Framed Photograph Sold

hippie

Hippie 2019 © Stephen Bruno

Today after visiting a gallery in Cedaredge, Colorado, I found out that this photograph on a traditional canvas wrapped around a wooden frame was sold for over $300.

I photographed this man in June 2008 at the intersection of Haight-Ashbury streets in San Francisco, California. I was struck by his sense of inner peace. I remain an unapologetic hippie, and can so relate to him. On that day,  I was photographing humanitarian scenes around San Francisco. I have deep feelings about the people in these scenes and I use my photography to bring compassionate conscientious awareness.

The image is one of my favorites.

The owners have requested that I replace the same print as soon as possible but with a process that I now use with dyes that are infused directly into a specially coated ready to hang aluminum sheet to create a print with incredible luminescence, detail, and durability. The brilliant high-gloss surface shows every detail. Most of my remaining photographs in the gallery are printed with this method.

Yes, it is true that I an not just a wildlife photographer.

10 comments on “Framed Photograph Sold

  1. chefjanalee says:

    Congratulations Stephen!! That happens to be one of my favorite photographs!!!
    Thank you for explaining the details of what methods you are using to “sweeten” up the deal!!! Very cool 😎!!
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us!!

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  2. aeolosgia (Giacinta) says:

    I love that someone felt what they did to buy this very beautiful, meaningful and moving image! I also have a print of this that I purchased from your website when you first took the photo and posted it. It is one of those, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and even more. As the photographer, thank you for sharing your personal feelings and connection to this beautiful and tender soul and what it means to you. I’m so very pleased that the gallery sold the image and that they are excitedly awaiting another. Speaks volumes. Bravo and congratulations! So very wonderful!

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  3. Margo Nicastro says:

    YAY Stephen!

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  4. Karen Zingler Levitch says:

    Congrats! They made an excellent choice!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Sue Maves says:

    Hi Stephen. It’s been a long time since I’ve communicated with you. I miss you on Facebook. I’m glad I clicked on this because I’m happy about you selling this picture and getting a second sale from the same people of the same photo. Can you tell us what company you are using for the printing on aluminum? I would be curious to look in to it more.

    Congratulations on the sales. I’m glad you have settled in to your new life and community.

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