CAMERA ERA Exhibition October 13 2014, 0 Comments
CAMERA ERA features photographs that reveal a special relationship with the camera. It may be a sitter striking an iconic pose, or hiding her face… or it may be camera or printing errors or maybe the photographer altering the photo by hand—the kind of photographic 'mistakes' that can now be instantly corrected, but which we love for their very human texture. In today’s digital reality, where every device is a camera and every blip, click and ping contains a picture, it is easy to forget the charisma and mystique of the physical printed photograph.
This exhibition is a collusion between vintage and contemporary technologies. Original small snapshots are shown together with archival images that have been re-photographed and digitally “remastered.” The large format prints reveal the surface wear, detail and patina of the long forgotten photographs to offer a different point of view and remind us of the power of the photograph to stop time and bring alive moments and relationships at once instantly recognizable and deeply enigmatic.The works in CAMERA ERA invite us on a speculative journey; as anonymous images without a clear backstory, provenance or authorship, they beckon us to fill in the gaps with our own stories and suppositions. We become collaborators in an interactive game of discovery—an exercise at once aesthetic, intellectual, and simply fun.
Exhibition view. CAMERA ERA is organized by Project B for Cherryhurst House, Houston, Texas. Catalogue available. All photographs from the collection of Barbara Levine. For inquiries about the exhibition or limited edition archival ink prints, email me: email@example.com
New Book: CAMERA ERA by Barbara Levine & Martin Venezky March 23 2014, 0 Comments
Now Available. CAMERA ERA by Barbara Levine and Martin Venezky.
This new limited edition book by collector, Barbara Levine and graphic designer, Martin Venezky, is a meditation on the camera and its complicated hold on our lives. Found and staged photos, ephemera, and all sorts of unexpected relationships are brought together and set in motion by design.
First printing, limited edition of 500 copies.
All images from: Barbara Levine, projectB.com
Houston We’ve Landed! February 18 2014, 0 Comments
Unidentified Photographer, c.1970.
HOUSTON WE'VE LANDED!
We are thrilled to announce our multi-part exhibition and publication, Camera Era: Freeze Frames From A World Long Gone, will debut during the 2014 FotoFest Biennial. The festival is one of the largest photographic exhibitions in the world and our exhibit will be on view starting March 19th thru the end of May.
CAMERA ERA immerses the viewer in domestic photographs made by unidentified photographers during a time when nearly every home had a camera with film in it. The images are all from the PROJECT B Collection of vintage vernacular photographs. Along with original snapshots, we are recasting many of the images as large format prints. We are also excited to announce that the publication, CAMERA ERA, is a collaboration with San Francisco graphic designer, Martin Venezky (of Wes Anderson book fame).
We are now in residence here in Houston preparing the project and getting to know this spirited city! If you are in Houston join us on March 19th at The Raven Grill and in late March and April at The Cherryhurst House (dates tba) for part two of the exhibition and book launch.
Stay tuned for more details about The Cherryhurst House and the exhibition, CAMERA ERA: Freeze Frames From A World Long Gone.
We are excited!