Posts Tagged ‘Black and White Photography’

Preview: Exposed, Kim Weston, Exposed Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Infinity Nude, Kim Weston, Image Courtesy of Exposed Gallery


Kim Weston, grandson of Edward Weston, has an exciting new show coming to Exposed Gallery, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The show is supposed to bring together Weston’s most iconic works in one place.

Kim Weston’s show of 16 silver-gelatin photographs are inspired by the works of painters such as Balthus, Picasso and others. Balthus’ painting titled The Guitar Lesson will be represented by 4 photographs in this show as well as Picasso’s Guernica.

“My work has been inspired from paintings for over 45 years. For me the connection to painters has given me subject matter I find of endless value and inspiration. Many subjects I return to again and again. The themes from these paintings have become old friends and give me endless satisfaction in my journey to solving the problem.”

-Kim Weston

The shows opens on August 19th, 2016 with an opening reception from 6:00-9:00 PM. It will continue to be displayed until September 17th.

For More Information: Kim Weston

Notable: 19th Annual Summer Sale, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Oak Tree; Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, CA, 1932, Ansel Adams

Photography collectors on the east coast might behoove themselves to inquire with Alan Klotz Gallery this summer regarding their Annual Summer Sale.

As always the work offered in this sale is from our regular inventory, and is not secondary material.  This year we are featuring prime examples of works by Adams, Brassaï, Callahan, Capa, Chiarenza, Chochola, Curtis, 
de Salignac, Emerson, Evans, Fieret, Genthe, Hill & Adamson, Hine, Kertész, Kumler, Lapow, Porter, Siskind, Strand, Sudek, Clarence White, and many others.
Although the sultry weather might discourage anything but languorous movement, this inventory should engender a more jack-rabbit response. It won’t be available for long. Regardless, of your favorite mode of procrastination, the Sale ends Labor Day.
The Summer Sale will conclude on September 5th. Alan Klotz Gallery is a by-appointment private gallery, so those interested in viewing the any works in person need to schedule a visit. Meenwhile, the Gallery prides itself on swift arrangments for shipping to out-of-towners.
For More Information: Alan Klotz Gallery

Preview: “A New and Mysterious Art” Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art, Curated by Jerry Spagnoli, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 12, 2016 at 11:52 am
Vera Lutter Cold Spring IX print

Cold Spring, IX: February 17, 2014, by Vera Lutter

Howard Greenberg Gallery has worked with Jerry Spagnoli to create a unique gallery experience this fall.

Tired of going to run-of-the-mill photography exhibitions?  This premier New York gallery will be focusing on 19th century photo techniques – daguerreotypes, photogenic drawings, calotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and camera obscuras – for modern use. The photographers featured include Takashi Arai, Stephen Berkman, Dan Estabrook,Adm Fuss,Luther Gerlach, and more.

The pre-industrial period from 1839 (when photography was invented) through the 1860s was a seminal time, when the pioneers of the medium used experimental, hand-fabricated methods to capture light. The resulting images had an immediacy and unpredictability that drew attention to the illusory nature of the nascent endeavor. The title of the exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery is drawn from an 1857 essay about the relationship between art and photography by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, a British author, art critic and art historian. She wrote, “It is now more than fifteen years ago that specimens of a new and mysterious art were first exhibited to our wondering gaze.”

Industrialization homogenized the photographic documentation of the visual world, making the results more predictable. In reaction, the artists in “A New and Mysterious Art”: Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art acknowledge and embrace the primitive forms of photography. Utilizing these early methods – and equipment – today allows for a newly personalized expression and a direct engagement with the medium.  Among the works on view will be daguerreotypes by Takashi Arai; albumen prints from wet-plate collodion negatives by Stephen Berkman; salt prints from calotype negatives by Dan Estabrook; daguerreotypes by Adam Fuss; relievo ambrotypes by Luther Gerlach; work made using a room-sized camera obscura by Vera Lutter; wet-plate still lifes, portraits and figure studies by Sally Mann; ambrotypes by Matthias Olmeta; pigment prints from photogenic drawings by France Scully Osterman & Mark Osterman; and daguerreotypes and wet-plate collodion ambrotypes by Craig Tuffin.

About Jerry Spagnoli

Jerry Spagnoli (b. New York, 1956), a photographer since the mid-1970s, is considered the leading expert in the revitalization of the daguerreotype process, a complex photographic technique invented in 1839 that produces images on highly polished, silver clad copper plates. Since 1994, he has experimented with 19th-century materials and studied the effects achieved by early practitioners in order to understand the technical aspects of the process, as well as its expressive, visual potential as a medium. Spagnoli began work on an ongoing photographic series entitled The Last Great Daguerreian Survey of the 20th Century in 1995. The project features views of the New York as well as images of historically significant events including the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, the vigil following the disappearance of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Times Square at midnight on the eve of the new millennium and the first Inauguration of President Obama. Spagnoli is also known for his collaboration with artist Chuck Close on daguerreotype portraits and nudes.

The exhibit will open September 15th and conclude October 29th. 

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On Site: "Singular Space", Photographs by David Christian Rehor, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm


Combining light sources and creativity, David Christian Rehor has brought his imagination to a singular space in time.

From 2001-2016, my friends and family were photographed during the evening hours at various abandoned buildings and empty spaces around Maryland.As daylight faded, I had the ability to add my own light slowly and freely. Using time lapse exposure, I painted my subjects with modified flashlights.

Now through August 31.

To view the presentation: David Rehor

Please note: Red Filter Gallery has redesigned their gallery website and it is now optimized for mobile access on phones, tablets and computers.

Notable: Scott Nichols Gallery New Photography, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Real Estate Sign, Riverside, California, 1937

Scott Nichols Gallery, which recently completed its previous exhibition, The Big Picture Show, has new photographs on display in the gallery. 

The photographs include works by George Tice, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Paul Caponigro.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a fine art photography gallery located in downtown San Francisco. The gallery shows a combination of established, up and coming and contemporary photographers.

Scott Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980. He is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston. The gallery opened in 1992 and houses one of the largest private collections of Brett Weston photographs as well as an extensive inventory of photographs by classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.

Though the gallery is located in the upscale gallery district of the Union Square area, Scott Nichols has a very casual and friendly style. This is not the typical white walled gallery affair.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: The Fashion Years 1987-2014, Kurt Markis, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on July 25, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Christy Turlington, Mirabella Magazine, San Francisco, CA, by Kurt Markus

Verve Gallery is displaying a sartorial sort of exhibition with old west flair, starring the work of cowboy portraitist Kurt Markus.

When the fashion editors discovered the West, they went looking for a genuine Western cowboy photographer, someone who knew the heart and practice of small-town cowboy life, “cowboy culture,” on vast cattle ranches–someone who was a true cowboy chronicler and well connected. Kurt Markus was their man. For 35 years he had photographed the buckaroos of Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and California; the cowpunchers of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona; and the cowboys of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Canada. Irrespective of the different captions these wranglers wore there was one common thread, according to Kurt: “They [these chaps] ride in the company of like-minded souls.”

While Kurt has enjoyed many lives as a photographer, his cowboy years were among his earliest. What makes his work so unique is that he photographed cowhands not as an outsider, not as a dude, but as one of them. Kurt hobbled, bridled and saddled his own horse, and rode the prairie lands with them. He camped and bunked on the range. He gathered, culled, roped, medicated, castrated, branded and earmarked calves, heifers, steers and bulls. He had his meals at the cookhouse or chuck wagon alongside them–biscuits and gravy for breakfast; spam, biscuits with corn inside, pickles and “a cake from headquarters” for lunch; and cast-iron-skillet hash, chili and beans for supper. He slept outdoors with “nothing but me and the stars.” He stared into open campfires; he learned to drink, smoke, laugh and bullshit. Together they weathered sleet and snow, rain and lightning, and sweltering heat. He became one of them and they bonded.

Kurt is one of the most distinguished portrait and fashion photographers in the last quarter century. The New York Timesdescribes his work as “arresting black-and-white photos from a master fashion photographer.” His work has appeared, for the most part, in every major fashion magazine and more.

His portraiture is the very essence of excellence in refined craftsmanship; his images are known for their grace and wit and absolute mastery of the quality and character of light. The portraits are spartan, image qua image. They are without distracting elements and distinguish themselves with sober, unadorned clarity. There is no mistaking the object photographed. The composition is straightforward. The shapes are robust, sturdy, lusty and spirited. Each promotes economy in concentration from the viewer. The negative space is truly void, whereas the light is delicate and accenting, revealing and complimenting his subjects. The deep and soft shadows are ideally placed.

The exhibit will be on display until August 27th. Also being featured is the work of young and ambitious Susannah Benjamin.

Susannah Benjamin was born in New York City in 1993. She has a passion for storytelling and mythology. Her photography is intimately tied to the literary medium. Each of Susannah’s images requires meticulous storyboarding, location scouting, casting, and styling. Her aims are to create pieces that are aesthetically engaging and also narratively and conceptually evocative. The artist views her models as characters from larger stories, each with their own history and fictional identity. These characters occupy worlds in which social and physical isolation, metamorphosis, and magic are common, if not expected, occurrences. Benjamin’s use of winged women, bewitched girls, and shape shifting youths allow her to marry the escapist realms of fantasy and myth to topical issues such as bullying, depression, and negative self-image.

Benjamin has been recognized for her photography from a very early age. After winning first place in Digital Camera Magazine’s international “Young Photographer of the Year” competition at age 14, she went on to win the grand prize in the 2013 Irish Times’ photography competition, selected from over 8,000 entries worldwide. She was also one of six artists to win PDN’s “The Curator” competition, which aims to highlight the best emerging fine art photographers.

Susannah firmly believes that artists should approach their work from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Thus, Benjamin pursued a liberal arts education; she is a recent graduate of Yale University with a degree in English and French Literature.

For More Information: Verve Gallery

Preview: The Teen Years, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on July 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Coney Island, 1963, by Edward Sturr

The years of being a teen are an often thrilling and torturous era in a person’s life. But what’s most interesting is that teens are often one of the best representations of a specified era. Joseph Bellows’ latest exhibition does well in exemplifying this.

The Teen Years will feature a selection of both vintage and contemporary photographs that address the physical, social, and emotional aspects of adolescence, and the formation of identity. The photographs included in the exhibition present a collective portrait of youth: its awkwardness, innocence, fury, elation, beauty and trepidation.

Photographs by Joseph Sterling, Edward Sturr, Enrico Natali, Elaine Mayes, Bevan Davies, Nacio Jan Brown, Melissa Shook, Harry Ibach, Duncan McCosker, Christine Osinski, Joan Albert, Sage Sohier, Mark Steinmetz, John Myers, Andrea Modica, Bill Yates, Roger Vail and others will be included.

Opening with a reception on July 9th, from 6-8pm, the public will be able to reflect upon their youth until August 26th, 2016.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

On Site: "PAST PLACES ON PORTRIGA ", photographs by Margaret McCarthy, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Margaret McCarthy

As many photographers and artists know, the materials at hand for making art can be a unique source of inspiration. So it is with Margaret McCarthy’s series of photographs now exhibiting at the Red Filter Gallery.

After  recently moving my studio, I re-discovered early prints of mine made on Agfa’s Portriga Rapid paper – once renown for its remarkable shadow detail and the richness of its maximum density black or “d-max”.  These travel images recall for me my time of discovering and falling in love with the magic of photography as I learned its craft; and I can now see that I was always drawn in my travels to places of antiquity.  I love digital processes and the creative freedom and expansion they give me; yet these prints on Portriga are something “other” to me and not necessarily meant to be compared with digital materials.  Simply put, they are from a different world."

Now through July 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2016 Gala Fundraiser

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 23, 2016 at 6:52 am

Atlanta, Georgia and its southern counterparts have always had a reputation for putting on an elegant soiree. So why shouldn’t it apply to photography as well. ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) seems to think so, with another edition of their Annual Gala Fundraiser on the horizon. 

We’re happy to announce that Mary Stanley is the chairperson for the ACP 2016 Photography Auction Gala, and that the event will be held October 1st, at Mason Fine Art, with a cocktail hour and silent auction starting at 6:30pm.

This event sells out every year. We’ll be back in touch this summer so you can reserve your seat.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

There’s plenty of time to plan for a visit the Atlanta this fall, but don’t forget the event’s popularity. If interested, it’s best to get tickets sooner rather than later.

For More Information: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Preview: The Big Picture Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Reflection of the Sun on Dendritic Flow, 1963, by William Garnett, 29 x 90-3/4 inches

Scott Nichols Gallery is at it once again. This time, to start the summer, the gallery is producing a vast array of big works from their own collection.

 The Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce The Big Picture Show, a collection of large photographs from our gallery’s artists.  Included in the exhibition are works by Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, William Garnett, Unai San Martin, Michael Rauner, Don Worth, Jim Banks, William Henry Jackson, George Tice, Ben Nixon, Brad Temkin, Rolfe Horn, and Monica Denevan.  Also included are Christopher Burkett, David Maisel, and Yakov Khalip.  This exhibition features original vintage as well as contemporary work.

The exhibit is already up and available for viewing will conclude July 14th, 2016.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery