Keith Dotson | Catching Shadows


Unique gift ideas for college-bound students

Unique gift ideas for college-bound students

Black and white art photographs printed on Fathead wall vinyls, canvas prints, iPhone cases, and more!

Are you searching for unique gift ideas for freshmen and college bound students? Does your student need inexpensive but stylish dorm decor? Are they discriminating in their tastes? Provision them with wall art, iPhone cases, and other goodies, based around original black and white photography.

New Fathead canvas wall art — over 40 options to choose from

You probably know Fathead because of their oversized sports wall graphics, but Fathead also offers the work of a small number of licensed artists for sale on their website — and I’m lucky to be one of them. Yes, I’m a Fathead.

Recently Fathead expanded their product line to include these gorgeous (and affordable) canvas prints which come with hardware in place, so they are ready to hang. I offer over 40 photographs which can be printed to your size specifications.

Keith Dotson's photograph "The Ice Tester" on a wall art canvas from Fathead.
Keith Dotson’s photograph “The Ice Tester” on a wall art canvas from Fathead.
Detail photograph of a Fathead wall art canvas.
Detail photograph of a Fathead wall art canvas.
The hanging hardware on the back of a Fathead canvas.
The hanging hardware on the back of a Fathead canvas.

Keith Dotson wall art on Fathead

Don’t forget big Fathead vinyls – won’t damage dormitory or apartment walls

My large vinyl prints from Fathead are perfect for dorm rooms and apartments (no frames or nail holes are required). And, these huge prints start at only $29.99 (at the time of this posting). Scroll down to see my reviews copied directly from the Fathead website.

Buyer reviews pulled directly from my Fathead listings

Awesome! Love it, adds character to the room! — Sacramento, CA

Love this. This was the perfect add to my home office. It was easy to put up as well. Love Fathead products. — Detroit, MI

Calming/Relaxing Picture. We applied it on the wall in our bedroom, on the opposite wall of the bed. It’s very relaxing to look at and helps me unwind at night. I would have preferred it as a canvas, because the picture would have more depth, but otherwise, I like it. — Birmingham, MI

Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. — Las Vegas, NV

Very peaceful. I purchased this to hang in my office at work. It looks great, was easy to hang and gets tons of compliments. — New Castle, DE

Love it! This was a gift to my son. It is above his bed. He loves it! — San Jose, CA

Custom photographic phone case designs for iPhone, Samsung, and others. Over 36 different designs

My most popular: This iPhone 5 case, featuring a black and white photograph of the Seattle Waterfront. Click the photo to see all my phone cases.

Seattle Waterfront iPhone case with black and white photography by Keith Dotson
Seattle Waterfront iPhone case with black and white photography by Keith Dotson

Click here to see all my phone cases

I currently have three-dozen iPhone cases and iPod skins adorned with my photographs for sale through Society6. My most popular is this waterfront skyline photograph of Seattle, but there are many other subjects and styles to choose from. These cases make unique and affordable gift holiday or birthday ideas. Browse them all.


Great gift idea for architecture buffs or fans of black and white photography


Six square photos per package, only $19.99 (free shipping inside the US)

PhotoSquares™ are fun and affordable, themed photo sets. Each package contains six high-quality square photographs based around a theme. My plan is to release at least four sets before the holidays, with my first set – Architectural Elements – available now.

Architectural Elements is a set of six square photographs beautifully printed on smooth white card stock, based around the theme of architecture. Get six beautifully printed 4 x 4 inch photos for just $19.99 with free shipping inside the US. Scroll down for full product details.

Great for gifts! Make a themed gallery wall. Decorate your cubicle. Use them as note cards.

$19.99. Secure e-commerce through Shopify. I never see your financial information.

Product Details

  • Each package contains six original Keith Dotson photographs
  • Squares measure 4” x 4”
  • Printed on archival-quality 300gsm cardstock made from 50% recycled FSC-certified paper
  • Silky smooth matte finish
  • 3mm white border
  • Ships in sturdy package safely sealed in a protective plastic envelope

Or, click here to buy Architectural Elements PhotoSquares on Etsy

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~ Keith


PhotoSquares is a trademark of Keith Dotson. All rights reserved.


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