Creating large, powerful photographs on aluminum is one of Michael Tischler's greatest passions. When he examines an image of his being displayed, he contemplates the many details required to make his vision for each image become a reality. It is truly astonishing to reflect on everything that must come together to make the final print to come to life. His two long running solo shows in the SoHo District of NYC recieved stunning reviews and international acclaim.
Once I know that the scene “needs” to be captured, my 40 years of experience with a camera kicks in. All decisions are made very deliberately.
The angles of the landscape or cityscape are suited to the correct lens. Tischler predominately shoots with zoom lenses. He quickly composesthe shot in a way that incorporates his first emotional response to the scene. He then combines his technological expertise into an intuitive plan of action.
“There is no thinking. I just move forward, trusting my instincts on how to align everything for a successful outcome. With years of experience, it has become second nature. Once the image is captured, the post-processing steps are handled with an equal level of intuition and attention to detailand technology.”
After Michael discovers how to optimally capture his vision for a scene, he handles it by utilizing tools from an abundance of programs that bring it to itspurest form. Witheach step taken, whether in Photoshop or other programs, the image gradually maturesinto the image Michael intends to convey to the viewer. The integration of the intuitive steps of capturing an image and producing the final product culminate in a flowing focus with technology.
In the end, the final image reflects all the various steps, but it always starts with his passion for dynamic shapes, vibrant colors and graphic beauty. This enthusiasm combined with the best technology available, ultimately creates an artistic experience with the deliberate intention of inspiring his audience.
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Douglas Kirkland’s fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. Throughout the years, he has worked on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures. Such as, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "2001 A Space Odyssey", "Sound of Music", "Out of Africa", "Titanic" "Moulin Rouge", "Australia" and "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
Kirkland’s projects have taken him to every continent on the globe, where he worked on subjects as varied as: Astronomy in Chile, to The Trans Siberian Railroad, and fashion in Bali. When he's not traveling the world on assignment, he's spending time at home and the studio in the Hollywood Hills; where he lives with his other half and business partner, Françoise.
WORKS ON DYE SUBLIMATED ALUMINUM
44 Years of Capturing Beauty
DATE & TIME
APRIL 7TH 2018
SPACE 15TWENTY, LOS ANGELES
Join Blazing Editions & Chromaluxe in celebrating Robert Farber's career. Exhibition to feature more than 30 works by Robert Farber throughout his career. All images printed on ChromaLuxe metal prints by Blazing Editions. An invitation only event will take place with some of Robert's closest friends & admirers. Complimentary food & beverage will be served. Please RSVP
Alan Blazar, CEO, Blazing Editions
Robert Farber, Photographer
NYC | OCT. 2017
LA | APRIL 2018
I've been taking photographs for years. But so what? At last count I believe there were 1,567,892 photographers in New York City, and more are squeezing through the cracks every day. So who am I, exactly, and why am I in the mood to go against 1,567,892 to 1 odds? Well, I began my career as a professional actor, so I know about long shots. And photography really happened by chance."
That is, until he saw an exhibit by photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. His outlook began to change. Henri had an extraordinary ability to capture a person's essence and to tell a story. His subjects are always beautiful simply because they're human. Photographs like Richard Avadon's image of a model hugging an elephant never really interested Jordan, but Cartier-Bresson's images of humanity truly moved him. He wanted to learn how to photograph people on a personal, more intimate level. Soon it became a hobby. Then it became a passion, but he never imagined it would become a career.
One day I was at a friend's house, looking through her headshots. Not one photograph said the slightest thing about her. They were very generic, very studio and very boring. When she told me what she had paid, I almost choked on my Starbucks. Outrageous! I've been the victim of that a few times myself. The next day I grabbed my camera, took her up to the roof and fired off two quick rolls before the sun set. That was it. I was hooked, whether I knew it or not.
Her agents soon sent me their clients, who in turn recommended me to their friends, and a photography career was born. The Today Show, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and the BBC have since profiled me, and my work has been featured in many magazines, newspapers and galleries throughout the world. I enjoy the process, I love what I do and I consider myself very lucky. That's the whole story."
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WORKS ON DYE SUBLIMATED ALUMINUM
Tara Arrowood was invited to the Sonoma Horse Park as the Guest VIP Artist in early 2016. During the summer months, Tara’s equine photography artwork is displayed throughout the park, while 7 show jumping competitions are hosted over the course of 7 non-consecutive weeks from May to September. You can attend the show for free and Tara can be spotted in the VIP area where some of her work is displayed. She welcomes you to join her for a glass of wine and take in one of the Grand Prix shows!
This stimulating environment contains so much movement and inspiration. At the event, photographing the beautifully groomed horses, riders and their interactions certainly lit a spark within Miss Arrowood. The connection each rider has with their horse will be sure to make your heart skip a beat.
This is a behind the scenes look at how the artwork installation all came together. Consider this your sneak peek into Tara’s creative process! To build the custom frames, Arrowood recruited help from Dan Shultz and her husband Travis Pynn. Dan is an amazing furniture designer and one half of the power couple, husband & wife duo of Waterlily Pond Floral Artistry and Event Design. Natasha is the other half and a wonderfully talented floral artist who shares a studio in San Francisco with Tara.
The art installation consists of custom frames built over the course of 5 days. Each frame was built from scratch, customized to the size of the print. The 6-ft wide frame is made out of old barn wood, with two english saddles. The two 8-ft wide frames have birch trees as the decor. The prints are all custom-sized in the frames. Eighteen 30×40 metal prints hang throughout the park and we’re printing even more!
All prints are printed on metal and are UV protected, by Blazing Editions. Since the show is an outdoor installation, prints needed to be weather-proof and able to endure high winds and the sun for seven weeks.
Since its start in 1946, Dugway Proving Ground has performed as the heart of development and testing of chemical and biological weapons and defense programs. Dugway Proving Ground is larger than the state of Rhode Island, and remains terra incognita, unknown and unexplored territory. Maisel first encountered Dugway Proving Ground in 2003. After ten years of inquiring to the Pentagon, the artist was finally given incredibly rare approval to photograph the site in 2014.
The resulting photographs and videos in Proving Ground reference Land/Earth Art and the discourse of minimalism to describe the terrain in the American West, which has become heavy in toxicity levels, dispersal patterns, and hazardous to the human body.
South Ballistics Grid_04 (2014), pictured below is a monumental 40x40” 9 piece grid that depicts this testing site. The military markings appear as crosshatched grids and nested circles, elegant line drawings taken to a poisonous extreme.
In addition to these aerial photographs, they are further utilized in KYDOI- MOS: The Din of Battle (2017). Projected in Haines Gallery’s Project Space, this half-hour long video work pieces together over 50,000 individual frames of test grid images in a bewildering, rapid-fire series. Intensified by a hypnotic soundscape created in collaboration with composer Chris Kallmyer, KYDOIMOS presents a riveting viewing experience, reflecting and refracting the forces at work at Dugway Proving Ground, and enveloping the viewer within what Maisel calls "a site of dark creativity."
David used the clear matte dye sublimation for this project.
At SHIELD, ideators, thinkers, and dreamers come together to create, observe, test, and debate new ideas and promote radical thinking for life-long skin health, nutrition, and wellness. The large embossed fingerprint pictured below is an abstract representation of the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD logo. Together with their motto, “Touch Tomorrow, Today,” one begins to more fully appreciate SHIELD’s objective to make its mark on the world of skin health, nutrition, and wellness.
During our visit to the SHIELD Center, our team was fascinated to discover that just as art can reflect what’s occurring inwardly on a cerebral level, the skin can also act as a mirror, reflecting what’s going on inside in the body, both physically and emotionally. The connection between the world of art and the work of the SHIELD Center extends much further.
Art brings joy, inspires and encourages us to think creatively, to push the boundaries of our thinking. Similarly, the ideation that takes place at SHIELD aims to enhance the quality of our lives, especially as we are living longer – and to explore the limitless creative potential of scientific and technological innovation. With this new understanding, it was easy for SHIELD to understand why artwork should have a prominent place at the Think Tank space. This actual living lab where, every day, creative thinkers dream up new solutions in skin health and wellness and clinicians are trained in the most cutting-edge treatments.
We were truly inspired by what we saw at SHIELD, and encourage you to check out their work. And when you stop by the Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Center in New York City, you will truly feel the energy of being in the midst of a unique creative community…and enjoy some beautiful artwork too.
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Art has always been part of my life. I grew up in an international art scene in Europe, I spent years in front of the camera as an actress and model. Then my life’s work changed when my late mother’s last gift, a camera, inspired me and became the drive behind the creation of new life.
I want my art to be more than photographs. I seek out innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness, so they appear almost three-dimensional. I happily live and work in Los Angeles, CA.
The starting point of my work is an encounter, dream or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. On set, I allow my model’s instinct and personality to melt together with my camera and drive my creative inspiration. I coax trust, contact and vulnerability from my subjects in order to produce an image from which the viewer can then create his own world. Recurring themes are religion, society and mythology; each work is intensely personal and takes both me and my subject on a journey that provokes fundamental questions about life and our existence.
Micky is incredibly unique in the sense that she feels just as comfortable behind the camera as she does in front it. Pulling you in by exposing her own experience, she grasps and feels the emotions of her subjects and leads them to reveal all to her lens. The camera links her to her beloved mother and her own past. As a photographer and artist, she has come full circle. Growing up in the art world, Micky has found that everything seems to fall into place on her path as a photographer.
Micky Hoogendijk | Blazing Editions
Women & Their Work Gallery
Creating art assists us in slowing down, getting into a flow, and quieting the mind which gets us in touch with our inner wisdom. Marshall MacLuhan, a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual figure in the 20th century stated that artists are the radar of the future. How? You may ask. Well, the art making process takes the mind out of the scope of analytical thinking and into the flow of quietude, trance, and enhanced consciousness.
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” - Victor Pinchuk
Activities rooted from art can be used tactically to construct well-being, build trust, establish shared values, and alter perceptions. Integrating right-brain creativity with left-brain logic expands the volume for improving concepts and perceptions that lead to success. Making time and space is essential to nurturing the imagination.
LOS ANGELES EXHIBITION
PROJECT 3.8'S MISSION:
- To educate people about the disruption cancer brings to families
- To encourage and inspire others to help their neighbors who are fighting cancer
- To financially support pediatric cancer research