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Artful decay: Bobby Neel Adams’ photography in mourning


August 2018 issue Profiles

© Bobby Neel Adams Bobby Neel AdamsThe cat is lying amid purple-streaked chrysanthemums as if suspended in the motion of running. A line of individual petals outline the feline’s form, and a trail of stigmata extend in the lower corner. The cat is dead. In fact, the carcass appears to be roadkill. “I hate more and more what man is doing to this planet by depleting natural resources and raping and pillaging the land,” says Bobby Neel Adams. “We have never been in such disharmony with... Continue Reading >

Photographer composes music to accompany prints


June 2018 issue News

© Ralph GibsonSOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHIf a photograph had a melody, what would it be?Renowned art photographer Ralph Gibson wrestled with the answer to that question for his project recently exhibited at Galerie Thierry Bigaignon in Paris. Gibson, who characterizes himself as a career photographer and “passionately devoted amateur” musician, composed 15 pieces of music to accompany 15 of his silver gelatin prints. To listen to each piece, visitors simply held up their mobile... Continue Reading >

Alan Ross: A little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck


April 2018 issue Profiles

An unpretentious icon shares the greatest lessons of his careerAlan Ross describes his career progression as “a little bit of talent, a little bit of chutzpah, and a little bit of luck.” It’s a humble characterization of a career that has included an impressive array of experiences, from working with Ansel Adams to creating commercial images for some of America’s biggest brands. Yes, Ross has had an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time. However, what he did with... Continue Reading >

A project with legs: Levon Biss’ larger-than-life bug portraits


April 2018 issue Profiles

It was a ground beetle. Levon Biss’ son Sebastian brought the ordinary bug in from the garden on a spring day, and Biss placed it under Sebastian’s microscope. “There was nothing special about this insect,” explained Biss in his 2017 TED Talk. “It’s a common species.” And yet, under the microscope, its glowing green back looked gorgeously speckled as if with stars. “When I first saw it, it reminded me of a galaxy,” Biss says. “And all the time, this had just been outside our... Continue Reading >
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