Expired Palms documents the battle in Southern California between two non-native species, the Canary Island Palm and the South American palm weevil. The weevil’s larvae eat the interior of the palm’s trunk, eventually killing the trees. My vintage Polaroid SX-70 was the perfect tool for capturing their fading glory.
London is a dream location for car enthusiasts.
By just wandering around, you can stumble upon a wide variety of different makes and models from older classic vehicles to supercars.
After dark, when the streets are deserted, is a good time to spot these cars parked and resting.
Some are tucked away in shadowy places, while others revel in the glare of streetlights.
But the vehicles which most intrigue me are the secretive ones, covered up, and shrouded in mystery.
The images from this series are camera-less photographs made from handmade
negatives, a process from the 19th century called cliché verre. It was used briefly by a
few French artists exploring the newly-developed medium of photography. They drew
images on glass plates and printed them on light-sensitive paper. My contemporary
process is a hybrid one. After making a negative by hand that includes actual leaves, I
scan it, process it digitally, and then print it as an archival ink jet print.
The construction technology can be divided into three parts: reinforced concrete for the base, glazed panels for the roofing of the commercial gallery and concrete and Corian for the raised structure. Corian was chosen for its resistance to atmospheric conditions and exposure to chemical agents.
The internal walls are mainly made of glass and artificial lighting is guaranteed for the most part by LED technology, which guarantees high luminous efficiency.
‘Impossible Installations’ is a visual representation of human and technology merging together to create photographic project of sculptures that are too surreal to exist in real life. The photography based project is a collaboration between Synchrodogs artistic duo and Artificial Intelligence, created in a truly innovative manner via using mixed media art to extract and redefine symbiosis achieved between human and technology in the last century.
Archival pigment print, 13" image on 17" paper edition of 6 and 20" image on 24" paper edition of 3.
Semaphore examines the shift in my perspective after being diagnosed seven years ago with Parkinson's disease. While this project and book published by Kehrer Verlag are relevant to the Parkinson’s community, Semaphore connects with others whose journeys require growth, patience, and perseverance to move forward.
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.