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I traveled along the North East of the United States from May to July 2010 via Amtrak and have photographed in Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Berryville, Boston, Daytona Beach, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Memphis, New York City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Plymouth, St. Augustine, Toledo and Washington DC. The photos you see above are available for purchase and donations for the continuation of the project in 2013 on the United States West coast are greatly appreciated.
I bought a couple of your fantastic prints last month (I really like the dark black feeling). I’m writing to you because I am considering buying an ink jet printer to print my own b/w photos [...] Matt
I think they are just fantastic. The only trouble for me would be which ones to choose… David Solo
“Koko wrote: “My first purchase of Markus Hartel’s “A Dog’s Best Friend” is here and up on my home office beside my desk! Thank you Markus xoxo”
Your photography is outstanding… your work is simply mind blowing and I have become a fan of yours. Nilanjan Mitra
I’m really impressed by your photography. I love it. Hiro Ohashi
“Markus, your work is outstanding and the prints look fantastic on my wall… I love the rich blacks and excellent choice of fiber paper & I’ll be back for more.” Chris H.
“Your framed print as a wedding gift was a great success and many guests asked about the photographer ” xoxoxo Marcia
We are working on a project for a sporting goods company […] Your shots are wonderful, and really capture the city well. James
“Your color composition is just as good as your b/w work (which is rare) and the prints look fantastic!” Jon
You have the best photos on the artist page. They’re breathtaking. How do you get your lighting like that? I’d really like to buy the one featured, how much do your prints run? […] Markus, the print is so gorgeous – I love it, no, I LOVE it! Val
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Archival print on exhibition grade fiber paper, print signed on verso, unframed, w/o mat
Three different sizes of 5″x7″, 8″x12″, 13″x19″ available
Limited Edition of 25
16″x24″ print *limited edition of 25* custom printed on exhibition grade fiber paper, numbered and signed on verso by the artist
Professionally matted and framed in a museum quality black wood gallery quality frame with anti-reflective UV glass, backing and wire, ready to hang.
Frame size approx. 28″x22″
Each exhibition-quality print meets the highest photographic standards and is individually created with the finest ink and fiber-based archival paper
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I always wanted to travel across the USA and document the country’s state and its people in our -tough- times. The summer of 2010 has been my projected date since New Year’s eve 2008 and I’m planning my trip as I write this blurb.
The experience of doing a road trip by car appealed to me at first, but I think of it as a very solitary experience and decided to put a different spin on my trip across the country. I will mostly utilize public transportation, namely the Amtrak and busses to meet people and interact with them; after all the human element is what makes my photographs speak to the viewer.
1.) 90 days is not nearly enough time to achieve this task
2.) public transportation in America sucks, even though I’d consider a Greyhound pass the next time around
3.) Giving the project a name with a year attached to it was stupid
4.) I hope to get back on the road in 2011, possibly with an RV
5.) donations, no matter, how small are appreciated
Markus Hartel is a modern american street photographer based in New York City.