Call for Entries - All About Photo Awards 2020

C.E. Morse

Country: United States | Born: 1952
I was born in Camden, Maine and loved vintage cars since I can remember; I bought my 1936 Pontiac at age 15 as soon as I had my driver's license. I didn't pick up a camera until I was in college at Rhode Island School of Design. I remembered all the incredible images that I used to see in vintage auto boneyards while I was sourcing parts for my '36 Pontiac and various other classic cars that I had collected,including a '29 Essex, a'41 Packard & 'a 54 Nash, so I started to bring my camera to the boneyards instead of my wrenches and shot abstract details of dented car fenders, old safety glass, rusty doors, and old chrome. I was so excited by this photography that I switched majors from sculpture to photography and was fortunate enough to study with Aaron Siskind; graduating with a BFA in photography in 1974. I also attended The Maine Photographic Workshops (now Maine Media Workshops), where I mentored with Paul Caponigro, Arnold Gassen and John Loengard. later on I took courses in digital printing at MECA (Maine College of Art).

I hunt "Wild Art" : abstract details of found objects.
I particularly like the contradictions of what I capture:
the images are abstract, yet they are real
the images are painterly, yet they are photographs
the images are beautiful, yet come from discarded deteriorating derelict objects
the images are from seemingly permanent subjects yet the are prone to disappear overnight
(often my photographs are all that is left).

I also appreciate the mystery of the unknown history of my various discoveries as well as acknowledging their wabi sabi nature.

When people view my work they have to reach deep into personal experience and imagination. Being abstract and virtually unrecognizable my images may evoke a memory, an emotion, or a reminder of something visually similar and are sure to beg the question: "what is it?", thereby starting the conversation...

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
C.E. Morse
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
 

More Great Photographers To Discover

Elisabeth Hase
Nationality: Germany
Born: 1905 - Died: 1991
Elisabeth Hase (December 16, 1905 Ė October 9, 1991) was a German commercial and documentary photographer active in Frankfurt from 1932 until her death in 1991, at the age of 85

Hase was born in DŲhlen bei Leipzig, Germany. She studied typography and commercial art from 1924 to 1929 at the School of Applied Arts, and later at the Stšdelschule, under, among other teachers, Paul Renner and Willi Baumeister.

Hase was active as a photographer during the (…)
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
Elisabeth Hase
 
JoŽl Tettamanti
Nationality: Switzerland
Born: 1977

JoŽl Tettamanti was born in 1977 in Efok, Cameroon, and grew up in Lesotho and Switzerland. He studied photography at ECAL, Lausanne, where his teachers were Pierre Fantys and Nicolas Faure. Following his studies, he worked as an assistant to the photographer Guido Mocafico in Paris. Tettamanti is established as a commercial and media photographer for clients such as Wallpaper*, Kvadrat, and international architects. His work has been featured in solo and group (…)
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
JoŽl Tettamanti
 
Arthur Tress
Nationality: United States
Born: 1940
Arthur Tress (born November 24, 1940) is an American photographer. He is known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body.

Tress was born in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest of four children in a divorced family, Tress spent time in his early life with both his father, who remarried and lived in an upper-class neighborhood, and his mother, who remained single after the divorce and whose life was not nearly so luxurious. At age 12 he began to (…)
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
Arthur Tress
 
Marco Panzetti
Nationality: Italy
Born: 1981
Marco Panzetti (Italy, 1981) is a freelance documentary photographer, multimedia journalist and visual artist. His work focuses on contemporary issues related to social injustice, migration and collective identity. He successfully carried out projects in Europe, Latin America and Asia, frequently in collaboration or on assignment for nonprofit organizations and media outlets.
His long-term body of work on the European migrant crisis, 'The Idea of Europe' (2015 Ė present)(…)
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
Marco Panzetti
 
Caterina Bernardi
Nationality: Norway
I was born in a town called Orkanger on the north-west coast of Norway, the land of the northern lights and long winters. This is where I draw a lot of my inspiration from, with its incredibly dramatic scenery and landscapes, and fairytales I grew up with; stories of moody and mystical Nordic environments brimming with depictions of trolls, princesses and nature.

My connection with photography first blossomed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I lived in the very early (…)
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
Caterina Bernardi
 
Mariko Evans
Nationality: Japan
A self taught photographic artist, based in Vancouver, Canada, born and raised in Japan. Photography has always been her serious hobby since she obtained her first film SLR in 1990. After living/traveling to many places (including her inner world), she strongly reconnected with photography and started photographic services in 2008 in Sydney, Australia, where half her soul still resides. In 2011, she moved to Vancouver and continued to create her artworks.

Her (…)
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
Mariko Evans
 
Richard Le Manz
Nationality: Spain
Born: 1971
For this engineer and self-taught photographer born in Spain in 1971, photography is equally essential both, to communicate the beauty and to reflect on the complex socio-environmental issues, which threaten our planet.

He started in photography making landscape photography, but depicting nature is not enough. Pictures of great landscapes may not be the best way to move consciences and change our values and morals. His photography becomes what some journalist (…)
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
Richard Le Manz
 
Alessandro Puccinelli
Nationality: Italy
My earliest professional experience dates from 1993 when I moved to Australia, as an assistant in advertising photography. Returning to Italy a few years later, I chose to concentrate my attention on commercial photography and personal work.

At the age of 16 I had the great good fortune, especially living in Italy, a country not widely known for big waves, of discovering the joy of surfing. From that moment forward was born a strong link with the sea that still (…)
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
Alessandro Puccinelli
 
Harry Gruyaert
Nationality: Belgium
Born: 1941
For more than thirty years, from Belgium to Morocco, and from India to Egypt, Harry Gruyaert has been recording the subtle chromatic vibrations of Eastern and Western light. Gruyaert studied at the School for Photo and Cinema in Brussels from 1959 to 1962. He then began freelance fashion and advertising work in Paris, while working as a director of photography for Flemish television. In 1969 Gruyaert made the first of many trips to Morocco. His total immersion in its colors (…)
 
Pierre Verger
Nationality: France
Born: 1902 - Died: 1996

Pierre Edouard Leopold Verger, alias Fatumbi or FŠtķmbŪ was a photographer, self-taught ethnographer, and babalawo (Yoruba priest of Ifa) who devoted most of his life to the study of the African diaspora - the slave trade, the African-based religions of the new world, and the resulting cultural and economical flows from and to Africa.

At the age of 30, after losing his family, Pierre Verger took up the career of journalistic photographer. Over the next 15 (…)
 
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Photo Contest - All About Photo Awards 2020
 
Discover the Latest Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
David Bailey: SUMO
Sponsored Link
 
Explore All About Photo