Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES - Photography: Art & Visual Culture

Swann Auction Galleries photography sale, running over several sessions from February 14 and presented in 325 lots, offers an abundance of photographic riches. There is something for everyone here and the online catalogue is well worth a look. You can check that out HERE.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Terri Weifenbach - Des Oiseaux, a new bookwork

photo-eye has just announced pre-orders for Terri Weifenbach's new bookwork - Des Oiseaux, published by Editions Xavier Barral. The 8 x 10" book has 96 pages with 44 colour photographs. Terri's book is the third in a series on birds from Xavier Barral, with other titles from Pentti Sammallahti and Bernard Plossu.

Terri Weifenbach has a fresh and authentic voice with photographs that are both beautiful and charged with an existential sense of intrigue and mystery. On that score Des Oiseaux does not disappoint!

photo-eye says this: Terri Weifenbach’s photographs present the secret world of nature, populated by birds. Created in the space of her personal garden, they reveal the life hidden in the tits, sparrows, and various passerines that nest in urban gardens. Oscillating between fantasy and reality, her images seem to be taken on the sly. They show stolen moments: suspended flights, birds dissimulated in the foliage, a loner gallantly perched on a branch, but also aerial ballets of linnets and chases between jays and thrushes. Most often taken at ground level, nose in the grass with the lens lost among the flowers, her photographs appear to substitute the ornithologist’s enthralled eye as it observes another world: that of birds.
The seasons follow in succession; the colours of the garden vary, passing from oranges, to the bright blues and greens of summer, to the immaculate white of winter. Saturated light and colour, plays on blurred and crystal-clear details, and freeze frames depict a “supra-reality”. Terri Weifenbach immerses us in the infinitely small, transporting us into a particularly lively world in which birds race at top speed, dance, or settle, freeze, and gather in parliaments. She reveals the marvels of their world.

Terri Weifenbach was born in New York, and has lived in New Mexico and California before moving to Washington DC. The creation of books, which she designs herself, plays a major role in her photographic practice. She has published many books, including In Yours Dreams, Between Maple and Chestnut and Gift, coproduced with Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi. Her work is regularly presented in international museums and institutions in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

You can see more on the photo-eye site HERE. And on Terri Weifenbach's website HERE.