With the workshop season drawing to a close, I found myself inspired to photograph and eager to get back to my own work. The pool is currently unavailable (details soon….), but my heart is with the mirrors for the time being anyway.

I’ve been playing with a different palette in the studio this time, and in just the last few weeks have already had some excellent shoots and exciting developments. Although it hasn’t been quite as intense as “binge shooting“, I have my hands full with the editing process and new images to work with. I’m looking forward to sharing more soon, but in the meantime here is one of the latest:

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Untitled #12-01-15-39

When I’m photographing with the mirrors, I typically shoot at least two models at a time, either combining them into a single figure or looking for an interesting relationship between the two. In Untitled #12-01-15-39, I was only working with one model- Cory, of course- and experimenting with different light and color in preparation for another upcoming shoot. This image was somewhat of a surprise- I just love the color gradation on the body, and how it blends with the background in just the right area’s. The “contrapposto” (which sounds like something you order at Grano Emporio) of the figure feels classical, reminding me of the ancient Greek sculpture Kritios Boy. It also brought to mind Michelangelo’s Dying Slave, which I always rush to see when I’m visiting the Louvre. I would love to hear any thoughts!

More recent work to come soon….

 

We’re cleaning out!

In an attempt to clean out the studio, from now through the holidays I have a selection of books on sale:

Reflections: 25 Years of Photography by Connie Imboden

This is my latest monograph, featuring 150 images that represent some of my favorite discoveries throughout the years, including some never before published black and white images and a selection of the early color work. Putting this book together drew connections between some of the threads that have come up throughout my work from the beginning, and revealed new meaning and metaphors in both old and recent photographs. The reproductions are beautiful, and the essays by A.D. Coleman, Arthur Ollman, and John Wood are eloquent. Hardcover, published by Insight Editions.

Original Price: $50
SALE PRICE: $30

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LIMITED EDITION:

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The limited edition of Reflections comes in a clamshell box and includes a signed and editioned print of Untitled #7146, approx. 9″x12″.  The original price for Reflections L.E. is $500, but is now available for $200.

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Connie Imboden: Beauty of Darkness
Beauty of Darkness is one of the more popular books I’ve published, including stunning reproductions of images from 1986 – 1998, and poetic essays by A.D. Coleman and Arthur Ollman. I was on press in Verona, Italy to approve each plate produced by Stamperia Valdonega to ensure the highest quality printing. The cloth cover is gorgeous, with a tipped in plate of Untitled #4442, and is protected by a beautifully smooth dust jacket. Hardcover, published by Custom and Limited Editions.

Original Price: $65
SALE PRICE: $30

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LIMITED EDITION:

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There is also a limited edition of Beauty of Darkness available, although I only have a handful left. This one comes in a very nice hard clothbound case,  and includes a signed and editioned print, approx. 9.5″x12.5″.  The original price forBeauty of Darkness L.E. is $600, but is now available for $200. The included print can be selected from Untitled #5802Untitled #7402, or Untitled #7790. To purchase, click on your choice:

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Untitled #5802
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Untitled #7402
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Untitled #7790
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Out of Darkness

Although the regular edition is sold out, I have come across a couple remaining available limited editions of Out of Darkness. This very early monograph highlights my work from 1986 – 1991, including a few images that were never published before or after its publication, the reproductions of which are some of the best I’ve seen. Artfully published by Esther Woerderhoff and FotoFolie, it received a Silver Medal in Switzerland’s illustrious “Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt” (“Most Beautiful Book in the World”) Award in 1992.


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The remaining two limited edition copies of Out of Darkness are the last in a signed and numbered collector’s edition of only 150 books. It comes in a white, hard protective case, which has a separate section for the included signed and numbered print enclosed in a matching high quality folio. While this book is not on sale, there are only a couple copies left in the edition, available for $1000.

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The included print can be selected from Untitled #1894 or Fire. To purchase, click on your choice:

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