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Since the Millennium

May 23 – September 16, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 23rd, 5:00-7:00pm.

"As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time." —Francis Bacon

Cecily Full of Grace © Christian Weber

ALUMNI FOCUS is an exhibition of photographic works from distinguished alumni of the photographic studies programs of Daytona State College and the University of Central Florida (Daytona Beach) that is presented each year as part of the regular summer exhibition schedule of SMP. This year we are proud to present the photographic stylings of Christian Weber, a DSC photography alumni with an extensive and successful career in commercial and illustrative photography and video.

With publication credits in numerous important magazines including Details, Wired, GQ, Marie Claire, New Scientist, Communication Arts, AdBusters, Interview, French Photo, Harper’s Bazaar (both Italian and Russian editions), Newsweek and New York Magazine, Weber’s photographs are also frequently featured in exhibitions in the US and abroad. His film and video projects include work for major corporate and advertising clients including Audi, Bottega Veneta, the Ogilvy and Mather Agency, Time Inc. and a music video for the Nine Inch Nails. Some recent endeavors include A Man on Fire (video installation) on exhibit at the MUDAM as part of The Decoding and Deconstructing a Time Capsule show, the film Somatic, his first monograph Blackline, and a current work in progress A Study of Explosions


“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.”


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)
Me © Christian Weber
Explosion B © Christian Weber

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