Cool Color Photos

Fine art photographs


ONLINE EXHIBITION



Welcome to the free art exhibit 
Presenting
"Cool Color Photos"


By the artist
Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, CA





Introduction from the artist
I am an artist. In Los Angeles, CA. I create photographic fine art. Wall art. Cool colorful wall art. I am the creator of Cool Color Photos. They're cool. They're colorful. They're original fine art photographs. Cool colorful art for home or business. 

I have been told that many of my fine art photos look more like paintings than photographs

Welcome to my online exhibition of some of my best masterpieces. Produced and presented by yours truly. I love my Cool Color Photos. I hope you will too. 


For info, sponsorships, collaborations et al contact: andls@aol.com





Cool Color Photos
Masterpieces


The exhibition is totally free 
for your visual enjoyment! 
(the art is also for sale
at Fine Art America)



For your viewing pleasure here is the
Cool Color Photos Exhibition 

slideshow: 10 of my masterpieces 
Art Prints





Want to see more?
I have created over 500 
photographic works of art, 
covering many subjects,
from A-Z. Angels to zombies! 
Something for everybody!

See them all now - free - at


 Comments from viewers 

C.R.
“The photos that you share look beautiful and you have your own way of creating art.”


J.S.
“… your energy emerges in your wild colors! I have enjoyed seeing all your work--excellent compositions with so much vitality!”


M.H., USA
“My friends, kids and I really enjoyed your most recent  line of photo-art.”


My 500+ artworks are also
available for acquisition at

subjects range from flowers
and plants to architecture
to statues to stuffed animals
- from angels to zombies.



For acquisition please contact the artist directly, at andls@aol.com or purchase them at Fine Art America

FREE BONUS!
I am also offering my cool 
pandemic picture book FREE!







All photos are the property of the artist and copyrighted, all rights reserved. Photos may not be used without express written permission from the copyright holder.



The artist is represented at
Art Prints
click to see all his artwork 
at Fine Art America.com





Famous Quotes


“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”- Ansel Adams


"You don't take a photograph, you make it."- Ansel Adams


"I agree." - Andrew Lawrence





About the artist


Andrew Lawrence


Andrew Lawrence is an American author (21 books) and high-end fashion photographer (over 10,000 photos). He now creates very cool, very colorful photos; wall artwork for collectors, interior designers and anyone decorating their home or business who loves color. Or anyone who loves art and loves color.


Originally from New York, Andrew lives happily, productively and creatively in Los Angeles, in the Hollywood Hills close to Warner Bros, Disney, and Universal Studios. L.A. is a trendy city. A sunny city. A colorful city. A city of celebrity lifestyles and the movie, TV and music industries. And now a city of Cool Color Photos.


In his creative photographic fine art, Andrew Lawrence takes objects in his environment and turns them into bright colorful images that evoke positive emotions, bright colors that evoke beauty, and uplift the spirit. He also does some black and white art photos.



A Cool Color Photo can instantly brighten any space, any room, be it home, office or commercial establishment. 


With his Cool Color Photos, Andrew takes "normal" photos and photographically and artistically turn them into cool colorful photo art that brightens your day, lifts your spirit and gladdens your heart. 




Fuzzy Plants




Deeper

For a deeper understanding of my artistic photography roots, for more than 20 years I have photographed women's high fashion for a major worldwide vendor of high end designer women's fashion, based in L.A.  You can view my fashion photos at  https://www.1stdibs.com/dealers/marilyn-glass/  


I am also an author (21 books re life improvement). You can visit my website at https://andrew-lawrence.blogspot.com/There you can even read free excerpts from my books.

Deeper still

I am 100% self-taught. In pretty much everything, including photography. After college (business admin), in the early 1970's, living in Manhattan and working on Wall Street, my roommate and I took up b/w photography as a hobby. We bought SLR cameras and lenses, converted the kitchen into a darkroom and "rolled" our own b/w film into film canisters (it was a lot cheaper). I learned photography by doing it and making a mess. By taking a lot of photos, I developed a very good eye. I learned, by doing. Then Kodachrome became popular (1973, Paul Simon song) and we switched to color and took our photos to a lab to be developed and printed. It was easier.


I then took a break from photography for a number of years. And I moved to LA. Then, 25 years ago, I restarted, doing fashion photography for my BFF's high-end online designer fashion business, using basic photoshop for editing. In 2019, I started creating cool, colorful art photos.



To contact the artist email him at andls@aol.com







ORIGINS

How it all started

The origin of my Cool Color Photos art


One day, in August 2019, I parked my car in my usual unreserved residential parking lot. It is usually crowded. Often, depending on the hour, you couldn't even find a place to park, anywhere; I live in a popular place in the Hollywood Hills. 


typically my parking lot 
is like this; crowded

That day the parking lot was empty. An empty parking lot in a prime location in prime time during the workweek in Los Angeles doesn't happen. It's wishful thinking. It's a fantasy. It's a miracle. Yet on that day I had my pick of ALL the parking spots. I parked my car. 


I decided to take a picture of the miracle with my cell phone.




Then, a few weeks later, I looked at the photo again. It was a typical color photo. I thought it was a bit boring. A car, some trees, some blue sky, a lot of empty parking spaces. Nothing unusual other than the empty parking lot. 


I decided to see if I could creatively make the photo less boring. I tinkered with it for awhile. BOOM!


Lone Car 


WOW! Now the photo was colorful. Very colorful. Bright. Unusual. Eye catching. Artistic. Alive. And definitely not boring! A very cool, very colorful photo.


And thus Cool Color Photos was born. September 2019.

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contact me directly at 
andls (AT) aol.com

My art is also represented at
 Fine Art America 





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Artist statement



Statement of creativity by the artist, Andrew Lawrence


As a photographic artist, my creative photo editing process involves applying nearly 20 different steps. These are applied to every photo I take. Before I get a final result. It takes time. And creativity. For every photo, the steps involve taking the picture, then editing it.

Taking the picture requires having what is known as a good eye. Mine was developed over decades of doing photography. Editing involves skill and creativity. The nearly 20 editing steps that I apply to every photo involve composition, clarity, color, light, texture, size, resolution, and effects.

And I never know in advance how a photo I take is going to turn out after editing; whether it will be a no-go destined for the trash bin, a good photo, or an artistic masterpiece. After all that, depending on how a photo turns out, I then deal with artistic disappointment, satisfaction, or elation. 

This, involving desire, talent, skill, and magic, is my art.


Andrew Lawrence
Los Angeles, CA
April 18, 2020
andls@aol.com




Free Book



FREE BOOK!
pandemic covid-19 plague

Get the fabulous and free visual book of the year! 
The picture book of the pandemic of 2020.



Right now, my new digital photo book is available - FREE. No sign up, no membership. 100% free. The free pdf is 36 pages of wonderful writing and fantastic photos relating to the pandemic. 

Written and illustrated by Andrew Lawrence, the L.A. author and photographic artist. No, this photo book is not meant to depress or scare you, it's meant to uplift your spirits! It's informative, entertaining, interesting, and cool. The photos are awesome! 


It's a FREE pdf download directly from Google Drive. Safe and secure. Available worldwide!

Take a look. Check it out NOW. 
It's 100% FREE!
No sign up. Nothing to join. Free download!

Google Drive

Or if you don't want to download it, you can also read it online, on Google Drive. Yes, that's free too! 

Google Drive








Here's are some excerpts:

Drive Thru Coffee

During the plague, even the famed Starbucks was forced to deny customers from entering and buying their coffee. Luckily, loyal coffee drinkers were able to get their caffeine via drive thru.





Pandemic Prose

As I mentioned, sometimes the plague produced some wonderful moments. Here is one of them.

It was May 2, 2020. Los Angeles, California.

During the pandemic of 2020, after 43 days of the LA Lockdown, I was up early, before dawn, so, after a while, I went to the supermarket just before 6 am when it opened.

The world was empty. No one was out walking their dogs, or themselves. Very few cars were on the road. Very few shoppers were at the supermarket, I was the first one in. By 6:15 I was done and out the door. On the way home, again there were few cars on the road and no pedestrians.

No people. No traffic. As the world awakened, I felt like it belonged to me. Me and the chirping birds. And maybe a deer or two. Alone together at dawn. It was spiritual. It was good. It was Saturday.




MORE

LA Freeway during Rush Hour

One of the benefits of the pandemic in L.A.
was an empty freeway during rush hour

The above photo of mine was featured on MarketWatch.com
They get 20 million visitors per month. It's also in the pdf



Google Drive





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A note from the author
Andrew Lawrence 

Author of more than 20 life improvement books 
www.andrew-lawrence.blogspot.com


Why am I giving away my new book for free? 

I live in Los Angles. L.A. is a leading-edge city for many things, including pandemics. The pandemic of 2020 fundamentally changed L.A. (and the world). I documented those changes, in wonderful words and fantastic digital art photos. Why did I write this book? Why did I turn it into a photographic book? Why am I giving my book away for free as a pdf? Why is it a must-have collectors item? Here's the answer(s) 

I simply want to share my experience with the pandemic, the story of the plague of 2020. Yes, it was/is scary. But the experience was also strange, weird, sometimes funny, sometimes wonderful, sometimes even beautiful. And all that is documented in "The Plague, Los Angeles 2020". With accompanying large and fabulous photos. 

And, no, I am not a medical professional. I am an author (20 books) and an artist (500 fine art photos). I am also a civilian. A "nonessential". And, like the other 300+ million American civilians and 10 million LA County civilian residents and billions of "nonessential" people worldwide, I got/get my pandemic information, and my pandemic fear, via the media. I wanted to provide a different perspective, an artist's perception, an artist's perspective, MY perspective, via this free downloadable pdf photo book.

The pdf chronicles a world changing event, a life changing event, the pandemic of 2020. It entertainingly tells, and artistically shows, the story of the plague, from the Spring of 2020 to mid-summer.

Yes, this pdf photo book may well become an ageless artistic historical document. And a collectors item. And, right now, it's free!

Download this incredible pdf now. Or you can also read it online. FREE. I put it on Google Drive, it's safe and secure to download or read. Get it. Read it. Enjoy it. You'll be glad you did. Looks good on a cell phone, tablet or computer.

Google Drive

And, yes, tell everyone you know to get this free pdf!

Invest in Art



Investing In Art



There are many things one can invest in. Art is one of them.

Think about it. Art. Unlike many typical investments, like stocks and bonds, you can actually hang this investment on the wall and enjoy it for a lifetime. It doesn't have to be far far away, or intangible, or never seen. Art can be a beautiful investment, literally. And you get to see it and enjoy it every day.

In art, there are a number of possible categories to invest in. Major genres include paintings, drawings, photography, the list goes on.

There are also many investment levels available in art. From the multi-million-dollar collector/museum masterpieces to your local emerging or established street artist. If you have a lot of money to invest in art, there are many professionals who can help you do that. If you have a relatively small or normal amount of investable funds you may have to do it yourself. Here are some tips.

Get in early
Artists start off as potential emerging artists. Then, if they succeed, and emerge, they are known as established artists. Then, if they succeed wildly, they are known as famous artists or masters. Imagine purchasing an early photograph of Ansel Adams before he became established and famous. Or purchasing an early Andy Warhol when he was still an unknown graphic artist. And alive. Imagine if you bought the work of those artists early on, in or before the emerging stage of their careers. In the current market, Ansel Adams original photos can sell at up to $25,000-$70,000. Some of the signed Andy Warhol's can go for well over a million dollars.

Some emerging artists today are destined to be tomorrow's Ansel Adams or an Andy Warhol. Or maybe they will become "just" an established artist whose work brings a substantial amount of money. And a nice return on your investment. Artists. Find one. Find them early. And invest.

Starting
What's a good way to start investing in emerging artists? The traditional way is to find an artist whose work you like and buy a painting, or a photo. Or two. Or more. If possible, buy the art directly from the artist, or their agent or reputable gallery.

Then, enjoy the art. Hang it on the wall of your home or business. Or yacht. Or private jet. 

Or, if you buy several, or many, works of art, put the ones you don't hang in a safe environmentally protected storage facility. You can also rotate the art from wall to storage and vice versa, as often as you like, adding even more ongoing enjoyment.

Increase the value
And then, once you own the art, perhaps you could promote the artist. You could promote the artist via your social media, your friends and family and your other contacts, etc. If you do this be sure to mention that you own art from this artist. You could create buzz. Create demand for the artist's work. You could tell everyone about the artist and their work! And, hopefully, watch the value of the artist's art you own go up.

Investing in art. Not only will you be supporting the arts, and enjoying it on the wall, you may also be making a good investment! As with any investment, experts advise only using excess money you don't immediately need, be it a few hundred dollars, a few thousand or a few million. And, with riskier investments, only invest money you can afford to lose.

There are many things to invest in. Art is one of them. An artistic enjoyable investment. Invest and enjoy!


Andrew Lawrence is a former Wall Street investment professional and money market trader who today is an artist living in Los Angeles. He creates Cool Color Photos masterpieces, presented via his online gallery www.coolcolorphotos.com. His complete portfolio of more than 500 art photos can be seen at Fine Art America