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Meet Mitch Rossow
For ten years I’ve photographed artwork for artists in the Minneapolis & Saint Paul area.
I've tried to photograph my own work for years, and it never worked well. I couldn't get the painting square, neither the color nor the detail could be captured properly, and they were barely usable for my portfolio and website.
I've also used professional scans of my paintings. While these turned out better than my personal photographs, details were often lost, the color wasn't always accurate, and I had issues with banding when producing prints.
I've used several professional photographers that specialize in art documentation, including at local museums. None have come close to capturing the amount of detail and accuracy that Mitch achieves with his photographs.
I would recommend anyone who needs art photography to avail themselves of Mitch Rossow Photography. We have worked together for 10 years and in that time has photographed and catalogued all my paintings besides managing all my website duties.
He believes in quality and craft.
Over the years he has refined his process to such an extent that the usual problems of glare and delicate color balance are no longer an issue.
For me personally his ability to hit subtle neutral tones and extremely nuanced tonal transitions make him the only choice to work with. Personally he is a courteous, punctual and easy to work with – a true professional.
Artists need high quality images of their work for so many things. Portfolios, websites, social media, submitting to grants and juried competitions, and more. Mitch is incredibly knowledgable about what it takes to properly document work, he is easy to get ahold of and schedule time with, and his turnaround time can't be beat. Absolutely, Mitch is the person you want to photograph your paintings!
Amira Freidson of artbizservices.com
Just picked up some photographs that Mitch Rossow did for me of artwork, WOW, what a beautiful job he does !!
Joe Paquet recommended him… and I agree, simply fantastic!
Mary Pettis, ARC Living Master ASMA, AIS, OPA
I am an oil painter working in the contemporary style of expressive realism. Mitch Rossow has been my photographer for a few years now, and I have nothing but glowing words to describe what it is like to work with him. His photos have captured accurately the gamut of color palettes that I use, whether the subject is an 8x10” Plein Air flower study, the subtle gradations in 30x40” sunrises over the ocean, or large 4x6’ studio paintings of Italian villages and vistas.
I have had numerous paintings digitally scanned over the years, and I find that Mitch’s photos produce the same results for far less cost. We have sent his images to all venues including feature articles in national publications, international salons and competitions, and books and catalogs. It is wonderful to know that the photos I am sending are of the highest caliber, and meet all their specifications.
I need to add here that Mitch is a joy to work with, is very flexible and patient, and has a well trained, discerning eye.
Needless to say, I recommend him highly!
Steven J Levin, ARC Living Master
Hey Mitch, just wanted to let you know that I had that same large hats painting photographed by another photographer that you had done for me because I wanted to compare the results.
Yours is by far the better one.
The old method I had been relying on of going from transparency first and then to a scan is really pretty inferior now that I see them side by side.
Wish I'd had you photographing my works these past many years. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks!
Once again, you are amazing! Thank you for your excellent work of capturing the painting in a photograph!
I truly appreciate your professionalism and your prompt work.