CityLab did a nice write up on Golden Section Publishers author Brian Rose’s immenant monograph, WTC.

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Golden Section Publishers is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of our fourth title, a monograph by photographer Brian Rose entitled WTC.

This monograph follows the sold out success of Brian’s previous two monographs published by Golden Section Publishers – Time And Space On The Lower East in 2011 and Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District in 2016

WTC is the third in a trilogy of New York books. It is the story of the World Trade Center, the presence and absence of the Twin Towers, and the rebuilding of the city.
Brian began photographing the Trade Center soon after arriving in New York in 1977, and extensively documented lower Manhattan in the early 1980s. He made a series of images in the week following 9/11 and began collecting vernacular images of the Twin Towers, on murals, posters, and memorials.

WTC is more than a documentation; it is also a tribute to New Yorkers and all who carry a piece of this great city with them. It is a book that commemorates rather than exploits, a book that preserves memories, both painful and hopeful, and celebrates, however cautiously, the resilience of this city in the face of adversity.

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Published by Golden Section Publishers, 2016

 

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Congratulations to my friend, Model and Actress Sabina Gadecki, on release of her latest movie Entourage.

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I was hired to shoot these designer evening dresses with the concept of capturing classic Hollywood glamour and the poster child for that glamour, Marilyn Monroe.  Fun shoot with a great team… Model Julia Joseph,  Hair and Makeup Bill Westmoreland for Art & Commerce,  Styling Martine Aerts-Niddam, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Walt Shepard.

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Love seeing my work in Graphis Photography book along with so many great photographers.

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We are flattered that Graphis has honored us with many awards and highlighted our work in their 2015 Photography Annual.

Graphis 2015 Photography Annual_v8

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Art Deco

February 16, 2015

This Art Deco inspired fashion accessory story was shot for Niche Media. Thank you to the amazing team helping me create these images. Styling Betim Balaman, Creative Director Ann Song, Fashion Director Samantha Yanks, Senior Fashion Editor Lauren Finney and Fashion Editor Faye Power.

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Model Cristina Ambers, Manicurist Kiyo Okada at Garren New York for Chanel Le Vernis, Props Stylist Brenda Barr for Mark Edward INC, Creative Director Ann Song, Fashion Director Samantha Yanks, Senior Fashion Editor Lauren Finney, Fashion Editor and styling Faye Power.

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a series of book covers

December 4, 2014

Some of my book covers… the latest being Cabin Fever on stands now.  I am appreciative to all those who helped me create these images, Boris Kodjoe, David Baratta, Warren mason, Joanne Reynolds and Michael Meyers

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This jewelry fashion accessory story was shot on location at  The Monarch Room NYC. Thank you to the amazing team helping me create these images. Model Sabina Smutna at Wilhelmina NY, Stylist Mindy Saad, Hair Anja Grasseger at Factory Downtown,  Makeup Robert Greene Kate Ryan inc, Manicurist Casandra Lamar, Props Stylist Veronique Zanettin, Creative Director Ann Song, Fashion Director Samantha Yanks, Senior Fashion Editor Lauren Finney,  Fashion Editor Faye Power,  Producer Vanessa Ly.

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My longtime friends and ambitious contemporary artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have another mind blowing show opening up at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. A must see for sure!

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Marlborough Chelsea is pleased to present Floating Chain (High-Res Toni), the third exhibition with the gallery of the ongoing collaboration of Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. The opening reception will be held the evening of Tuesday, October 28th from 6PM – 8PM at 545 West 25th Street. The exhibition runs through November 29, 2014.

The central component of the exhibition is a film entitled The Floating Chain. It takes the form a faux-ethnographic cut-up narrative illustrated through a series of props, environments, pictures and architectural models. The film’s aesthetic is inspired by the surrealistic banality of a breakfast cereal commercial, and the physical setting is the placeless and timeless location of the “set”. People exist solely in pictures on the wall, footage on monitors or voices from a stereo.  Scenes, divided into discrete chapters, play within the frame of a television or film projection located within the “set”. Each chapter is told through a disembodied voiceover that illustrates a series of disparate groups and settings. The cumulative result is a collage portrait of a parallel science fiction culture where the cohesive whole is left in obscurity.
 
The exhibition spirals out from the film screening room into a series of architectural interiors that represent the mise-en-scene of different social groups and historical time periods. This is a continuation of the artists’ practice of using the room as a vehicle for an ethno-fictional display of the remnants of the built world. It includes an inner-city swap meet, a 1960’s hotel lounge, and a site of domestic fantasy among other recognizable but non-specific liminal spaces such as hallways and waiting rooms.
 
A through-line of the show is the appropriation of The Continuous Monument: An Architectural Model For Total Urbanization by the 1960’s-70’s Italian architectural collective known as Superstudio. A system of rectilinear forms comprised of square blocks, Continuous Monumentwas articulated through a series of theoretical renderings of a superstructure imagined as a single contiguous environment spanning the entire planet. The notion is a comical critique of the reductive ambitions of modernism, techno-utopianism and uniform culture. For this exhibitionFreeman and Lowe have taken Superstudio’s square grid pattern as a basis for a system of rectilinear sculptures that pierce through the existing architecture of the gallery, imposing extreme rational uniformity onto the character of each room. In several cases, the interior of the rectilinear forms will be clad in mirrors offering kaleidoscopic apertures into adjacent rooms and creating a skewed continuity to the overall installation.

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