Nydia Blas, Whatever You Like Series, Ithaca, NY
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 email@example.com
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.
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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.
Edward Riddell new project on dye sublimated aluminum
Photographer Edward Riddell's work on white matte aluminum in a simple white float frame installed at Italian Villa in Montalcino, Italy. Ed lives in Jackson, WY where he. works his passion of photography.
INSTALLATION AT ITALIAN VILLA
Irene Mamiye is a New York based artist whose work includes photography, video, and digital imaging techniques. Utilizing light, color and movement, Mamiye softens the contrast between virtual and physical reality. Impacted by her own personal history and various artists; such as Laszlo Moholy Nagy & Gerhard Richter, Mamiye employs a complex, labor intensive processes to question what is anticipated of the photographic medium. Selecting photos from social media, Mamiye changes the wealth of public images into abundantly coated works that insinuate a life lived between screens. Mamiye creates pieces loaded with art, historical depth and pop cultural abundance with a lively yet mordant humor.
I use digital programs as if they were physical tools. Distorting, assembling, layering, feathering, scaling and changing opacity are my paintbrushes and the found imagery is my paint. This process deliberately reintroduces familiar strategies of chance, subconscious response and even physical gesture that the computer is conventionally supposed to have banished. Likewise, the resulting outputs (pigment print on canvas, diasec, paper and even glass) explore experiences of surface pioneered by modern artists and flattened to nothingness in a digital age.” - Irene Mamiye
Irene Mamiye was born in Marseille, France and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager. She holds a BA in Photography and Global Studies from Gallatin New York University and an MFA in Lens Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is currently represented by Lanoue Gallery in Boston.
My work often includes painterly pieces that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. Blazing uses good quality canvas and the printing is so expert. It fits perfectly with my collages which are found images of both photographs and paint strokes. Also, I love how archival the metal is and how deep the detail renders, and I find it far superior to chromogenic printing." - Irene Mamiye
Mamiye’s extensive body of work, including digital images, videos, and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States. Her work was included in the landmark exhibition The Edge of Vision (2009), mounted by the Aperture Foundation, and in the Museum of Art and Design’s Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography (2014). Mamiye’s work has also been featured in the following publications: Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Elle Décor and InStyle.
HOMAGE BY IRENE MAMIYE AT LANOUE GALLERY
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ARTIST TALK & GALLERY TOUR: AUGUST 25 | 1:00PM
BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition Jon Malis: “Transcolorations” in the Kay Gallery from Saturday, July 21 through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Malis will return to BlackRock to present an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. which will include tours of the exhibit. Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the galleries at BlackRock is always free.
Jon Malis is an interdisciplinary artist whose profession is based on the symbolic display of visual content. Originally trained as an analog-turned-digital photojournalist, the core of his work is based on how different methods of presentation and production can change the viewer’s perception, interpretation, and experience of imagery. His recent works seek to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating sculptural forms based on how color is represented in digital imagery.
Malis has received numerous awards as well as being exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and Naples Daily News; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS. Recently, he has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA) and the Slade School of Art in London.
Malis received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007. Currently, he holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
By way of background, I used to work as a news and sports photojournalist, where all I could control was the content of the image - I really had no control over how it was cropped/toned/sized/etc to fit inside the paper, once I shipped the image off my camera, I lost all that control. A lot of the work I'm making now is a bit of a response to that - thinking hard about "if I remove the content, what remains [of the image]." -Jon Malis
Exploring the technologies that determine how color is displayed, comprehended and constructed within the digital domain; Jon Malis generates a physical definition of digital photography in abstract sculptures using computer-controlled production systems. The works revealed in his solo exhibition, Transcolorations, translates the physicality of an ephemeral dataset into “tangible color” using 3D printing and other digital technologies to physically reproduce the shapes of how color is encoded.
In terms of this specific body of work, I'm starting with these profiles as my source creative material, and am abstracting them into various layers of data visualization and abstract representationalism. One of the larger interests in my practice is thinking about the intersections between scientific visualization and visual art, their intersections, and when science "becomes" art (my MFA thesis dealt with a "forgotten" archive of brain tissue that, due to storage conditions, is no longer useful to science or medicine)." -Jon Malis
Concerned with how colors are collected and displayed, Malis equally considers the source of the raw data as well as how presentation and viewing perspectives can alter our relationship with data. He holds an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a BA in Studio Art from George Washington University. A prior semifinalist for both the Sondheim and Trawick Prizes, he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
ICONIC IMAGES FROM TRANSCOLORATIONS
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health was formerly Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), is the flagship hospital of Abington-Jefferson Health, located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Feo Pitcairn, a well known photographer, was given the opportunity to lead the design and installation of artwork throughout the new facility. Feo decided to produce his images on dye sublimated aluminum which lead an insightful response once the artwork was installed.
“When the light really turned on for us was when we did an installation for the Abington Hospital. It was such a game changer for me. Realizing that these installations could make such a difference. It was stunning for the employees and patients. A man with open heart surgery would spend his days in the hospital, walking up and down the halls admiring the art and said the works gave him will to live.” - Feo Pitcairn
Ewing Cole designed the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion located in Abington, Pennsylvania. What makes the design strategy for the Asplundh Cancer Center so special, is the client’s vision of a healing environment for cancer patients also helps heal the building site itself.
“The notion of healing within a natural environment drove the design of the project. More than just locating an isolated healing garden, the client’s vision capitalized on the opportunity to reconnect the building inhabitants to an ecologically restored and vibrant landscape.” – Ewing Cole
Feo worked with architects on the ground floor. As he got to know the mission, the installation developed a deeper meaning than just beauty. If the work is properly done, it resonates with the human spirit. It’s even more profound than art. This incredibly large brand new facility provides the latest technology and new machines that are treating cancer.
“The images are so stunning – they have luminescence on metal that I haven’t seen in any other medium. You don’t have to have acrylic or museum glass in front that’s always reflective. I quite enjoy the marriage between the high end digital cameras and the metal substrate.” – Feo Pitcairn
Thinking of what would be appropriate in a facility like this, soft and sentimental nature has such a wide range of emotions Feo wanted to incorporate. The local environment serves as a window of inspiration for the images that he conveys. For example, Pennypack creek flows by facility before emptying into the Delaware river. The essence of the the building gives the overwhelming feeling of being an extension of nature. Nature without demands one must create nature within.
THE ASPLUNDH CANCER PAVILION INSTALLATION
Born in Minnesota, Stephen's childhood memories are filled with family, friends & activities that sparked his fire during the long winter months. In middle school, his family relocated to Ft. Meyers, Florida. His passion for the water started at an early age when he spent time sailing into the sunset on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico in his catamaran. He was immediately intrigued by the beauty of harbors and sunsets. His fascination with the mystery of shadows, light, reflection & bright vivid colors are the inspiration behind his work.
I have been an artist for almost 40 years, experimenting in all of the traditional mediums, oils, acrylic, watercolor etc. Then I discovered the digital world and there was no turning back, we've only just touched the surface of what's possible. I like metal because it gives my work a super high-definition, much like looking at an HD TV. What really intrigues me is the ability of the technology to re-produce exactly what I create, much more so than any other medium like lithographs, canvas etc."
In the early 80's Stephen and his wife Martha moved to Burbank, CA. His love of the ocean only expanded more. His images are recognized by collectors all over the globe and adorned the covers of magazines nationwide.
In the late 80s Harlan, Martha & their two daughters relocated to a studio neat the Chesapeake Bay just outside Washington, DC. This was an ongoing source of inspiration for the next two decades. Currently, Harlan has his own studio in Carolina Beach, NC where a whole new appreciation for the water has remained a powerful muse for his current work.
Even After all these years, I feel that I've only scratched the surface, too many ideas and not enough time. To be allowed to pursue such a passion, I am truly grateful to my family and collectors around the world for letting me live my dream."
HARLAN SHOW WITH WYLAND IN LAGUNA
NYC Dance Project was created by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, who reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with two teenage ballet students. Ken is a prominent fashion/beauty photographer while Deborah brings to the project, a background in dance and editorial photography. They have created this site to showcase the breathtaking world of dance and dancers, based in the Big Apple. Ken’s passion for dance started when he was living in Paris and photographed dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet. His fashion work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and numerous other fashion magazines.
Deborah has been a dancer since she was 7. Her passion for this art has manifested its way into her photography. She began her photography career when she was injured as a dancer; photographing the rehearsals she could not participate in, due to her injury. After moving to New York City, working as a photo editor at magazines such as House & Garden, Mirabella and many others, she began shooting editorial work for Self, Health, Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
You're trying to strive for this perfection, but you still want people to get that illusion that your line never ends and that you never stop moving," American Ballet Dancer, Misty Copeland tells Harper's Bazaar
The photography power couple, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory have created an extraordinary collection of photographs depicting the beauty of dancers around the world, a body of work they call NYC Dance Project. The inspiration for the project began by decorating their 12-year-old daughter’s bedroom with dance images. They contacted one of the Principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre, Daniil Simkin asking to take some photographs. Word quickly spread about the photographers in the dance community and the project began. Just 2 years later, they had an award-winning book titled, “The Art of Movement”. The project features 300 photographs of more than 70 elite dancers from companies including New York City Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, the Royal Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet and more.
“Dance as an art form is bittersweet. On the one hand, its beauty is instantaneous and visceral, and on the other, it only exists in a very fleeting moment of ‘now’. That is part of the beauty and sadness of dance. What attracts me to photography is the beautiful balance between a passing moment in dance and one frozen in time…in a photograph that can live forever.” – Daniil Simkin, Principal, American Ballet Theatre
Browar and Ory will premiere a selection of large format photographs from their book at Lanoue Gallery in Boston’s South End on June 15th. The artists will be available to meet with collectors at the gallery during SoWa’s First Fridayart stroll on July 6th, from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through July 29th.
The Art of Movement Exhibition
By NYC Dance Project photographers Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
CUSTOM WELDED FRAMES
NYC Dance Project's newest exhibition was produced on semi gloss dye sublimation and mounted in custom welded steel frames. Industrial, strong look that acts as an accent for each dancer. Each piece weighs approx. 60lbs. Contact us regarding getting your own custom welded frames.