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Preview: Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi, Aperture Bookstore, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
Richard-Renaldi

5:14, Richard Renaldi

New York has been paid homage in a thousand and one forms, but pictures have always shown its truth. Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday is the latest example.

Featuring photographs taken in Manhattan between midnight on Saturday and noon on Sunday, Manhattan Sunday is an homage to New York’s nightlife and a celebration of New York as palimpsest onto which millions of people project their ideal and imaginary lives. Richard Renaldi’s visual observations are rooted in the home he found himself, in “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape, and then finally daybreak, each offering a transformation of Manhattan from the known world into a dreamscape of characters acting out their fantasies on a grand stage.”

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016) is the fourth body of Renaldi’s work published in book form, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), Fall River Boys (2009), and Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014). In 2015, he was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.

The gallery by the Aperture Foundation will be on exhibit at the Aperture bookstore on Friday. Opening reception will run from 6 to 8pm. For those who can’t make the reception, Renaldi’s photographs will be on view until July 27th.

For More Information: Aperture

On Site: "Otherwhere", Photographs by Claire Seidl, RED Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

Peter, Sideways by Claire Seidl

Peter, Sideways, Claire Seidl

Our friend Claire Seidl has a new exhibition online at RED Filter Gallery. Her artistic approach is captured below, but it is the mystery of her work that captures the viewer’s attention and imagination.

I shoot long exposures, ranging in time from a few minutes to several hours.  Being very conscious that I cannot see in the dark or hold an image in my mind’s eye once I change my focus or move my head, I rely on the camera’s greater abilities. I use film and develop and print in my darkroom. Because I am also a painter, darkroom work seems like printmaking or drawing to me.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: RED Filter Gallery

Notable: Joshua Paul Shoots Formula One with Century Old Camera

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on May 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

F1 Photos With Old Camera

Image via Lollipop Magazine

Today’s modern world is a constant rush of technology, pushing us towards greater megapixels, faster framerates, and obscene ISOs. Everyone these days likens themselves to a photographer these days due the their smartphones and consequently, millions of photos are shared each day. But for travel photographer Joshua Paul, turning back the clock has elicited some extraordinary photographs. 

Paul is a fan of vintage Graflex cameras, and he’s put his 1913 4 x 5 to work for very own Lollipop Magazine and Formula One racing. The images are nothing short of beautiful.

F1 Photos With Old Camera

Image via Lollipop Magazine

Joshua Paul was born in Fresno, California. He currently lives in Brooklyn, and keeps a studio on New York City’s Lower East Side.He received his BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, and his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. He began shooting while a student at Art Center, for Nike Design, The Hotel Bel-Air, and Absolut Vodka. “Absolute Paul” was published in American Photo Magazine in 1994.

As well as adventure assignments, he also shoots portraits, luxury travel, food and cars.He has shot assignments in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Japan, and the U.K.  Cars shoots include Ferraris, Aston Martins and Porsches, for Outside Go, Bloomberg, and Automobile magazines.

A perfect reminder that it’s usually the man that makes the tool, not the other way around.

 

For More Information: Joshua Paul

Preview: Walking Juarez, Bruce Berman, Camera Work Gallery, Scranton, PA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on May 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Image by Bruce Berman

Camera Work Gallery is showing off the beautiful and powerful work of Bruce Berman whilst in Juarez, Mexico. 

From Berman’s Artist Statement:

I live in El Paso, three blocks from Juárez, México. I moved there in 1980 and have, primarily, looked south ever since. The work in this show –and in my book- depicts my experiences while walking in Juárez.

In 1980, I wrote in my journal, after my first walk in the borderlands of El Paso/Juárez, “…I have seen a new world. It is both physical fact and myth. It is a place with a line drawn through it and on each side of that line there are metaphoric mirrors that reflect back at each other, distorting each other. It is the USA/Mexican border and I am going to make my stand here.”

I set out to tell the truth of a place. Maybe I did that a little, but in the end –and I think it is part of what photography is all about- I found out about me, a lot. Living and working in a place so opposite of the United States, I knew I was into something entirely different than what I had known before, from my roots in Chicago, and I immediately realized I didn’t belong there, and, that’s where I wanted to be.

So, how do you start? How do you dig out the soul of a place?

You walk.

Located on the lower level of the Marquis Art and Frame in Scranton, PA, Walking Juarez is now open to view until May 30th.

For More Information: Camera Work Gallery

 

Preview: Transitions, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on May 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Helen Levitt

Laurence Miller Gallery has established itself as a force to be reckoned with over the years. With its 33rd anniversary underway, the gallery has taken the time to put together a beautiful plethora of work for photo-mavens to enjoy.

LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY celebrates 33 years of exhibitions as the Gallery pivots to a new location in Chelsea later this summer.  Currently on view is a rotating exhibition of  works on our walls for the first time, as well as several classic images that were shown over the past three decades.  All the works in the exhibition have been discounted to entice you to add to your collection,  assist many of the artists with additional income, and support the Gallery in its move to a marvelous new home (our fourth) a short walk from the High Line.

Now open for viewing, the exhibit will be available  until June 23rd.

For More Information: Laurence Miller Gallery

"A PARALLEL JOURNEY", Photographs by Christopher Kennedy, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 1, 2017 at 6:43 am

Surf's Up by Christopher Kennedy

Surfs Up, Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy has followed a winding creative path to his destination in Photo Luminism. Here is a sampling from that journey of image making. It is exciting work by a talented artist.

Whether capturing a traditional subject that can be viewed by anyone or using my camera as brush and canvas to create a vision the human eye cannot see, the passion … is all consuming.

May 1 through May 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Attractions Nocturnes | Bella Rose, Nicolas Auvray, Hotel Saint-Simon, Angouleme, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Look up to sky

We always love to hear from our francophone ami and wonderfully talented Nicolas Auvray. This time, he’s got a great opportunity for photography fans with his exhibition in Angoulême, France at the gorgeous Hotel Saint-Simone.

 Attractions Nocturnes » presents a series of night photographs.  It begins as a night walk through the cities at night. Familiar places are re-discovered, figures appear and disappear in a darkness where metamorphosis and transitions take place. In these images, the city is a metaphor. Paris, Stockholm, New York…no importance… what matters is the universality of the impressions. Spectators are invited to explore other worlds and be transported in dreamlike scenes to follow their aspirations, and maybe deeper, darker passions and to look further in their identity.

For anyone living or travelling to France this month, the exhibit is sure to please.

For More Information: Nicolas Auvray

Notable: AIPAD’s Photography Show Move A Success

In Black and White Photography on April 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

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Image via AIPAD

The 37th annual AIPAD Photography show was a resounding success last weekend despite uncertainty surround its move. Long held at the Park Avenue Armory, photography’s longest running exhibition saw nearly 3,000 new attendees this year. Following the crowds were their wallets, with sales reaching well into six figures and higher.

The 2017 Show featured 16 well attended AIPAD Talks with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists as well as special curated exhibitions on loan from the collections of Artur Walther, Martin Z. Margulies, and Madeleine P. Plonsker. New projects included portrait-making with the world’s first digital camera, the AIPAD Screening Room, and an outdoor video projection.

“Clients have told me that The Photography Show looked incredible!” said Kraige Block, the new President of AIPAD and Executive Director of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York. Block, who headed up the team that designed the show, noted that clients were thrilled about the new bright look, spacious aisles, and unique book section.

“The Photography Show’s move to Pier 94 brought with it both advantages and new challenges. The AIPAD organization did an incredible job bringing the fair to its new home with fantastic exhibiting galleries, wonderful special exhibitions, and dynamic programming. We congratulate AIPAD on its success,” noted Christiane Fischer, President & CEO, AXA Art Americas Corporation.

Such success should leave AIPAD confident in The Photography Show’s future.

For More Information: The Photography Show

On site: "Structured Moments, 1976 – 2012", Photographs by Susan May Tell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

Appalacian Mist by Susan May Tell

Appalachian Mist, Susan May Tell

Susan May Tell brings the viewer with intelligent grace into an observed event with the intention of engagement and thoughtful meditation.

A quiet, intuitive photographer, her photographic process is to walk around, alone, led by her camera lens and instincts. Shooting film without a motor drive, as she does, slows down the process and allows her, and us, to suspend disbelief and operate on faith.

Now through April 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Littoral Drift, Meghann Riepenhoff, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Image via Yossi Milo Gallery

Far too often people limit their imaginations to what is conventional.That’s why the art world is so wonderful – thinking about new ways to solve and create is expected. Cyanotypes are a perfect example in photography. Historically used for low cost blueprints for engineers, the experiments of photographer Meghann Riepenhoff are anything but the norm.

 

Works from Riepenhoff’s series, Littoral Drift (2013–ongoing), are large-scale dynamic cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape. Rather than photographing a scene with film and camera, the artist takes direct imprints from nature. After coating sheets of paper with homemade cyanotype emulsion, she exposes them to the elements, partially submerging them in ocean waves, draping them over a tree branch during a rainstorm or burying them in snow pack. Water, sunlight and sediments, such as sand, salt, detritus and impurities, activate the photosensitive chemicals to create fluid, painterly abstractions of the landscape in Prussian blue or white. The prints’ titles indicate the location, date and conditions under which they were made, anchoring each in a specific moment in time and underscoring the performative aspect of the series.

Riepenhoff only partially fixes her cyanotypes, leaving residual photosensitive chemistry to react to light and the environment. A print’s colors may fluctuate in intensity or salt crystals may bloom on the surface of the paper, subtly changing the artwork over time. The shifting qualities of these “living” prints are both a desirable aesthetic outcome and reflect themes of impermanence, time and mutability that are consistent throughout Riepenhoff’s work.

Meghann Riepenhoff’s work has been presented in exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, among others. Riepenhoff earned her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist was born in 1979 in Atlanta, GA, and currently divides her time between Bainbridge Island, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

Littoral Drift is now open for view until April 29, 2017.

For More Information: Yossi Milo Gallery