Diana Blair


Colorado photographer Diana Blair developed her love for photography in her early teens. In the beginning, it was all black and white photography. Film was processed in a darkroom with chemicals. The finished print came after using an enlarger for cropping, and finally touch-ups the old fashion way. Ask Diana what it was like printing her first roll of film and the unbelievable gratification of watching the photo emerge from the developing chemicals. Imagine the anticipation as you shoot a roll of film only to see the results after processing through the darkroom, usually a multi-day process. No instant gratification!

As most of our world today, photography took on a whole new era with technology. After numerous digital SLR cameras (up to 46 megapixels), she has mastered digital photography and integrated it with artistic computer technology resulting in PhotoArtistry.

Her latest PhotoArtistry creation is a set of Paris Cafés. All work is her original photography taken with a professional digital camera. The photographs are transformed into art using a technique of digital overlays. This technique creates the end product of a Photo Sketch. She prints them using pigmented ink on Hahnemuhle Museum Archival paper, then finished with a protective spray. The Photo Sketch is float-mounted in a black wood frame with a black mat to allow the deckle edge to standout. All framed Photo Sketch prints are signed, numbered, and come with a certificate of authenticity. Café photo sketches are a limited edition of 50.

Websites: dianablair.com | Cafés of Paris | Europe Gallery

Email: diana_blair@msn.com

Phone: (303) 621-6055

Instagram: @dianablairphotoart

Example Work

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