Experience 'Orchid Daze' at the Fuqua Orchid Center in Atlanta, GA
Featuring award-winning photography by Parish Kohanim
Who knew the next best thing to seeing orchids in real-life would be seeing them printed on metal? Luckily at the Fuqua Orchid Center at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, visitors can get a taste of both. On view from February 9 - April 7, the Orchid Daze installation features breathtaking images by one of Blazing's good friends and clients, Parish Kohanim. As one enters this blooming arena of dynamic color, fragrance, and botanical wonder, the combination of fine art and nature heightens the senses to a new degree. As the largest Orchid Center in the United States, the space features thousands of orchids from ground to ceiling, making it an ideal space to wander and learn. Photographer Parish Kohanim's high-definition images unveil the many strange yet beautiful intricacies of these exotic plants. The dye-sublimated metal panels on which the images are displayed allow the colors to pop and radiate vibrantly. It is as if the photographed orchids are three-dimensional, with their larger-than-life proportions enticing the viewer to move closer and closer to the surface. Parish Kohanim brings the flowers into the realm of the viewer, encouraging imagination to flourish. Throughout Kohanim's career as a fine-art photographer, his passion to exemplify the extraordinary has remained a constant. Orchid Daze is undoubtedly a clear example of this vision.
About the artist: Parish Kohanim has been intimately involved with professional photography for over 25 years. Parish, who is a renowned commercial photographer, is now devoting his efforts towards his first love, fine art photography. Parish’s passion for the subtle beauty of life is apparent in his photographs. After working in San Francisco and New York, he decided to open his professional photography studio in Atlanta. He has been very successful in his commercial endeavors for many years in Atlanta. Advertising agencies, design firms, and Fortune 500 companies have been his primary clients. Click on the button below to see his full website:
A recent collaboration between Blazing Editions and Boston Art Inc. takes designing a stairwell for a Boston Law Firm to another level (literally)
Blazing Editions and Boston Art Inc have teamed up to produce an exquisite installation at a Boston Law Firm. Amounting to a total of thirty panels (all printed on dye sublimated aluminum, 38x80" each), the design incorporates images representing all varieties of people living and working in the Greater Boston Area. Quintessential landmarks, as well as spots often overlooked by tourists in surrounding areas are displayed. Trinity Church, Fields Corner MBTA Platform, the Charles River, Boston Tea Party ships, and The Holocaust Memorial are some examples of the areas included. Various images of roof-top locations such as Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston are also incorporated. The overall project sought to tie together the zone's architectural design (a four-story stairwell visible from high-traffic areas throughout the office) with the identity of the company inhabiting the space. After weeks of meticulous measuring, planning, and consulting, the stairwell has been transformed into an epic multi-layered, continuous photographic collage from top to bottom. With such a large space, maintaining a cohesive artistic design posed a bit of a challenge, especially due to the stairwell's constant visibility from so many key surroundings and levels. However with the combination of skill and hard work from installers, designers, and consultants, the final product is nothing less than stunning.
ABOUT BOSTON ART INC. Boston Art has been helping organizations and individuals take their spaces from dull to dynamic since 2001. Their expert art consultants are committed to enlivening hotels, residential buildings, businesses, healthcare institutions, and private homes through collaboratively chosen and aesthetically befitting artwork. The Boston Art team will work closely with you to discover pieces that are not only visually striking, but also reflect your mission and showcase your surroundings. Their holistic vision results in an art program that enriches your environment, motivates your staff, and inspires guests.
From January 11- February 23, 2019 be sure to visit the Richard Levy Gallery in the viewing of, "11:11 Listening to Change." Blazing Editions is proud to have aided in producing artist Tricia Capello's metal prints for this mesmerizing array of contemplative imagery. In this show, Capello delves deep into the human mind's conscious, enabling one to contemplate aspects of time, space, and the idea of silent answers. By capturing moments which, "Blur the lines between perception and illusion," writes Capello, "Their complex silence affords a heightened, contemplative awareness to go beyond the limits of the analytical mind while witnessing the everyday world around us." It is as if Capello captures these 'moments' at the right exact place and time, where the friction of reality rubs against ideas of illusion. There is a tasteful and independent quirk to each photograph, inspiring aspects of narrative, psyche, and perception to fuse as one. Capello is the first recipient of the John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship, which includes a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. She has exhibited work at AREA Gallery in Boston, Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Tilt Shift Gallery in Scottsdale AZ, and the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. She lives and works in Newbury, MA.
"Meditation and tuning deeply into myself and the multi-dimensional universe are a core part of my artistic practice. Picking up my camera is one small part of this brilliant and often intense energetic process and exchange." --Capello
Bringing infinite possibilities to the East Coast : Phase One XF IQ4
On January 15th, the DT team will be traveling along the East coast, reviewing the newest features in Phase One’s IQ4 150 megapixeldigital (around 3:00pm) – the rest of the time is an open house. Feel free to stop by any time during the event to try it for yourself!
This event is for photographers in every field – the IQ4 150MP has unique features that make it ideal for photographers in any specialty. DT representatives will be available to discuss Commercial, Fine Art, and Cultural Heritage specialties.
Contact Kate Stone at email@example.com with any questions regarding the event or registration. If you’re unable to attend, but would like to schedule a demo for the new XF IQ4 Camera System at another time, give DT a call at 212-529-6825 to make an appointment.
I have always been anonymous, that is the person I should be. And it is hard to say why or how you did something, it just happens." -Harry Benson
Harry Benson, "Ali Hits George," 1964
As one of the most esteemed photographers to date, Harry J. Benson (born in Scotland, 1929-) has produced monumental photographic images, capturing some of history's most famous individuals and events. His photos of celebrities and noted incidents have been published in numerous magazines throughout his career, highlighting his immense talent in photojournalism, editorial work, and story-telling visuals. Known for his charismatic disposition and humble perspective, Benson captures certain subjects where viewers are encouraged to experience the exact documented moments alongside him. Benson has since published several books and won a number of prominent awards such as a Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2005 Lucie Award, and the Scottish Press Photography Award, to name a few.
Stories of intimate experience, whether it be achievement, trauma, struggle, or humor, can be seen throughout his work. Blazing Editions is thrilled to have published and printed some of Benson's most significant and sought-after images, and is eager to share his influence within the fine art photography world. Please click on the link below to view more information on the artist, including extensive portfolios and past achievements.
For many months leading up to the December Art Miami events, Blazing Editions has been hard at work producing state-of-the-art images for clientele. Like usual, orders were printed timely and efficiently, and shipped to their designated addresses. This time of year however always brings a bit more excitement to the Blazing team, knowing many products would be shipped down to Miami to be showcased in one of the largest art fairs in the world. Like last year, Blazing Editions was successful in their endeavors. Blazing Editions is proud to have been involved in Art Week events including Art Context, Art Miami, Pulse, and Scope.
Blazing showcased their products through many noteworthy artists, such as Jim Rennert, Parish Kohanim, Eric Fischl, Robert Farber, Harry Benson, and Andre Wagner. Many more artist’s prints by Blazing were represented through a fantastic exhibition put on by PhaseOne : Stand OutTour. Working on last minute projects, perfecting final touches, and extra-long hours spent in the studio certainly paid off.
View the image gallery below for a closer look into the Blazing experience this year in Miami:
El Autobus - The Wynwood Building 2750 NW 3rd Ave, #8 Miami, FL 12-8pm
Vice President of Blazing Editions, Josef Blazar, will be one of the six featured presenters at Stand Out Tour: Miami. Presenting, "The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints," Blazar will articulate all things Blazing Editions, including the company's history, challenges, and successes of printing and re-printing in the fine art world, as well as the constant mission to obtain genuine costumer relationships. From processing the fine details of a print, to organizing large custom shipments, maintaining the finest quality product is at the forefront of Blazing initiative. Other notable speakers including Brad Kaye, Bella Kotak, Pratik Naik, Rodney Lough Jr, and R.J. Kern will also be presenting in this Phase One sponsored seminar.
Over the last 3 years, Phase One & Blazing Editions have teamed up to host the Stand Out Tour. Stand Out Photographic Events are designed to help serious photographers, retouchers, enthusiasts and professionals in the image industry to expand their potential both as artists and in the business of photography. Designed to inform, motivate and inspire, Stand Out focuses on the professional development of those in the photographic industry. Held in locations around the world, the seminars will introduce photographers to industry leaders, pro photographers, the latest equipment from top brands, and much more.
Click the link below to register, and for more information on the seminar & fellow presenters
"A show about reverence, awe and healing, it reveals Freed’s lifetime preoccupation with water and trees."
Weeping Beach, Justin Freed
Blazing Editions is proud to have assisted artist Justin Freed in his recent solo show, Sacred Tree Habitat, at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. His exquisite photographs of trees from across the eastern seaboard express sheer power, form and splendor. Commanding images captured by Freed invite individuals to experience the multitude of sensations in which forests and trees radiate. The gallery space has been transformed, utilizing a variety of display methods including large-scale metal photographs, videos, digital images, hanging screens and music. Elements of technology and nature are thus blended, heightening one’s senses to another dimension. When combined, aspects of the organic and the contemporary totally engulf visitors in a transcendent yet artistic engagement. Freed is drawn to the story of trees and their life cycles, which he believes mirror our own human experience on earth. After this walk in the woods, Freed wishes the viewer to feel as intertwined with nature as the roots of trees do to the ground. Wandering through this 'forest' is a must!
Sacred Tree Habitat is on view November 2 through December 2, 2018 at Galatea Fine Art
Be sure to click here for a closer look of Freed's Visual Media works
Galatea Fine Art 460 Harrison Ave, #B-6, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 542-1500 Wed-Sun, 12-5pm or by appointment.
“The Horses of Iceland have been shaped by the nature of their country.”
Blazing Editions is honored to have assisted international photographer, Guadalupe Laiz in opening her first Art Gallery in Aspen, CO. The gallery currently exhibits an extensive collection of her breathtaking images-- the beauty and uniqueness of the indigenous horses of Iceland. These photographs coincide with her body of work from the upcoming book ‘Horses of Iceland,’ that will be published in 2019. It has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States, France, Iceland and Switzerland. Alongside her ‘Horses of Iceland’ pieces, Laiz concentrates on landscape photography, the ocean, and nature throughout her work. Located in the heart of Aspen, her gallery exudes quintessential sensations of delicacy and beauty, fused with strength and refinement.
Laiz' adventurous spirit and deep appreciation for wildlife preservation also extends within more of her recent work, shot in Namibia this past September of 2018.
Guadalupe Laiz is an international artist, photographer and explorer born and raised in Argentina. She moved to the US aspiring to start her career as a photographer at age 18. She claims that her real education began after attending Art School with a degree in Photography in Colorado.
More of Laiz' work can also be found in Paris, particularly with a French Company called Yellow Corner, showcasing images of city scapes around the world.
Be sure to visit the gallery: Guadalupe Laiz Fine Art Gallery 420 Hyman Ave. Aspen, CO 81611
For more information about this outstanding collection, the artist, and other projects, click the button below .
This October, Blazing Editions was proud to assist in the production of the Diversify.Photo Exhibition at PDN PhotoPlus 2018, in the Jacob Javits Center, NYC. It was a show creatively curated, questioning societal norms behind the lens. Through the thoughtful organization of images deriving from artists of different backgrounds, identities, and intents, viewers were able to experience what it means to be aware of that fact that diversity has multiple layers--layers that do not only include the subject before the lens, but the individual behind. Diversify recognizes the need for more resources so that Art Buyers, Consumers, and Photo Directors in charge of such subject matter can discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.
NOTE FROM EXHIBITION
'Diversify is a verb. It is an action - an intentional movement to break with the narrow lens through which history and the mass media has seen and recorded the images of our time. Diversify was born out of a recognition that calling for more diversity in the photo industry is not enough.'
For complete access to the database with more information about each photographer - including contact information, self-identified ethnicity, language(s) spoken, and areas of expertise - please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversify is an initiative from Brent Lewis and Andrea Wise with help from Jehan Jillani, Jennifer Samuel, and Elijah Walker. Thanks to Dudley M. Brooks, Michael Wichita, and Elizabeth Krist.