Manhattan. Late morning. I have known this gentleman ever since I moved into my photo studio 13 years ago. He hangs around the building and finds a place in the basement to sleep, the fire hydrant is his couch, and his entertainment comes from the people walking on the street. He makes his money by doing odd jobs for the different businesses in the building. For the odd jobs he does for me, I pay him by buying him food. He is one of the happiest go lucky, honest men I know.
A few years ago, we had a robbery at my studio. Thieves got into the building during the day and hid. Then at 3 am, they broke into my studio, took all the equipment out along with all the computers, piled them up on the street to be loaded and driven off. This gentleman called the cops on time, they showed up, and all the equipment was brought back inside. If not for him calling the cops, I would have lost all my equipment. When I asked him what should his reward consist of, he answered, “I don’t need anything.” When I insisted on buying him food for the month and some clothes, he refused to say he did what anyone would do. Living on the streets of NYC is not easy, especially if you don’t have a job and have an addiction to alcohol.
He looks emotional in this image because I was speaking with him about his family. I have always asked him why is he happy all the time? And he has answered, “I am happy because I want to.”
The lesson I learned from him is that you can choose how you want to feel. “Happiness is a choice.”
EJAZ KHAN EARTH: FINE ART PRINTS FOR HOME, OFFICE, RESORTS & RESTAURANTS
Bring the best of nature onto your walls through Ejaz Khan Earth’s unique prints. Ejaz has traveled around the world, often in arduous conditions, to capture magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Each photograph tells a story, and each photograph evokes inspiration, emotion and thought. If you have questions about purchasing the prints, please message us below.
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
All of our wildlife and portraits limited edition art prints are signed, dated and numbered by Ejaz Khan.
In order to protect the authenticity of our museum quality prints, we provide a certificate of authenticity limiting the risk of falsification and duplication.
Certificates of authenticity are attached to the back of the frame.
Our prints are so unique, like the biting horse, the yawning puma, and the musk oxen butting heads, you will never see them any other place in the world.
FACE-MOUNTED PLEXI FRAMING
Our artwork is permanently face-mounted to plexiglass using a clear adhesive.
A brace will be mounted to the back on archival acid-free museum board, along with a french hanging cleat. The cleat could require additional hardware based on the composition of your wall.
Please note our standard plexiglass has a reflective surface which brings a different kind of feel to our wildlife and portrait images.
We ship our unframed orders within 2 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
We ship our wooden framed orders within 3-4 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
We ship our plexiglass orders within 4-5 weeks, travel time could differ based on your location.
Tracking numbers will be provided once the order has been shipped.
Orders are returnable after 5 days of receiving your print.