In Print
BOOK: PAUL SOLBERG TEN YEARS IN PICTURES
Released: October 1, 2015

"Paul's images evoke bygone eras, while remaining fresh and immediate."    - Sir Elton John

 

Huffington Post (Interview) Nov 2015

Document Journal Nov, 2015 (Interview)

WWD Oct, 2015 (Interview)  Nov 2015

Shoot Me Magazine Oct Issue  (Cover)

Shoot Me Magazine Nov Issue (Interview)

L'Oeil de la Photographie Oct 2015

ROOMS Magazine  Oct 2015 

 

THE ESSENTIAL BEAUTY OF THINGS

There are certain photographers who, in their gaze and personal way of understanding photography, strive to create other worlds where object and author are imbricated in a way that allows both to be fruitful and multiply, giving rise to a creative act. Others, under the pretext of that same quest for authorship, use the object of their work merely to deploy a preconceived vision of that which has caught their eye. They take what exists and twist it to suit their own interests, with the aim—often vain and trivial—of transforming it, laying claim to it, divesting it of all or part of its essence in a kind of vampirical act where the object is pushed into the background while the sole author hogs the limelight. This act of creative hubris is rarely found in combination with virtue, but when it is, we find ourselves before a masterpiece, a creation inextricably bound to its creator, and in it we recognize the genius of one who has managed to enter into a kind of positive communion with the objects, landscapes, or people he or she finds interesting. In short, we find ourselves facing the work of an artist. - excerpt from José Guirao essay

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