Photography

22 Sep The deal with dentists

Here I am again tricking out another dental clinic!FullSizeRender_1 I love thinking of the blissful journey patients will take as their eyes are filled with sweeping photographic landscapes of our great Northwest.

Dental Care Today provides dental services for both adults and children. They’ve just bought a large property for a new clinic in Hillsboro. They’ve gone with local, self-taught, photographer, Alan Leahy who captures epic scenery around Oregon and Washington. There are over 50 pieces to be picked and hung in the space of various sizes, including some focal pieces on acrylic at the entry points.

Pero Design is choosing lots of blue skin and images with good depth to help patients keep their minds engaged while the dentists make their teeth shine.

For the pediatric wing, fun pictures of exotic animal’s and their funky teeth should give a good giggle and help spark conversation over proper dental care.

Here’s the blank canvas of the art consultant!

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26 Aug Historic photos for Tualatin leasing office

centercal leasing 1CenterCal Properties, LLC is a retail development leasing agent with shopping mall properties around the Northwest. Their Bridgeport Village office recently chose some super-cool old photos of Tualatin to highlight the colorful history of their locale.

Black and white photos included the Tualatin Fire Department,  farming fields, old cars, historic schools and farming equipment.

These guys are an expert team of realtors and really know their stuff about leasing out retail space, but they weren’t too sure of what to do about framing and hanging their pictures in the fairly modern and very white-walled office space they have down there. Bring in Pero Design!

centercal2They decided to print the photos on canvas and gallery wrap them for a clean and simple fit to their minimalist space. This also let the subject matter of the photograph speak for itself without any influence of a frame. These pictures looked so great, we installed them on security hardware so they wouldn’t accidentally walk off with a quick-handed history buff. Yes, security is another reason to call in your art consulting expert. If you’ve made an investment in art or photography to hang in your public space, I’m sure you’d rather not have it swiped. A professional hanger can install it for you in a way to keep it safely on your walls.

The photos look great and our client and their other tenants are delighted with the way it all turned out. So delighted, Pero Design has been challenged with finding a way to artfully hang more photos in this open stairway. I’m thinking a really cool mobile could act the part of an artistic chandelier. What do you think?

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22 Apr Your office art: show off what you do best

Many clients come to me thinking they need a consultant to help them pick out some existing art or artist to “decorate” their public spaces. What they don’t realize, is that their blank wall is an excellent opportunity to make “art” out their own product or service. Often, they already have at their disposal something that can become a compelling wall display. This will be something that will engage visitors and show off what they do best – whether that is their history, their human capital, their product or their community events. I’m talking about more than just some paintings of food for a restaurant.  I’m talking about really making a statement about something unique and personal to that client.

blazersjerseysOf course, my client, the Blazers, always do a fantastic job of showing off their players at every opportunity – and why wouldn’t they? It’s their players that inspire their brand and influence their fans.  But sometimes it’s their players that need the inspiration. In their training room, we have featured action shots from years past and a three dimensional view box of historic jerseys.

 

OBRCBut I have some other clients whose personal “art” selection wasn’t quite so obvious. Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative chose to feature some bright photographs of their community outreach events (including their awesomely engaging green bottle mascot) and their facilities. The MS Society also chose to feature their community and fundraising events. Event photos provide a ton of interest and color to an office space. It shows that these organizations are more than just people behind desks.

Vernier

 

Vernier Software and Technology used photos taken at project sites to add interest and action to their break room and classroom.

 

investmentfirmA Portland investment firm uses framed pictures of their staff – their human capital – as an entry point to their offices.

 

Myhre

 

Myhre Group Architects has an arsenal of fantastic projects to showcase. By  installing them on a metal wall with super strong neodymium magnets, they are able to change them up as new projects are completed.

Some ideas we’d like to try:

  • Artfully frame and arrange mirrors in a dentist office to show off/show back their best work – their clients teeth!
  • History! Many companies have historic documentation and photographs. I have been bugging client, Providence, to do a series on “nursing through the ages” from their archive of black and white photography
  • Working on public site-specific art pieces of original art by collaborating with local artists – this is more than just a Monet reprint – this is commissioning a local artist to do something just for you!
  • Coordinating murals with site painters in healthcare environments and living communities
  • The chance to inventory a corporation’s art collection and refresh it and relocate it in their space. If it needs a new frame or a repair – perodesign can make it right.  Haven’t you been meaning to clean out that storage room?

All of these are examples of using what you do best as your “art.” Perodesign can help you identify what you might already have, or help you to capture your best asset in a way that does more than just “decorates” your space. Give us a ring!

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27 Jan Art for Calming Spaces and Calming Patients

The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit.

The patient experience begins when they walk in your office door. Art chosen to suit and brighten your reception area will provide attractive and calming spaces for patients to relax and gather their thoughts before their health care visit.

Jonathan Nourok’s photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok’s close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces.

Jonathan Nourok’s photographs of flowers and leaves are filled with bold colors and evocative shapes that are both familiar and wondrous. His images provide space for the eyes and mind to wander. Whether the appointment is routine or emergent, Jonathan Nourok’s close up floral-scapes will transform your reception or patient rooms into cheerful and calming spaces.

Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast’s best!

Whatever the color story or visual style that best suits your practice, the artist can accommodate. Prioritize your patient experience with detailed and dynamite artwork from one of the West Coast’s best!

Poppy Flax Triptych

Poppy Flax Triptych

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03 Dec Photographs by a local photographer welcomes patients

Allan Leahy is a local photographer, and this dental clinic has his work throughout.   We start here in the lobby.  The printer we used for this piece did  a salon mount on the back side of acrylic with stainless stand offs.  The stand offs were chosen as it worked really well with the finishes the client and designer selected.

In the surgery center,  which was not complete when we took these photos,  we presented the photos on acrylic without a frame.   The cleat we installed them with raised them off the wall about 1/2″. The pieces are secure on the wall,  and create a window like feel.

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03 Dec A building addition to a Portland office gets new art

The designer came to us and asked us to print some photos on canvas for their client.  I asked them more about their client and thought this was a time to step outside the box and do something that fits within their business.  As you can see,  we had printed 3  photos on acrylic an mounted them with steel stand offs.  These abstract photos by local photographer Rick Sorensen,  were presented clean and simple.

For their classroom and break area,   we framed another local photographer Jerome Harts photos in nice wide black wood frames.  The fun photos really pop!

 

Acrylic can be hard to work with,  but with the careful team of installers we use,  we were able to out the art up flawlessly

Acrylic can be hard to work with, but with the careful team of installers we use, we were able to out the art up flawlessly

Jerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom

Jerome Hart photographs show of education in the classroom

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17 Nov Ready, Set, Play! It’s season 2014/15

This is always a fun update.   The photos are taken on media day by the Trailblazers great marketing team, selected and we then print them.   After we have the prints,   we finish them by mounting on 3/4″ bamboo with Portland’s eco-consious display company, Plywerk.

They layout is not easy.  It’s a puzzle without a guide,  so we move them around quite a bit till it just works.  It is a lot of fun when the puzzle is solved.

In addition to new players,  Pyramid’s Tap Room at Schonely’s Place inside the Moda Center got a fresh coat of paint and some more photos.  We took the old pieces off the wall and after it was ready we did a new layout for the photos, added a more and installed,  just in time for the WINNING season opener.

The Jersey case was done a couple years ago,  but the light was on it just right,  so had to show you.   This is a display case for 3 retro jerseys.   We wanted them to float in different layers so we worked with bars and cables from Arakawa to make this work.

 

 

There is a refreshing update every year

There is a refreshing update every year

The walls have been repainted, and we a=rearranged the artwork on the Tap Room at Moda Center, just in time for the winning first game!

There isn’t a space in the Tap Room that doesn’t scream Rip City.

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