Cool Color Art Masterpieces

 Los Angeles California art photos


ONLINE ART 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 art. Wall art. Cool colorful wall art. I am the creator of Cool Color Photos. They're cool. They're colorful. They're photographic art. Cool colorful art for home or business. 

I have been told that many of my  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)


"About The Artist" appears
at the bottom of this page.



For your viewing pleasure here is the
Cool Color Photos Exhibition 

slideshow: some of my masterpieces 
Art Prints






FEATURED PHOTO


Buena Vista Fountain
Fountain at the entrance to buildings near L.A. 
Photo was taken by me and I then edited it 
for the look and feeling of Old World charm.






More of My Artwork:


Pandemic Art
California Freeway Rush Hour

Pandemic art is the new hot trend!



Want to see more?
I have created over 200 
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 200+ artworks are also
available for acquisition at

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

prints are available for 
as little as $44 (16x20)



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





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. 


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 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



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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  Support The Arts   

If you are interested in purchasing a 
Cool Color Photo(s), contact me 
directly at andls (AT) aol.com

My art is also represented at
 Fine Art America 




If you don't want to buy art right now you can
still make a donation and support my work



Support the Arts

Donate button above goes to paypal
My account there is called "CoolTools"



Any amount is appreciated
these donations are not tax deductible


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Artist statement



Statement of creativity by the artist, Andrew Lawrence


As a photographic artist, my photo editing process involves applying nearly 20 different steps. 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, 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