This image comes from the series "Fast Food Fast Cars: The Pursuit of Happiness" in which Carden photographs one icon of American childhood- a Hot Wheels toy car, in front of another, in this case, an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. Carden's work encapsulates the bright, shiny colors of childhood and the excitement around these favorite sites and toys.
"Raised on a hearty diet of TV and movies, photography was a natural way to approach life and work. I grew up in Hollywood, lived in Spain, worked a lot, shot a ton of film. Came back to live in San Francisco, finished school, then opened the first digital photo studio in the city. Never shot any more film. I specialized in food photography, worked for an impressive list of clients, won awards, and became recognized for a unique 'playful' style with subjects. I approach every subject with curiosity and a sense of humor juxtaposing food and common everyday items in unexpected ways to illustrate an idea, product, or story."- Matthew Carden
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Unframed prints arrive in approximately 2 - 2 1/2 weeks. Framed prints arrive in approximately 3 weeks. Once your artwork is made by our printer, it must be allowed to outgas for 24 hours before being framed and/or shipped. ** Please note that we employ professional framers, shippers and handlers on all orders and only handle our prints with white gloves. While occasional damage by USPS or FedEx in transit is out of our control, we are happy to work with you to resolve any damage that does occur. However, damage in transit is relatively rare.
As our prints are custom made to order according to your preferences, all of our prints are final sale and non-returnable. We guarantee the quality of our prints, so if your order was shipped with a defect or arrived damaged, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Choose from our high-end white, black or natural frames, or opt for a more modern look by selecting facemounted to thick Plexiglas.
All frames include:
- UV-blocking acrylic glass, which protects against 91% of UV rays.
- Acid-free, archival mats and materials.
- Taped backs to prevent dust from getting into the frame.
- Strainers on the back to reinforce the structure of the frame.
- Wire on the back of the frame for easy installation.
- Facemounted works are hung on a metal French cleat. Installation instructions are included in the packaging.
Extra small and small frames have .75" molding 2" mats, and are 1.2" deep. Medium and large frames have 1" molding, 3" mats and are 2" deep. Mattless frames have a spacer to prevent the print from touching the acrylic.
We do not frame the extra large print sizes because they are too large to ship without risking damage.