The Master finally gets his really big show (and lives to see it).

“Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.

One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.”

 

Great behind the scenes look at putting together this huge exhibition.

 

 

 

 

Steven Shore at The Museum of Modern Art

Kiefer-Rodin Exhibition

November 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

Celebrating Rodin’s 100th year anniversary of his death… The Kiefer-Rodin Exhibition at the Barnes Museum might be one of the most important shows to come to Philly in years…

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/kiefer-rodin

Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017 — Leave a comment

Great day today. The clouds were a worry but ended up really making the shot…

 

 

I get lots of question regarding my “Entropic” process I use in my developing process to make my unique black and white prints. Most folks think Entropy is only about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. But for me it’s the fundamental law of the universe that affects everything in the universe including time.  Thanks to the folks at minutephysics who give a very quick, fun and easy explanation of why this is true and why this plays such a huge part in my darkroom process which you can see here and here. It’s important to understand my prints look the way they do only because of Entropy as the silver particles are being torn to bits by the time I am done with them. My prints are literally getting destroyed in the very act of creating them. They are all but small maps of the universal constant we all experience every day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Entropy Is at the Heart of my Art

From the series Infinities and the Exhibition Of Earth & Heaven.

Infinities #5 (For Edwin Hubble), 38″x47″, Edition of 5

 

 

Detail at full size

 

Infinities #5 (For Edwin Hubble)