Walker Evans (1903-1975), an American photographer and photojournalist, arguably had the greatest influence on the evolution of photography in the 20th century.… Read More
Author Archives: James Leighton
Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes were some of the earliest photographic processes to gain widespread popularity. Beginning in the mid-19th century, each successive technique improved upon the others in terms of availability, affordability, and processing speed. Photography as we know it today is a reproductive medium, however each of these processes produced single, unique objects.
Experimenting in close collaboration with Nicéphore Niépce, the first to create a permanent photographic image, Louis Daguerre worked to perfect a commercially viable photographic process.… Read More
Abe Morell is an artist driven by inquisitiveness and appears to have an endless source of creative energy. A local to the Boston arts scene with worldwide prestige, Morell is also a longtime educator who has influenced a generation of practicing photographers.Knife and Spoon, 2004Gelatin silver printEstimate: $2,000-3,000
Morell’s photographs are often visually perplexing, from interiors illuminated with the exterior view projected upon them, to visual reexaminations of everyday objects.… Read More
George Platt Lynes was a highly influential photographer who laid the groundwork for a later generation of artists that explored male sexuality such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Considered radical at the time, his erotic photographs of the male nude are celebrated and widely exhibited today.Self-Portrait, 1945. Estimate: $1,500-2,000
A prominent figure within fashion photography in the 1930s, Lynes created stylized photographs for high-profile publications including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.… Read More