Our Oliphant custom background is coming! For years I have wanted one of these gorgeous backgrounds. I have placed my order for one. We are eagerly awaiting its arrival.
Many of the most famous portrait photographers in the world use them. These artisan backdrops appear to come to life differently for each session.
Being hand painted just for Louise Michaud Photographer.
Look at our custom background under construction at the Oliphant studio in New York City.
Look at an Oliphant custom background in some of our work.
I did this portrait in a colleague’s studio using a very similar background. This image convinced me that I had to invest in one.
There’s another view of an Oliphant in my Portraits page HERE.
Why are these Oliphant backgrounds amazing?
Our Oliphant custom background is coming. If you’re curious to learn more about Oliphants, here is a story about their creator and her history.
The Artist Behind Some of the World’s Most Famous Images Isn’t A Photographer, It’s Top Backdrop Painter Sarah Oliphant
From Vanity Fair covers to designer fashion shows and theater stages, artist Sarah Oliphant has painted her way into the fabric of fashion by creating beautiful canvases worthy of framing on a scale large enough to become the industry’s leading backdrop painter. Oliphant Studio has been creating scenic backdrops for photographers, film producers, fashion designers, architects, and interior designers since 1978. Along the way, Oliphant has collaborated with the top level of fashion and editorial portrait photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Albert Watson, Mark Seliger, Norman Jean Roy, and Sue Bryce while also providing an inventory of backdrops available for rent to photographers beginning and advanced.
Oliphant Studio’s work can be see behind some of the most famous faces and top-flight models on magazine covers for Vogue, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, GQ, Newsweek, and The New York Times, in advertising for Victoria’s Secret, Anthropologie, The Gap, Aveda, Lancome, J Crew, and Guess, and painted backdrops and runways for designers like Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger. The studio has an inventory of about 2,000 canvases as large as 12′ x 24′ and muslin backdrops even larger available for rental from their Brooklyn, NY studio.
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