PAUL SOLBERG: STORIES
I can’t find anything more to say outside of my pictures. The details of my stories vaporize with words. I hope this exhibition of stories speak truthfully to the viewer, at a time when words are under siege. ~Paul Solberg
In 2009 Dotson Rader gave me the book Great Poets of World War I. It took me a while to open the pages, thinking there were more interesting subjects to read about. But I eventually opened the book and couldn’t put it down, drawn into these arresting poems from these kids on the front lines nearly 100 years ago.
Hilton Brothers: Father of Duchamp, Mother of Warhol
Cristopher Makos and Paul Solberg are the Hilton Brothers. Makos (Lowell, Massachusetts, 1948) lived in New York in the 1960s and 1970s, was a photographer for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and made the extraordinary series of 365 photos in which the Factory's pattern was traversed using all kinds of wigs. Solberg (Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1969) studied Anthropology trapped by photography who ends up becoming an artist. Separately they are interesting personalities, together they are surprising, and together and separated at the same time compose a very powerful exhibition: the baptized Mistaken identity, which can be seen in the Cultural Space Caja Madrid, Barcelona, until next March 29.
JM Matri FontEL PAIS, Spain
WWD: Paul Solberg on Photography and His New Book
“Francis Bacon said in an interview, ‘Thank God I didn’t go to art school.'”
Paul Solberg Ten Years in Pictures
From Sicily to Jordan, Cairo to Vietnam, back to the wild and the un-wild American west; from the skin of a flower petal, to ethereal portraits of sailors, Ten Years in Pictures showcases rising photographer Paul Solberg’s diverse and poignant photographs.
La RedactionL'Oeil de la Photographie
Paul Solberg - Ten Years in Pictures, Lifetimes in Print.
Ten Years in Pictures, Paul Solberg’s fifth photographic compendium, is a catalogue of ethnographic encounters with a startling diversity of artistic topography; drawing together sepia sailors, haunted soldiers, priests, Wild West horses, flower petals and Ai Weiwei that have gathered together in his lens across the years.
Suzanna Swanson JohnstonROOMS Magazine
COVER ShootMe Magazine - Issue Oct 2015
Cameras everywhere. Electricity blazing. Everyone is taking pictures, but few are looking through a viewfinder.
SHOOT ME Magazine
Fotógrafo traz ao Brasil imagens de Andy Warhol caracterizado como mulher
Foram 32 anos até que as fotos de Andy Warhol caracterizado como mulher, feitas em 1981, chegassem ao Brasil. Mas o autor das imagens, o norte-americano Christopher Makos, não poderia estar mais feliz com o "timing" da exposição "Lady Warhol", em cartaz no Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) de São Paulo.
Luisa PecoraUltimo Segundo Cultura
Paul Solberg’s soldiers photos are subtle and reflective, said Klein. “Paul captured the innocence of those offering their lives to serve our country beautifully. His photos are both fragile and powerful at once.” - Calvin Klein
Jason SheftellNew York Daily News
Fleet Week in New York
SX-70 camera and film process in 2009, testing temperature extremes and the response of various films. Freezing film, heating film, searching for a particular characteristic he didn’t know until he saw it.
Paul Solberg Documents Soldiers In Unusual Photography Series
In 2010, Paul Solberg looped a Polaroid camera around his neck and headed to the west side of Manhattan for Fleet Week. The photographer, who is one half of The Hilton Brothers, wanted to "strike up conversations with the sailors and marines," he said in an email to The Huffington Post. After getting some great shots, Solberg biked home and later discovered the expired film stock he used was quickly deteriorating, so he developed what he could in the darkroom. We wanted to find out more about this project, so we asked him a few questions about his work, which is currently on view at Casa de Costa in New York.
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INTERVIEW MAGAZINE BERLIN
"Andy Dandy and Other works"
Galerie Hiltawsky, Tucholskystraße 41, 10117 Berlin
Läuft bis zum 22. Dezember 2012
Sascha EhlertINTERVIEW Berlin
HUFFINGTON POST Tattoos Hornets Fire: The Millennium Sweden
Take An Armchair Trip To Sweden's Underbelly With Brilliant New Photo Book
This is a travel book unhinged from nostalgia and free from need to hype tradition. Filled with remarkable images, it's an ode to the NOW and enough to satisfy the curious and those with who, like Makos and Solberg, have recently fallen head over heels for Sweden.
Nick SchonbergerC O M P L E X art&design
Madame Figaro - Paris
Hilton Brothers at Galerie Catherine Houard
Christopher Makos était l'assistant, le bras droit de Warhol. Paul Solberg est également photographe, auteur d'un livre qui a fait date, Bloom. Les deux artistes se sont rencontrés il y a sept ans et, trouvant que leur sensibilité était proche, il ont décidé de s'unir pour former The Hilton Brothers, un nom qui sonne comme un groupe rock. Ils se sont amusés, par exemple, à photographier le même sujet et à comparer leur résultat et comment leur image exprime leur sensibilité. En studio, ils réunissaient les deux images pour en faire une seule. 1+1 = 3.