“PEOPLE, PLACES AND FLOWERS: THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH”
AN EXHIBIT OF THE WORK OF FOUR ARTISTS, EACH WITH A UNIQUE APPROACH TO THE SUBJECT MATTER AND THE MEDIUM
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Included in the show are scenes of specific locals by traveler and artist Rachelle Golfarb, detailed images of flowering Iris in various stages of bloom, by Kerby Smith, intimate studio photographs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono by Allan Tannenbaum in November 1980, and figurative studies by Brazilian photographer Adriano Avilla. The resulting images show an exceptional variety of creativity, imagination and talent.
KERBY SMITH: has specialized in growing and photographing “Mountain Iris”. The Iris bloom in his own mountain patch or that of the Hillside Iris Gardens in Coarsegold, California. The shortness of the blooming season inspired Mr. Smith to capture the beauty of their bloom all year long and give the viewer a lift of beauty and joy when needed.
The images in this series were taken with a Nikon D70 digital camera and processed using Nikon Capture software. Each print is signed and numbered below the image. His work may also been seen at Williams Gallery West and Stellar Galleries in Oakhurst, CA.
ALLAN TANNENBAUM: internationally recognized fine art and news photographer, has been published Time, Newsweek, Life, People, Paris ALLAN Match, Focus, and Many other media and photography collections. In 1980, he photographed Lennon and Yoko Ono in a poignant Series of studies.
In November of 1980 Allan Tannenbaum, a world class photographer then
covering The entertainment beat for the Soho Weekly News, heard that John Lennon
and Yoko Ono was giving interviews. The Lennons, who had kept themselves out of
The news for five Straight years, were about to re-emerge. With a new record
album, "Double Fantasy" due out, the Lennons were embarking on a limited
publicity campaign. Mr. Tannenbaum, a 1967 Rutgers University graduate, was
among the journalists who Got the nod to photograph them at the Dakota. The
result was the beginning of several photo sessions, one in Central Park and
another series in a Manhattan gallery transformed into a stark-white film
Tannenbaum emerged with a collection of emotional, often intimate, fine art photographs. These photographs offer a last in depth look at this famous couple. Just 20 years later, Tannenbaum developed a new series of images inspired by the original black and white photographs of November 1980. Each of the newly released digital, color images is limited to editions of 200. The artist's use of color and imaging present a brilliant and contemporary profile of these most colorful and renowned musical figures. In addition there is a mini-series of the new photos available and on display. Allan Tannenbaum started photographing in the 1960’s...He received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, and pursued graduate studies in filmmaking. In 1973 when the Soho News started up in New York, Allan joined their team and remained until 1982. He joined Sygma as a staff photojournalist and spent an exciting twenty years covering National and International Events.
RACHELLE GOLDFARB: Born in New Jersey, Rachelle Goldfarb is a self taught Photographer. Her life experiences growing up drew her to this medium as a way of creative healing. Only recently, encouraged by her friends and colleagues positive reaction to her Images she decided to show professionally. We are pleased to introduce her to the public Rachelle travels extensively, seeking out specific locals and remaining open to the vistas.
ADRIANO AVILLA: Born in Sao Roque and now living in Largo de Batata ,a busy neighborhood of Sao Paulo Adriano uses the natural light surrounding his subjects and avoids the flash or supplemental lighting. “I am trying to build a scenic truth” he says. Avilla refers to Brazil as a country where the people need to “dance the samba” in order to be able to live in a country where so many children still die from hunger.
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