PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – Wednesday, 8th July 2015– Paradise Photography, a locally based photo company has added visual splendor to the once lackluster walls of Providenciales International Airport (PLS). Their photographs are all inspired by Turks & Caicos Islands landscapes, mainly of the coastal calm and tranquility that the Turks and Caicos Islands is world renowned for. A new collection of photos have been added to the already impressive array of high resolution images that have been displayed throughout the terminal facility.
Paradise photography has been working with Interspace Airport Advertising TCI, Ltd. (IAA), a subsidiary of Clear Channel Airports (CCA) since they began operations in TCI approximately 5 years ago. The vivid artwork with sharp appearance is placed inside of the advertising frames as a filler for adverts to be sold and as a decorative additive for frames to enhance the terminal’s ambiance.
According to Christine Morden, “Paradise Photography is proud of the strong partnership with Mr. John Smith of the Airport Authority and Mr. Ralph Higgs of the Tourist Board who had a vision to turn the walls of the airport into a beautiful art gallery of the Turks and Caicos Islands that promotes each island.”
The photos on display are extremely large in size, with some as long as 20-feet. These large size photos are difficult to create and are carefully created using a complicated photographic technique of stitched panoramic images in which a minimum of six photos that are hand-stitched together in Photoshop to create one single image that is panoramic in appearance. Stitched panoramic images are a trademark of Paradise Photography and what many of its clients seek out in order to have a high impact product. The image makers that are part of the Paradise creative team have a fine art background which allows them to present their subjects in an artful composition. “The human eye sees in 180 degrees, which is a panoramic view, so we like to present our clients with a panoramic image that most closely resembles what we see in the environment around us.” says Morden.
Paradise Photography made history by being the first company in the Turks and Caicos Islands to have the only two Master and Certified Professional Photographers. A Master Photography designation is awarded for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession, as determined by the Professional Photographers of America, the world’s largest professional photographers association, with over 22,000 members worldwide. The studio is known for its cutting-edge photography products which include the latest gallery-style pieces. “I love keeping up with the latest trends in photography and being able to deliver modern products to our clients,” said Morden. One of her favorite products is a crystal metallic print that has a 3-D type shimmer and iridescent finish that is perfect for printing colorful sunset or beach photos.
Through a unique combination of art and design, Paradise Photography is proud to display a one-of-a-kind art piece in the VIP Lounge within the airport which is a mounted cluster wall canvas. The piece is a 40”x60” beachscape which looks like a 3-D puzzle comprised of nearly 20 canvases of different heights and dimensions.
“As an artist, it brings such joy when our clients display our photos from the Turks in Caicos Islands in their homes, offices or even on their Facebook pages! Paradise Photography plays an important role in promoting tourism and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Continuing to take high impact and striking images, whether it’s a photo for an ad campaign, magazine cover, wedding album, or family wall portrait help to increase the recognition and visibility of these beautiful islands. ”
“The Airport thoughtfully selected each image with a vision of showing the beauty and diversity of the Islands. We wanted to have the location of each photo known to encourage persons to visit the location that they saw in the photo.” said the Terminal and Marketing Manager, Lavern Reynolds.
This project has been a multi-year – almost a decade long project of travelling to the other islands and cays of the Turks and Caicos Islands all in search of the most beautiful landscapes. “I remember travelling many times to the same location just to get the perfect photo with the correct light and conditions,” Morden said. “It was like being on a safari. The photo trips often lasted several days where I had the opportunity to meet and interact with the residents of the different islands and to get a feel of what was so special for that island, beyond just its natural beauty.” said Morden.
The art photos have transformed the once plain interior of the airport to works of art that anyone would be happy to display in their homes or work areas. Paradise photography offers an array of services from personal photo shoots to commercial shoots for business or advertising, resort lifestyle work, real estate, magazine covers (Turks & Caicos Magazine, Times of the Island, Destinations), assignment work, corporate events, fine art for interior design. Many large fine art pieces are displayed around the island in resorts, businesses and private villas. All the photos that are seen at the airport can be ordered through Paradise Photography, MyParadisePhoto.com where you can also find an exhaustive stock library of authentic Turks and Caicos images from all the Islands.
Paradise Photography believes in promoting the Turks and Caicos Islands and giving back by supporting local charities and educational programs. “Training is an important part of investing in our future and our youth and that’s why our studio has intern programs to help youth nurture and develop their photography skills.” “We routinely have students come on shoots to learn what it’s like to be a photographer,” says Morden. “It’s an experience they never forget!”