2015 Pasadena Showcase House of Design: An Introduction

2015 Pasadena Showcase House by Lynn Van Dam Cooper With approximately 30,000 visitors every year, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is one of the best-attended showcase homes in the United States. This year’s tour will be taking place April 19th through May 17th with all proceeds being…

Cuba or Bust!

"Havana Alley" by Erich Mcvey I don’t know about you, but one thing in particular about President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night got me very excited: the easing of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Although, I do confess that “Proud Joe Biden” was a close second…

Celebrity Homes: James Dean vs. Today's Hollywood Celebs

When I logged into Gmail this morning and opened the most recent newsletter from Elle Decor, one of the headlines caught my eye - “James Dean’s Manhattan Apartment Is A Far Cry From Today’s Celebrity Homes”. I couldn’t resist taking a tour of the actor’s 5th…

Using Photographs for Custom Wall Murals

One of our specialties at PurePhoto is the ability to print large scale fine art prints. When a client requests an image be printed in a size that is beyond our printer and paper size, we can offer them the option of generating a custom wall mural. The select image…

British Art Critic Blasts Photography As Art & Proves Himself Mistaken

Thanks to the iPhone and social media, it can seem like photography is everywhere and that anyone can simply “put a filter on it” and feel like an old pro. Perhaps this feeling of photographic excellence (admit it – we all feel pretty talented when posting that perfectly filtered selfie) is…