By Janelle Stear
A photograph captures aesthetic, pleasing moments, encapsulated forever in time. Jeff Callihan is an artist who captures such vibrant and real inspiration. He spends weeks and sometimes months on a never-ending quest for the perfect lighting, the perfect location, and the perfect moment to capture one single image. He then meticulously evaluates each piece with little to no processing before developing and printing for everyone to see. Each piece demonstrates his passion for blending the natural world with the kinesthetic as he also handcrafts his own unique, custom metal frames to match each breathtaking photo.
Most artists use layers and compositesto enhance picture quality and create a unique picture. Jeff uses natural light, intense scouting, incredible patience and time to give everyone a real image that is untouched and unseen.
Jeff's unique masterpieces are now on display at his new art gallery at The Village of Meridian. Theemotionally charged elements will draw you in and transform you as you step into a space filled with vibrant reds, yellows, greens, and blues. Sit on the comfortable sofa to take in the breathtaking nature scenes and landscapes.
Jeff creates metal frames and stands for all of his pieces. Like his fine art, his frames are considered pieces of art. Each frame is constructed to match the original photograph that it frames.His passion for adventure and the pursuit of the perfect light is constant and inspiring.
When businessman, Dave Martinez, happened upon Jeff this past summer at the Boise Farmer's Market, he immediately sensed he was in the presence of an artistic genius. Jeff's work had become so popular that as visitors were buying fresh vegetables near him, spending about twelve dollars, his work was selling for thousands of dollars. Dave quickly knew he needed to help him.
Davefound the location at The Villageand collaborated with Jason Hayes, a professional marketer; together they established a stunning gallery to show off Jeff's unique work.
The visually stimulating gallery pays tribute to Jeff and his journey. As you walk in the door, a large glass plaque informs visitors about Jeff's background: "I've always had an adventurous spirit and a desire to be in wild places. My journey began when I enlisted and became a proud member of the United States Marine Corps. My service allowed me to see and experience many parts of the world."
From service to his country, to service to customers,Jeff Callihan has created a truly stunning collection. Jeff’s art is real, unique and simply amazing. Every photograph, every frame and every moment captured with his lens are custom and different from anyone else. You won’t find art anywhere else that makes you feel as if you were actually there. Jeff’s work will push your emotions and simply make you want to dream.
Visit the Jeff Callihan Gallery at
The Village at Meridian,
3540 E Longwing Lane #105
Meridian, ID 83646.
Contact at:208-365-8619 www.jeffcallihan.com Jeffcallihangalleries@gmail.com