Get Acrylic Prints Like Photographer Peter Lik
For renowned Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik, the future was handed to him on his eighth birthday when he got a Kodak Brownie box camera as a gift. The first photo he took with that camera was that of a spider web in his family’s home garden. That photo was followed by many others for Peter who brought his camera with him wherever he went. Born in Melbourne, Australia to Czech immigrant parents, this hard working artist was self-taught. The 8-year old boy with the Kodak Brownie box camera is now an internationally acclaimed panoramic landscape photographer. He is one of the 21st century’s most influential and most collected artists. Celebrities and political personalities look for his work.
The United States and Australia
1984 marked an important milestone in the life of Peter. This was the year when he decided to embark on a life-defining journey and travel to the United States. When he was introduced to the medium format panoramic camera, Peter decided to take his photography to greater heights. But first, he had to go back to Australia.
Back in his land of birth, Peter captured the Great South Land in breathtaking photographic scenes. Cairns became the home of his first gallery. It was also here where Peter established his publishing company.
In 1989, Peter went back to the United States and embarked on an adventure that would put his name on the map – in big, bold letters. He photographed all 50 states in America and printed the photos in a book that was published five years later. Peter’s book, Spirit of America, chronicles his exciting American adventure.
When Peter decided to move to Las Vegas, it was also the start of LIK USA. After opening four galleries in the Sin City, he opened nine more in different parts of the US. Peter also has one gallery in Queensland.
Peter’s photography style is his own. This is the main reason why his galleries attract thousands upon thousands of visitors everyday. His work has been described – in many occasions – as artistically composed, exquisite, amazing and incredible. He is undisputedly the master when it comes to nature and landscape photography. His pictures draw the audience in, as if trying to whisper something. The images and scenes are stunning. Peter’ photographs are visually appealing; the colors come to life.
Two of his most popular works are “One” (which was sold for a million dollars – his first) and “Ghost”, which was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon and won the 2010 Windland Smith Rice International Awards for Nature’s Best Photography (Art in Nature category). The winning photograph was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Peter Lik is the recipient of numerous awards from various photography organizations and groups. Two of his most cherished awards are the ones given by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and the Professional Photographers of America. These awards cemented his reputation as a Master Photographer.
Aside from awards, Peter also has fellowships from two prestigious groups: The Royal Photographic Society or RPS and the British Institute of Professional Photographers.
Bringing The Photos To Life With Acrylic Face Mounting
A question we get a lot here at Bumblejax is “Are you familiar with Peter Lik? I want to present my photography in the same stunning way using acrylic!” Our answer of course is always a resounding, “YES we can do it for you!” In addition to producing stunning photography, it’s well known that Peter differentiates himself from other photographers by presenting his work in a unique and modern way using the acrylic face mounting process. There are just a handful of companies in the US providing this service with exceptional quality and we’re proud to say that we’re one of them up here in Seattle! This is a process that we specialize in and have been working with photographers all over the world who are looking for new ways to display their work and stand out in galleries.
So what’s the big deal with acrylic face mounting you ask? If I could boil it down to really two key differentiators I’d say the first is that acrylic has unique properties that allow light to refract within the acrylic, illuminating the image in the right light. This isn’t something that glass provides as light simply passes through. The other key differentiator is that the image is the star in this presentation with zero distraction from a frame around the image or any kind of hardware such as stand off bolts in the corner. We print your photo to high grade photo paper (satin or metallic), then the print is face mounted to the acrylic so that you are looking through the acrylic at your image. To complete the modern look we add kiln dried doug fir floater blocks to the back so that it appears as if this vibrant piece is floating in air on your wall. Here’s a look at an acrylic print we did for a customer who captured a vibrant shot of Chihuly’s glass installation at the Bellagio in Vegas.
The beauty of this kind photo presentation can’t be fully appreciated with pictures and video on a webpage unfortunately. As much as we try to give a full perspective of how it’s going to look it really needs to be seen in person. The pop that you see in the image. The WOW responses we receive from customers when they open their Bumblejax package is only a result of seeing it in the flesh and on the wall.
Would you like the Peter Lik treatment on your photos? We’d love to produce one for you! You can see all the details of our acrylic print product here. We offer 50% off on a first order for pro photographers along with many other benefits. If you’re not a pro photographer and just want a piece of gallery quality art using your own photo you can get 10% off on your first order by signing up for our newsletter on the home page. We also provide bulk order discounting! We look forward to hearing from you so contact us today if you have any questions about our process or pricing.