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March 2011

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FEBRUARY ISSUE From the Editor

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In The News

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Salon Picture of the Week

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Photo Cover Story FASHION DARK & DANGEROUS

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By Simone Harris

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Film Vs Digital

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sometimes) very loud dialogue regarding the female form.

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This month’s issue was created as a result of a post-homage to Black History Month and a celebration of March being Women’s History Month. It was also another reason to pull out some of Nicholas Price’s fashion photography and study of the fashion world of the alternative lifestyle. Price’s archives show that he has a passion for photographing women of all sorts of shapes and sizes, ethnicities and lifestyles. His most popular works tend to be of his muses La Jeeb, Mistress Simone, La Rue and Neely who feature throughout the various themes of fashion, glamour and fine art nudes. Yours truly always tries to push the boat out, but find our US readers a little hesitant or shy when exploring the theme of Price’s photography of women as they seem they are unsure on how to respond. Usually, it is those that are comfortable being around contemporary or modern art that have no problem jumping in with both feet and opening (a

Considering most of our team are made up of women, Price is managed by a woman and yes, a large percentage of or readership are women, we often get requests to “see more” of Price’s photography on women. It’s not a sexist thing but a liberation thing for many. We supposedly live in a free and uncensored society and as far as all the quotes, poets, musicians, songwriters, film makers, media and marketing moguls out there, us women are supposedly a powerful force that can create havoc with the opposite sex, facts, figures, opinions, political polls, buying power and decision making and management of business, money, families and spending power that I think we actually don’t realize what a powerful force we really are. Or maybe we do, but as part of a secret knowledge we choose not to publicly acknowledge it so we don’t scare the pants off the other half! Either way, I hope that you enjoy a little glimpse of our powerful women featured this month and welcome your thoughts and opinions on this issue and or any other subject by emailing me at NPMedia@live.com

Simone Harris Editor

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I N THE NEWS By Sam Gilbert

International Traveling Exhibition News We are pleased to announce that match-funding of the exhibition fees are available to qualifying institutions and organizations*. Many thanks to our generous patrons and sponsors who have provided this opportunity through the Nicholas Price Family Trust.

NPITES can come directly to the places where you live, work, and play, connecting people all over the world.

Our Nicholas Price International Traveling Exhibition Services (NPITES) provides exhibitors with complete exhibition packages that include programming suggestions for community outreach, complete installation and care guidelines, public relations support, and wall-to-wall insurance coverage under the Nicholas Price Enterprises Exhibitions policy.

We circulate our exhibitions as widely as possible: museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, community centers, embassies, botanical gardens, schools, and shopping malls.

Complete curatorial references, including object checklist and script

Registration information for condition reporting; shipping, handling, and installation instructions; and crate lists and weights

Wall-to-wall insurance coverage under our policy

Public relations support in the form of press releases, photographs/digital images, and advice on promoting the show and hosting special events

Guidelines for local fundraising and working with our match-funding sponsors (as applicable)

Educational enrichment materials such as curriculum guides, docent training information and suggestions for lecture series

A variety of publications that may include catalogues, posters, and brochures

Internet links to NicholasPrice.com and other related websites

Retail related items for fundraising and gift shop sales

Call (7022) 471 7709 or email us at npellc@msn.com to book a NPITES exhibition

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S ALON PICTURE OF THE WEEK

By T.J. Harris

David, Donatello, (ca. 1440 AD) is reborn in the slaughter of two modern day Goliaths, oil and money whilst maintaining his somewhat nonchalant look and belying this monumental feat. From the Historic Icons Collection PhotoŠ Nicholas A. Price

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Fashion, Dark & Dangerous Compiled by Simone Harris, Curated by Nicholas Price

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A message from the President of Nicholas Price Enterprises If you are looking for a unique approach to your next campaign or want to establish, re-think or extend on your brand image, or have captured on film, your story or legacy, you have come to the right place. For twenty years I have had the privilege of working with and exclusively representing, master fine art photographer Nicholas A. Price. From the days when we were both involved with the international business and government scene – my client a former venture-capitalist and I, a consultant that gave up my group of clients and successful business to step into the exciting and challenging world of the visual arts when I chose to represent a single client, Nicholas A. Price who chose to depart a success from the corporate world and become an independent fine art photographer and artist. From day one I have always believed that my client’s work and creative process to be very unique. Finding the world of art galleries and the usual dealer/artist relationship personally unchallenging, I maintained a totally business-like approach outside of the world of traditional artists, galleries and dealers, ensuring that my client’s work extended beyond just the photograph in a more rewarding and global environment. His messages and style of photography appeared to be able to reach out and touch everyone at every level in every country. Nicholas Price’s photographs tell a story. An important story told in a candid and traditional style through the use of a film medium and without any digital manipulation or false additions. It is exciting to be able to have a client with a universal language and unique application without the need for words or excessive text! Our commissioning clients were able to utilize Nicholas’ talent in more ways than one and in the following ways; 1. When a client commissions Nicholas Price for his photography, it is more than just another ad or marketing campaign. It is a unique and original perspective of the clients brand and/or message.

These works are a valuable and evergreen asset and ROI to the client’s investment. This is also the part our client’s love best because the collection and book(s) can be used for live interaction at special events, exhibitions, conferences, education outreach, lobbying, corporate gifts, customer/client relations, appreciation events etc. 4. Deadlines are not an issue. Although Nicholas works in film we can quickly turn around the photographs into digital outputs and other formats enabling quick decisions and on time delivery. Clients notice the output maintains an even higher quality than a photograph originally taken by a digital photographer because film scanned will always have the highest number of pixels, best quality and delivery at the largest sizes that current technologies cannot match. 5. You are investing in the skill and perspective of the artist and the assignment in hand – not for the diva expenses or for the entourage. The client is the focus here. Nicholas may have a single and unobtrusive assistant around for carrying his equipment or re-ensuring documentation and releases are approved prior to the actual shoot. Nicholas works in a candid style, meaning his presence must not be felt or be distracting to the subject if he is to get the best shot (really important in high security, sensitive or performance situations( see; Cleared Hot!, Dance In Focus, Partnerships With Nature) 6. Nicholas can either work as an individual or as a team player, fully co-operating with your art director, creative team and agency. A businessman himself, Nicholas understands the importance of keeping on time, on budget and most importantly, having the flexibility to adapt to mostly last minute and unexpected situations. To read more about why Nicholas Price should be your choice for your corporate story, please look at our commission’s page on our web site.

I hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to seeing you all again soon! Warmest Regards,

2. As a client, Nicholas Price is creating YOUR Story and YOUR Legacy at the same time. 3. As a “fine art photographer” each commission includes a collection of museum quality fine art prints of the photographs and a corporate book that highlight s the undertaking the client’s legacy of the brand and/or story.

Grace Price President of Marketing and Business Development Nicholas Price Enterprises

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Film Vs Digital – Part II By Mike Silver Nicholas Price is considered a master craftsman of his industry. A true traditionalist, Nicholas hand prints all his photographs in his own photo lab. The process consists of three major steps, performed in a photographic darkroom 1. Exposure of the image onto the sensitized paper using an enlarger 2. Processing of the latent image through a multi-step chemical immersion process. 3. Development of the exposed image. This step reduces the silver halide in the latent image to metallic silver. 4. Stopping development by neutralizing, diluting or removing developing agent. 5. Fixing the final print by dissolving remaining unexposed/undeveloped silver halide from the lightsensitive emulsion. 6. Washing thoroughly to remove chemicals used in processing, protecting the finished print from fading and decay. 7. If made on glossy paper, ferrotyping to enhance the reflective gloss is an option. 8. Optional toning of the print through additional chemical processes that replace all or part of the reduced silver in the image with other pigments. 9. Texturing and drying of the final print. Optionally after fixation, the paper is treated to ensure complete removal of the fixative, which would otherwise compromise the long term stability of the image. In processing color prints additional steps are added to form the color pigments from precursors in the different color-sensitive layers of the emulsion. Film produces a first generation image, which contains only the information admitted through the aperture of the camera. Trick photography is more difficult with film; in law enforcement and where the authenticity of an image is important, like passport or visa photographs, film provides greater security over most digital cameras, as digital files may have been modified using a computer. However, some digital cameras can produce authenticated images. If someone modifies an authenticated image, it can be determined with special software. The manufacturers of SanDisk claims to have developed a write-once memory stick for cameras, and that the images once written cannot be altered. Nikon film scanner, above, which images 35 mm film for digital input. From an artistically conservative standpoint, some practitioners believe that the use of film offers a more authentic mode of expression than with easily enhanced digital images. As with the earlier transition from oil painting to photography, or from photographic plates to film photography, older methods are more expensive, thus encourage more selectivity and additional consideration.

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THE EVERLASTING GARDEN Developers and architects commission a greener touch to their developments

Nicholas A. Price has always created garden sculptures for clients around the world and didn't realize how really unique, functional and important his art was for the desert environment until he established his studios in Southern Nevada back in 2000. Not only are his sculptures beautiful to look at, they never require watering! The sculptures are all one of a kind original works of art. The Artist uses some interesting recycled and reclaimed materials, including copper, aluminum, stainless steel, brass and wood. Sometimes at a client's request, he will also use semiprecious stones and metals. Over time, some metals, like the copper, patina to a beautiful green color. The sculptures require little maintenance if none at all and look amazing indoors or out, including desert themed landscaping or in a courtyard.

“Boreal” is made from reclaimed wood, aluminum and copper and stands at approx. 11feet 4ins 22

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Aphrodite Free standing sculpture Size: 78 inches high 36 inches wide 38 inches deep Medium: Copper and recycled wood Copper flowers, branches and leaves on a beautiful aged hardwood. Created by hand from reclaimed wood and with copper flowers

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Venus Medium: Stone, Copper and Brass This beautiful table sculpture is made from reclaimed stone base and handmade copper and brass flowers and leaves.

Ocochobee Medium: Copper and recycled wood This beautiful table sculpture is made from reclaimed wood and handmade copper flowers and vines.

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Chiao Teng Free standing sculpture. Medium: Copper and recycled wood Size: 65 inches high 47 inches wide 18 inches deep Copper frame, branches and leaves on a beautiful aged hardwood base. A feature or divider weighing over 160 pounds (73kgs) Copper frame, branches and leaves on a beautiful aged hardwood base. An example of how art can be just as functional as creative and unique IN Focus | Š 2011 Client Edition All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission is strictly prohibited.

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Ophelia Free standing sculpture. 80 inches high 38 inches wide Copper, brass and aluminum. Can also be illuminated from the inside.

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