Sunday, August 30, 2009

Richard Learoyd- Unique Camera Obscura

I just saw one of the most incredible portraits in all photographic history in a group show at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. It's a very large print with an almost surreal and very luminescent quality to it, taken by a unique camera obscura, and absolutely one of the most beautiful works of art (of any kind) I have ever seen. Unconvinced? Don't blame ya- posting this woefully subpar online reproduction to illustrate what I've just said is like trying to explain what it was like to watch Michael Jordan play by watching a video of me on the court...

1 comment:

beau said...

i saw a show of his at the mckee gallery in october (http://mckeegallery.com/) and was just as blown away as you sound. truly stunning work