Today we’re excited to welcome artist David Ryle to the Lux Archive roster. David is an award-winning London based photographer who’s created a beautiful series of aerial photographs titled Desert Studies. David, fascinated by the “idea of nothingness,” flew a small plane throughout the desolate Mojave Desert in search of scenery that fulfilled his vision. The result is wonderful minimalist images that elevate forgettable landscapes into works of art. David writes:
“With roads dissecting through near barren spaces, the stripped down colour palette aims to show the harshness of the place, but also attempts to reveal a beauty through shape and form.”
What do you think of David’s images? Let us know! Join the conversation on our Facebook page and on Twitter @LuxArchive
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Thanksgiving is on our doorstep and we can smell the stuffing from here! We want to embrace the spirit and share our thanks and appreciation with everyone who’s supported us this year.
We’ve been thrilled to receive loads of wonderful feedback, sell many prints and participate in some very special events over the past few weeks. November especially has been quite a month for us.
First, SLPS founder Casey Kelbaugh invited us to help sponsor the annual Slideluck Fundraiser. It was a super hip event with many collectors, gallery owners, artists and just all around cool people. Our artists Julian Wolkenstein, James Knight-Smith, Michael Schlegel, Michael Hall, Geoffrey H. Short and Joe Baran donated prints. All our prints sold well and the proceeds went to support SLPS and the Slideluck Youth Initiative. Thank you to Casey, producer Carly Planker and our participating artists.
Next, our director Zack Seckler was invited to speak on the BIG TALK panel, a sold out symposium celebrating the launch of the esteemed American Photography 27 and American Illustration 30 competitions. Thank you to Persia Tatar and Richard Kelly plus fellow panelists Jeff Newelt and Alex Johnson.
Then, just last week, we were invited to support the wonderful charity Pencils of Promise. It was a glamorous, star-studded event that included celeb guests Justin Bieber, Shaq, Usher and many more. Joe Baran donated one of his “Visitors” prints which was bid on more times then we could count and helped contribute to raising more then a million bucks in one night for PoP! Thank you to Lindsey Wilner, Susie Typher and Kate Shulte for including us as a small part of a very big evening.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who has written about us, written to us, purchased our prints and helped spread the word about the birth of our very new enterprise.
We’ve got lots of wonderful new artwork to introduce you to in the coming weeks and months so stay tuned. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
To start your weekend off on an artistic path we’re introducing you to the beautiful work of Lux Archive’s newest artist Mark Mawson. Reminiscent of the exotic creatures of our oceans’ depths, Mark creates imaginative images of colored inks blending with underwater landscapes. The result is ethereal abstract forms, each a unique vision, never to be repeated the same way again.
Mark has been working on his Aqueous series since 2005. The work is in many private collections around the globe and has won several awards and press. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Awards. In 2010, he was awarded a Gold and Platinum Award in the Dabomba Creative Awards and a Silver in the 2010 International Aperture Awards.
Today we introduce London artist Guy Sargent. From long exposures of city skylines to meditative moments on the beach, Guy takes the chaos of our world and reduces it to beautiful tranquil images. His camera transforms moments in time into timeless moments. Guy writes:
“I feel like a witness to a moment in time when nothing happened, like time standing still, only, you can see the movement – time never stops, it just feels that way sometimes.”
Guy has had two exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and has been recognized by AOP, Ag International Journal and The Independent On Sunday.
Do Guy’s images move you? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page and on Twitter @LuxArchive
Happy Friday everyone! Today we’re introducing artist Michael Hall. Michael has been creating award-winning imagery for over twenty years. However, following a near fatal cycling accident in 2007, he completely reevaluated his work and decided to devote himself to creating art to promote ecological awareness.
Since that life-changing event he has produced a beautiful body of artwork that has received gallery exposure throughout Europe, Australia and the United States and has been endorsed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Michael is a Hassselblad Masters finalist, has been named Photographer of the Year by the Federation of European Photographers and has received recognition from Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis and Luerzer’s Archive.
We thought it would be helpful for visitors like you to see what our prints look like framed. So we’ve done exactly that! All of the artwork on Lux Archive now comes with two views: the art by itself, and the art in a simple white frame. Visit our shop for a closer look.
Shapes, sizes, and colors of frames are endless (!) but we hope this triggers your imagination for framing one of our beautiful prints in your home.
See our Do’s and Don’ts for Displaying Art for a great tips about framing fine photography and stay tuned to the blog for more informative articles in the coming weeks. Frames are for example only, we only sell fine art prints. Check Yelp for great framers in your area!