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Steven Engler – 1952 Minneapolis
UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana
Background
I have an acute over-awareness of everything around me.  Constantly the observer, it was a natural step to carry around a camera to record the remarkable frames that bombard me. This experience over the last many years has evolved into a personal art form.
Methodology
My target images are recognized and recorded instantaneously – guerilla photography.
I employ no propping, staging, or artificial lighting.  The pictures are all UP CLOSE – point of view, no long lens or zoom.  The pictures that result record exactly what I saw in the raw state, so this information and experience can be shared directly with you.
The medium is not equipment-centric, allowing the critical spontaneity to be opportunisitic.
Camera at my side at all times, now many times my IPhone, I am always ready to stop in the middle of the street to capture a fleeting image.  By minimizing the equipment, it becomes all about perceiving and recording the moment.
I value most my photographs when the moment to capture the subject is quick and unforgiving – in between frenetic traffic, a break in the clouds for the right light, or stealing up on people without their awareness.  Once gone – gone forever.
Themes
  • Americana – The State Fair donut shops, everyday life.
  • Places that are disappearing – gentrification.
  • Multiples – collections of like items that are mesmerizing when massed together.
  • People – unperceived recording of their life’s moment – guerilla photography. UP CLOSE  photography, but unobserved by the subject(s) – voyeuristic.
Constructs
Composition – expansive images of scenes overlooked or spectacular. Each image transmits tremendous detail in the holistic relationship of foreground subject to background information.
The subjects, animate or  inanimate are incidental or secondary to the art of the whole. Color inherent to each scene is a critical catalyst.

 

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Location

1201 Currie Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Map & Directions

Email

steven@ramseyengler.com

Phone

Call 612-940-5466

Online Store

Big Sur

Big Sur California. Surfing capital of the world.  Put this photograph up on your wall and be there every time you look at it.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Bubble Beach Laundry

Delightfull and happy photograph of an Americana laundry business in Venice Beach California.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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EAT

Clearly an UP CLOSE Vanishing Americana Diner.  It must have been a real treat to dine there in its day.  IOWA.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Farm Castle

Magnificent Iowa Farm Architecture from years gone by.   Iowa is Heaven for certain.

UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Fast Money

Classic Art Deco Building housing a payday loan business.  Clearly this is UP CLOSE Vanishing Americana!

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Fishing

Early morning on a Northern Minnesota Lake dock.  A picture to look at for hours.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

 

 

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Galveston

You are looking a Sheep.  But, if you look at the top, waay in the back, you will see the oil refinery dericks at Galveston Texas.

Plus, who does not like counting Sheep?

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Laguna Beach

Ahh … spend a perfect day basking in the sun on a big rock on Laguna Beach California.   Put this up on you wall so you can transport yourself there

any time you feel the need to escape and decompress.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Lighthouse

Coastal Northern California Lighthouse on a perfect, blue sky day.  A virtual vacation on your wall.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Maid Rite Diner

This is the quinesential Iowa Farmer’s Diner.  Nothing fancy, but great breakfast, coffee and pie.

UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 13″ high x 11″ wide

Overall framed size 21″ high x 17″ wide

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Men’s Room

Men’s Room – UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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Mountain Lake Cabin

A very unusual Mountain Lake Cabin on the outskirts of Aspen Colorado on a pristine summer day.  Hang on your wall and be there anytime you

wish to relax and get away.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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North Shore Beach 1 of 3 Triptek

North Shore Beach 1 of 3 triptik.  Downtown Chicago.  Hang all three for the art of it.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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North Shore Beach 2 of 3 triptek

North Shore Beach 2 of 3 triptek. Downtown Chicago.  Hang all three for the art of it.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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North Shore Beach 3 of 3 triptek

North Shore Beach 3 of 3 triptek. Downtown Chicago.  Hang all three for the art of it.

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Red Ford

Pristine Iowa Farm barnwood shed with a shiny Red Ford Truck ready to burst out.  UP CLOSE Vanishing Americana at its finest.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

 

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Rock and Roll

The Supreme thrill ride on the Midway. Complete with blaring, 1950’s music.  15 tickets, but well worth it!

UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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Roller Coaster 1

Breathtaking rise up a vintage, wooden roller coaster in Santa Cruz California.  Not many of these left anymore.

It creaks, it groans, as it cranks you up and dumps you down for a  thrilling and dangerous ride.  All on a perfect, blue sky summer day.

UP CLOSE Vanishing Americana.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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ROOT BEER

A one-of-a-kind nostalgic Root Beer Stand.  UP CLOSE Vanishing Americana for certain.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 13″ high x 10″ wide

Overall framed size 21″ high x 17″ wide

 

 

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SKYRIDE

The iconic Minnesota State Fair Skyride Building.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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Skyriders

Iconic, Vintage Minnesota State Fair multicolored sky chairs.  One can take a lazy break from the big action on the ground to float across the fairgrounds while eating a corndog or some cheese curds or some Sweet Martha’s cookies.  Not to mention the gift to one’s tired feet to get to the other side of the fair.

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 13″ high x 10″ wide

Overall framed size 21″ high x 17″ wide

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Venice Beach Pier

Nothing is better than a day at Venice Beach California.  Feel the sand.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

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ZOLTAR

One sometimes see a vintage Zoltar fortune teller machine.  One NEVER sees a “Double Zoltar.”

Yet here it is, complete with a carnival barker on a microphone in front of the now Vanished O’Shea’s Casino on the Las Vegas Strip

UP CLOSE – Vanishing Americana.

 

Limited signed and numbered edition of 600 prints in this size.

With a white frame and a 3.5″ white border.

Image size, 10″ high x 13″ wide

Overall framed size 17″ high x 21″ wide

This item is available for shipping.

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