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CLASSIC FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Please take time to review my work. It is unique in the world. My vision is very focussed, and you'll notice a solidity in them, a strength of vision.
For me, the print is the photograph. It doesn't pretend to be the subject it depicts, but is a surreal abstract artistic creation.
From the first, 60-some years ago, my direction was to admit the photograph; not pretend it is something other than what it is.
Let it be a photograph, with all the inherent photographic qualities, and let it have the qualities of good art- form, line, mass, texture.
I work mostly in black and white; using colour only when the subject demands it.
The photograph doesn't need to be amplified, enhanced, dramatized or made spectacular. Those are fads, and will fade, soon to be replaced by other fads. You won't see any of that in my portfolio. The strength of photographs is in their accurate representation of reality and the vision of the photographer combined with surreal abstraction of that reality. The farther the photograph strays from accurate representation, the weaker its statement, as its strength is in the sizzle between the real and the surreal. It's a subtle thing.
This has nothing to do with the saleability of the image.
My work has not been available to the public until now.
My prints are extremely beautiful objects. That's the way I make them. They will add a touch of elegance to any room.
In 1968 I went to work with Berenice Abbott in Maine, USA, arguably the finest silver print maker of the twentieth century. I made prints for two of her shows, for the Museum of Modern Art in New York and for the Smithsonian in Washington.
The prints I make sell now for $1200.00 and up. I'm posting the pictures here to reach a wider audience.
The quality of the prints made here will be very good. My prints are normally 20 inches wide. I can recommend prints up to 40 inches wide. I would be careful ordering anything larger than that, except for the erratics, which will go up to 60 inches very nicely, and were designed for larger sizes.
IÕve been helped by many people in my career and growth as a photographer, and I send my thanks to them all wherever they may be.
Many of the images here were made originally on film, digitized and are now printed on my excellent inkjet printer. The images are more to my liking, are even more permanent than silver prints, and the colour prints are especially much more permanent than chromogenic colour prints.
Lionel F Stevenson joined Fine Art America on December 27th, 2014.