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"Bay of Fires"
Steven Friedman, "Bay of Fires," (Tasmania) 30" x 40".
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Steven Friedman, "Watery Willow," (New Zealand) 30" x 40".
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"Autumn Fireweeds and Aspens"
Steven Friedman, "Autumn Fireweeds and Aspens," (Colorado) 23" x 69".
Steffich Fine Art — $2,200 - $4,400
Salt Spring Island, B.C.
By Dina O'Meara
Steven Friedman’s photographs of isolated landscapes may appeal to people who consider art a good investment in a recessionary climate, but also want to buy something they like.
Matt Steffich, owner of Steffich Fine Art on Salt Spring Island, says he has noticed people are focused on quality, although they still buy art that appeals to them, regardless of medium.
So he has no hesitation recommending Friedman,
who has placed five years running in the International Photography Awards, one of the world’s largest juried contests for professional and non-professional photographers. Friedman was also a 2012 and 2011 bronze winner in the Prix de la Photographie Paris, another international contest, and a 2009 finalist in the Hasselblad Masters Awards.
Friedman, a self-taught artist born in Ottawa, focuses on isolated landscapes, whether boulders by the sea in Tasmania or Ontario birches in spring.
Steffich, who is celebrating his 20th anniversary in business, encourages clients to learn about art. “Education is the single biggest factor when learning about the art of collecting art, whether it is historic or contemporary,” he says.