Opening Friday, September 14th!
For us at Panopticon Gallery, and to all of the people who have been part of re-introducing Harold Feinstein's classic black & white work to the masses, I have to say that this has been one wild ride on the Coney Island Cyclone!
Harold Feinstein | A Retrospective will be on display at Panopticon Gallery from September 14 - October 31, 2012. We hope many of you will come to the opening on Friday Sept. 14th from 5:30-7:30pm to meet and mingle with Harold.
Harold has told me on numerous occasions that he has been waiting since he was 15 years old for a book of this work to be published......and he is serious! He's now 81 years old! I am glad we were able to make his dream come true. We are hoping to have some copies available at the opening reception, with more copies to come in early October.
Pre-Order your copy now! Visit: Nazraeli Press
THIS JUST IN... The Independent on Sunday, one of the UK's largest newspapers wrote a fabulous story about Harold just this past weekend. I placed a transcript of it on our blog. Read It Here
In the private room
Stephen Sheffield's photographs depict both everyday and unusual events, all framed by his unique, and occasionally dark, sense of humor. His masterful storytelling, use of traditional film and non traditional photographic techniques including, alternative processes, mural printing, and large-scale photo assemblage combine to give his work a unique and cinematic mood.
This Month: Emerging Artist | FEATURED
Alipio Hernandez is a recent graduate of the New England School of Photography. His series 'Ambiguous' was inspired by stories his grandmother use to tell him when he was a young child growing up in Venezuela.
Alipio uses clothing dye to tone the portraits in his gelatin silver prints before he cuts them apart and stitches them back together. In some instances, these rather straight-forward portraits become abstracts - facial features are moved around and/or double exposed, creating a sense of movement and obscurity.
Come meet Stephen Sheffield and Alipio Hernandez during our opening reception
Friday, September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Atelieri O. Haapala
I met Saara Salmi and Marco Melander this year at FotoFest in Houston, TX. They were my very first meeting on the first day of the portfolio review event. I was surprised and excited to see this husband and wife duo using a 19th century photographic style to display their unique portraits. The look and feel of their cabinet cards were mesmerizing. I was hooked!
Atelieri O. Haapala is a Neo-Victorian portraiture studio and brainchild of Helsinki, Finland based photographers Saara Salmi and Marco Melander. The studio seeks to create and renew the Victorian epoch by means of photography and performance art. The protagonists of this reenactment are Mrs. Onyxei Haapala and her faithful companion Mr. Helmut Schweinstein.
Atelieri O. Haapala does not aspire to faithfully replicate history, but rather to create fiction nostalgically inspired by the visual realm of the 19th and the 20th century, an era characterized by optimism and strong faith in technological development.
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