Tim's Used Books

March 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Our photography business began in earnest a short while after we moved to the Carolinas, hence the name of our business: Our Carolina Shore. The region left very little to want for in terms of subjects to photograph and our mission since then has been to photograph as much of our Carolina shore as we possibly can. We've photographed from the Outer Banks (as far north as Nags Head) down to Beaufort, SC and so very many places in between. What I've learned from our vacationing customers is that they want to bring home with them a little piece of their stay so that they can have it with them at home until their return. For that reason, the vast majority of printed photos that you'll find at any of our events are photos from that general area. 

Since we still do have numerous connections in New England and take a number of trips that way, we also have many photos from our favorite spots along the New England shore. Sometimes I'll even sneak a few of these photos into our displays here in the Carolinas! One of my most favorite places to shoot is Provincetown on Cape Cod. The people, the colors, the architecture, the angles and the alleys are just fascinating. One photo I took recently was of Tim's Used Books, a landmark in P-town for nearly 30 years (read more about Tim here). Most of the time I see my photos as simply capturing a space in time to remember forever. This photo hit me a little differently and I wanted to see if an image not germane to the specific locale would generate any interest. I decided to have it printed as a canvas and within a couple hours of having it on display for the first time, it sold. I then went a step farther and had it printed and framed with a wonderful whitewashed wooden frame made from reclaimed lumber which complements the picket fence along the alley so perfectly! Much to my surprise, it continues to sell. At a recent event, a couple was guessing between themselves as to the location of the photo where one said Charleston and the other (much to my dismay!) said Provincetown!! The frame can be purchased directly from pictureframes.com (or we can purchase and frame the canvas for you).

Here is the brick alley leading you to Tim's. You can purchase this photo in many formats including canvas prints by clicking on the photo where you will be redirected to the store.

tims booksTim's Used BooksHidden at the end of a narrow alley you'll find mystery and magic within the dusty shelves  

Here is the canvas framed in a barnwood frame created with lumber reclaimed from barns across the American landscape.

tim's books2Framed CanvasWhite, barnboard floater frame

We'd love to have you stop by and see Tim's Used Books in person at any of our upcoming events or you can purchase directly through the galleries or by contacting us directly.


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