Issue #110  9/14/2006
Vintage Works Photographers' Images In Exhibits And Photography Magazines

Several of the photographers that are represented by Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, PA, have exhibitions currently or recently on display, and many have had their work published or scheduled in several leading photography magazines.

Stanko Abadžic is a Croatian that manages to mix an Eastern European sense of the mystical, like Andre Kertesz, with the unerring eye for the moment, like Henri Cartier-Bresson. His black and white imagery is pure magic. Abadžic has gotten a lot of publicity lately. A major four-page portfolio of his work was published in the leading Czech photography magazine PhotoArt's recent August issue. His work is also scheduled for a featured portfolio in the U.S.-based Black & White magazine next year.

In addition Abadžic has recently had a show entitled "Adriatic Routes" exhibited at the Cultural Centre in Eger, Hungary, and will soon be exhibiting the show at the Gallery of the Photoclub in Split, Croatia. Earlier this year work from his current book, "In Abstentia", was shown at the Museum of Karlovac's Galerija Vjeskoslav Karas. Another new book on Abadžic's images is in the works.

You can see a special online exhibit of his work, entitled "Stanko Abadžic: Out of the Shadows, a Photojournalist's Diary of Life", on I Photo Central at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/90/1/0 .

Based in Amsterdam, Brit ex-pat Lisa Holden produces large-scale painted-on color photography of stunning proportions. Holden's "Garden (Tree)" image is being used by Art Business to illustrate an upcoming article on the digital influence on art photography.

Holden has a solo show entitled "La Sala Reservada", at METIS, Amsterdam, Netherlands (September 3-October 7). Her work is also in a group exhibition "Making Love to My Ego" at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK (August 11-September 24) and is featured prominently in the show's catalogue. She also has another solo show coming up at France Lejeune Fine Art, Antoine Bréartstraat 13b, Knokke, Belgium, which is entitled, "Erwartung" (October28-November 26). And she is participating in an artist publication project: the An(other) Publication project by Renee Ridgway and Katarina Zdjelar in collaboration with the Piet Zwart Institute (NL) and Revolver Books, "Archiv fur aktuelle Kunst".

You can see Holden's work in a special online exhibit entitled "Contemporary Photography of Lisa Holden: Victorian Dreamscapes and New Technology" at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/81/1/0 .

Krzysztof (or Christophe) Pruszkowski's powerful multiple exposure images, which he calls "photosynthesis", tear off social masks and, as Jerome Sans, director of the Tokyo Palace, Paris, has written, "The artist does not interpret the world by establishing its apparent form but rather restores its complexity and places it in a context which reveals the richness of its metamorphosis. A brilliant concept."

Pruszkowski's controversial work on terrorist kidnappers was recently shown in Warsaw, Poland. His work is also scheduled for a featured portfolio in the U.S.-based Black & White magazine next year.

Pruszkowski's black and white images are featured in a special online exhibit at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/75/1/0 .

Jerry Spagnoli has just had his first book "Jerry Spagnoli: Daguerreotypes, 1995-2004" published by Steidl (see a review of the book at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/article_view.php/118/109/615 ).

Spagnoli continues to build on his reputation as the foremost daguerreotypist of his age, utilizing the medium for his unique conceptual art. He may be best known for having co-produced a series of portraits with artist Chuck Close, but his personal work is stunning.

A number of pieces from the book are included in the special exhibition on I Photo Central called, "Contemporary Daguerreotypes: Mirrors to the Future and the Past", at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/7/1/0/14 .

Marcus Doyle will be front and center in an upcoming Focus magazine article on him and his color work in November. Doyle, who is known for his intensely colored nightscapes, had just had an eight-page article with photographs appear in the leading Scandinavian photography publication, Fotografi, which is published out of Norway, but is available throughout Europe. In addition, Harper's magazine's May issue had a photograph (Monument Diner) by Doyle in its "Reader's Section", which is devoted to up-and-coming artists and authors.

Just a reminder that Vintage Works, Ltd. is offering for sale a limited edition book entitled: Marcus Doyle: Night Vision/Intimacies of an Unblinking Eye. Twenty-six photographs by Doyle are reproduced in full color and are accompanied by an essay by Matt Damsker.

The 32-page book is offered in a special edition, which is cloth hardbound (plus dust jacket) and slip-cased and comes with an 8 x 10 inch signed and editioned photograph and is limited to only 100 copies (ISBN 0-9771415-1-9), for a starting price of $500. The price goes up $100 for each 20 sold. A softbound edition, limited to 1,400 copies (ISBN 0-9771415-0-0), is priced at $39.95.

To view some of Marcus Doyle's images, you can go to http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/57/1/1 .

To order either the softbound or the hardbound copy with print directly, contact Vintage Works, Ltd. at 1-215-822-5662, or email info@vintageworks.net . During the Spring Sale on I Photo Central (now until June 21, 2006), we will waive the shipping price within the U.S. Softbound copies will ship media rate and the hardbound copies with print will ship priority mail/insured.

The book is also available at these fine photography bookstores and art dealers:

France Lejeune Fine Art

Antoine Bréartstraat 13b

8300 Knokke


Phone: +32 485 43 23 27

Fax: +32 15 33 62 12

Email: france.fine.art@pandora.be .

Libreria Kowasa

Mallorca 235

08008 Barcelona


http://www.kowasa.com/ .

Tel.: +34 93 487 61 37

Fax: +34 93 215 80 54

Email: info@kowasa.com .

Hours: M-Sa, 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8:30 pm

Arcana Books on the Arts

1229 Third St Promenade

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel: +1-310-458-1499

Fax: +1-310-458-9014

Email: order@arcanabooks.com .

http://www.ArcanaBooks.com/ .

Hours: M-Sa, 10 am to 6 pm, and Su, 12 pm to 6 pm

Michael Dawson's Book Shop

535 N Larchmont Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Tel: + 323-469-2186

Fax: + 323-469-9553

Email: orders@dawsonbooks.com .

http://www.michaeldawsongallery.com/ .

Hours: W-Sa, 10 am-5 pm, and M and Tu by appointment

D A Information Services

648 Whitehorse Road

Mitcham Victoria 3132


Phone: +61 3 9210 7777

Fax: +61 3 9210 7788

Email: service@dadirect.com.au .

http://www.dadirect.com.au .

If you are a bookstore and would like to stock this book, please contact Alex Novak at 1-215-822-5662.