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Notable: Simple and Elegant – Black and White, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, CA

In Black and White Photography on June 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

For those who’ve happened to read Black & White Gallerist over the years, there’s a good chance that you’ve noticed updates on what Susan Spiritus Gallery in Irvine, CA, is up to. Recently, the gallery sent out a little newsletter on how to describe black and white photography and we decided that we wanted to share it with the masses.

Simple and Elegant: Black and White

Many words come to mind when we describe a black and white photograph with several being simple, elegant, minimal, classic and sometimes stark. The list is undeniably endless, but in truth, much depends upon who is doing the viewing. A photograph can be described with any of those words as well as complex, abstract and multidimensional.

I’ve put together a collection of photographs that I believe are worthy of these descriptive words and are, in my opinion, simple and elegant gelatin silver photographs.

This newsletter will present work by Andre KerteszHengki KoentjoroPaul CaponigroManuel Alvarez Bravo and George Tice,

kertesz chez mondrian

André Kertész: Chez Mondrian

Kertesz-Fork

André Kertész: Fork

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Detach-18

Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 18

Detach-19

Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 19

MiniM-16

Hengki Koentjoro: Minim 16

MiniM-18

Hengki Koentjoro: Minim 18

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Paul Caponigro: Scots Thistle

Caponigro TwoLeavesBrewsterNY1963

Paul Caponigro: Two Leaves, Brewster, NY

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 12ManuelAlvarezBravoPortraitEternal

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Portrait of the Eternal

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Amusement Pier Seaside Heights NJ 1972 web

George Tice: Amusement Pier, Seaside Heights

Country Road Lancaster PA 1961

George Tice: Country Road, Lancaster, PA.

Telephone Booth

George Tice: Telephone Booth, 3 am

Chrysler Bldg silver

George Tice: From the Chrysler Building

 

What do you think? Has Susan Spiritus Gallery captured the essence of black and white photography’s simplicity and elegance?

For More Information: Susan Spiritus Gallery

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