Guardians of the Ocean - Taranaki - by Award Winning New Zealand Landscape Photographer Stephen Milner

Guardians of the Ocean - Taranaki


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Experience the awe-inspiring power and serenity of the ocean with "Guardians of the Ocean," a captivating black and white artwork by award-winning landscape photographer Stephen Milner.

This mesmerising piece transports you to the rugged beauty of The Three Sisters sea-stacks at Tongapōrutu, located on the breathtaking west coast of New Zealand's North Island. Standing tall amidst the tumultuous waters of the Tasman Sea, these majestic rock formations are a testament to the enduring forces of nature.

Stephen Milner, driven by a deep passion for capturing the essence of New Zealand's rugged coastal landscapes, embarked on a thrilling quest to immortalise the Guardians of the Ocean. Guided by an unwavering love for the ocean and its formidable presence, Stephen set out to create an artwork that would evoke a profound connection with viewers, drawing them into the untamed beauty of the sea.

The creation of "Guardians of the Ocean" was not without its challenges. Braving the rough waters and treacherous coastline, Stephen faced the relentless power of the Tasman Sea. The unpredictable weather and changing tides added an element of uncertainty, demanding unwavering perseverance and adaptability.

Yet, amidst these challenges, a twist of fate awaited Stephen. As the overcast sky cast a moody atmosphere over the scene, the reflections of the sea-stacks in the wet black sand became a mesmerising element, enhancing the depth and mystery of the artwork. It was in this moment of revelation that the climax of Stephen's journey unfolded, as he captured the symbiotic dance between the sea-stacks and their reflection.

Through his masterful use of light and shadow, Stephen skilfully immortalised the Guardians of the Ocean. With a click of the shutter, a testament to his artistic vision and technical prowess, showcasing his ability to convey the timeless beauty and raw power of nature. The creation of "Guardians of the Ocean" became a deeply fulfilling experience, evoking a profound connection with the ocean and leaving a lasting impression on Stephen's artistic journey.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, "Guardians of the Ocean" is a testament to Stephen's mastery of his craft. Using Fabrica™ to enhance the depth and texture of the artwork, and framed in a contemporary black aluminium frame, this masterpiece seamlessly blends modern design with the raw, untamed beauty of the natural world.

Sizing Chart

Want to make sure that your new artwork will fit perfectly on your wall? Stephen's Artwork Sizing Guide features high-quality photos of our artwork in different sizes and room settings, so you can visualise how it will look in your home or office. With this guide, you'll be able to confidently select the ideal size and style for your space, ensuring that your artwork will make a statement and enhance the atmosphere of your room.

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Quality Guarantee and Warranty

Stephen is committed to providing high-quality artwork that you will love. Here are some common questions about his quality guarantee and warranty:

  • What is your quality guarantee for artwork?
    We stand behind the quality of our artwork and guarantee that it will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. If you are not satisfied with your artwork, please contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and we will work with you to find a solution.
  • Do you offer a warranty for your products?
    Yes, we offer a 5-year warranty on FABRICA™ fabric and the aluminium frame. This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship that occur during normal use of the product, as defined by the Care and Handling guidelines. If you experience any issues with your artwork, please contact us and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
  • What should I do if I receive a damaged or defective product?
    If you receive a damaged or defective product, please contact us immediately and we will work with you to resolve the issue. We may ask for photos of the damage or for you to return the product to us for inspection. If the damage or defect is covered by our warranty, we will repair or replace the product at no cost to you.

Processing, Packaging and Shipping Information

Stephen is committed to providing a high-quality service that you will love. Here are some common questions about Processing, Packaging and Shipping Information.

  • How long does it take to process and produce an order?
    Stephen typically process and produce orders within 7-10 business days. Please note that this time frame may be longer for customised or personalised orders. If you have any questions about the status of your order, please don't hesitate to contact Stephen.
  • What is your shipping policy, and how much does it cost?
    Stephen offers free standard worldwide shipping. Due to Russian customs regulations, Stephen is unable to ship to residential addresses within Russia. Please see Stephen's Delivery Policy page for more information. Nationwide shipping time in New Zealand is 5 - 7 days. International shipping time frame varies from 7 - 28 days depending on your location. If required, please contact Stephen for more information on international shipping timeframes.
  • Do you offer expedited shipping options?
    Yes, Stephen offers expedited shipping options for an additional fee. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date, please contact Stephen and we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
  • How is my order packaged to ensure it arrives safely?
    Stephen takes great care in packaging your order to ensure that it arrives in perfect condition. The aluminium frame is carefully rolled and packed in a sturdy tube to prevent damage during shipping. The artwork is carefully packed into bag and seperate box. Additionally, we use high-quality packing materials to protect your artwork and ensure that it arrives in pristine condition.

Returns, Exchanges and Cancelations

Stephen wants you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not happy with your artwork for any reason, please contact him within 14 days of receiving your order to initiate a return or exchange.

Return Policy:
Stephen accepts returns for a full refund of the purchase price, less any shipping costs. To be eligible for a return, the artwork must be in its original condition and packaging. Once we receive the returned artwork and verify its condition, we will issue the refund to your original payment method within 5-7 business days.

Exchange Policy:
If you would like to exchange your artwork for a different size or style, please contact us within 14 days of receiving your order to initiate an exchange. The artwork must be in its original condition and packaging to be eligible for an exchange. You will be responsible for any price difference and shipping costs associated with the exchange.

Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your order, please contact us as soon as possible. If your order has not yet been made, we will cancel the order and issue a full refund. If the order has already been made, please refer to our return policy.

We offer refunds for returned items in their original condition and packaging. Once we receive and inspect the returned artwork, we will issue a refund to your original payment method within 5-7 business days.

Please note that all artwork is made to order, and cancellations or changes to the order must be made within 24 hours of placing the order to avoid any manufacturing or processing fees.

If you have any questions about our return, exchange, or cancellation policies, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Assembly and Hanging Instructions

  1. Unpack your artwork and ensure that all the components are included. All the tools for assembly are provided in the box.
  2. Lay the frame on a flat surface and connect the pieces together according to the instructions provided.
  3. Insert the FABRICA™ fabric into the groove of the frame and ensure it is smooth and taut.
  4. Starting at the corners, insert the silicone bead of the FABRICA™ fabric into the groove of each frame corner using your fingers.
  5. Work your way around the frame, gently stretching and inserting the fabric into the groove.
  6. Install any hanging hardware according to the instructions provided.
  7. Install two screws or large picture frame hangers into the wall. Take note of the hanging hardware width on the frame. Ensure they are level.

Care and Handling

Stephen is passionate about your artwork looking as beautiful as the day you received it. Here are some guidelines to follow for proper care and handling:

  • Carefully dust the artwork using a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using any cleaning solutions or liquids.
  • If your artwork becomes wrinkled, use a handheld steamer on low heat to remove wrinkles. Do not iron or use a high-heat steamer.
  • Avoid touching the surface of the artwork with sharp or abrasive objects as it can damage the FABRICA™ fabric.
  • If your artwork becomes damaged or stained, contact us immediately, and we will work with you to find a solution.

Please note that exposure to direct sunlight and high humidity can affect the longevity of your artwork. We recommend displaying your artwork in a dry place away from direct sunlight. Additionally, avoid hanging the artwork in areas prone to high moisture levels, such as bathrooms or kitchens.

Finally, be mindful of any potential hazards or accidents that could occur around your artwork. Keep it away from open flames, liquids, and sharp objects to prevent any accidental damage.

Following these guidelines will help ensure that your artwork remains beautiful for years to come.

Elevate Your Decor with Stephen's Landscape Photography Artwork

Stephen's fine art landscape photography artwork is more than just a beautiful addition to your home decor. Each piece captures a unique scene that can inspire, excite, uplift, or calm you, depending on your mood. Whether you're looking for a dramatic mountain vista or a serene ocean view, Stephen's artwork will bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into your living space. With his attention to detail and skilled use of colour, each piece is a true work of art. Don't settle for a generic print when you can have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that speaks to your soul. Choose Stephen's landscape photography artwork to elevate your home decor and create a space that truly reflects your personality.

“Stephen Milner is rapidly rising among the ranks as one of New Zealand’s premier landscape photographers. Because of his stunning landscape photography prints and a tremendous internet following, he has become an inspiration to other photographers aspiring to become the best they can be“. Richard Massey (USA).

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With our new app, Live Preview, you can preview our artwork on your walls in 3D space and over custom backgrounds before making a purchase!

To start, click on the widget called Live Preview. You'll be able to see exactly how the artwork will look in your space, giving you confidence in your purchase decision. No more guessing if the size and colors will work in your room, Live Preview takes the guesswork out of buying artwork online.

Crafting Timeless Landscapes

Behind the Scenes of Stephen Milner's Artwork

Discover the meticulous process behind Stephen Milner's breathtaking landscape photography artwork. Each piece is crafted to create visually stunning environments that captivate and inspire. With a focus on quality and sustainability, Stephen and his team use the finest materials and techniques to create artwork that lasts. Using professional equipment and medium format cameras, Stephen's unique perspective captures the essence of recognisable locations and adds atmosphere to any space. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with Stephen Milner's timeless landscape photography artwork.

Exceptional Fine Art Landscape Photography Artwork

Stephen Milner's fine art landscape photography prints are professionally printed on FABRICA™, a unique tailor-made fabric tension system designed and made in New Zealand. The prints are produced using a full-colour CMYK dye-sublimation process, resulting in unmatched colour vibrancy and detail. The prints are displayed in an aluminium frame that lasts forever, and the artwork is interchangeable without tools, making it easy to switch up your home decor without replacing the frame.

Produced using the highest quality and sustainable practices, the prints feature an eco-friendly print process that bonds the colour into the FABRICA™ fabric, making it washable and foldable without any cracking or creasing of the image face. FABRICA™ is made in New Zealand, and each print is limited to 100 prints, with a certificate of authenticity available upon request.

Your artwork will arrive at your doorstep ready for you to assemble and hang on your wall, and will be sent by courier seven to ten days after receiving your order. We offer free worldwide international shipping, and alternative sizes are available on request.

Please note that all photos shown on the website are optimised for web performance and may appear with banding. The colours you see are dependent on the colour settings of your screen. All artwork is printed using high-quality files with accurate colour profiles, ensuring that you receive an exceptional fine art print that will last a lifetime.

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A free practical guide to choosing your art print home decor and frame

If you're looking to add beautiful landscape photography artwork to your home or office, then we have a special offer for you. As a way of introducing ourselves and our work, we are offering a free practical guide to choosing and displaying your art print home decor and frame. This guide will help you make informed decisions about what artwork to choose, how to select the perfect frame, and how to care for your new artwork. Simply add the guide to your cart and checkout as normal to receive the download link.

Are you still feeling uncertain about which piece of artwork is right for you? Book a free 30-minute art consultation with Stephen to get personalized recommendations and guidance. Thank you for considering our artwork and we hope this guide helps you bring the beauty of the landscape into your home or office.