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Tuesday, February 09th, 2010 | Author:

WKNO recently did a piece about Byron Jorjorian on their program Southern Routes you can view it below:

Special thanks to Producer T.Leigh Starns and videographer Will Bezubic of Running Pony Productions.

Friday, January 29th, 2010 | Author:

Frost covered leaves imaage #011208_10As a fine art nature photographer the desire to travel explore and photograph in new locations is ever present. Photographs of exotic lands are always popular. However, often the most amazing art is created from the ordinary moments in nature that are all around us. This image I made early one January morning right after we had moved into our new home. I walked out my front door and spied these frost covered leaves. I ran back in got my camera and spent the next 30 minutes creating this image. This image has become one of my most popular photographs.

Monday, January 25th, 2010 | Author:

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As our lives become increasingly complex, an inner urge emerges to simplify our living areas to create balance and peace internally.  Interior designers are being asked to create minimalist spaces for their clients that still resonate with character and sophistication. This is a task that is easier said than done, as less is often more difficult to achieve than more.

Choosing just the right works of art to adorn walls is key to creating a Zen living space that also has warmth and life. Many intriguing photographs can be found to achieve this effect. The goal is to select those that are simple yet imaginative and evoke a sense of nature that can serve as a focal point for such designs.

Each room in a Zen design should have only one central focal point – a small Zen garden, a leaf print, or a simply stated wooden bench would suffice.  Such spaces should be highly functional and efficient, with many pieces of furniture serving a double duty.

Colors should be nature-oriented, and can be defined by the Zen photography placed on the walls.  Sage, coffee, taupe, and shades of balsa blend nicely together and create a natural, simplistic setting.

Also complementary to a Zen design are the photos of leaves.  As the humble leaf is the “factory” where food is produced for the mighty tree, it is symbolic of small things creating great results.  Dried leaves symbolize the harvest, while green, fresh ones symbolize the newness of spring. Photos of leaves fill the viewer with a sense of peace and harmony, making them ideal choices for stress-free living spaces.

Recessed lighting adds to the overall ambiance of such a design, and helps to illuminate the tastefully chosen Zen photos for decorating adding interest to the space.  A few candles sparsely spread throughout each room will add the Feng Shui element of fire for balance.

We have a large number of images suitable for imparting a Zen feeling to the design of a room throughout our site. You can visit a special gallery of our Zen imagery created using an exclusive technique by clicking HERE

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Sunday, December 27th, 2009 | Author:

byron jorjorianphoto of Byron Jorjorian by Anthony Scarlati

Nashville Arts Magazine is a wonderful magazine published in Nashville, Tennessee that spotlights the talent of  Tennessee artists as well as showcasing trends in the art world. In September The Nashville Arts Magazine did an article about my fine art photography. The article includes a gallery of some of my best selling images as well as a short description of my business. You can read the entire article online HERE.

Monday, November 16th, 2009 | Author:

Image #20091113-123After 3 weeks of on and off the road traveling to photograph the fall colors, I am back eating a bagel at Panera (my other office). Spent the weekend getting some rush print orders done and I will be delivering the prints for my Water Abstraction show at Metro Arts Center shortly. Then back to fulfilling print orders  and sifting through 6000 images. I will be adding more images to the website soon. For now above is a preview of coming attractions.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | Author:

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I am pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit of my fine art photography at the Metro Arts Gallery on November 19th. The exhibition space is within the public area of Metro Arts Commission’s offices, located on the fourth floor of the Metro Office Building in the Richard Fulton Complex. The theme of this art show is Water Abstracts, (a favorite photographic subject of mine). The show will be open through March 2010.

Metro Arts Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. November 19th

MNAC’s address and hours of operation are:

800 2nd Avenue South, 4th Floor
Nashville TN 37210
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 | Author:

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Fall is one of my favorite seasons for photography. Each year I plan a trip to follow the changing colors as they roll south. This year is no exception. I am currently in the Smoky Mountains after hitting two other locations further north earlier this week. Next week will be southern Tennessee, north Alabama and Georgia. In the next few weeks I will begin posting some of the photographs from this season. The photograph above I made last year in Vermont.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 | Author:

When we think of putting art in a child’s room, the first things that come to mind are bright, primary colors and juvenile images of trucks, cars, princesses and kittens, and then maybe nursery rhymes or famous movie and TV characters.  All of these ideas are fine, of course, but they do have their drawbacks.  Here are a few different ideas to consider.

Nature photography can create a wonderful atmosphere for a child’s room and there is a great selection of this type of art that you can purchase online.  Most children love animals and clear colorful prints of tigers and giraffes, or zebras and monkeys can be just as interesting.

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The subtle, calming colors of most art photography are perfect for a little one’s bedroom, and the realistic portrayal of nature in an artistic photograph can also be very educational.  As the child grows and learns, the art on the wall can become a focal point of quiet time conversations and bedtime stories.

Choosing a more natural type of art also means that the child will not outgrow the room’s decor quite so soon.   Nature photography allows you to move from a simple decorating scheme for an infant, to a more complicated design for a preschooler, and still be effective for the more specific tastes of a young child.  For that matter, good nature photography can even move effortlessly into a completely different room in the house such as a family room or den.  Investing the money once to buy art such as this for a child’s room will indeed be money well spent.

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One other thing you might want to consider before framing the art, is the option of having it mounted instead of framed. This is a process where the art print is fused to a backing and coated with a protective coating so that it can be displayed without frames or glass.  If you would rather frame the art, look for frames with art quality Plexiglass instead of glass just for safety reasons.

The art is the investment here, so if your client’s on a tight budget, you should spend less on the framing.  For a nursery, you might even consider plastic frames that compliment the colors of the photograph.  Large art photos for interior design purchased in poster size are really cute in a toddler’s room and you can purchase poster-size frames that can turn a whole wall into a work of art.

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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 | Author:

Have you ever considered that the art in your office or place of business could be sending a message to your clients, customers, patients or colleagues? It is something to consider for sure, when you choose nature photography to decorate the walls.  Here are some samples of unique and inspiring works from the world of nature that can create exactly the moods and feelings that you want in your office.

fabulous1If you would like to instill a feeling of calm in your office, a selection in muted, relaxing tones is a good choice.  The composition should be simple and uncomplicated and in as few colors as possible.  This grass photograph with its muted colors and suggestion of flowing movements is perfect.  You can almost feel the calming breezes flowing by!

If you want to imply that your company is a one of a kind, you could do this by hanging prints with one bold object as the focal point of the print.  In a subconscious implication, your art can say that your clients are in the waiting room of a company that really stands out.

fabulous2Definitely one of a kind, this magnificent white tiger is an image any business would be proud to be associated with.

Believe it or not you can even reinforce your company’s sense of identity and connection to an area, city country or even the nation.  If you are proud to associate yourself with a particular place, you could display some awesome art that includes a state flower, local waterfall, or natural landmark.

Every company, business or even individual wants their customers to see their business as strong and prosperous.  You can promote your image of strength by arranging art that displays bold and defined images in its composition on your walls.

fabulous3Along with an image of strength, you can also promote a sense of stability for your business by displaying art that depicts deep roots and perseverance.  Your clients will feel confident that they are dealing with a company that’s going to be around for a while to see them through their needs.  The large solid rock photographed here is a definite symbol of immoveable strength.

All of these prints are available along with many more distinctive nature photography prints, a few of which are sure to make your office art stand out and be remembered.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009 | Author:

When you first move into a new space, or when you redecorate a space you already live in, choosing the right artwork for the walls is one of the best parts of it all.  One of the things many homeowners enjoy is decorating with realistic, eye catching and inspirational works of art photography.  With their warm, natural colors and striking composition, these works of art make exceptional photos for decorating.

Too often, however, our artwork sits waiting to be hung because we are intimidated by the process.  There are ways to guarantee picture hanging success.  Here are just five of the most valuable.

1.     Sometime ahead of picture hanging day, assemble all the artwork you want to hang.  Decide which style of hangers you will be using for each one and make a list of supplies.  Visit your local framing, hardware, or craft store and purchase everything you need.  There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding which type of hangers to use.  Heavy and large pieces of art and objects like mirrors should be hung with mirror hooks.  Smaller photos for decorating can be hung with wire and eye hooks on the back.  Picture hangers are packaged according to the weight they will support, so be sure to buy the right size.

2.    Your next step is to think through your arrangements and placements of all the pictures you are hanging.  Be certain of how and where you want them before you begin.  This would be the time to arrange paper templates of your artwork and get everything just right.

3.    The next step is the tricky one, and one that many people debate over.  Do you measure out where your artwork goes, or do you just put it where you like it.  The choice is really up to the individual.  If you have used paper templates then you only need to mark where the template is to know the location for your hanger.

4.    Now that you have the picture hook in the right place, hang your art and see how it looks.  Straighten and level all pictures, either by sight or using a small level.  If a picture is a little too high or low, you can fix it by adjusting the wire on the back a bit.

5.    The final little touch that many people overlook is adding the small rubber or plastic bumpers to the corners of your pictures to keep them in place.  We all know how annoying it can be to have a picture that we have to constantly be straightening.  These little bumpers make that a problem of the past!

Now there is nothing left to do but stand back and admire your picture hanging talent, except maybe to get online and start searching for your next awesome piece of nature photography!

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