My name is Fred Arellano and welcome to my website! There comes a moment of clarity and purpose in everyone’s life and for me that was the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967. There had never been such a collection of artists assembled in one place before or since. Woodstock was huge, Monterey Pop was intimate and up close. Some of my other photos feature the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Big Sur Folk Festival. Hopefully one or more of the photos will find their way to a wall near you. Incidentally, On November 1, 2011, famed music writer and producer, Harvey Kubernik published a book entitled," A Perfect Haze": a pictorial history of the Monterey Pop Festival. This book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one the most important festivals in history. John Philips and Lou Adler put the entire event together in 6 weeks, without cell phones, the internet, fax machines, or computers. My photographs are featured in this book, available at Amazon.com. Any photo attributed to me that you see in Mr. Kubernik's book will be available to purchase on this website.
As far as the actual process goes...
The photos that you order are printed on heavy duty archival Kodak Gold Bond paper. They are then mounted on Gatorfoam (trademark) a very hard, durable mounting board. The photo is then sprayed with a special sealing protective shield guarding against UV rays and spills. All of my lab work, printing and mounting is done locally by Bay Photo Lab here in Santa Cruz Ca. I personally will sign each photo inspecting for any flaws. Each photo comes with mounting hardware installed, ready to hang on the wall of your choice. I do not have a staff or a phone tree that asks a million questions and then puts you on hold for an hour, you will be dealing with me directly. The photos can be hand delivered within Santa Cruz County, otherwise Bay Photo will package the artwork securely and drop ship it directly to you. Custom orders are always encouraged. If you would like your photo printed on an alternate medium such as stretched canvas or aluminum, please email me using the contact form to discuss your needs.
All images copyright Fred Arellano. All rights reserved.