Snap! “Motion to Light” will immerse photography lovers in a visual feast featuring some of the most exciting fine art photographers today


Snap! “Motion to Light” will immerse photography lovers in a visual feast featuring some of the most exciting fine art photographers today. Motion to Light features work by top light painters Vicki DaSilva, Patrick Rochon and Aurora Crowley, renowned photographer Jill Greenberg, Martin Stranka,  Jay Mark Johnson and Kerry Skarbakka, and 

acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine, whose image inspired 9 year old Vivienne Harr to her hugely successful Make A Stand activism. 

Snap Fashion Night on Saturday will feature  a live fashion shootout, where any body can be behind the camera for 5 minutes, photography live models, as their images are being projected instantly on a screen for everyone to view. Added to that there will be fashion installations with live models and projections.

During daylight hours, Saturday guest lecturers will be featured:

Speakers

Jill Greenberg


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 10:00-10:45AM (limited capacity)

Horse, and other animals. Jill Greenberg is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects. Her photos have graced the cover of Newsweek, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Time and she was selected by French Photo Magazine for their 40th anniversary issue to represent one of the 40 most important photographers.

Brian Clamp


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 11:00-11:45PM (limited capacity)

State of photography in the world of art. Brian Paul Clamp, Director of ClampArt Gallery in New York, has over two decades of experience in the field. ClampArt represents a wide range of emerging and mid-career artists of all media with a specialization in photography. In addition, the gallery carries a large selection of modern and contemporary photographs from the early 20th century to the present.

Lisa Kristine


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 12:00-1:30PM (limited capacity)

Slavery, today. Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine specializes in images of remote indigenous peoples.  Lisa has documented in over 80 countries on six continents, using a 19th century 4×5” field view camera for the majority of her work. Lisa’s work has been auctioned by Christie’s New York for the United Nations with Kofi Annan. Her images were the inspiration for 8 year old Vivienne Harr to create the Make A Stand Lemonade, which raised over $400,000 to date to free enslaved children. Vivienne will be joining her on stage and Lisa Kristine will be available for book signing.

Stephen Knapp


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 1:45-2:45PM (limited capacity)

Painting with light. Stephen Knapp is an American artist best known for his use of the medium of lightpainting. He has gained an international reputation for large-scale works of art held in museums, public, and private collections, which are executed in media as diverse as light, kiln-formed glass, metal, stone, mosaic, and ceramic. For nearly a decade after graduating from college, he worked as a fine art photographer, selling his work to corporate and private collectors in the United States and abroad. During this early stage in his career Knapp worked closely with Polaroid Corporation on their 20×24 camera, creating large scale instant photographs.

Jeff Frost


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 3:00-4:00PM (limited capacity)

A journey through worlds both real and imagined. As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people who once were. Combining still and time-lapse photography with motion, music, and art, Frost reveals a world rarely seen. Rooted in science and the exploration of space, Frost’s work explodes with light, fire, and sound, utilizing 2D and 3D perspective, leading the viewer on a unique visual journey through worlds both real and imagined. California-based multimedia artist Jeff Frost will be a part of Snap!s lecture series and his print and video work will be on display at Snap!

Patrick Rochon


Orlando Museum of Art. 2416 N. Mills, Orlando 32803MAP IT.
Saturday May 4, 4:15-5:15PM (limited capacity)

Light painting 24×360. Patrick Rochon is an award-winning light painting photographer, including first prize at the Nikon photo contest in Japan.  Born in Montreal, Canada, Patrick has lived in Tokyo, New York and Paris for 15 years. Rochon’s work involves the movement of light. Patrick is well known for his light painting portraits and his live light painting performances. Patrick will showcase his 24×360 project, an artistic and experimental project using light painting and Timecode 360 with 24 cameras.

Exhibits

Vicki DaSilva

Dude Descending A Staircase (to the Vault), 2013

Vicki Da Silva is an American artist producing light painting photography since 1980.  She is credited with the term ‘light graffiti’ as well as being the first artist to make deliberate text light graffiti photographs with her photograph titled Cash. DaSilva’s most recent accolade occurred in June 2012 when she was selected as the solo grand-prize winner of Art Takes Time Square, a competition of over 35,000 artists presented by Artists Wanted in New York City. DaSilva’s work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach, Fountain Art Fair NYC,  Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and numerous more.

Martin Stranka

I Found The Silence

Czech photographer Martin Stranka’s images exist in that narrow window between dreaming and awakening. Stranka won over 40 major international photography awards including Professional Photographer of the Year, Emerging Talent Award (in the Nikon International Photo Contest), Sony World Photography Awards, EISA Photo Maestro, and International Photo Awards two years in a row. Stranka’s work was presented in prestigious galleries such as Saatchi Gallery and Robert Fontaine Gallery, exhibited alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Helmut Newton and Albert Watson.

Christy Lee Rogers

Some Day I’ll Fly Away

Christy lee Rogers’ work is undeniably contemporary yet also timeless; Christy’s images resemble Baroque paintings examining the chiaroscuro qualities of light. Using water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography, her subjects bend and distort; bathing in darkness, isolated by light, and brought to life by ones own imagination. Rogers’ works have been exhibited throughout the US and Europe and are held in private collections throughout the world.

Szymon Brodziak

Naughty Girls, Horse

Polish photographer Szymon Brodziak is the grand prize-winner of Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Award for the constant fulfillment of dreams and the passion for setting new paths in the search of beauty, and received four Silver Medals at the 2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris. His work has been published in fashion magazines around the world, including Italian Vogue. Brodziak will be presenting his 2013 book project “Naughty Girls” at Snap!  His work is shown courtesy of Factory 311.

Patrick Rochon

Light Painting Julia Hartmann

Patrick Rochon is an award-winning light painting photographer, including first prize at the Nikon photo contest in Japan.  Born in Montreal, Canada, Patrick has lived in Tokyo, New York and Paris for 15 years. Rochon’s work involves the movement of light. Patrick is well known for his light painting portraits and his live light painting performances. Patrick Rochon will also be a guest speaker in our lecture series.

Aurora Crowley

Perpetual Peace

New York based fashion photographer Aurora Crowley who uses light as the medium to capture beauty and energy. Originally a hairstylist, he picked up a camera on set, when he felt that photographers weren’t capturing his hairstyles properly. His good friend, and fellow artist, Patrick Rochon introduced him to light painting photography. Aurora uses light sources to overlay slick, artistic lines over his models.

Jill Greenberg

Horse

Since the age of 10, Jill Greenberg has staged photographs and created characters using the media of drawing, painting, sculpture, film, and photography. She is known worldwide for her uniquely human animal portraits which intentionally anthropomorphize her subjects. Her photos have graced the cover of Newsweek, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Time and she was selected by French Photo Magazine for their 40th anniversary issue to represent one of the 40 most important photographers. Her work is shown courtesy of ClampArt.  Jill Greenberg will also be a guest speaker in our lecture series.

Mei Xian Qiu

Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

Indonesian born, Mei Xian Qiu is a Los Angeles based photographer. Her series, “Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom,” printed on plexiglass, explores the anxieties of power and globalism, national and intercultural identity, and the notion of non self-constructed and deconstructed individualism. Mei Xian Qiu was first place winner of LA Center for Digital Art, 2012 juried competition selected by Nancy Meyer of LACMA, and was featured story Zoom Magazine, Winter 2012.

Jay Mark Johnson

Il Mercado A Sinistra

Artist Jay Mark Johnson produces photographic images that challenge the norms of perception. Jay Mark Johnson’s photographs may look like photoshop experiments, but they are images taken straight from a slit camera used for capturing vast landscapes. The camera captures light through a small slit in its rotating head, effectively exposing the image slowly from one side to the other. With still landscapes this registers as a normal image, but in Johnson’s work which feature moving subjects, the unique result captures both space and time. Because he has rigged the camera to move at nearly the same speed as his moving subjects, they are recorded as still and recognizable images in a moving background of streaked color. In these images we are not simply seeing left to right, but in fact left is the past and right is the future.

Lisa Kristine

Slavery

Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine specializes in images of remote indigenous people. Lisa has documented in over 80 countries on six continents, using a 19th century 4×5” field view camera for the majority of her work. Lisa’s work has been auctioned by Christie’s New York for the United Nations with Kofi Annan. Her images were the inspiration for 8 year old Vivienne Harr to create the Make A Stand Lemonade, which raised over $400,000 to date to free enslaved children. Lisa Kristine will be headlining our lecture series on Saturday May 4th, and will be available for book signing.

Stephen Knapp

Intervention

Stephen Knapp is an American artist best known for his use of the medium of lightpainting. He has gained an international reputation for large-scale works of art held in museums, public, and private collections, which are executed in media as diverse as light, kiln-formed glass, metal, stone, mosaic, and ceramic. For nearly a decade after graduating from college, he worked as a fine art photographer, selling his work to corporate and private collectors in the United States and abroad. During this early stage in his career Knapp worked closely with Polaroid Corporation on their 20×24 camera, creating large scale instant photographs. Stephen Knapp will also be a guest speaker in ourlecture series.

Nicolas Senegas

Camille

Born in 1983 in Castres, France, Nicolas Sénégas studied anthropology and photography. Early on, he developed a passion for studying humans, in their physical and aesthetical dimensions, but also in their approach to spirituality, rites, customs, desires and fears. Nicolas is joining us at Snap!

Cedric Arnold

Sacred Ink

Cedric Arnold is a documentary photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. Having lived in SE Asia for many years, Arnold was always intrigued by beliefs in magic in the region. Arnold’s powerful, yet sensitive portraits present a mystical subculture through its rituals, and symbols; a chest etched with a fierce leaping tiger, a hand adorned with images of geckos on each finger, a back protected by a monkey God, or a shoulder inscribed with ancient Khmer text… Shot on a 4×5” camera the series of black-and-white portraits – the negatives of which are chemically altered by brushing various chemicals onto the emulsion depict men from all walks of life and all ages, proudly showing the inked protection on their bodies.

Olivier Valsecchi

Time of War

Snap! presents the US premiere of “Time of War,” a series inspired by Chaos, Ash Wednesday and Mantra of Light. It is the second chapter of the “I am Dust” project, an autobiographical body of work about incarnation and Samsara (cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth). Olivier Valchecci will be joining us at Snap!

Stephanie Jung

Maigo Desu III

German photographer Stephanie Jung travels the world to capture the vibrant and hectic mood of a place. Motifs such as urbanity, identity, and anticipation placed at tension with cultural tradition stand at the center of the unique images of Japan by Stephanie Jung. Depicted are the everyday street and cityscapes of Tokyo, Shibua, Osaka, and Nara, which neither wish to appear as the superficial documentation of nature, nor an exotic local color. Quite the contrary, the images resemble precise snapshots of the urban everyday, which seems to have been particularly shaped by the routine and quite flow of time. Stephanie will debut her US exhibit at Snap!

Jeff Frost

Project 2013

As the shadow of night falls across the American West a lone man begins his work. Far from the confines, calamity, and culture of society, multimedia artist and storyteller Jeff Frost sifts through the visual dregs of places and people who once were. Combining still and time-lapse photography with motion, music, and art, Frost reveals a world rarely seen. Rooted in science and the exploration of space, Frost’s work explodes with light, fire, and sound, utilizing 2D and 3D perspective, leading the viewer on a unique visual journey through worlds both real and imagined. California-based multimedia artist Jeff Frost will be a part of our lecture series and his print and video work will be on display at Snap!

Kerry Skarbakka

The Struggle to Right Oneself

In his photographic self-portrait series artist Kerry Skarbakka captures himself in moments of suspended peril: falling from trees, tumbling head over heels in painfully precarious falls, slipping nude in the shower, or teetering on the edge of a fateful leap from a railway bridge. In his artist statement, Skarbakka references philosopher Martin Heidegger’s description of human existence as a process of perpetual falling, and the responsibility of each person to catch ourselves from our own uncertainty.

Santlov

My Toys Have Toys

Santlov is a Miami-based photographer/graphic artist and mastermind behind the viral ToysRLikeUs photography campaign. His seemingly realistic photographs consist of widely recognized, iconic toy characters finding themselves in the midst of relatable everyday-like human scenarios – a style that uniquely synchronizes fantasy with reality.

Nerhol

Misunderstanding Focus

Nerhol’s latest work, “Misunderstanding Focus”, consists of multiple ‘conversions.’ Generally speaking, a portrait renders a three-dimensional face onto a flat plane. However, Nerhol, the Japanese creative duo of Yoshihisa Tanaka and Ryuta Iida, makes portraits more complex through multiple conversions. Simply put, these artists undertake at least three processing steps: after converting a three-dimensional face into a two-dimensional portrait, they translate the latter into a three-dimensional sculpture, which in turn is made into a two-dimensional portrait.

Jim Kazanjian

Aberrations

Jim Kazanjian’s surreal landscapes offer phantasmagoric visions of a where-is-this world, defined by impossibly complex architecture and M.C.Escher-esque black-and-white graphics. Inspired by the imaginary realms of cult author H.P. Lovecraft – whose wild, cosmic short stories set the mold for much of the 20th century’s best science fiction – Kazanjian’s aim is to redress the “misunderstanding that photography has a kind of built-in objectivity.”

 

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