The Stata Center, designed by Frank Gehry, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is seemingly alive. Because of the reflective and angular elements of this structure are sharp, definitive, and convoluted, the building’s image can change moment-to-moment. Incredible swaths of shadows border intense reflections of the sun as it peaks out from the clouds. Details, unnoticeable on bright days, become apparent when overcast. As the seasons cycle, the angle of light redefines the contours of t
This is part of a series I am working on titled: “Every Body has a Story to Tell”
It is a series that challenges modern notions of beauty and revels in the supple forms of the human body.
I believe our bodies are vessels that carry us through our journey on earth. I made a conscious decision not to show my models faces. I did not want to create nude portraits. I want the viewer to ito identify with these subjects. A faceless body can be anyone or everyone.
Artificial Shapes #1
Humans have given shape and life to something deadly.
From the States of Grace series - illuminating the sinuous grace of organic forms - pigment ink on vellum over white gold leaf
The American Flag being unfolded by service men and women before a Yankee game in the Bronx.
Les Symboles invisibles
Between the 1960s and 1980s, former Yugoslavia erected imposing monuments. These spomeniks, that were raised in memory of the local populations who resisted the atrocities of the 20th century, would praise a more egalitarian and antifascist society. In the 1990s, the wars of Yugoslavia resulted in the dislocation of the country and the monuments were abandoned. This series represents the main spomeniks that have survived, by wondering if their messages have survived through time.
tomato study Ib black
Unique wet plate collodion tintype, 2016. From my Oculus Series, exploring the remarkable and unremarkable things with wet plate collodion to uncover the inherent beauty that surrounds us.
2016 Bullis Charter School, South Campus, Los Alros, CA 94024
Half Court - Full Court is created using in-camera multiple exposure photography. This series presents the viewer with the experience of standing at center court and looking at both basketball hoops simultaneously. Each basketball court is unique, creating a portfolio of images that highlights the remarkable diversity of settings for a game that unifies people worldwide.
Photo from the series "Portraits of young women".
A series of portraits in which the attempt is made to see and convey the elusive beauty of the young woman.
All photos shot in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This piece is one in a series of works that addresses the uncertainty of change and transitions- the path through often hinted at, but not clear. I used a digital projector and DSLR camera to create this work in situ.
Project title: Spiritus. Image is: Wet Plate Collodion tintype photogram
Discover The Printed Edition
Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California. CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions-including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts-evolved out of CPA's predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography established in 1967 by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Before coming onboard at CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the living legends of photography.
Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, PhotoNola, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, PhotoAlliance, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Kathya Landeros, Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships.
Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well. She has been leading courses in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1995.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel is a professional photographer who specializes in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking. She grew up in Paris, France and in London, UK before she moved to the United States with her family in 2006. She decided to use her knowledge of the photography world to become the curator of the website, All About Photo, which she founded in 2013. Much more than a cultural agenda, All About Photo is a source of information for photographers and aficionados of photography as well as a showcase platform for talented artists.
An integral part of All About Photo is its annual awards competition, The Mind’s Eye, she has juried over the years with renowned photographers and curators such as Liu Bolin, Ann Jastrab, Ed Kashi, Eli Klein, Jules Maeght, Aline Smithson, Ami Vitale, Judy Walgren, Sabine Weiss, Frank Horvat, Elizabeth Avedon and many more. She also juried competitions and shows for A Smith Gallery, Darkroom Gallery, Gomma Photography Grant, Rayko Photo Center, L.A. & N.Y. Photo Curator, Emerge UK Prize, The PhotoPlace Gallery, Praxis Gallery, The Young Photographer's Award and others.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel's work has been published in books and magazines as well as exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
While still working on personal projects, she now spends most of her time discovering new talents for All About Photo. She is also working on the new AAP Magazine committed exclusively to the publication of portfolios.