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Living Light Photography


Limited Run & 1-of-a-kind pieces, inspired by light.

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Living Light Photography


Limited Run & 1-of-a-kind pieces, inspired by light.

Life is dynamic. Why shouldn't art be?

Now art can live in a light of its own...

 
 

Light Reactive Alluminum


This material has a life of its own I swear...

These pieces actively react to diferent light sources, so as the sun moves through the sky throughout the day, the art will look different.

Not only does the brightness change based on your viewing angle, but highly saturated pieces even change color!

You have to see them to believe them. They are mounted on a floating frame and UV coated bare metal. Amazing industrial yet vividly vibrant feel, lightweight and easily mountable.

 

Custom framing and installation available, pieces are available up to 5FEET by 10FEET!!!


 
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LED ART


Artwork can have a life of its own

LED ART


Artwork can have a life of its own

it catches people every time they walk by

The inspiration behind this medium

for this type of art came from my frustration with printing on paper, wood, and even acrylic and some metals. I became frustrated that time and time again when I would print, I just felt like light was being taken out of the equation. When I first shoot something, I capture the light. When I edit, I tweak the light. But when I print, I simply lose all the light....

My goal: to reincorporate light back into the piece so that light continues to live within the piece and play a critical role in our interpretation of the artwork.

My solution: print using special semi-transparent paper, lay the paper over a laser etched piece of acrylic, put the two in an extremely energy efficient lightbox that uses LED's either white or full color spectrum to reinforce the image with a bright beautiful light. Art now glows like it does on a computer monitor, or how it did when i first captured it. I'd like to introduce to you the FOrmatografia LED Lightbox!

 

LED Light box specs:

  • Made locally in Chicago, Built custom to any size
  • Replaceable imagery
  • White or multicolored LEDs
  • Indoor/Outdoor compatible
  • 50,000 hour life span thanks to laser engraved lighting system
  • with UV protective acrylic that's stronger, clearer, and lighter than glass.

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art consulting / custom installations


art consulting / custom installations


 

My philosophy is simple... Print on anything and everything

People's taste and needs are vastly unique. That's why I strive to bring a wide variety of options to people that enjoy my work. 

  • Full service art consulting from consultation, to production, to installation
  • Have greater control of the finished artwork than with regular art consultants
  • Past clients include office buildings, residences, bars, restaurants, and plain old art lovers
  • Extensive catalogue of artwork to choose from not seen on this site
  • A small cluster of canvases? Sure! An entire wall? Sure why not. Try me, there's nothing I won't print on!
 

 
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See from a new perspective


And find something you like, I bet you I have something for you...

See from a new perspective


And find something you like, I bet you I have something for you...

It all started with some passion...

My journey into artisthood was an unplanned one. Having taken only one photography course in my life, I organically conjured the curiosity and passion to capture, alter, and accentuate the world around me using different software. I never thought what I was making was "Art", until friends of mine prompted the question: "Dude, are you selling these?" My response was a sheepish, "I don't know... Should I?"

This is where it all started, my college city of Pittsburgh, where I started to See Myself in a New Way

This is where it all started, my college city of Pittsburgh, where I started to See Myself in a New Way

What started as trying out my luck selling paper prints on campus, has now evolved into selling several foot long aluminum metal sheets to art enthusiasts at festivals, hanging my work in businesses and galleries, and redesigning office spaces to add vibrancy and life to the workplace. And since hanging huge installations in places of work, community, and business, I have continued to evolve as an artist and am constantly trying to print on something that I haven't before. So far, I have phone wall art, phone cases, shirts, coasters, shower curtains, puzzles, and pillows crossed off the list... But that leaves room for plenty more. Formatografia, my business (Surname Formato + Fotografia), found its root in art and I will always be an artist at heart, however I have built upon this foundation of art to encompass more than taking beautiful pictures. I have learned and challenged myself to capture moments, experiences, snippets in time that would otherwise go unnoticed. I have expanded into the world of graphic and web design, as well as marketing and multilingual communications. I hope you enjoy the following bodies of work, as I hold them extremely close to my heart for being the instrumental keys to unlocking my entire creative potential.