Tag Archives: Visual Journey

Frank Yamrus

Tonight at the ClampArt Gallery in New York, Frank Yamrus will open a solo exhibition of I Feel Lucky, which runs through March 24th, 2012. As someone who just celebrated another, sigh, birthday, I felt a connection to the idea of taking stock of oneself and was especially interested in understanding a male point of view on the subject. This self-portrait series was originally inspired by Frank’s forward motion into middle age, as he “stared down the barrel of his 50th birthday”. He wanted to explore his changing body image, looking at the ravages of age and time through skin and mass, but instead he became interested in examining his inner self. The project spans from childhood memories to current life, a visual journey that resulted in an appreciation of the person he has become, and for life itself.

Frank has exhibited work internationally over the past twenty years, and his photographs are held in many public collections. He has produced a book of this series, with essays by W.M.-Bill-Hunt and Sunil Gupta.

Images from I Feel Lucky

untitled (Cake)

untitled (Daybreak)

untitled (Sandman)

untitled (Brooke)

untitled (Stone)

untitled (Cemetary)

untitled (Float)

untitled (Nap)

untitled (Box)

untitled (Jerk)

untitled (Window)

untitled (Cross)

untitled (Kiss)

untitled (Smoke)

Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes really understands New York City. His amazing day-to-night images, taking a minimum of 10 hours to create from the same perspective, will be on exhibition at the Clamp Art Gallery in New York Ciy from September 8th through October 29th. These large scale, luscious prints take the viewer on a visual journey and create a “definitive view of New York City’s epic scale, along with the humanity and energy which flow through the city’s streets.” Be sure to click on the images to see a larger view.

Times Square, 2010

This is not the first fine art project Stephen has produced about New York. In 1999, he completed a personal project photographing the less attractive south side of Ellis Island and because of the attention this work garnered, Stephen inspired $6 million in funding to be raised towards the restoration of the south side of the island. This photographic project traveled to numerous galleries and museums across the country, culminating with an exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in 2010.

In addition, Stephen has worked for two decades as a commercial photographer receiving numerous awards and recognition. His photographs can be found in a array of magazines including Vanity Fair, Time, Life, and The New York Times Magazine.

Images from Day to Night

Gramery Park, 2011

Coney Island, 2011

Central Park, 2010

Washington Square Park, 2009

Highline, 2009

Park Avenue, 2011

Flatiron, 2011


Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes really understands New York City. His amazing day-to-night images, taking a minimum of 10 hours to create from the same perspective, will be on exhibition at the Clamp Art Gallery in New York Ciy from September 8th through October 29th. These large scale, luscious prints take the viewer on a visual journey and create a “definitive view of New York City’s epic scale, along with the humanity and energy which flow through the city’s streets.” Be sure to click on the images to see a larger view.

Times Square, 2010

This is not the first fine art project Stephen has produced about New York. In 1999, he completed a personal project photographing the less attractive south side of Ellis Island and because of the attention this work garnered, Stephen inspired $6 million in funding to be raised towards the restoration of the south side of the island. This photographic project traveled to numerous galleries and museums across the country, culminating with an exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles in 2010.

In addition, Stephen has worked for two decades as a commercial photographer receiving numerous awards and recognition. His photographs can be found in a array of magazines including Vanity Fair, Time, Life, and The New York Times Magazine.

Images from Day to Night

Gramery Park, 2011

Coney Island, 2011

Central Park, 2010

Washington Square Park, 2009

Highline, 2009

Park Avenue, 2011

Flatiron, 2011


Festival ImageSingulieres

ImageSingulieres Documentary festival of Photography, is a very promising new comer on the map of Photo Festivals in France. ImageSingulières is held in Sète, a fishing town on the Mediterrannea, thanks to photographer Gilles Favier, founder and artistic director of the Festiva. Photography was on display in galleries and museums around town, and as well as on screen in a old wine storehouse each evening, where local oysters was abundant and so delicious !

Attending the Festival opening week-end on the first days of May, I had a good time with a bunch of photographers : Rena Effendi (Azerbaïdjian), Jens Olof Lasthein (Sweden), Sohrab Hura (India), Kosuke Okahara (Japan) , Ali Taptik (Turkey)….

I was delighted to visit their exhibtions, especially “House of Happiness” by Rena Effendi. ,. Her work documents family and cultural rituals in the traditional society of the Ferghana Valley in Ouzbekistan, through vibrant portraits of women.

© Rena Effendi – Gula, a 22 year old Uzbek woman left her husband because he took a second wife. She now sells icecream in a park. Osh. Kyrgyzstan. September, 2007


One of my favorite exhibition during ImageSingulieres , “White Sea Black Sea,” a powerful series of panoramic photographs by Jens Olof Lasthein is a visual journey along Europe’s eastern borders. His book White Sea Black Sea (2008 – Dewi Lewis Publishing ) is definitively a must-have !

Update : Congrats to Kosuke and Sorhab who have been selected to participate in Joop Swart Masterclass 2009