Born and raised in Germany, Tim Petersen’s first introduction to photography was in his father’s studio, which was part of Germany’s young and emerging fashion photography industry of the 60’s and 70’s. It was during an internship there, while waiting for his spot at University, that he got completely hooked on fashion photography. At the age of 22, after a brief period of assisting, he started his own studio in Hamburg, Germany. Even back then, his classic but innovative and beauty oriented style was obvious and recognition came fast. Petersen’s ambitions quickly pulled him towards the action and in 1994 he moved to New York City. New York was love at first sight and he got deeply engaged in the underground fashion magazine scene of the 90’s, which did not exist in Germany at the time. The likely turning point of his career was the publication of his version of a fashionable Tamara De Lempicka in Blackbook Magazine in 1998. After the stunning story hit newsstands Petersen got calls from top fashion magazines as well as major fashion houses and he continues to work for them ever since. Petersen still lives in New York City and is currently working, along with his commercial assignments, on several fine art projects where he collaborates with artists like David Downton, Rebecca Sommer and Martin Abrahams. He is also working on a full-length feature movie with the 85 year old fashion icon Carmen Dell’Orefice, a 3-year ongoing project that will be a very personal and intimate portrait of her life.
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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.
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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.
ArtStar does not accept returns. Works damaged in transit may be exchanged on a case by case basis within 30 days of arrival. Please email us as soon as you receive the damaged work at email@example.com. Please do not open your artwork yourself. It is very delicate and difficult to get back in the packaging without damage. Please let a trained framer open the artwork. We do not take back artwork damaged by the customer.
Please note that we employ professional printers, framers and shippers. Occasional damage in transit happens and is out of our control. We are happy to work with you to immediately resolve any damage that might occur. However, damage in transit is relatively rare.
We stand behind our art with a 100% quality guarantee. ArtStar prints on the best paper on the market with a fine art printer in the USA. Each work is created custom per order. ArtStar color matches every print to the artists' source file and fully authenticates every piece.
Please note that we work hard to ensure that all images are displayed accurately, however screen resolutions and brightness may reflect sublet variations from the final printed edition.
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