Ordering photos and books

Standard photos are $150 + CA sales tax. Standard Photos are normally 8'x10' or 8"x12", matted to 11"x14" and in either walnut or black frames, selected to best enhance the photo. If you have a preference, please email. Matting is also done to best enhance the photo, and may be light tan, black, white, forest green, or gray. Normally, we will deliver the photo to Paint n Play Gallery in Old Town Monrovia within 7 working days.

We can now do photos on Canvas and metal in a variety of sizes. Contact us for prices and sizes! 





Shipping framed photos is very expensive. Please contact us if you require your purchase to be shipped. We can provide larger or smaller sizes, please contact us for a special order.

Ordering books: 

Book orders are processed through "create space". They are a subsidy of Amazon, so the order has all the Guarantees and safety one can expect from Amazon. Look for discount codes on our facebook page. Just click the button on the home page to order the books of your choice. The Old Farts' Spy Club , ​The Extra Virgin Spy Club, The Bull Sitters' Spy club and Orange $ Green Spy club  are also available on Kindle. 












 

mccARThy Architectural & Vehicular Portraits

Marianne and Steve have been involved with photography for over thirty years, but have only recently been persuaded to share their efforts publicly.  They are both mainly traditional film photographers who have begun to work in the digital realm to a limited extent, believing that computers have their place as a viable substitute for a standard darkroom, but should not be used to over-manipulate images. Each photo is signed and numbered, limiting the number available for sale. In addition, they have added a label on the back of  the mat explaining something of our feelings about the photo. They feel that in photography, subject matter and their connection to it dictates how they take their photos. 

 The play of the light and shadow of the instant, a fascination with details and textures, and the desire to capture the feel of motion in a still picture determines how they set up a particular shot. Sometimes it is simple serendipity and the ability to take advantage of happenstance that makes for a fine photo.  Many of their pictures are of Ireland, a place that has a special place in their lives. More recently, after teaching history for 30 years, Steve has retired and begun to write. He has two novels and two Road Trip books available, and is working on his fifth novel.