© Tono Stano
An exciting exhibition is opening very soon at the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. Tono Stano‘s series of haunting and surreal images are due to go on display from 2 February through to 17 March, 2012, marking the Slovakian photographer’s first solo show in the United States and features 20 unique gelatin silver prints from his ongoing series of surreal portraits, White Shadow.
All old-school photographers know that black-and-white film typically registers a negative image of the subject of a photograph, which can then be printed as a positive image on paper for final viewing. What looks dark on a negative becomes light on a print. But what happens when an artist decides to play with this paradigm by aiming to make the final image a negative image that looks like a positive image?
Slovakian photographer Tono Stano has been artfully exploring this idea since the 1990s, and the results are wonderful, delightful, surreal, and hard to deconstruct. Wedding Cakes Atlanta . Lens Culture is pleased to present a dozen of our favorite images from Stano’s series titled White Shadow.
The video at the bottom of this blog entry offers an inspiring behind-the-scenes look at the artist at work in his studio. laser spine institute . Cheers!