There is an App for that!
Sometime in early April we will be introducing the Free Western Photography Guild APP for smart phones and tablets. This is to celebrate exactly 70 years since the first WPG images were offered! Technolgy is ever changing, but good photography is timeless.
The App will be avaiable at the Google Play Store and for the Apple phones as well. It isn't going to be the most amazing app you will own, but it will include some wonderful photographs to have on your phone, as well as quick links to our website and print sales. We will be offering some wonderful items throughout our 2017 7oth anniversary at really resonable fixed prices. We invite you to visit our auctions as well. Hopefully you will find something of interest. We appreciate your business and support very much
I (Andy Dimler) recently had the pleasure of being interviewed about Western Photography Guild by Devin Baker. Devin is a photographer and volunteer at the Bob Mizer Foundation in San Francisco, California. He asked some good questions, and I think many will find his well written blog article and the interview interesting. Also included are some early (1940's) Era WPG Photographs. Here is a link to the Bob Mizer Foundation Blog and the WPG Story.
New Hallmark Stamp for Reprints
We are kind of excited about our new hallmark stamp that will be used on the re-prints. The only thing is, it isn't new at all. It is the original hallmark with our new address. It looks really good on the prints and I hope doesn't cause any confusion between vintage vs contemporary. It was made possible by my daughter Myra Dimler and here amazing photo-shop skills. She is now in her first year of college here in Denver. Majoring in Art!
Myra looks like the heir apparent to continue the WPG if there is one. She can really draw, and write, and takes amazing photographs. She is very talented and understands alot about the way we make the reprints. I hope she will continue to make these beautiful images available in the future.
Metallic Prints- We have recently been offering some metallic prints in our e-Bay listings. Made on a sturdy high gloss paper, these prints have great detail. They give Don Whitman's work a bold new look. And there is a 3D effect to these prints. Don't ask me how it works, but if you view the prints through a good size hand lens or magnifying glass they do look 3D. These prints may not be to everyone's taste, but it is interesting to explore new possabilities for this amazing photography. If your screen has good resolution try looking at the image below with a hand lens. You should be able to somewhat see the 3D effect.
Here is what one of our customers had to say about metallic prints:
Pat Burnham Studio Pose-Early 1950's
A new photography book is out by Petra Mason that has a great many Western Photography Guild images in it. A beautiful hard cover book that will make a very welcome addition to your library. Packed with color and Black and White photographs by many different photographers and a huge variety of styles.
Beautiful Color Print of model Sherwood Cartee from the 1950's. Made from the original Kodachrome master. We are hoping to be able to offer more color images soon. Many of the master slides from the 1950's were damged or lost in the Denver flood of 1965. Thankfully some of them have been restored through digital means and look pretty darn good.