Photography by Jesse Meyer, Michigan City Indiana

New Style! Framed Poly Canvas: No Glass, No Glare!

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Matted photographs behind glass are elegant and sophisticated. They are probably still my favorite way to showcase my artwork. But sometimes a room simply allows far too much sunlight in to appreciate a piece through glass with all that glare. Stretched canvas was an option, but I love the way my photographs looked matched with a beautiful hand-crafted frame; it gives them room to breathe and contains them from the rest of a space. After much trial and error and even more research, I've found the perfect solution: Framed poly canvas! This extra durable mounted canvas doesn't need glass for protection like delicate photographic paper does, and with no glass and no glare it looks absolutely incredible in my hand-crafted frames. I present to you my very first publicly available poly canvas piece!

12"x32" Poly Canvas • No Glass/Glare! • Hand-Crafted Cherry
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Everywhere you turn around here there's a picture of the lighthouse. I thought this lonely frozen beacon out there all by itself was much more beautiful! A 300mm Nikon lens adapted to fit my Canon brought this speck into full view, showing even the crisp detail of the light itself. Printed on extra durable Poly Canvas, this print is glassless which means absolutely zero glare! This stunning print is perfectly finished in a hand-crafted 12"x32" cherry panoramic frame, with several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil. Truly a one of a kind piece! Local pickup, personal delivery, and US shipping available!

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Click below to view detail shots including the canvas texture itself!

I've already fulfilled a few custom orders for framed poly canvas prints and they certainly are a hit! Please don't hesitate to contact me with any inquiries. I'd love to create a custom framed poly canvas print of any of my photographs in the perfect size for your space!

New Pieces @ the Shady Creek Winery!

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The Shady Creek Winery in Michigan City is hosting a dozen of my latest pieces, including traditional frames, hand-crafted frames, stretched canvas, and extra durable poly canvas in hand-crafted frames with no glass, no glare! Come enjoy a wine tasting and view my latest work!

What goes great with wine? Caviar of course! This 5x macro photograph of tiny caviar blown up hundreds of times in stunning detail looks more like something you'd find in an alien nursery! Featuring a hand-crafted green poplar frame, this piece would be perfect in any kitchen, bar, or restaurant!

A beautiful sunrise over Michigan captured by a dozen images stitched into a seamless panorama in a hand-crafted black walnut frame. Just one of my latest pieces hanging @ Shady Creek!

September Gallery + Extended Viewing Hours

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The gallery opening @ A Dove's Tale on Friday September 5th was a great success and a ton of fun! But many of you were unable to make it due to the torrential downpour from the unfortunate storm. While the gallery has regular hours (Thursday and Friday 12pm - 4pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm) I've set up an extended viewing party I'll be at for anyone who would like to see the exhibit in person on Saturday September 20th from 2pm - 5pm.

When I arrived on the beach on June 28th, 2013 @ midnight there was no fire and no one to be seen. As the storm rolled in and the wind violently picked up, I turned to see the sand blowing off this oxygen starved fire from earlier in the night and it relit! So naturally I went and sat in the embers path, capturing what began as a freak accident and turned out a crowd favorite!

Come by to see my local photography in beautiful mats and frames, ask any questions you may have about my process, and look at the amazing custom wood furniture and art A Dove's Tale is known for! Hope to see you there!


- jesse

Gallery Showing Grand Opening! September 5th 2014, First Friday Art Walk in Michigan City's Uptown Arts District

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A pale, muted panorama displaying a virtual mountain range of the frozen ice shelf. Shot from Lake Shore Drive and comprised of half a dozen photographs, Chicago's glow can be seen on on the left, while some stars peek through a break in the clouds on the right. February 12th, 2014.

My very first gallery showcasing a collection of photographs from the shores of Michigan City. From long exposure nightscapes taken on the ice shelf at 3am in January under a shroud of darkness, to vibrant panoramas with a view of the Chicago skyline during vivid sunsets, all images featured in this opening were shot right here from the beaches of Michigan City. This show will feature the very best of my meticulously taken photographs presenting a vast diversity of unseen views available from our shores. Many of the images show the local scenery in ways most have never experienced, with times of day and dates signed onto each print allowing you to see how the beautiful local landscape changes wildly from day to day. In the spirit of providing a window into the often unseen, no images featuring the lighthouse will be on display.

Chicago's glow under the stars and over a calm Lake Michigan, captured from Michigan City's own Stop 31 @ Shoreland Hills. May 5th, 2013.

The gallery is being hosted by A Dove's Tale, located @ 829 Franklin St in Michigan City's Uptown Arts District, and features stunning handcrafted furniture and home furnishings, offering unique furniture designs as well as the ability to custom order to your specifications.


First Friday's in Michigan City's Uptown Arts district features numerous galleries, retail and resale shops, consignment shops with local art, fantastic restaurants, beautiful architecture, music, and absolutely something for everybody. First Friday's official hours are from 5-8pm but some festivities start early and run late, and is the perfect way to spend a late summer's Friday night.


Click here to head to the Event page with Google & iCal links and directions.


I hope to see you there!