Fine Art Backdrops brings beauty to the heart of Wadena
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Fine Art Backdrops brings beauty to the heart of Wadena

A backdrop can take up to a week to produce. Photo courtesy of Fine Art Backdrops 1 / 4 Photos inhabit almost every avenue of life. Television, the internet, magazines, and social media are dominated by illuminated pixels. The still image has become commonplace, visually ingested and forgotten by the casual observer as quickly as the press of a shutter button. Photography may simply be a vehicle for Instagram likes to some, for others it’s a fine art where every aesthetic of the medium is pushed to the limit. One area of photography many forget is the backdrop. Ashley Simmons is the owner of Fine Art Backdrops and her business has moved into the old Sweet Pickins location in downtown Wadena. Her goal is to inject a painterly flair into the still images of photographers around the world. Simmons is a career DIY enthusiast, years ago, her portrait photographer husband approached her about producing custom backdrops for his work. Simmons took to the challenge, quickly producing beautiful backgrounds of every color and texture. She kept producing the backdrops until other photographers took notice. The orders came in mass, prompting Simmons to start her own custom backdrop studio. Fine art […]

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