Award-winning artist Harriet Blum revived a unique film/art technique in the late 80’s by shooting black-and-white infrared photographs which she develops herself, then she hand-tints each original using transparent oils. This gives each image a romantic peacefulness, dreamy and ethereal quality which has become her recognizable style. Since 2003, she has concentrated exclusively on fine art photography. Her main subjects are trees and landscapes.
Harriet's photographs were recently featured on the popular TV series NCIS New Orleans and at the recent 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest. Her work is in many commercial and private collections across the country and internationally, including numerous hospitals and other medical settings, because of their "healing art" quality. Until a recent renovation, her art was displayed in all sleeping and meeting rooms of the Loews New Orleans Hotel. Her works are in the collection of the Roger Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, and others. She has won numerous awards, including "Best of Show" in the prominent Bethesda Row Art Festival, Bethesda, Maryland.
She also has worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer, and commercial photographer. Her collection of hand-tinted photographs can be printed on paper, canvas, metal, murals or Plexiglas in a variety of sizes. Harriet Blum grew up in Miami, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Recently she moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, after a successful long-standing art career in the New Orleans area.