Friday, April 27, 2012

A Photographic Arbor Day


The last Friday of April is set aside annually in celebration of National Arbor Day, a holiday which encourages the planting and caring for of trees and other foliage.  According to our good friend, Wikipedia, it originated in Nebraska during the early 1870's and has since spread to a global level.

What better way to celebrate the greenest of holidays with a vertically integrated product: trees make paper, photographs are printed on paper, photographs on paper look FABULOUS on your walls!  See the logic there?

So in honor of the 140th Arbor Day here is a small forests' worth of the photography world's best trees!


Mitch Dobrowner: Wind Swept Tree



Maggie Taylor: Oh, Happy Day!



Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled, 1969



Josef Hoflehner: Elephant Hill Pathway



Jeffrey Conley: Snow Covered Branches


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Takeshi Shikama: Central Park #21



Jeri Eisenberg: Magnolia, No. 9



Susan Burnstine: Forever



Brett Weston: Holland Canal


Niniane Kelley: Palm



Charles Grogg: Bonsai (Juniper)



Jefferson Hayman: Tree, Central Park



Keliy Anderson-Staley: Plum Tree


David Fokos: Haybales, Ripsa, Sweden


Henry Gilpin: Trees, Reflection


Dan Burkholder: Tree in April Snow, Catskills


Pine-ing for any of these images?  Don't have a collection and looking for one to take root?  Already have one but looking to branch out?  Want me to stop with these ridiculous tree jokes? Don't be such a crabapple! Come into the John Cleary Gallery or give us a call and we'd love to help find that perfect photograph for you.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard


Please join us Saturday, April 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard.  The exhibition will run through Saturday, May 26, 2012.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Trees in April Snow, Catskills


Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology, having originated the digital-negative process in the early 1990's. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, Burkholder went on to pioneer the use of platinum/palladium prints on vellum over 24k gold leaf.  Combined together, the membrane-like translucency of the vellum and iridescence of the gold leaf imbue Burkholder's already beautiful images with a uniqueness all to their own.


Newburgh, Beacon Bridge Over Hudson


As an innovator in the field, Burkholder went on to write Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, an award-winning book that is regarded as one of the most authoritative works in the cannon.  Always one to stay on the forefront of the expanding world of digital photography, Burkholder recently released iPhone Artistry, a step-by-step instruction guide to capturing, processing, sharing and everything else you need to know about making beautifully artistic images with your iPhone.

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Mexican Cowboy in Village Store

In addition to his photographic and prosaic work on the subject, Burkholder continuously teaches classes and workshops around the country on the craft of digital photography. He is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Texas Photographic Society and can count the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Center of Photography in New York and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego among the many institutions with which he has collaborated.


125th Street Station, New York


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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Robert Doisneau at 100


Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of French photographer Robert Doisneau, and the John Cleary Gallery blog is pleased to offer a small retrospective of some of his most enduring images.



La dame indignee, 1948



Valse du 14 juillet, 1949



Jacques Prevert au Gueridon, 1955





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Le menage de monsieur Barre, 1955


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Mademoiselle Anita and Pablo Picasso



Le baiser de l'Hotel de Ville (The Kiss), 1950


Even Google is getting in on the action, celebrating the photographer's centennial with its very own Doisneau doodle:



Striking your French photography fancy?  Give us a call and we'd love to show you our inventory of Doisneau prints or track down any in which you might be interested!