Simeon Posen


                                  Silver Gelatin Prints/Giclee

                                  Silver Gelatin Prints/Giclee

Artist Information:

Simeon Posen works were recently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The National Gallery of Canada. Mr. Posen is a landscape and
architectural photographer with work spanning more than four decades. His studies in architecture at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School, and
stage design contribute to the unique perspective evident in his black and white photographs.

The technique, style and composition of his work are influenced by his time spent with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Brett Weston with whom he studied
in California. Mr. Posen ideas are expressed in the subtlety of black and white. He works with 8x10, 4x5 and mid-size negative formats, hand
developing the film materials and printing on silver fibre-based papers, which gives his photographs its fullness and depth of tone.

Portfolios include: Water; Midway Lights; Landscape; Clouds; Arizona; Point Lobos; Arches National Park; Watkin's Glen; European Architecture;
Machinery; Steam Locomotives; the Pima Air Museum, Iran Collection and Airplanes. Speaking on his water portfolio: "These images celebrate the
movement of water drawn from the reflections of the sun", and on the Midway Lights portfolio: "As twilight turns into night, the fair evolves into a
magical place, as the coloured lights swirl into fleeting forms and passing outlines. I have been photographing Midway Lights annually since 1998. At
first I placed the camera in a stationary position using a long single exposure on a frame. As the years have progressed I have been experimenting
with multiple exposures on each frame and the camera moving across the scene. Because it is so experimental, I go into the darkroom each night and
develop the negatives, then return the next evening to see if I can improve on the work of the evening before".

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