Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Trust

Trust is a funny thing, it's very difficult to build and very easy to lose. 

To build it, one needs to have a consistent voice. In the art world it's the same. The quality of the prints, framing, and presentation. For me the back of the art piece needs to look just as good as the front even though no one is going to see it. I guess I'm overly obsessed about that, but that's the way I look at it. My name is on it, my stamp of approval to say and being true to my word. I'm going to give you the best I can to hang in your home, office, or garage. 

If you look at my website (JohnStraubImageWorks.com), I guarantee the finished print well look better than what you see. Speaking about that, I always tell my clients, if your ordering something from it, pick the "Metallic" print option. The response I invariably get, the print looks better than expected.

So, this bond of trust is something that I take very seriously.

To another subject, one of my clients called and wanted an image of his three cars and his new custom garage. I'm in the process of doing a 28"x 40" double float print on metal for him. It's still to be finished, but I can't wait to see his face when I deliver and hang it. 

Stay safe my friends and hopefully I'll have some news about upcoming shows in the near future.

John




Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Time to Move On

2020 to 2021, it's time to move on! I'm sure we'll all agree, it's time...

I would like to say your support this past year is really appreciated. With all my shows canceled, many of you were on my website and ordered photo paper prints, others ordered the custom limited edition metal prints, and still others ordered "Print on demand produces" like shirts, mask, phone cases, and canvas prints. Thank You!

I don't say this lightly, I couldn't make this crazy photography journey of cars and art without your support.

Here is to the best New Year yet! May it bring you all the happiness you deserve! I hope to see you at a show this coming year or at where my art is represented, Forest and Ocean Gallery in Laguna, or Veloce Motors The Vault Miramar in San Diego. Keep the Faith, my friends!

John

JohnStraubImageWorks.com

monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com




Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Time For Some Thanks

I always try to look at things in a positive light. After all my art shows being cancelled this year, my on-line orders have never been stronger! So, I try to look at it as one of the best years of my life. As with you, we all faced challenge after challenge, we adapted, and we have overcome for the most part. 2020 has forced us to grow exponentially. I try not to take that for granted. One of the things Monique and I did this year was sale our house for 15 years and move to a new home. I now have a new work space that I love in our home to produce my art (See photo). So, Thanks to all of you that follow me here, your support is really appreciated! Again....THANK YOU!

I wish you all a very Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas! Please say safe, my friends!



Saturday, November 28, 2020

Some Holiday Spirit.

 Hi all,

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm sure it was stressful for some not having your entire family with you, but hopefully the vaccine will be out shortly and we all can get back to normal life. Speaking of a little normalcy, the holiday trees will be going up, and with that I would like to introduce some Holiday Ornaments with my art printed on them,.

Have someone on your gift list who already has it all? Give them the one thing they don't have but will absolutely love. You can now order 7 different ornaments for your tree or as gifts for your friends. These are really cool ceramic disc with different Porsche models printed on them in vivid color. I've included the link to order one or more below. Where else can you find anything like these with automotive art?

https://monique-straub-studio.myshopify.com/collections/mugs-for-all




Thursday, November 19, 2020

Forest and Ocean Gallery

Hi all,

This has been a year like no other for us. If you may have noticed an increase in emails from me this year, you're right. With this covid thing going on and show after show getting canceled I needed to move to a more online presence. Luckily, I started building my online email list years ago. Thank goodness I've been able to survive the dark period, and with steadfast support of new/repeat collectors like you, move ahead. Thank you!

Those emails stopped going out last month. We've been moving from one house to another as well as doing a remodel on the new one at the same time. If you catch my drift it's been difficult to get emails out. Also, in my last post I mentioned I would have some exciting news coming up.

Well here's the news. I was invited to show my photography in the number one galley in Laguna Beach! It called the "Forest and Ocean Gallery." It's located at 480 Ocean Av, Laguna Beach, 1-949-371-3313. They're open during the week and closed on Mondays. Even though Laguna Beach has moved back into the purple color for restrictions on businesses, the art gallery is still able to stay open.

If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and check out my art! Why not get out and blow some dust off. I know you will love the 8 large prints on metal in person.

John

PS. Please forward this email onto your friends that may be interested! Thanks!






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