I’m always looking for great prints — whether I have the wall space or not. The archives of Condé Nast and The New York Times always seem like great resources, but daunting! I don’t have the patience to go through all those photos. So I was excited to see The Times has asked five interior designers to pick their favorite 10 photos. Here are two of my favorites from Thom Filicia’s picks. Love him!
The top photo was taken in Central Park and the above photo was taken over Bryant Park.
Want to see the rest of Thom Filicia’s picks?
This one would look great blown up huge on a lake house wall.
Pretty stunning Alaskan sky photo but I don’t know, not incredibly special.
I love the way the man is just at the upper right corner and the linear rice paddies create a great graphic effect.
This photo doesn’t do it for me. It’s a bit too artificial-looking. It looks like something that would be airbrushed on a t-shirt and sold in Union Square. Sorry, Thom.
This photo is a winner. It’s actually an aerial photo of ice skaters and their shadows. I thought it was an illustration but it’s not. Pretty cool, huh?
This photo of a tanker on the Hudson River is too gloomy for me but I suppose if you’re doing a gray-themed room it could work.
Random factoid about this photo: The photographer’s name is Damon Winter. Hmmm… I dig the aerial photo thing. If you saw my post about the beach photo by Brooklyn artists Mina Georgescu you already know that.
I’m sure Thom could make this work in a room but it reminds me of those inspirational work posters that say things like “inspire,” “ambition” etc. etc. I’m uninspired.
The prints cost $199 for an 11×14; $389 for a 16×20 and $529 for a 20×24. A bit pricey. Do you have any great resources for affordable prints? I’d love to hear about them.
Want more on Thom? See my post about Thom and his most recent book. Or read more art coverage here.