Anonymous Art Collector Purchases Peter Lik’s New England River Photo, ‘One,’ For $1 Million

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One by Peter Lik

Photo by Peter Lik

Taken just after dawn, amid breathtaking New England fall foliage, the photograph resembles an Impressionist painting more than any nature photograph.  Says Lik, “I will never forget this morning for the rest of my life.  It was calm, and the scent of the fall forest filled my lungs.  The mist cleared, and a magical reflection in the river briefly appeared   White birch trees, black trunks, a kaleidoscope of foliage combining to reveal an illusion of three dimensions.  I pressed the shutter – once – and then the scene vanished with the morning breeze, never to be seen again.”  The single opportunity, the unity of the elements, and Lik’s oneness with the moment and nature, inspired him to name the photograph One.

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The buyer, a private art collector represented by Joel Ehrenkranz of the law firm Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP, completed the purchase in December and asked to remain anonymous.

Special thanks to Sherry Anderson (aka SherA) for reporting the story at Sharing Digital Photography Worldwide Forums.

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