We just added stunning new additions to Christian's Praia Piquinia series. Included this year are long exposure images taken during a late night thunderstorm that for the first time spark the beach with a ghostly element. My response to Christian when he sent over the images is below—as I cannot think of a better way to express my pleasure in the project.
Stunning as always. It really is so amazing to me how with each new group of shots there is something fresh. I feel like we get to see and learn a bit more about the beach and just when I think I cannot see it in a new light I am shown I am wrong, and the beach still has many sides left to show.
To view the whole series click HERE.
We just added two new paintings to Sarah Mckenzie's Windows collection. Below is Well, a new oil and acrylic on canvas. McKenzie's paintings unfold slowly, revealing subtle and poetic moments of tension hidden among juxtapositions of geometric abstraction and realism. McKenzie's work does not yell out but whispers and calls out seductively. Taking time with the work is key to unlocking the depth of the works and the mastery possessed by McKenzie.
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Before digital took over, a theater's projectionist used to be an essential part of the business. Their mastery of the equipment made a trip to the movies possible. A series of photos by Joseph O. Holmes documents the remains of a dying profession.
The Booth is a project exploring the people, places, and processes behind the last remaining holdouts of analog film projection. Holmes visited theaters in the north-eastern United States for the project. His striking portrayals of tiny dim rooms, scattered equipment, and reels of celluloid seem ancient even though it was only a few years ago that theaters started to convert to digital projection systems en masse.
To check out the full article with images head over to Gizmodo. Be on the lookout for the images added soon to the JBG site.
We are pleased to announce the opening of Joseph Holmes' The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection, on view October 5 through February 2, 2014 at the Museum of the Moving Image.
"For most of us who love going to the movies, the projection booth and what goes on in there is a bit of a mystery, if we even think about it at all. I, for one, am glad that Joe Holmes not only thinks about it, but has taken the time to document it in his unique way… Each image offers a glimpse into a private world that is all but gone…”—Actor/director Steve Buscemi
Photographer Joseph O. Holmes, a chronicler of people and their work spaces, turned his attention in 2012 to the projection booth. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs featuring projectionists in their domains, at movie theaters in and around New York City, shines a light on what is quickly becoming a lost art form. Holmes captures the intricate beauty of the projectors and related ephemera such as canisters, reels, and the medium—celluloid—itself, scattered across the often cramped booths. Usually anonymous and unseen, the skilled technicians who operate these increasingly rare machines are present in many of the images; their personalities evident in the handwritten notes, personal photographs, and posters that cover any available wall space. At a time when many lament the demise of film, these intimate portraits preserve a visual record of a vanishing medium and the craftspeople who keep film presentation alive.
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
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Wed-Thu: 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fri: 10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
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