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Notable: Graham Nash Releases Love, Graham Nash

In Books on September 24, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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image via 21st Editions

The arts have always been intertwined, particularly when it comes to photography. Documenting our history since its creation, photography has served many musicians well. In the case of Graham Nash – of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young fame – a love of photography will now be shared in his book, Love, Graham Nash.

Without the love and support of my mother and father I wouldn’t be here talking to you. My vision for myself would not have come to pass had it not been for their positive attitude towards my passion for rock and roll.
My father first revealed the magic of photography to me when I was 10 years old and I’ve never been the same since. My mother always encouraged me whatever my pursuit, and it’s from her I really gained the confidence to go out into the world with a strong heart. To them both I dedicate this project and I send my unending love.
For much of my life I’ve tried to share my creations with who ever wanted to take the time to be curious. From the first moment of darkroom magic shown to me by my father so long ago, to this present day, I am driven to express myself mainly through photography and music, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to speak my mind this way. I’m proud to be a part of a society that tolerates my point of view.
The conjunction of two energies, love and pain, is represented here in these pages. There’s a certain charm about the original scribbling that seems, in my case, to coalesce into song and image. I certainly hope you enjoy this journey but please remember that these are my loves… these are my pains…
Love, Graham Nash includes lyrics, photographs, and insight from band members, making it a perfect item for lovers of classic rock and photography alike. 21st Editions, known for putting out some of the most elegant books today, is responsible for the printing. In addition to 21 bound photographs, 9 loose prints have been included, as well as a CD of 17 songs curated by the publisher.
For More Information: 21 Editions

Notable: Proverbs, Gregori Maiofis, Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Books on August 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

Lenin’s Science Makes One’s Hand and Mind Stronger, Gregori Maiofis

For many, a photograph holds power because it is a snapshot from a moment in time – proof that something happened that we can see and believe. Therein lies the wonder and beauty that can be created through the work of graphic artists and clever print makers. Peter Fetterman  Gallery wants you take a closer look at the works of Gregori Maiofis.

We’d like to honor photographer Gregori Maiofis this week, taking the time to admire his handcrafted artworks. As a classically trained printmaker and graphic artist, printmaking is an integral part of his oeuvre that, following experimentation with gelatin silver prints and several alternative processes, led to his now prominent use of bromoil and bromoil transfer printing. Common among the Pictorialist masters of the early 20th Century, the bromoil process allows the artist unique aesthetic abilities to manually control the color, tone, and texture of the final picture on various surfaces.
In his series “Proverbs,” the artist uses proverb texts of various origins and visually interprets and conceptualizes them in staged compositions. Often working with trained animals including elephants, monkeys and predominantly a bear named Funt, Maiofis creates a new reality of interplay between human and animal.
The gallery is currently offering signed works from both “Proverbs” and “Taste for Russian Ballet” in printed from via the Nazraeli Press.
For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Notable: Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT, a new “book” by Wendy Paton

In Black and White Photography, Books, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

 

Wendy Paton has captured the spirit of her new abstract photograms series with a special presentation now available from Brilliant: Press. It is original as well as lovely to behold.

Photograms|Literary:FLIGHT encompasses photographer Wendy Paton’s most recent body of work. What began as an artistic vision, has given rise to a magnificent creation. Paton’s FLIGHT is a piece of art in itself – its accordion folded pages and soft touch film-laminated cover only add to the allure of the images within. Paton’s strikingly abstract gelatin silver images are the result of a centuries’ old photographic medium – the photogram.

These intricate and intriguing camera-less images are created in a traditional darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects (in Paton’s case, books) directly onto a light-sensitive material. As with regular film photography, an enlarger is used, along with normal photochemical processes, to construct images – all without using a camera.

For more information: Brilliant: Press

Notable: Oliver Klink Featured in Light And Shadow Magazine (issue 3)

In Books on May 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

Our friend Oliver Klink was recently featured in Light and Shadow, providing tips on how to be a better black and white photographer, along with providing some incredible photographs to boot. From the article:

Black and White (B&W) was once the only means we had to communicate photographically. It was a very romantic medium, eternalized by the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Minor White, Henri Cartier Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams and many more. Today, even with thedominance of color images, especially on social media, monochromatic photography is making a strong resurgence. When properly composed, B&W photos look even more captivating and stunning than their color equivalent, enabling the viewer to focus on the subject, emotion and timelessness of the image.

B&W is easier and simpler to do than ever. Yet, for some, it’s just as complicated and difficult as ever. So what do you need to understand in order to produce a great monochromatic image?

LIGHTING, SHAPES, PATTERNS,
AND TEXTURES
A B&W photo breaks these fundamentals
down to their basics, and is not hindered by
the distraction and complexity that color can
sometimes contribute. Elements like trees,
fences, roads, and people draw viewers into the
photo and lead them to the subject matter. B&W
photos are at their most interesting when distinct
textures and patterns dominate the image…

To read the rest of the article and check out Light & Shadow as a whole, you can see the the magazine here.

Notable: Reverence, Jeffrey Conley, Book Release at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

In Books, Gallery on March 22, 2018 at 11:04 am

Waterfall, Southern Alps, NZ, by Jeffrey Conley

For fans of Jeffrey Conley, the next event at Peter Fetterman Gallery at the end of this month is sure to be a can’t miss.

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to celebrate the launch of Jeffrey Conley’s new book, “Reverence” on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 3 to 6 PM. This event presents a unique opportunity to meet the distinguished American fine art landscape photographer in person while he discusses his recent body of work.

Signed books, published by Nazraeli Press in association with Peter Fetterman Gallery, can be purchased at the event for $75.00 USD; they are also available on our website. The corresponding photography exhibition for “Reverence” has been extended in the gallery till June 9, 2018, so we invite you to visit this beautiful body of work if you haven’t done so already.

Again, for those who are interested in the event, it will be Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm, March 31st.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Notable: “Grey”, New Book by Michael Benari

In Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Fans of our friend Michael Benari are sure to be looking forward to March this year, as Benari will be releasing a new book, titled Grey.Many of the images in this book fall into the genre of “street photography”.

Many of the images in this book fall into the genre of “street photography”. I specifically use the street as a source of inspiration for discovering new ways of creating a visual experience. I think of the work as closely related to certain artistic traditions in painting and feel a close connection to everything abstract that has come before me. At the same time “GREY” is a collection of visual experiments, forcing me to push the limits of perception, and discover new ideas and new forms in the process. Our visual experience today is already saturated with so many accepted notions of beauty that looking to re-shape those assumptions becomes the real challenge for today’s artist. The “street” becomes a kind of outdoor laboratory in which I can still find the chance-encountered visual surprise that helps to re-orient my own perceptions and those in my work. Inasmuch as each image is its own resolution, the entire series of images reflects an on-going process of exploring an unknown terrain waiting to be discovered.

Also on the horizon will be a new show in Boston, MA, at 555 Gallery. Stay tuned for more details and images from the new book and exhibition.

For More Information: Michael Benari

Preview: Becoming Iranian, Bijan Roghanchi, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY

In Books, Gallery on October 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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Image courtesy of Bijan Roghanchi

Growing up in Maplewood, NJ, people are privy to a fortunate and tolerant community. The color of skin and sexual preference of each individual has rarely been cause for concern in the town. But one instance, 9/11, threw all of that out the window. As an Iranian-American, Bijan Roganchi had been treated as an American first nearly every day prior. But in high school on that fateful day, he experienced prejudice for being part of a culture he only partially knew.

Ten years later, Roghanchi ventured into Iran for the very first time.

On September 10th, 2011 the only thing I could think about was how to come up with $10,000 to pay the Iranian conscription board and avoid 21 months of military service. It was 91 days since I landed in Tehran which meant I wouldn’t be allowed to leave without serving or paying. I could have left earlier, but I needed more time.

In June 2011, I moved to Iran to spend a year understanding the place where my father was born and raised, and to which I had never been. I went in blind, not speaking Farsi, to meet my family, to ask what it meant for me to be Iranian. My tools were a camera, dozens of journals and a tape recorder.

Over the next two and a half years I photographed my way through Iran. It took a year to pay off the military, teaching English for $3.40 an hour. I made friends, fell in and out of love and joined the ranks of Tehran’s wandering souls. I traveled throughout the country, road tripping with friends through Iranian Kurdistan, Azerbaijan and the Turkmen Sahra. I hitchhiked across the central Iranian desert from Isfahan to the Afghan border near Tabas and ferried between the islands of the Persian Gulf.

A journey of over 800 days and over 20,000 photographs was distilled down to 81 pictures in a single book. Becoming Iranian’s goal is to give vision to an oft-misunderstood culture while simultaneously exploring Roghanchi’s roots.

Shirin Gallery NY will be hosting the book’s launch tomorrow, Thursday October 6th for a reception, 6 to 8 pm. Works from the book will be available for viewing until October 15th.

For More Information: Bijan Roghanchi

Notable: Richard Sherman Book, “Wooden Boats”

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Image Courtesy of Richard Sherman

Image Courtesy of Richard Sherman

The  old adage for boat owners goes something like, “The best two days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” Fortunately for photographer Richard Sherman, photographing the aquatic majesty of this transportation is just as rewarding for a fraction of the cost.

When Richard Sherman was about seven years old, he visited his great uncle–a lifetime merchant mariner–when he arrived into port in Elizabeth, NJ.  Invited onto a ship for the first time, young Richard heard of far away places–Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea, Australia–and his senses were inundated by the distinctive smells, the yellowish lights, the metal ladders, and passageways of a large ship.  That event set the foundation for a lifelong love of travel and a love of boats.

Richard has spent the last few years traveling and photographing old boats, with a special emphasis on wooden vessels.  He has compiled these photographs into a portfolio at http://www.richardshermanphotography.com/wooden-boats, and has printed a subset of them in this book.

For More Information Contact: Richard Sherman

Notable: Viva Viva, Michael Benari, Limited Edition Now Available

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 19, 2015 at 10:26 am
Image Courtesy of Michael Benari/Benarifoto.com

Image Courtesy of Michael Benari/Benarifoto.com

For the majority of current America, Cuba has become an enigma. The great red scare in the south has  dissolved, and left a country searching for its soul. Now, with news of diplomatic relations potentially being restored between the US and Cuba, interest with our island neighbor is peaking. But for Michael Benari, curiosity and opportunity rediscovered Cuba a little ahead of schedule …

In March 2014, a photographer-friend and I traveled to Havana, Cuba to see for ourselves how life goes on here and what surprises await us. It was our first visit and it did not disappoint. One is immediately struck by the want, the crumbling buildings, the dilapidated cars and at the same time by the defiant resolve to survive and find joy and pleasure despite it all. The people are full of talent, soul,and character, but just locked out of a chance to blossom and shine.

As usual, I was shooting in black and white, and for the first time regretted notalso shooting in color. The colors are so rich and varied.I produced a body of work I called Viva Viva, to celebrate the life-spirit on this isolated island. The portfolio is a set of 36 silver-gelatin prints and the book is a limited edition of 200, numbered and signed.

Books and prints can be purchased by contacting Michael Benari at info@benarifoto.com.

For More Information: Michael Benari

Notable: Bath and Barn 33, Juliet Harrison, Limited Edition Portfolios

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Our friend Juliet Harrison, best known for her stellar equestrian photography, is back with two limited edition portfolios just in time for the holidays.

The first two of the Limited Edition Folios are ready for special order. These are the first of an ongoing series of Collector portfolios of themed prints. Folios contain between 6 and 8 archival cotton rag signed and number 8 1/2″ X 11″ prints. Each folio comes in a special folder with a signed and numbered cover page. Each folio edition is limited to 15 copies.BATH is the first in the series. BARN 33 is the second set.

The images in BATH were shot at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of this year. The Folio contains 6 archival 8 1/2″ x 11″ cotton rag prints.2 folios of BATH have already sold, leaving only 13 still available for order.

$180.00 (plus $10.00 shipping within the US)

The second folio in the series, BARN 33 , contains 8 images of roosting pigeons shot also at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of 2014.

For fans of equestrian, nature in general and photography, Harrison’s work is worth checking out. These folios will provide a great glimpse into her work so if you’re interested, act quickly before the opportunity expires.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Bath / Barn 33