Issue No. 9
Ten years ago, Elton John began a new life — no more booze, no more drugs. Now, with his eyes opened, he sees photography as art for the first time, and sets out to build a world-class collection. As a primer to the show featuring the cream of his holdings, Susan Ehrens takes us on a tour behind the scene.
Born in the ancient city of Arles, in the South of France, he began his career there and also started Recontres, on of the most renowned international photo fairs, set against the backdrop of Roman ruins. Today, in his mid-sixties, he still lives in Arles and is as active as ever.
We are featuring lesser-known works by the Master of the Decisive Moment, made during his world-wide travels.
He has been criss-crossing the American West for 30 yearS — with his wife and muse at his side (and often the subject of his lens) — in search of the perfect juxtaposition of time and place, sun and shadow.
Born and raised in Italy, he was inoculated with with artistic sensibility and appreciation for the old and true. After photography studies in Southern California, and travels to Mexico, Argentina and Italy, the 29-year-old is off to a promising career.
At age 19 she captured the nightlife at a Bowery bar. Later she became a member of the Photo League. We show work from the Forties, Fifties and Sixties.
He has boxing in his blood and it shows in his poetic pictures from Times Square Gym.
Picturing decaying America in classical terms, she finds her subjects on the seedy side of town.
Max James Fallon
Traveling the world in search of people on which to train his camera, he has developed an uncanny ability to capture the essence of his subjects’ personality and station in life — from Egypt to India, from Miami Beach to Las Vegas.
His photographs were seen in Time-Life books and other publications throughout the Sixties and Seventies — we show vintage work from his first encounter with Italy and Greece.
This Italian working in London uses sequence photography to create narratives to show he’s inspired by the classic black-and-white films.