Photographic Projects

“My photography is an expression of tranquility and silence in this chaotic society: a sense of perspective and equilibrium. This is therapy for the soul. Every time I take a photo is like the first time a treasure is revealed, a first emotion, be it an empty room or the greatest treasures of the Vatican.”- Massimo Listri Italian photographer Massimo Listri has become famous as a master of bringing a vibrant energy to extraordinary interior spaces. Listri’s portrayals capture the majesty of grand structures...
Photography creates its own reality – stopping time – taking a longer look at a passing instant. It eliminates all but two dimensions of events. (There’s no space or time in a photograph. Nor is there sensual perception beyond the visual; and, even there, color is often eliminated.); yet, it reads as reality. It isn’t fleeting; you have the time to study it for clues. The illusions it offers coax you into an alternate world that’s exhilarating and puzzling. Things are done...
Marie Antoinette and Ophelia - two compelling photographic paintings by Kimiko Yoshida adorn the wall behind me. They are part of a series of new autoportraits that reference and pay homage to great canons of Western painting. Unlike other artists that are the subject of their work, Kimiko's portraits are a study in her own disappearance. She paints her body and dons clothing from the archive of Paco Rabanne, the infamous Spanish designer known for his fashion innovations. Rabanne repurposed...
Cuerpos Pintados is a unique project that marries the concerns of painting, performance art, documentation and photography. In the last 25 years more than 100 painters and countless models have participated in a rich interactive dialog exploring the potential of the body as both a landscape and a three dimensional canvas. My introduction to this project started with the book, Painted Bodies, which was published by Abbeville Press in 1996. The preliminary 45 painters were from Chile, as the studio is...