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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

"The difference between a good picture and a mediocre picture is a millimeter," said Henri Cartier-Bresson in the documentary, "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment." And he knew exactly how to achieve that difference. The father of the photographic style described as the “decisive moment,” Cartier-Bresson's method was straightforward and brilliant. He sought to almost instantly and instinctively detect a perfect geometry in what he saw, a "structure of...

On the Road with photographer Jacko Vassilev

Imagine for a moment that you are walking down unfamiliar country roads. Further imagine that you are transported to eastern block Communists villages. You travel from one small village to the next. In your journey you encounter some of the following sights: a shepherd leading a heard of 100 or so ship down a dusty road, a man walking his performing bear from village to village, an old woman helping carry another woman from the threshold of her house, a Gipsy girl canning vegetables from the autumn harvest...

“Newsboys” and “Double Takes” - Photographs by John Loring

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...

Jim Lee "Arrested" Photographs Exhibit in Palm Beach

Holden Luntz Gallery is pleased to announce the United Sates debut of photography by the London based photographer and film director Jim Lee. Mr. Lee has developed a fresh and unique photographic style. His ‘auteurship’ developed from the late 1960’s to the present. He has shot campaigns for Ossie Clark, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Zandra Rhodes, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Valentino among others. Jim Lee’s work has appeared in Elle, Vogue, the London Sunday Times, Harper’s...

Kimiko Yoshida; The Changing Identity of Great Art

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...

Painted Bodies - As Seen Through Photographer Roberto Edwards' Lens

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...

Michael Massaia - Awaken From Your Dream

Are you curious to see New York City’s Central Park at night? The romance, mystery and beauty of nature at night? The lush photographs of Michael Massaia awaken us from our dreams and seduce us with their gorgeous blacks, greys, milky white surfaces. Michael Massaia's nocturnal studio becomes the park where from 4:00 – 6:00 AM he captures in half light the beauty that old growth trees, winding paths, leaves, and old lamp posts create. The body of Central Park photos is called, “Deep in a...

"Reimagine-Reinvent: Photographers Redefining Reality"

Photographers redefining reality, is an exhibition that allows contemporary photographers a chance to visually construct worlds for the purpose of creating photographic images. Quite often photographers are motivated by concepts and their challenge is to find a visual equivalent that expresses what they are thinking or feeling. During the early days of photography there was an unspoken understanding that the “truth” was out there for the taking and photographers merely had to act as “flies...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Neil Folberg

Neil Folberg interview - Sara: You have had an extensive and successful career in photography. What first inspired you to pursue it? Was it your early experience with Ansel Adams? Folberg: My first encounter with photography was when my father gave me a camera and signed me up for a course at the People’s Art Center in St. Louis (no longer in existence). I was really drawn to landscape photography, especially after seeing Ansel Adams’s work at the George Eastman House. I actually looked up...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund interview - Sara: Your work is multi-dimensional and has layers of meaning. Would you mind explaining the meaning behind a couple of pictures? Let’s take Dogs on the Beach and The Wedding, two works we have here at Holden Luntz Gallery. Skoglund: I believe that the meaning of making art in today’s complex world is simply in actually doing it. Many people imagine things, but fewer carry them out. Other than that, there is only the meaning that can be inferred from...