Water/Reeds, photograph

Yoram Gelman Photography: 65 Saint Paul Road, Red Hook 12571 | (914) 262-8037‬

ygelmanphoto.com | ygelmanphoto@gmail.com

I am a photographer, living in Red Hook, working mostly in Black/White, and prefer to take quiet, contemplative images. . . images that welcome the viewer in to take a long look.

As an analogy of my black and whites, I look for definitive musical lines in a chamber piece.  My work in color would be more like listening to full orchestras – although still seeking definitive lines.

My vision is influenced by my background in mathematics and physics. . . not to geometry nor to special effects as such but rather to finding shapes, and curves.  A shadow’s edge, from even a straight line, falling onto a curved surface, can take wonderful form.

I print my own work on archival stock, bringing out not only traditional qualities such as contrast and texture, but also, especially, tones.

I also work with Alternative Processes . . . wet-plate collodion, platinum-palladium, and intaglio printing from photographic etchings

The images and writings of many, on photography and philosophy, influence me in subtle directions. . .  Stieglitz, Kertész, Barthe, Wesson only begin to enumerate them.  I hope viewers hear my message as well.