Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

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

Preview: Danny Fitzgerald’s Les Demi Dieux at Steven Kasher Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Tommy, 1964

In this first ever exhibit of Fitzgerald’s work, his revelation of his models as demi-gods is obvious. Muscular young men as elegant nudes or masculine bravados; in cowboy hats, leaning against cars, playing cards and smoking fill each frame of his work. Fitzgerald began this endeavor to capture the visage of local Brooklyn boys during a time where they flirt between innocence and experience; boyhood and manhood. This exhibition will include 35 portraits and nudes in both black and white and color and coincides with the release of his book by the same title.

December 12, 2013 – January 18, 2014

For more information: Steven Kasher Gallery

Profiles in Black & White: Bernd and Hilla Becher

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

“All we did was to turn back the time to a photography of precision which is superior to the human eye.”

-Bernd Becher

1972 study of concrete cooling towers.

1972 study of concrete cooling towers.

There have been numerous photographers who have collaborated frequently with each other and many more who inspired the other. In the case of husband and wife Bernd and Hilla Becher, their collaboration became a true partnership. Rarely does one search for just Bernd or just Hilla because each work was incomplete without the other’s input. Read the rest of this entry »

Notable: “Collecting Photography 101” Course Back By Popular Demand!

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on October 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm


Taught by a collecting veteran, this workshop is a nonstop, fact-filled “boot camp” that provides a bird’s-eye view of the photography marketplace.The course begins in the classroom discussing the market and the due diligence needed to buy photographs today. Over the next sessions, the class visits not-for-profit and commercial galleries in Chelsea and Midtown, looking at photographs and meeting with dealers. Discussion topics include: issues to consider before spending a penny; fair pricing; gallery versus auction house; how to assess markings (stamps, signatures, editions); and administrative chores such as caring for photographs. Participants take away a greater understanding of the photography marketplace and the tools necessary to become a thoughtful collector.

October 2, 2013 – April 10, 2014

Instructor: Alice Zimet

Fee: $620

For more information: The International Center for Photography

Preview: George Tice: The Photographer’s Photographer

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Shaker Interior, Sabbathday Lake, Maine

Shaker Interior, Sabbathday Lake, Maine, 1971

The Scott Nichols Gallery is hosting a 60 year retrospective: George Tice: The Photographer’s Photographer to celebrate tice’s many achievements and contributions to fine art photography as an artist, teacher, and technical master.

Renowned for his technical printmaking skills, Tice began working for names in the fine art photography field such as Edward Weston, Frederick H. Evans and Edward Steichen while promoting his own portrait photography. His skillfully executed images of American rural and suburban life earned him national and international acclaim. Despite his lack of classical training, his images are sophisticated in both aesthetics and technical quality.

September 5 – November 16, 2013

Reception: September 26th, 5:30-7:30pm

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery