Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Frank Yamrus: I Feel Lucky Book and Special Edition Print


Frank Yamrus' recently released I Feel Lucky has been receiving some great press as of late, most recently with a fantastic interview with At Length Magazine by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching. (Click here for the interview)



In his own words, Frank describes the work thusly:

Originally inspired by the onset of my first (and hopefully last) midlife crisis, I created the I Feel Lucky collection of self-portraits between my 47th and 53rd birthdays. Initially titled Less Than or Equal to 50, this series began with a looming deadline of my 50th birthday, as if on this milestone my midlife crisis would magically resolve itself. At the time, typical midlife crisis issues — relationships, faith, career, health and mortality — were producing classic midlife crisis symptoms — moodiness, exhaustion, the desire to make change and some deafening private politics of self-identity. With my camera, my constant companion during this time, I contemplated a lifetime of choices and created present-day images to evaluate my past with the hope of glimpsing my future.


Untitled (Kiss), 2007


Concomitant to Frank's photographs, the book includes two essays on the collection: "The Borrowed Mirror" by W.M. Hunt and "Everyman: Frank Yamrus" by Sunil Gupta.

Additionally, we are pleased to offer a special edition of the book which includes I Feel Lucky and a limited, 5 x 7 inch print of Untitled (Sunset), as seen below:


Untitled (Sunset)

The stand-alone book is available for $35 and the special edition with limited print can be purchased for $200.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ICP Celebrates Weegee's Birthday


The International Center of Photography is celebrating what would have been the 113th birthday of famed photojournalist Weegee (born Arthur Fellig).

Today only, the ICP will be hosting additional tours of Weegee: Murder Is My Business.  Plus, they're throwing in free admission to anyone dressing up like Weegee!  For more information please visit the event page here.

Interested in seeing a Weegee print but don't feel like traveling to New York City?  Stop in the John Cleary Gallery and check out one of our most recent acquisitions:

Weegee Marilyn

Distorted Marilyn, 1955 / Vintage gelatin silver print / 8 x 10 inches


Look how thrilled she is to be celebrating Weegee's birthday!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lens Mugs and Thermoses Make a Splash


In addition to keeping you updated on the newest happenings here at the John Cleary Gallery it's also fun to take a look at other photographic accoutrements floating around out there.

One of my favorite online shopping sites,, offers weekly discounts on a wide range of design products, and, when perusing the site today I came across these fantastic, photography related mugs and thermoses by


Canon 24-105mm Lens Mug Large hoodCanon 70-200mm Thermos Lens Mug


While the sale at (direct link here) ends in 17 hours of this posting, the items are always available directly from

Mitch Dobrowner featured on Yahoo! News


Stunning nature photographer, Mitch Dobrowner, was featured today on Yahoo! News with a great selection of images from his Storm and Landscape series.




Mitch Dobrowner_Veil-Storm

Veil Storm



Church Rock

For the entirety of the "Mitch Dobrowner Captures the Sky" article please click here and feel free to contact us any time here at the John Cleary gallery regarding purchasing one of Mitch's stunning works.

New Work by Maggie Taylor


We here at the John Cleary Gallery love sharing new work with our clients, readers and photography enthusiasts alike and are pleased to announce a selection of new images by renowned artist Maggie Taylor.


Most of the time.

Most of the Time, 2012



Voyagers, 2012


Ever after.

Ever After, 2010


Small boat waiting.

Small Boat Waiting, 2012


The lesson.

The Lesson, 2012

Girl with a small cloud.

Girl with a Small Cloud, 2012


Now what?

Now What, 2012


All images are available in 8 x 8, 15 x 15, 22 x 22 and 36 x 36 inches; please contact the gallery for pricing information.

New Certificate in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from the George Eastman House


The George Eastman House is now accepting applications for its new intensive, 8-month immersion program for professionals, student and independent scholars.

George Eastman House Program

For more information please click on the photo above or follow the link to the program website here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Short Animation of Cameras Through The Ages

For a bit of respite from your "hump-day" doldrums, enjoy this brief animated short entitled The Camera Collection, a view of cameras through time as seen by animator Antonio Vicenti, illustrator Billy Brown and musician Ben Hantoot.