, Hamilton assumed the duties of studio photographer, and magazine and motion picture still photographer in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, he studied with master photographers George Tice and Sing-Si Schwartz.

Archie Hamilton has been exhibiting for the past thirty years. He continues to be intrigued by the visual (and philosophical) abstractions that are inherent in photographic images of two groups of subjects: still life flora and discarded everyday items. He is currently working on a series of such images.


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Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.


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Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.


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Learning to Paint with Watercolors

By Cindy Tabacchi

ImageWatercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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