Calendar Collection for 2017

The first year of phototrice.com is drawing to a close. I really had no expectation that the blog would still be up and running at the beginning of 2017. Since publishing the first post in February I have managed to contribute a total of 110 posts and more than 30 calendars. The truth is that phototrice has helped me understand photography in ways that I probably would not have considered otherwise. It has helped me grow as a photographer and image maker. The next year should be even better.

The images in the gallery above link to posts which have 2017 calendars available for download. Please feel free to grab any or all of them at your convenience. Just click on any of the images to go directly to the post containing that particular calendar.

Big Bend Postcard No. 1

This is the first in a series of retro styled postcards I’m producing featuring imagery from the Texas Big Bend region. I remember seeing postcards like this with scenes of the Southwest as a kid. It is something that was echoed in the actual landscape of the Western US. My eyes were trained by that landscape to see near or far but not middle distance.

Another influence for my postcards is the work of Ed Ruscha. His highly graphic designs using bright colors, sweeping lines and text has always appealed to me. In particular his use of text to overlay graphics and photorealistic images is very interesting.

These postcards are not copies of an existing style and do not emulate the work of any artist. They are inspired by commercial art, advertising and fine art but the synthesis of ideas for the works is down to me. All the postcards will derive from photographic images modified to get the look and feel I’m after. For instance they will have linen like texture as seen in old postcards and reduced color palettes which will limit detail. All will combine text and images.

The individual postcards will be released as free calendars as they are created. Once completed they will be available for sale as a printed set of postcards. As you might imagine a considerable amount of time and effort is required to produce this work.

Download the latest Friday Photo calendar in PDF format. Direct download links – No signup required.

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The North America calendar
Weeks starting on Sunday.

Phototrice.com Calendar No. 19 – North America

The International calendar
Weeks starting on Monday.

Friday Photo Calendar No. 19 – International

Green

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year

This is a gentle landscape to remember summers past. Many Texans consider the Central Texas Hill Country to be the most beautiful part of the state. Of course just as many will argue that some other region is equally beautiful and to be honest they are probably right. The state is as large as many countries with beauty to be found in every region.

Download the latest Friday Photo calendar in PDF format. Direct download links – No signup required.

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The North America calendar
Weeks starting on Sunday.

Friday Photo Calendar No. 18 – North America

The International calendar
Weeks starting on Monday.

Friday Photo Calendar No. 18 – International