Tullio Lombardo’s Adam is the only signed piece created to decorate the colossal tomb of Venice’s Doge Andrea Vendramin and one of the few Renaissance masterpieces outside of Italy.
Volume 20. Number XII. 2015
By David A. LEWIS
We live in an age saturated by printed photographs, motion pictures, broadcast media, and digital dis- plays. A constant stream of photographic images variously delight, confront, and perplex us.
“All my work is born out of a moment of emotion, all my photography is the result of a particular encounter that determines my unique state of being. It’s as is the forms, the objects, the landscapes and the light were preparing for me, always awaiting me. Beneath an appearance of normalcy, my works hold and evoke a deep stirring inside of me for all that has occurred or will occur; and reveal memories of times past.”
“Taking photographs is an act of knowledge – it is a taking possession. What we photograph are not images but reproductions of ourselves. Creativity does not illustrate or imitate. It interprets, thus becoming the quest for an ideal truth. Creative photography does not reproduce but interprets by making the invisible visible.”
Charles H. TRAUB
“Italy looked to me like a dystopia whose inhabitants acted as if they were living in heaven. Not all of them, of course, but many. And those many ended up in my pictures. I thought they might be viewed as typical, you know, not universal types, but common enough to be significant in a representative way.”
By Davide BRAMANTE
“My way of photographing is identical to the way I remember, think, dream, hope and imagine. Everything happens through the overlapping of time and space. I use photography in the same way as I use my mind.”