Holy Ground

Artist: Denny Fanning

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By Denny Fanning

Malibu, California, 2020.

Silver halide black and white photograph printed on Fuji Deep Matte Velvet paper.



Denny Fanning crafts an ode to last light across the desolate stretches of southeastern California in this series. Whether its power lines astride a field of poppies or the ghostly outline of a sanctuary superimposed against the wildlands, Fanning uses the sun’s afterglow as a palette in order to paint a melancholy mood across the empty expanses. 

We only print on archival papers and surfaces, including silver halide photographic papers, museum-quality heavyweight rag papers, metal, acrylic, and wood.


Fuji Deep Matte Velvet is a luxurious, velvety smooth, acid-free, archival silver halide photographic paper with a non-reflective surface that creates gorgeous, detailed fine art images with rich, vivid colors that feel both muted and saturated at the same time.


Moab Somerset Museum Rag is an archival 100% cotton heavyweight 300gsm acid-free paper with an ultra-smooth surface and matte finish that produces deep, rich blacks and unparalleled color.


Our metal prints are made by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, resulting in uniquely durable prints with vibrant colors, brilliant luminescence, and exceptional detail. The ultra-hard scratch-resistant surface is waterproof/weatherproof and can be cleaned easily — just avoid direct sunlight.


Handcrafted in California, our solid wood box frames are made of natural wood with a rich finish and grain that can vary slightly from frame to frame. They are available in black, white and natural basswood.

Denny Fanning was in his 20s and living in Chicago when he became obsessed with street photography. He would walk for hours on end, exploring the city and patiently waiting for interesting faces and scenes to reveal themselves — scenes that he believed were visible only to him through his viewfinder. 

He still sees these subliminal moments happening all around him, and it’s his goal to save as many of these moments as he can. His neighborhood may have changed (fewer skylines and more palm trees), but his passion for capturing it remains.

Fanning lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife, two daughters, and an energetic Mini-Australian Shepherd. 

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