Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A picture paints a million feelings...

I love beautiful art, because it is a way to express the human condition in colour and shapes.  However I think what is more impactful to me is truly beautiful photography.  Of course we all know the celeb photographers like Annie Leibowitz, Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon, but I follow photographers who really are artists in their own right.

This is how I feel about Michael Eastman.  He is a true photographic artist.  Not only does he feature my favourite colour quite a bit (green) he looks at lines of architecture and landscape and finds something moving in every shot.  His works are highly collectible and he is represented by galleries in New York, USA.

I feel with his work I'm intruding in on a very private scene - looking through a keyhole or a door into another room.  Eastman seems to relish and delight in those things that aren't accessible, that are vanishing or in decay.  Enjoy these truly inspiring works of art courtesy of Michael Eastman Images.

Cuba - Green Interior, finally found my Havana green!
Rome - River God (doesn't this feel like you're spying on someone?)

Cuba - Blue Arch

Urban landscapes - Brick reflection
Landscapes - Hillside, Montana

Vanishing America - New Orleans school

Urban Landscapes - Lobby

Vanishing America - Shotgun House, New Orleans

He photographs European architecture to Midwestern storefronts. His work is in many collections, including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography in New York City, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Eastman has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has been published in Time, The New York Times, Life, American Photographer, and Communication Arts. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri in the US.

Cuba - Flatiron, Havana

Cuba - Portrait

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