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Fine Art Photography



BesPhoto does photography workshops at Starved Rock State Park near Utica Illinois.  The next workshop is Saturday June 14, 2014.  Go to Workshops for more info.

A Fine Art photograph would make a very nice gift.

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Thanks - Mike Bessler - 630-667-5174





"2009 Naperville Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill Mural"        26 feet wide x 6 feet tall
BesPhoto.com Photography - 2009 Naperville Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill, Naperville, IL Fine Art - 26 feet x 6 feetI went to see this amazing sight, the 2009 Naperville Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill.  This event consisted of 2,009 American flags standing proudly atop 8 foot tall flag poles in the 3 acre park at Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville in a breathtaking display of patriotism on Veterans Day, 2009.

This created such a compelling visual effect that I just had to shoot it. I spent a long time walking all throughout this wonderful display and finally decided on the front of Rotary Hill with the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower in the background on the left side.  Click on the image to get a closer look.

This image consists of multiple images stitched together in order to produce such a high resolution final product.  I then shot the actual window frames in the Edward Hospital fitness center where this is hung.  I used these shots to construct the window frames and then put the image behind them.  This image is printed on canvas and then coated with clear acrylic to help make it tough enough to withstand the amount of traffic it will receive. The canvas is permanently attached directly to the wall.

When you walk down this hallway at the Edward Hospital fitness center, the image opens up and simulates looking out a series of six windows. This image is on permanent display at Edward Hospital fitness center on Washington St, Naperville, Illinois as part of the Edward Hospital Permanent Art Collection.

The 2009 Naperville Healing Field of Honor at Rotary Hill was thought to be a once in a lifetime event. But on Veterans Day, 2012 this awesome event will happen again. Go to healingfield.org  for details.

You can also have a piece of this fantastic event in your home.  I will individually produce your fine art mural custom sized for your wall space.  I can print this image as one single canvas or multiple with or without the simulated window frames.  Another image can also be substituted.



BesPhoto.com Photography - Nocternal Pinks Mosiac, Bolingbrook, IL Fine Art - 72 inches x 60 inches             "Nocturnal Pinks Photo Sculpture"
When I arrived home at midnight one night, I was struck by the water color effect on these flowers created by backlighting from the porch light. Of course I grabbed my camera! I enhanced the image to recapture the water color effect that had enticed me to photograph them. I printed it as 26 canvas images each measuring 12” square and gallery wrapped each individually. Assembling these individual images in 3 layers created this 6’X 5’ photo wall sculpture. The sculpture was finished by painting it with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes. Since I will individually produce your fine art sculpture, it can be custom sized for your wall space. I can also use another image.  Click on the image to get a closer look. $4,000. This image was on display at White Eagle Country Club, Naperville, Illinois then in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program. It was displayed at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show and at the Plainfield Township building.


                       "Red and Yellow Tulips"        16 feet wide x 6 feet high
I was challenged with the request for an image to fit this very large space, 6 feet high by 16 feet wide.  I decided that tulips would be the perfect image for the hospital since they were a bright and happy image.  I shot this image as a BesPhoto.com Photography - Red and Yellow Tulips, Naperville, IL Fine Art - 16 feet wide x 6 feet highpanoramic that consisted of 14 shots that were stitched together to create this wide angle image.  I then cut it apart into 10 images each 36" squares for printing on canvas.  I gallery wrapped each individually.  The image was finished by painting it with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes on the flowers. Since I will individually produce your fine art, it can be custom sized for your wall space. Click on the image to get a closer look. $3310.  This image is on permanent display at Edward Hospital Outpatient Center, Plainfield, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program and was temporarily displayed at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show.

Since this image contains such a great amount of detail, it can be produced even larger.  You can also purchase only one or more 36" squares for $331 each.  That way you can produce your very own tall or wide image to fit your space.  The entire image can also be produce smaller to fit your wall space or even a different portion of the image can be used.


BesPhoto.com Photography - Dead River Falls, Marquette, MI 90x50             "Dead River Falls"
Taken at Dead River Falls in Marquette, MI, this image is a still life composite of the scene as I felt it. To properly expose both the dark shadows and the brightly lit areas, two images were taken and melded into one. The image is divided into 6 window panes, printed on canvas, and stretched onto 15"x50" stretcher bars for a total width of 90". Each pane is framed in a simple black frame. The entire image is painted with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes. This image as well as most others can be sized to fit your wall space. Click on the image to get a closer look. $1980.  This image was on display at White Eagle Country Club, Naperville, Illinois, then in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program.  It was also displayed at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show.  It is currently on display at the Plainfield Township Bldg - 22525 W. Lockport Street Plainfield, IL 60544


BesPhoto.com Photography - Red Daisy, Champaign, IL 66x36                      "Red Daisy"
This image was taken at the University of Illinois spring flower show. I enhanced the bold colors by creating the allusion that it was painted with thick oils. The image is printed on canvas as one large print and gallery wrapped on 66"x36" stretcher bars. Finally, I painted the flower petals with clear acrylic to add visible brush strokes. Click on the image to get a closer look. This image as well as most others can be custom sized to your wall space. $800.  This image was on display at the Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois,  then in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program through June 2008.  It was displayed at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show in 2008.

BesPhoto.com Chicago Skyline thru the Bean    "Chicago Skyline thru the bean"
This image was taken downtown Chicago by shooting into the kidney shaped stainless steel sculpture to capture the reflection of the Chicago skyline. At the time the photo was taken, the sculpture was in the process of being buffed to create its highly reflective surface. On the left side of the image, you can see an unbuffed portion remaining. The scaffolding structure is visible on the right side of the image. The large image is printed on canvas and gallery wrapped on 72"x30" stretcher bars. Finally, I painted the entire image with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes. Click on the image to get a closer look. This image as well as most others can be custom sized to your wall space. $800.  This image is on permanent display in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program.

BesPhoto.com Pink Rose Photo Sculpture                 "Pink Rose Photo Sculpture"
My wife and I are constantly in search of perfect roses – she to plant and I to photograph. I spotted this one at a garden center while shopping for annuals. We purchased the rose bush and brought it home where I immediately captured the image. This image is printed on canvas in nine overlapping squares each measuring 12”x12”. The individual images are gallery wrapped. This approximately 3’x3’ photo wall sculpture was created by combining those nine images. Finally, I painted it with clear acrylic to add visible brush strokes. Click on the image to get a closer look. This image as well as most others can be custom sized to your wall space. $840.  This image was on display at the Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois, then in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program through December 2007.  It was sold on Christmas Eve 2007 to a customer who saw the image at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show in September 2008.  Another can be produced in about two weeks.  Also another image can be used with this technique.

                                                                     "Chicago in a bubble"
I love night photography as evidenced by the "Nocturnal Pinks" image at the top.  This image taken of the Chicago skyline was reflected off a BesPhoto.com Chicago in a bubblekidney shaped stainless steel sculpture.  The "bubble" is the edge of the sculpture so everything inside the bubble is mirrored and everything outside the bubble is not reversed.  This large image is printed on canvas and stretched onto 48"x15" stretcher bars. A thin black metal canvas frame is used.  Finally, I painted the outer sky and interior buildings with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes. Click on the image to get a closer look. This image as well as most others can be custom sized to your wall space. $300.  This image was displayed at the Naperville Art League, Naperville, Illinois, for their "Backwards / Forwards" art competition in 2007, then in the lobby of Edward Hospital, Naperville, Illinois as part of their Healing Arts program in 2008.  It was also displayed at the Oakbrook Invitational Fine art show in 2008.

BesPhoto.com Photography - Yosemite National Park             "Controlled Burn of Yosemite"
This image was taken in 2003 when the National Park Service was doing a controlled burn of Yosemite National Park.  The haze in the valley is part morning mist, but mostly smoke from the burning.  El Capitan on the left is partially obscured by the smoke at the bottom.  The image is divided into 4 window panes, printed on canvas, and stretched onto 15"x40" stretcher bars for a total width of 60".  Each pane is framed in a simple black frame. The entire image is painted with clear acrylic to create visible brush strokes.  This image as well as most others can be sized to fit your wall space. $1020.  This image is on permanent display above my fireplace in Bolingbrook, Illinois.