Issue No. 46
At 55, and after three decades of making his mark in the world of fine art photography, David Scheinbaum can be said to have reached the halfway point of his career. We asked Michael More to chronicle Scheinbaum’s accomplishments as photographer and teacher, as well as his contribution to the Santa Fe photography community.
Big-name photographers—such as William Claxton, Helmut Newton, and Herb Ritts—have engaged the services of Jack Voorzanger. Priscilla Weld talks with the master printer about his printing philosophy and his dramatic escape from war-torn Europe.
Enrolling in the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1945, he was one of the first to study with Ansel Adams. Today, he is not only a giant of photographic experience, but his family represents the longest continuous line of photographers in American history, with his grandfather being the youngest daguerreotypist on record.
He wanted to capture the mingling of past and present in Russian society as reflected in the faces of ordinary people, and traveled to Perm—a city at the edge of Siberia—to find his subjects.
In his Vietnam photographs, he looks beyond the wounds of war to the beauty of its landscape and the rhythm and ritual portrayed in the daily lives of its people.
He has managed to forge an artistic expression—characterized by moody, graphic landscape images—that allows him to create work that sees no distinction between his fine art pursuits and his commercial assignments.
Inspired by film noir, he looks at his visual world with a hard-edged, knife-sharp intensity that produces dark and deeply mysterious images.
The demands of his commercial and artistic work do not mix—he seeks a balance between the two by escaping to peaceful places he remembers from the past. There he finds the inspiration for his “private” artistic expression.
A street photographer in the classic mold, he has spent nearly half a century documenting the neighborhoods in his hometown of Chicago that he knows so well, find-ing interest in the ordinary.
Originally inspired by the visions of legends like Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston, he has narrow-ed his focus and now finds creative energy in discarded manufactured objects that have been etched and eroded by time and chance.
An advertising executive in New Delhi, India, for the past 14 years he has traveled to the remote Kashmir region of Ladakh, where the hostile barrenness of the land is illuminated by a magical purity of light.
This Prague native emulates his famous colleague, Josef Sudek, seeking out scenes depicting “sad landscapes” that reflect man’s disastrous environmental priorities.