Belinda Lopez writes….
The AIPAD PHOTO SHOW 2007 (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) was this past weekend at the Park Avenue Armory.
Here are some highlights from the show:
Bill Henson’s work has an ethereal quality where people and places are juxtaposed between loneliness and desire. Henson states “moments of transition and metamorphosis are important in everyone’s lives.”
Dolron’s work has a painterly quality and aura, thanks to her control of light and subtle digital manipulations, which hardly look like photographs at all. She specializes on examining the tradition of the portrait genre with a hint of mystery.
Herman’s photographs are heavily influenced by film, he says ”When I take pictures they become my reality and the photographs become important mementos, proof that for a few hours at a time I got together with my friends and made my fantasies come true.”
González Palma declares that he tries "to portray the soul of people" in his photographs. There is a timeless quality to his work, it is classically formal and echoes Victorian portraiture.
Morell's work remind us that photography is more about how we see than the tools we use to create it. He is one of those artists who burst onto the scene with a series of images made with a camera obscura -a lensless camera most often associated with Renaissance artists.