Internationally Acclaimed Artist Launches Innovative Photography Collection At Architectural Digest Home Design Show In March
Award winning photographer David Leaser selected to debut his latest fine art collection at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City. Leaser uses groundbreaking photographic techniques to create highly detailed images of flowers.
Los Angeles, CA (I-Newswire) March 4, 2013 - Award-winning photographer David Leaser will launch his latest collection, “The Orchid Show,” at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City, March 21-24. Leaser was selected to debut his fine art collection, which uses groundbreaking photographic techniques to create highly detailed images of flowers. “The Orchid Show” presents a collection of exotic blooms enlarged enormously to show their intricate detail.
Leaser will also present “Vivid Whites,” a series of striking large-scale flower portraits set against white backgrounds to emphasize their beauty and astonishing detail.
Leaser has been recognized by the art and photographic communities for his groundbreaking techniques. Marrying technology from Nikon and NASA, he creates bold, colorful botanical images that give viewers a bee’s eye view of flowers. Leaser’s “Tiger’s Eye,” was juried as the only photograph selected among 20,000 submissions for the 2013 London Art Biennale. Nikon recently featured his step-by-step macrophotography techniques in their publication, Nikon World.
Critics are calling Leaser’s signature style revolutionary because of its extreme detail. Architectural Digest says Leaser’s images “glow with eye-popping color and pattern.” Ann Landi, contributing editor for ARTNews, says, “Leaser’s work seduces us as only an unforgettable work of art can, to look and look again.” And John Mendelsohn of ArtNet writes, “David Leaser’s Nightflowers, a series of striking photographs, confronts us with nature at its most flamboyant. In his images, this photographer creates fantastic, contemporary signs from nature’s own high style.”
Leaser’s collection was awarded a Silver Medal in the International Photography Awards amidst 80 submissions in 90 countries.
Leaser’s work been also been featured in leading magazines like Architectural Digest and Sunset Magazine, which recognized his collection with its “West at Its Best” honor. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles developed an artist series around Leaser’s work, and 11 pieces are now in the museum’s permanent collection. Images from the series have also taken center stage at landmark locations like the Trump Tower in Hawaii and the Wynn Encore Hotel Las Vegas.
Leaser is the author of four botanical books, including two acclaimed photographic essays. He is a featured lecturer at botanical gardens and museums on botanical subjects and fine art photography. For more information, visit http://davidleaser.com.
The 11th Annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show will take place March 21-24, 2013 at Pier 94, 55th Street at Twelfth Avenue, in New York City and features the best in home design from more than 400 premium brands. See www.archdigesthomeshow.com for more details. To see David Leaser’s collection, visit Booth M11.
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About David Leaser Fine Art
David Leaser creates dramatic images of landscapes and botanicals. His work has appeared in numerous More.. magazines and journals, and he has authored four books, including two photographic monographs. Leaser’s Tropical Gardens of Hawaii and Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs have received critical acclaim; the latter was also featured at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego.
Upon seeing his work, Dr. John Dransfield, senior officer at London’s Royal Botanical Garden (Kew Gardens) praised David’s photographic monograph. “Palm Trees: A Story in Photographs is a beautiful, sumptuously illustrated book. Altogether a treat to look at.”
David began taking photos at a young age. He received a Polaroid Swinger camera from his parents at age six, and he has been taking photographs ever since. After completing the photographic essay, Tropical Gardens of Hawaii, Leaser spent a day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in California. The Huntington was featuring an exhibit of paintings from Frederic Church, arguably the most successful 19th century American artist. Church’s realistic images of the Andes and Amazon inspired Leaser to travel to South America and retrace his footsteps.
In the Amazon, David studied the details of the small flowers on the rainforest floor. Each small flower contained its own ecosystem for the small insects and reptiles of the Amazon. In the Amazon, he had an epiphany: why not show viewers the most intricate, intimate workings of these tiny flowers?
Upon returning to his studio in Los Angeles, David spent the next few months collecting exotic flowers from around the world to pose as subjects for his new work. Orchids from Asia, bromeliads from the Amazon, gingers from Polynesia . . .
Unfortunately, technology hadn’t caught up with his vision. He wasn’t able to capture the extremely fine detail he wanted to show. After months spent researching, David developed his own process, now being called the dettagli process because it captures detail like you’ve never seen before. You can literally see grains of pollen on the stamens of a hibiscus in the Nightflowers collection. And every flaw in these flowers demonstrates that every beauty has its imperfections.
David is dedicating himself to creating a collection of botanical images that will show viewers the miracle of nature. He believes, after studying his Nightflowers series, viewers will never look at flowers in the same way again.Less..
David Leaser Fine Art
12021 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
Phone : 8052809914
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