Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Rising To The Top

 Hi all,

Sometimes there's events that we attend and the best way to describe them as the "The Cream rises to the top."

Luftgekuht (Air-Cooled) was one of them in 2019 before all this craziness happened. For those of you that have not gone or heard of it before, it celebrates the Porsche air cooled cars with a special show once a year. These cars were made from the beginning in 1949 to the last one in 1998 (Liquid cooled there after). For the Porsche enthusiasts, they hold a special place in their hearts. The 2019 show held in the back lot of Universal Studios with over 6000 in attendance and 600 cars in the show, the high-lite was the awesome Porsche 917 set in front of a vintage movie theater.

I shot this image as a remembrance of that special day at Luftgekuht. It's available in different sizes printed on archival photo paper suitable for framing. You can find it on my website at the following link. Check it out. 

https://zenfolio.page.link/39984



Monday, October 5, 2020

Do I Hate Letting an Original Go?

Sold! This is my "Happy to sale an original, but sorry to see it go" post. With all this social distancing stuff going on, this one called, "Fireworks" was delivered to a collector in a Target parking lot. 

One of my not so publicized botanical prints on canvas. I do these as "One off's" just for fun. So yes, these originals I'm sorry to see them leave. But, it's going to a good home! 

I'll have some big news coming up at the beginning of November about a gallery I've been asked to show my art in, more on that later. So, stay safe my friends and start getting heady for the Holidays!

John




Saturday, September 19, 2020

Look Stylish...

 Hi all,

I don't know about you, but I try to live in "Tee Shirts".... I don't think it's just a California thing. I see friends at car events always sporting something that says what they like.  So for me, I try to wear shirts that give me joy when I put them on. 

I'm not sure if you've had a chance to check out my "Market Place Store" with all kinds of cool stuff. My wife's art is also on there, so take some time and pay a visit. How knows, you may find just the thing you're looking for. Time to get some coolness on....

Here's the link: https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/



Friday, September 11, 2020

Something New....

 Hi all,

With all this social distancing going on, it's left me time to work on something new. Besides, how much yard work can one guy do?

I've added five new pieces to the "Monthly Hot Buys" Gallery. These are kinda' a "Graphic Style" with classic pastel colors as backgrounds. They'll make great upbeat collection framed on your wall. And now's the perfect time to grab them before the price goes up to the regular prices on my prints.

Remember to get the 20% off in this gallery, use "Hot Buys" in the checkout. Here's the link to my site:

https://www.johnstraubimageworks.com/p175506786

Also, I've had these same cool images printed on 100% cotton tees in neat colors. Here's is the link for those:

https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/




Friday, September 4, 2020

Time Well Spent...

 Hi all,

With no shows for most of this year, I've been very lucky to have collectors calling me for projects. Some have had me working on their images for a print, others calling me for commissions, and yet others calling me with request for images to fit a special place in their home. So, for me I've been very lucky! I've had the ability to live with art during this period.

Which leads me to living with art is an undeniably enriching and emotional experience. I've been able to do it daily, if not with a camera, but then, on a computer creating. For example this commission. Cathy will be selling her car and wanted a shot of her and the car for remembrance. You ask, why the San Diego Stadium in the background and why the driving suite? Well, Cathy has been successfully racing her car for many years on tracks and got her start racing in the Stadium parking lot. That stadium will be torn down in the next two years. That's why this location.

You'll see how everything looked out of the camera with weeds, handicap parking signs, ugly paving, needing a new tree, and a better sky. As a fine art photographer I'm genuinely interested in the art of it all, especially in the finished piece.

PS. Don't forget to visit my website at: www.JohnStraubImageWorks.com





Monday, August 31, 2020

Who are these Masked People...

 Hi all,

It's the sign of the times, everyone walking around with masks on. I'm sure your doing it too, as well as me... But, do you do it with "Art" on your mask? That is the question. And if not, why not?

Both my wife's very cool art, as well as mine are on masks that we have in our store. And we know you'll find something you'll like to keep you safe. These are two of our cool customers sporting two of my images available doing a selfie. Therefore to answer that question, why not have some awesome art on your mask when you head out? So, without hesitation, make sure to check it out at this link: https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/





Sunday, August 23, 2020

Dog Days...

Hi all,

Hope you're staying safe as we enter the "Dog Days" of summer. The definition: The hot, sultry days of summer. They were historically the period following the rising of the star system Sirius, which Hellenistic astrology connected it with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, fever, and mad dogs.

Speaking about dogs, the image below is from Rick and Lois and their little, Putter. They're two of my awesome collectors!  Rick emailed me and asked if I could print an image of their beautiful car being built at the Porsche factory and produce it just like my "Limited Edition" prints on metal. I said sure. The trick is, the image was only a low res file. To print it the sizes they were looking for took some work in Photoshop to upside and then clean it up all the unwanted pixels. After it was shipped out to them, they sent me this cool image of the print.

PS. It doesn't look like Putter is too mad, but rather pretty content!

Thanks, guys!

John



Friday, August 14, 2020

The Aftermath....

 Hi all,

Hope all of you are staying safe, I think I've become a Netflix stock holder by now, as well as put on a few lbs. All of that gets me thinking about getting out and moving around at my next show. At this point, it's "ArtWalk Little Italy" in San Diego, November 7 - 8, 2020. Fingers crossed it won't get canceled. I'll keep you up to date on that. Now onto the "Aftermath."

The aftermath of "Christmas in August" was great! I just want to say "Thank you" to many of you that ordered. I never really know what's going to happen when I do a blog post...so I just wait and wonder when I hit the button to send it out. But, you came through.

If you missed the last post about "Christmas in August," here's the deal. Guess what I have for you using many of my original photographs printed on, "Framed art canvas, Tote Bags to carry your stuff, Cotton T-Shirts in multiple cool colors, Pillows for your special hang out place, Coffee Mugs for that cup of Joe, Face Masks for you and yours to keep you safe and show your pride, and Phone Cases!"


You'll also see some of my wife's awesome art on the site because we've teamed up together! Yep, something for everyone in the family, at killer prices. The image below is just a sneak peak of some of the items. Check this out: https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/


Friday, August 7, 2020

Christmas in August...

Hi all,

That's right, are you ready? It's time for "Christmas in August"!!! Introducing the "Market Place at Straub Studio" with all kinds of good stuff!

Guess what I have for you using many of my original photographs printed on, "Framed art canvas, Tote Bags to carry your stuff, Cotton T-Shirts in multiple cool colors, Pillows for your special hang out place, Coffee Mugs for that cup of Joe, Face Masks for you and yours to keep you safe and show your pride, and Phone Cases!"

You'll also see some of my wife's awesome art on the site because we've teamed up together! Yep, something for everyone in the family, at killer prices. The image below is just a sneak peak of some of the items. Check this out: https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/


Friday, July 31, 2020

Moving on with Change...

Hi all,

Part of being happy is coming to grips with change. Today is not like yesterday and the way things are changing day to day, tomorrow will be unlike today. For me, I have no shows scheduled, which is totally new terrain for me. Thank goodness I've had a strong on-line presents with Facebook and Instagram way before all this happened. I was kinda steering it that way which leads me to this deal.

I've decided to put some of my most popular prints on my "Hot Buys" gallery on my website. The classic steering wheels. You can feel the power, beauty, speed, color and movement in them. Take some time and check them out. This gallery offers 20% listed prices when go to check out and use the code."Hot Buys."

Find something you like!  https://www.johnstraubimageworks.com/p175506786


Friday, July 24, 2020

Do I hate to Say Good by?

Do I hate to say good by? Well, sometimes. Every time I send out or deliver the "Artist Proof #1" as a double float on metal, there is part me that says, "Wish I could keep you."  Just to see it on my own wall.... This was one of those, called "Can-Am Champ."

David, a lone time friend and racer, saw this on my blog a few weeks ago, messaged Sheree, "Check this out" and the next thing I knew she was purchasing it for him. This is really not uncommon for women to do this. When it happens, I think it's kinda' cool!

Thanks, Sheree and David! Enjoy!

PS. David has some very cool cars in his collection!

So, if you're poking around on my blog and see something you like, that's the plan, tell your other half......

John







Thursday, July 16, 2020

Garage Style Magazine

Hi all,

Through all this slow down, glad to say I've had the opportunity to do some commission work as well as "JohnStraubImageWorks" on-line keeping me busy.

One of the fun shoots was for "Garage Style Magazine" in a totally awesome garage. The shoot was two stories down under a high rise. If you get the magazine, it's in the latest issue, if not you can pick one up at your local magazine stand. Here are a few shots to share with you, the first being the cover which was done in the elevator to bring the cars down and up. Check this out!

And subscribe to GSM if you don't get it...cool stuff!

Don't forget I'm always adding new images to my website, check it out. www.JohnStraubImageWorks.com