The "photo constructor" David Hochbaum's new show at Broome Street's Munch Gallery combines photos, handwritten typography, neon, etchings, boats, paint, massive Polaroids, and miniature sculptures.
Most fascinating to me were the large scale Polaroids. Decades ago Polaroid produced 5 prototype large format cameras for the World's Fair. The cameras, unlike their portable counterparts, were giant and had to be moved on wheels. They also shot original Polaroids that were 20 x 24 inch large.
David borrowed one of these cameras ( no. 3 of 5) for two weeks, and shot the original pieces that are in this show. These are not blow-ups of Polaroids, they are ACTUALLY THAT BIG.
Some of David's work mixes line art, with old prints, and photos.
Miniature houses, boats and ladders seem to be a constant in this series.
In this case even making it onto the frame.
David Hochbaum standing in front of one of his large poloraid editions.
Other artists featured in the show are Pierre Botardo and Jacob Dahlstrup Jensen.
Pierre Botardo in front of his wall of magazine collages.
Pencil drawings by Jensen.
Hand embossed paper done with a tattoo needle.
I also met White Crow Pictures photographer Anya Roz who snapped a few shots of me on the fly.
And they turned out AMAZING. One nice advantage of living in NY is some of the world's most talented portrait photographers are just walking around, and you can meet them. Check out Anya Roz's Portraits.
As well as artist Eduardo Benedetto.
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