Blend art + design in an innovative way. That is Fresco Photography, pioneered by Diane Epstein, fine art photographer.  

Be a real changemaker and join the biophilia art and design renaissance.  Add textural complexity that inspires

deeper, real-life experience and ushers well-being into our healthcare, work and branded environments ––  to

enhance moods, uplift spirits and bring the interior space to life. 

Moss Beach Light Beams  California ref# L9A3410_blu_brn_fresco                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A play of patterns in nature and the age-old patina of time make up cultural and ecological landscapes. Nature’s calm emanates from orderly fractals of trees, birds and butterflies.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Golden Butterfly  California ref# L9A5261_fresco                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Creating uplifting interior spaces with design + art collaborations can give fresh life and meaning to our healing environments, and have a profound impact on health, happiness, well being and quality of life.

Owl Eyes Mexico ref# 3656_fresco        ©Diane Epstein Photography                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fresco Photography stands out from the go-to-flat-green, untouched photographs often used in Biophilia Art and Design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fresco Photography can be printed on aluminum, glass, canvas, resin, and other materials appropriate for healthcare. They  can be assembled from materials that are robust, wipeable and easily cleaned, and can meet the latest transparency standards to reduce toxic materials and cleaning processes, and can be appropriate for high traffic areas. The images can be printed on screens, hung off-the wall, and utilized to create refuge and flexible spaces.            

Great hearted Egret, Grey Lodge National Wildlife Refuge California 4Y5A7963_fresco   ©Diane Epstein Photography             

The roughness of stone, the intricacy of wings, roots and branches, the fracture of light coming through the trees wakes up our felt sense. 

“I am moved to photograph what is beautiful, luminous, and life enhancing in nature, bringing this energy indoors, making the interior space come to life. My greatest desire now is to inspire, delight, and celebrate the vitality and healing qualities of the natural world utilizing Fresco Photography.  My aim is also to transform the environment to divide, enhance, and adorn the space to support peek and optimal performance and creativity with Fresco Photography.  I am experimenting with new printing and installation techniques that transform entire spaces by creating environments that connect people with each other and nature. Through the integration of art + design, I am experimenting with  space solutions that are not only functional, but also evoke curiosity and provide a sense of refuge.  I am interested in projects and collaborations related to Biofilia Design and WELL / LEED Architecture that have a greater impact for those who work, live or visit the building where the art and design are integrated into the space.”

— Diane Epstein

Fresco Photography is a unique photographic interpretation of traditional fresco painting pioneered by Diane Epstein. This innovative approach to fine art photography blends distinctive views of nature scenes, landscapes, wildlife and still life, with multiple exposures of crumbling and natural elements to create an image that is reminiscent of ancient frescoes, with a more contemporary application and felt sense. 

Entwined  (Tree in Deserted House)  Cadiz, Vera Cruz, Mexico             

Offering (La Mano) ref# 5642_fresco   Rome    ©Diane Epstein Photography              

By utilizing universal symbols and shapes like round balls, butterflies or tasty, colorful food in art + design, it can inspire joyful engagement and an appetite for living. By evoking a positive outlook for children and adults alike, this can be especially healing for patients and families in the hospital setting.  

Butterfly Brilliance ref# L9A5346_fresco  ©Diane Epstein Photography                

At the heart of our desire is that which appeals to our sense of taste, touch, aroma, sight, and vibration of color, sound and instincts, especially for those who need emotional and physical nourishment and deep care for health and well-being.

Installation (partial) at the Museum of Rome’s Cafe’ Braschi, Piazza Navona 

Pomodori ref# 6435_fresco  Rome   ©Diane Epstein Photography

Mele ref# 0621_fresco Rome   ©Diane Epstein Photography

Limoni ref#5238_fresco Rome   ©Diane Epstein Photography

Pere ref# 3893_fresco Rome   ©Diane Epstein Photography

Fiori di Zucca ref# 9187 Rome    ©Diane Epstein Photography

Carciofi ref# 7683_fresco  Rome   ©Diane Epstein Photography

Fresco Photography captures the splendor of architecture and nature, as well as the imperfections that come from the passage of time