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June 8, 2017

Josh Olins for Modern Weekly

Comme des Garçons: the Future of Silhouette
Joh Olins
Modern Weekly
F/W 2017

 

 

LTI/Lightside provided film processing and conventional c-printing for this story.

 

 

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Josh Olins for Modern Weekly, Comme des Garçons: the Future of Silhouette, F/W 2017

 

 

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Josh Olins for Modern Weekly, Comme des Garçons: the Future of Silhouette, F/W 2017

 

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July 15, 2016

Andreas Laszlo Konrath for Rag and Bone

2016 Men’s Photo Project
Andreas Laszlo Konrath
Rag & Bone
Summer 2016


ALK was back at it this summer — working hard to make characters the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro and others look cool and casual while wearing Rag & Bone.

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath: Wiz Khalifa for Rag & Bone, 2016

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath: Harvey Keitel for Rag & Bone, 2016

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath: John Turturro for Rag & Bone, 2016

 

 

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May 16, 2016

Domingo Millela for T Magazine / New York Times

Where the Swedes Go to Be (Really) Alone
Domingo Millela
T Magazine / The New York Times
May 2016

 

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Domingo Millela: T Magazine, 2016

 

 

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Domingo Millela: T Magazine, 2016

 

 

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April 7, 2016

Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Various Assignments
Andreas Laszlo Konrath
Fall 2105 / Spring 2016

 

Andres Laszlo Konrath (ALK) is a busy character. He’s been coming around LTI/Lightside since the fall of 2015 and has run a good bit of editorial shooting through the lab in that short time.

 

It’s one thing for us to report here on what he’s up to, like his published assignments for The New Yorker, W, Fast Company, Playboy, Marie Claire and more. Yet it would be quite another altogether to tell you how he does it  — meaning, the unique look of say, his portrait of star chef, Marcus Samuelsson below … we think it’s fair to say he’d have to kill us if we did.

 

That said, it’s refreshing to note that in an age of #anytingispossible digital manipulation. ALK turns the tables back to old school skill and and achieves his signature results not with the hand of PhotoShop at all … and that’s as far as we’re going to go here.

 

Here’s a small sample of some recently published assignments:

 

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath: Grace Coddington for Le Magazine du Monde, 2016

 

 

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath:
(L) Don Cheadle for Playboy, 2016 (R) Marcus Samuelsson for Fast Company, 2015

 

 

 

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Andreas Laszlo Konrath: Harmony Korine for W, 2015

 

 

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August 31, 2013

Milagros de la Torre at Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Censored
Milagros de la Torre
Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
August 31 – December 31, 2013

 

 

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Milagros de la Torre: Censored, 2013
Museu Oscar Niemeyer

 

The following text courtesy of Milagros de la Torre:
 
“Censored” was researched in the University of Salamanca’s library in Spain. Concentrating its attention on books (dating from XV – XVII C.) which were obliterated and repressed by the Spanish Inquisition.Images of subtle colors and a level of subdued aggression, the elegant beige of the cotton hand made paper contrasts with the intense black of the censored passages. From a distance they could be mistaken for expressionist paintings, but a closer examination reveals almost indecipherable texts effaced by various techniques. Thus creating a new formal appearance, which seems  silenced and restrained but reveals itself as a coded message to be deciphered.Tension arises when the viewer perceives, behind this apparent beauty, the violence implicit in these images, which stand as witnesses to the suppression of ideas by the powers of authority.

 

 

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Milagros de la Torre: Censored 2000
40 x 48 matt chromogenic color print mounted on aluminum

 

 

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Milagros de la Torre: Censored 2000
40 x 48 matt chromogenic color print mounted on aluminum

 

 

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Milagros de la Torre: Censored LTI-Lightside production still

 

 

These prints were optically enlarged at LTI-Lightside from de la Torre’s original 4 x 5 negatives. This is our first exhibition with Milagros.

 

More on Milagros de la Torre:

 

Milagros de la Torre has been working with photography since 1991 and has been exhibited extensively and is part of permanent museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois;  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Yale University, New York; Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, Phoenix; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Essex Collection of Art from Latin America, Colchester, U.K.; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico; Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina among others.

 

Two important monographs have been recently published, one designed by Toluca Editions, edited by RM Editorial, Mexico/Barcelona, with a text by Marta Gili, Director of the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris. The other one, co-published by the Americas Society, New York and the Museo de Arte de Lima, MALI with texts by Dr. Edward J. Sullivan and Miguel Lopez along with an interview between the artist and Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndell Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

 

In 2003, her artist book Trouble de la Vue (Paris: Toluca Editions) was published with text by Jose Manuel Prieto and design by Pierre Charpin.  She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts, Photography in 2011.

 

Born in Lima, Peru, De la Torre now lives and works in New York.

 

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April 19, 2013

Debby Hymowitz at Ramis Barquet

Sexual Evolution
Debby Hymowitz
Ramis Barquet, NY NY
April 18 – May 2, 2013

 

 

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Debby Hymowitz: from Sexual Evolution

 

From the Ramis Barquet press release:
Hymowitz’s Sexual Evolution tackles the complex question of female identity, sexuality and self-fashioning. Born of the photographer’s own questioning of these subjects, Hymowitz embarked on a project to disprove archetypes and challenge fixed notions of femaleness.

 

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Debby Hymowitz: Twins, 2012
40 x 50 conventionally enlarged c-print

 

Quoting Hymowitz: “I chose subjects based on my subjective liberal definition of what makes someone female” On first view many of these subjects seem to embody an archetype that persists vividly in the Western imaginary, but looking closer they are upended by some conflicting quality that makes these women more human than meets the eye.

 

 

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Debby Hymowitz: Steph, 2012
39 x 60 conventionally enlarged c-print

 

Hymowitz first interviewed her subjects at length on the topics of sexuality and the expression of their gender. From this she developed an individual concept for each individual shoot, “telling the story of that woman.” in part by painting the names of the sexual partners of her subjects on their skin, as if the old adage of a picture being “worth a thousand words” would not suffice to convey their stories efficiently.

 

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Debby Hymowitz:
Jessica, 2012
48 x 60 conventionally enlarged c-print

 

Despite their alluring carnality, the result is more than skin deep. Each portrait uncovers the life behind every woman’s sexual history. Executed with great candor and intention, the subjects are shot dead-on so as to confront the viewer … just as Hymowitz set out to confront popular perceptions of femaleness and to create context and community for her own changing identity

 

 

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The scene from the Sexual Evolution opening at Ramis Barquet

 

 

Debby Hymowitz came to LTI/Lightside with the beginnings of Sexual Evolution back in June 2011. The project was an excellent fit for the lab in that she had been shooting 8 x 10 color negative and was adamant that her prints be enlarged conventionally from original negatives without digital manipulation or retouching at any stage during the production.

 

We produce a fair number of color conventional enlargement projects annually at LTI/Lightside … more than most people familiar with contemporary digital exhibition printing methods would think … and still, it remains extraordinarily satisfying (albeit challenging) to be an integral part of the process that pulls together the necessary elements required to produce a strictly conventional  presentation of this proportion. Particularly as nearly all of us at  LTI/Lightside have firmly established roots in traditional photography. Yet Hymowitz’ decision to see her brutally honest portraits through to completion without the aid of Photoshop, used scarcely or otherwise, suggests a sense of integrity to her purpose that took even some us by surprise.

 

 

 Please click here to see more of Hymowitz’ Sexual Evolution project

 

 

 

 

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February 21, 2013

Bill Armstrong at CLAMPART: Film Noir

Film Noir
Bill Armstrong
CLAMPART
February 21 – April 6, 2013

 

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From the CLAMPART press release for Film Noir:

 

ClampArt is pleased to announce Bill Armstrong’s fourth exhibition at the gallery. Film Noir is new work from the artist’s “Infinity” series, a vast ongoing project that he has been developing for more than fifteen years. Film Noir revisits the themes of the classic black-and-white films of the 1940s and 50s, but with the lush, saturated colors for which Armstrong is now well known. Solitary figures contemplating the unknown reference the ethical and philosophical dilemmas laid bare in those stories. Armstrong’s dark, mysterious images remain unresolved, however, hinting at the increased uncertainties of the contemporary viewpoint. Click to continue ….

 

 

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Bill Armstrong: Untitled (Film Noir #1407)

 

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Bill Armstrong: Untitled (Film Noir #1432)

 

 

This is LTI/Lightside’s second time contributing to an exhibition by Bill Armstrong. We previously printed from his Infinity series for a 2010 exhibition at Hackelbury Fine Art in London entitled Renaissance. For more on that show click here. For more on Bill’s extensive body of work, click here to visit his website.

 

 

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November 15, 2012

Anne Menke: See The World Beautiful

Anne Menke, the world traveling, world renown, high energy, super smart, super funny, super friendly and super talented fashion photographer has released (finally) a book of her globe trotting photographs.

 

 

See The World Beautiful reflects just twelve years of Menke’s relentless traveling under the guise of “Fashion Photographer” I say “guise” partly in jest because clearly, Menke made these trips happen, either by somehow convincing her magazine editors that dragging a crew across the Mongolian plains was absolutely the only way to make that story work … or because, having pulled it off over and over again from the slopes of the Andes to horse farms on the Argentinean high desert, they started to convince themselves that their stories needed her in order to work!

 

What we get here, however, is not page after page of beautiful models modeling beautiful clothing, rather in this 11 x 14 hard bound book, Menke flips her camera around and reveals what must have been her ulterior motive all along: to see the whole Beautiful World!

 

Organized by date and longitude & latitude coordinates, the stories compiled here display not only Menke’s passion for photography but also her uniquely energetic lust for life.

 

 

 

LTI/Lightside prepped the files for See The World Beautiful from Menke’s original negatives. Some of us have been working with Anne for longer than the twelve years represented in the book, so having the chance to comb through the archived material and image it digitally for the first time felt a lot like seeing old friends again.

 

We also produced a selection of images from See The World Beautiful for an exhibition and book launch event at Clic Studios here in New York City. And while it might not be totally evident from her fashion photography, Menke is a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to this sort of thing. The great majority of prints hanging were conventionally enlarged in our darkrooms despite having just created a full set of master files for the publisher!

 

And as you can see below, Anne certainly knows how to pack a room … which insured the event was a great success!

 

 

 

 

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November 13, 2012

Tina Barney: Small Towns

Small Towns
Tina Barney
Janet Borden Gallery
October 3 – Novemver 21, 2012

 


Tina Barney: Small Towns, Janet Borden Gallery, 2012

 

Tina Barney’s Small Towns is a great big feeling show in Janet Borden’s bright and beautifully intimate space. The project spans from 2005 to the present and is best described in Tina’s own words (as lifted from The New Yorker Photo Booth section, November 2011).

 

“In 2005, I was driving from my house, where I’ve lived since the nineteen-sixties, to Westerly, Rhode Island—a 15 minute drive,” Barney told me. “I realized I had overlooked this town where I’ve shopped for groceries, gone to the dry cleaners, fixed my car, gone to the bank, and repaired a watch. I began thinking about a new project to photograph.” The project, “Small Towns,” is in many ways different from her earlier bodies of work. “I was outside, which is rare for me, and I was also photographing strangers,” she said. But there are similarities as well. “The communal act of repeating events over and over, year after year, that develops into traditions, has always been the main attraction in whatever I seem to photograph,” she said. For “Small Towns,” Barney “started by photographing holiday parades with the local marching bands, craftsmen whose families had worked in the same locations for decades, such as metal workers, stone carvers, garage mechanics, and carpenters. A theme developed that branched out over six years into discovering situations like county and agricultural fairs, flower shows, Civil War re-enactments, Renaissance fairs, and all of the visual and patriotic delights that feed my fascination.”

 

 


Tina Barney: Small Towns, Janet Borden Gallery, 2012

 

Barney’s pieces are conventionally enlarged c-prints from original negatives, produced at LTI/Lightside. You can see a larger selection of images on the Janet Borden website by clicking here.

 

There is also a thorough review of Small Towns on the fascinating DLK Collection blog …  if you’ve never visited that site, then you owe yourself the treat. Click here for a real eyeopener and be sure to noodle through the checklists and other reviews  … again, if you’ve never been there,  you can thank me later.

 

 

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January 10, 2012

Jan Staller at ISE Cultural Foundation

Heavy Duty Landscapes
Jan Staller
ISE Cultural Foundation
January 12 – March 2, 2012

 


Jan Staller: Pilings, Flushing Queens, 2007
50 x 60 conventional c-print

 

ISE Cultural Foundation is showing recent works by Jan Staller. The exhibition titled Heavy Duty Landscapes showcases sixteen large format c prints spanning the past seven years. Staller describes his work as follows:

 

For more than 30 years I have been making surprisingly interesting photographs of subject matter thought by most to have little interest. Included in the ISE exhibit are sixteen large-scale color photographs, virtually all made at local construction sites and scrap yards.
 
Like many photographers, I do my work on road trips. Where most photographers’ trips are long journeys in search of the unusual, my road trips are more local- hours and miles spent canvassing the same general territory year after year in search of the familiar. From the highways and service roads within a 20 mile radius of Manhattan I have found imagery in ordinary and ignored sites. With my assistant at the wheel of a late model police car laden with camera equipment, I would scan the landscape for potential subjects. Should a subject be found, we stop the car, put up highway cones and set up the camera and tripod. As I often photograph without authorization, I try to make the work look like official business. As unprepossessing as these subjects may sound, the resulting  photographs are transformative.

 

 


Construction Barricade in Snow, New York, 2010
30 x 60 digital c-print

 

 

LTI/Lightside worked with Jan to produce a number of conventional and digital c-prints for this exhibition

 

 

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