|"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time." —Francis Bacon|
“This collection of photographs represents the work that Weber has been producing since the turn of the millennium. The subject matter is vast but Weber's tone and visual perception remains singularly intent. Celebrity portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and hyper-real documentary images are woven together to dramatize Weber's open interpretation of "the subject."
These various subjects, whether profound or obscure are often shown in a kind of emphatic isolation, their eccentricities slowly revealing themselves to the viewer: unique details, blemishes, curiosities and other idiosyncrasies come to light under Weber's seemingly objective interpretations. While many historic and contemporary photographers have worked within the scheme of a series to organize the thematics of their work, Weber prefers to produce singular and iconic depictions of his subjects, placing importance and significance on the individuated images which compose the body whole.”
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Christian Weber is a film-maker and photographer who is consistently recognized for challenging the conventional interpretation of beauty. Creating assured visuals, Weber's work demonstrates a raw elegance that is both profound and precise within the verve and spirit of contemporary life. Born in Ohio, he moved to Florida as a boy and began taking photographs at the age of fourteen. He attended the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies which in turn propelled him to New York City into a career in the arts. A purist in spirit, Weber uses a variety of enabling technologies to assist in creating work.
Complete Biography (pdf)
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