Tag Archives: photorealism

City Vehicle Yard, South Van Ness & 13th Street, San Francisco, CA 19 December 2015.

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Good Evening:

One of my big influences as a photographer is Photo-Realism, a painting movement prominent about 40-50 years ago. Ironic. One of the subjects the Photorealists loved to portray consisted of automobiles, either singly or in gatherings. So here is a photograph in the Photorealistic painting style of a Photorealistic painting subject.

City Vehicle Yard, San Francisco, CA 19 December 2015, 1:26 p.m.

City Vehicle Yard, San Francisco, CA 19 December 2015, 1:26 p.m.

It’s OK, I don’t understand me, either.

Vonn Scott Bair

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up – Photorealism, Photography Style

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Good Evening:

Photorealistic painting never really went away. Although the genre of painting so realistically that the result looks like a photograph enjoyed its greatest vogue in the Seventies, it still has its adherents today. During the Seventies, my dad managed the finances of Hartford, Connecticut’s Wadsworth Atheneum, one of America’s larger art museums, and the oldest public one. During Dad’s time at the museum, they also employed a curator whose name I forget who had a remarkable gift for identifying up-and-coming artists and trends, with the result that the museum hosted one of the most significant early exhibitions of video art, to give one example. During those years, the museum also exhibited many artists who specialized in photorealism and/or urban landscapes.

Well, I can’t paint, I can photograph. Presenting recent photographs inspired by um, uh, photorealism.

IMG_4788, Divisidero, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 01:09:53 p.m.

IMG_4788, Divisidero, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 01:09:53 p.m.

DSCN4984, SOMA, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:58:30 p.m.

DSCN4984, SOMA, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:55:30 p.m.

DSCN4988, South of Market, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:58:30 p.m.

DSCN4988, South of Market, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:58:30 p.m.

DSCN4964, Bryant Street, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:42:30 p.m.

DSCN4964, Bryant Street, San Francisco, California, 20 April 2013, 06:42:30 p.m.

I realistically hope you have a really photographic weekend.

Vonn Scott Bair