Publisher: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
A collection of black and white photographs which capture Brian Oglesbee's brilliantly creative use of water. Oglesbee's photographs reflect exactly what the camera sees, the images are printed from un-retouched, un-manipulated large-format negatives. Num Pages: 152 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: AB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 381 x 305 x 58. Weight in Grams: 3479. . 2007. Limited Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781933784434
Synopsis: The watery depths of Brian Oglesbee's photographs beguile the eye. In the world of his evocative and magnificent photography, nothing is quite what it seems. The rich, sensual images of his "Water Series," captured here, draw the eye again and again in an ongoing search for the meaning contained in these mysterious figures.
These photographs record, without alteration, what was within the field of view of the lens when the film was exposed. Yet the worlds Oglesbee creates--often as elaborately constructed and illuminated as small movie sets--are both paradoxical and richly expressive. Lovingly reproduced in rich quadtone printing, these photographs can be seen here in all their complexity, as they were meant to be seen.
At the heart of this photographic series is the artist's joy of creation. Oglesbee's fluid photos flow with energy. Each image born of his imagination is, in itself, a universe. Human figures both create these worlds and are born along with them. These figures are as goddesses and gods, at once feminine and androgynous; they are both themsleves in particular and reflections of all who look upon them.
About the Author:
BRIAN OGLESBEE, who lives in New York State, has been exhibiting his photographs in group and solo shows in the United States, Canada, and Japan since the early 1980's. His work hangs in many public and private collections including the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; The International Centre of Photography, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida.
LESLEY BRILL has published essays on the photographs of Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, and Brett Weston, and authored books on the films of Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston. He is a professor and former chair in the Department of English at Wayne State University in Detroit.
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