Darkly Romantic Hand-Tinted Images by Rocky Schenck

2016-10-24

Although a contemporary photographer, Rocky Schenck practices his artistry in vintage techniques and mediums, particularly with early 20th century Pictorialism and hand-tinting.

Dark and painterly, Schenck’s large photographs in the book and series “The Recurring Dream” are pictorial narratives on beauty, humor, isolation, death against a dreamy, surreal and cinematic. Schenck said:

“My dreams play a very important part in my life and in the creation of my work. I can usually remember my dreams—or fragments from them—and I look forward to going to sleep each night so I can begin the most unpredictable part of my day. Occasionally I translate my dreams into photographs with the help of old friends or total strangers who wander into my life. Dreams are like movies to me, and films have always been one of my great obsessions. When I create my photographs, it’s almost like I am shooting a ‘still’ from one of my cinematic dreams.”

Visit the on-going show The Recurring Dream at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Rocky Schenck, Gas Station courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery
Rocky Schenck, Carousel; Rocky Schenck, Showgirls courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery
Rocky Schenck, OH; Rocky Schenck, Carousel Bartender courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery
Rocky Schenck, Curtain Call; Rocky Schenck, Balloons & Cigarettes courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery
Rocky Schenck, Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress; Rocky Schenck, The End; Rocky Schenck, Gazing Ball courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery
Rocky Schenck, Lounge Singer; Rocky Schenck, Getting Even courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery

The show will run through Dec. 3.


Images are with permission from the gallery.

written by lomographymagazine on 2016-10-24 #news #dark #photography #rocky #pictorialism #romanticism #hand-colored-photography #hand-tinted-photography #schenck

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