Posts Tagged ‘photographer

15
Dec
10

Abelardo Morell : ‘Camera Obscura’ (Photography)

The Chrysler Building in Hotel Room
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1997

Castle Courtyard in bedroom
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2000

The Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1997

Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1996

Boston’s Old Customs House in Hotel Room I
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1999

The Thames inside Office, London, England
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2001

Windows in Gallery with Hopper Painting,Whitney Museum
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2003

“As the world of photography grows ever more digitized, Morell offers a glorious and surprising reminder of its classical roots. The well-known Cuban-born photographer essentially turns a room into the interior of a camera. He blacks out the windows, leaving a pinhole opening in one of them. Because of the nature of refracted light, the scene outside the window is projected upside down into the dim room. Morell then captures the room on film with a large-format view camera; exposures can take eight hours or more. The juxtapositions are eerily beautiful: New England clapboard houses hang serenely on the walls of a child’s bedroom strewn with toy dinosaurs; Times Square throws a patchwork over the walls and bed of a Manhattan hotel room; the cityscape of Havana spreads across the crumbling interior wall of an apartment.” [Extract : Editors of Scientific American]

Abelardo Morell : Website

Abelardo Morell : Bonni Benrubi Gallery

27
Nov
10

Fernell Franco : ‘Amarrados’ (Bound)

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco
‘untitled’
‘Amarrados’ (Bound) series
gelatin silver print

Fernell Franco (1942-2006) is considered one of the few photographers who developed a distinct lyrical view of the shift toward modernity in Latin America. The exhibition ‘Amarrados’ [Bound] focused on the Amarrados series comprising large-scale black and white photographs developed by Franco in the early 1980s. ‘Amarrados’ [Bound] was the first solo exhibition devoted to the artist in the United States.

It featured twenty vintage prints and a number of preparatory studies that Franco produced in order to create the series. He conceived his photographs in street markets in Colombia and other Latin American countries from the 1980s onwards, featuring wrapped up devices and isolated inanimate objects typically used by informal vendors to protect their merchandise. His images are devoid of human presence, conveying death, solitude, violence, abandonment, and mystery. [Americas Society]

Fernell Franco : Website – Series

07
Sep
10

Mario Giacomelli : Photographer

“No image can be “reality” because reality it happens only once before my eyes.” Mario Giacomelli

The Infinite
1986-88

Moon Widow
1986/96

Announcement
1998/99
Telling him I would remember this
1998-00

Announcement
1998/99

“The image is spirit, matter, time, space and opportunity to gaze. Tracks that are evidence of ourselves and the sign of a culture that constantly live rhythms that govern memory, history, standards of knowledge.” Mario Giacomelli

Mario Giacomelli : Website

20
Aug
10

Branislav Kropilak : Billboards

Born in Slovakia, Branislav spent most of his childhood in Belgium, travelling a lot with his parents from an early age. He graduated at the Private Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and then spent some years working for the top creative agencies in Prague. The main theme of his work is investigating the intimate relationship between humans and technology. He is inspired by industrial design, architecture and urbanism. The utopian bent of his work with its appreciation of geometry and perspective already earned him a solid base of collectors. [Extract : Branislav Kropilak Website].

Branislav Kropilak : Garages

Branislav Kropilak : Landings

Branislav Kropilak : Billboards

17
Aug
10

Herman Leonard : Photographer

“Above all, enjoy the music” – Herman Leonard

March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010

Art Blakey
Paris, 1958

Charlie Parker
NYC, 1949

Herbie Hancock

Fats Navarro,
NYC, 1948

Sonny Stitt
NYC, 1953

Dexter Gordon
NYC, 1948

Lester Young’s Hat
NYC, 1948

Herman’s passion for jazz brought him to New York City’s Greenwich Village, where he established a studio at 220 Sullivan Street and captured the swinging clubs of Broadway, 52nd Street and Harlem. With the camera as his free ticket, he photographed and developed friendships with some of the greats of jazz history including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many more.

Herman’s jazz photographs, now collector’s items, are a unique record of the jazz scene of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The Smithsonian claims 130 original Herman Leonard photographic prints in its permanent collection, where they are considered as essential to American music history as Benny Goodman’s clarinet or Louis Armstrong’s horn.

The Herman Leonard Jazz Archive was established in 2007 and in 2008 was awarded a Grammy Foundation Grant for Archiving and Preservation. Herman’s goal through the archive is to bring his entire jazz collection, comprising a visual documentation of America’s original art form, back to life and preserve it for future generations. [extracts : herman leonard photography]

Herman Leonard Photography

Morrison Hotel Gallery

03
Jul
10

Benedict Campbell : Cyber Future

‘I am passionate about the image and therefore,

I will use every means available to me to create the image…’ Benedict Campbell

With 20+ years experience in advertising as a photographer and digital artist, Benedict Campbell has produced images for many of the worlds leading brands. He is renown for combining his skills as photographer and digital illustrator to create bold and often hyper-real images.

With Benedict’s creative origins very much grounded in photography, his use of computer generated imagery has been to enhance reality, rather than detract from it. By creating a ‘virtual studio’ on computer, Benedict is able to create sets that he can light, dress and manipulate in the same way that he can do with photography. Unlike photography however, this new media is boundless in its scope , pushing back the frontiers of perception while remaining accessible and reassuringly ‘organic’.

As a visual chameleon, Benedict is able to draw from a wide range of styles. From the muted and tonal simplicity of a well-lit photograph, to the lush, sensual gloss of a computer generated image, the end product is guaranteed to leave an imprint on the mind.[extract benedict campbell’s bio]

Benedict Campbell Website




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