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TWS Feature: Carrie M. Street Fashion New York

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Carrie M. Street Photography NYC, Copyright 2018

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Photography by Carrie M. Copyright 2018

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Text by A.H. Scott, Copyright 2018

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Taking Her Shot: Through the Lens of Carrie M.

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She sees it. In her mind’s eye, before the setting is set and subject is set in motion. New designers, new faces; she’s shaking it up while going through the paces.

 

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The scenario starts to take shape, as her watercolor of wonder begins to crystallize to reality. Models in motion, having that gliding gaze across the lens’ view, as she takes her shot.

 

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Colors bold and that certain look of captivation in the subject’s eyes, takes the viewer on a journey of Carrie M.’s vision. Like a fly on the wall, a moment of private thought is conveyed from model to photographer. We catch a glimpse of the magic, but not the secret of Carrie M’s method.

 

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Hip-hop, couture, and every kind of style signature in between; she knows her stuff so sleek and tame. ‘Take my picture’ some might say. But, Carrie M’s maneuvers have a different kind of sway.

 

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On target, she is with dancers and athletes all in her camera’s midst. Faces, places of the sun and moon, are the backdrop she scopes out to get her shot. Life’s a beach and Carrie M. goes with the flow. When she grabs the camera and shoots, what’s ordinary gets blown away. 

 

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Carrie M’s passionate quest of her craft will never stop. Her line is cast in sizzling clarity, as the Brooklyn Bridge is in her sight. At the end of a shoot, for Carrie M. is resolute – Have Camera Will Travel!

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Carrie M. Photographer NYC.

 

 

ABOUT CARRIE M.: Carrie M. is a New York based, professional freelance photographer. Always on the lookout for new challenges and adventures for her vocation, Carrie M. holds a fresh outlook for fashion, faces, and atmospherics that will make your toes tap and senses snap to a funky beat and sly wink. Contact her @carriemphotography on Instagram.

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About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and frequent contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by A. H. Scott, visit this pagehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/h-scott-follow-ruble-road/

 

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Upcoming Exhibitions: Stanek Gallery

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Scene of the Crime on Exhibit at Stanek Gallery

 

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A picture entitled, “Scene of the Crime” will be part of a group  exhibit entitled: People, Places & Things at Stanek Gallery, 242 North 3rd Street in Philadelphia. The opening reception is  this coming Friday, May 4th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  This picture is part of a series of tableaux vivants created by Tony Ward between the years 1993 to 2000.  This will be the first time the artist exhibits this particular body of work in Philadelphia, where the pictures resulted in his second monograph, Tableaux Vivants, Edition Stemmle. Zurich, Switzerland, fpublished in  2000.  There are very limited editions of these vintage silver prints available and are now being offered for the first time to collectors at Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia.  In 2005,  “The Figure” another picture from the series sold (modern print 42″ x 62″) at an exhibit in  Paris to a collector from London for $18,000 dollars, the highest price paid for a single work by Tony Ward to date.

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http://tonyward.com/early-work/tableaux-vivants-1993-2000/

The Figure

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To learn more about Tony Ward’s tableaux vivants, click here: visit this pagehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/tableaux-vivants-1993-2000/

 

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Diary: A Fashion Shoot at the Jersey Shore

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Holly: Wearing a Black Latex Dress

 

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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Diary: A Trip to the Jersey Shore

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Holly and I had worked together many times before leading up to this shoot at the Jersey shore.  I first met her at Delilah’s Den, a well established gentlemen’s club on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia.  Back then she was a shot girl and one evening she came over to me while I was seated at a table next to the main dance stage when she asked if I wanted a shot? I said no but I would like to have your number. I explained that I was a contract photographer for Penthouse and was at the club that evening scouting for new models. She reached for a napkin on her server tray and jotted down her contact information.  That marked the beginning of 1o year run between a photographer and young woman that would quickly become his  muse.  At 21 years of age Holly began to appear in countless Penthouse pictorials, Playboy and she even crossed over briefly into fashion layouts for mainstream publications based in New York.  This particular photo was created in the parking lot of a seedy Atlantic City motel where we set the stage for a series of fashion fetish photos featuring Holly as a fetishistic bon vivant.

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To see additional pictures of Holly , become a member, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/category/membership-account/

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To access additional Diary entries, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/3728-2/

 

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Stanek Gallery: Exhibition Announcement

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Stanek Gallery: People, Places & Things. May 2018.

 

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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I am honored to announce my participation in the first inaugural photography exhibition at  Stanek Gallery,  located at 242 North 3rd street in Philadelphia.  The group exhibition was curated by the legendary art gallerist and dealer Sande Webster Brantley, who I came to know during the early 1990’s when she had her first gallery on Locust street near Rittenhouse Square. She would later move to fancier digs at 2008 Walnut Street before closing the gallery in 2011 to pursue curating and art consulting.  Sande was one of the first if not the first female art dealer in American history to embrace African American artists works as equal to their white counter parts.  It is with this distinction that makes Sande Webster’s vision of art free of racism, bigotry, or prejudice. In celebration of this exhibition I would like to express my deepest appreciation for being included with these most distinguished artists, some of whom I’ve known since the 1970’s.  Shout outs to: Adger Cowans, Willie Williams, Donald Camp, Arlene Love, Robert Reinhardt, Ada Trillo, Ronald Tarver, Andrea Baldeck, Anthony Barbosa and Stanek Gallery.

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Another Place Another Time. Will be on view at Stanek Gallery

Another Place Another Time. Will be on view at Stanek Gallery

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To learn more about the exhibit at Stanek Gallery, click herehttps://www.stanekgallery.com

 

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Wenjia Guo: View on the Roof

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Photography and Artist Statement by Wenjia Guo, Copyright 2018

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View on the Roof

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As an architecture student, I always treat design as a process of choice. Choose to show the real structure or hide with decorative materials. Choose to display the mechanical equipment or dress up with modernist elements. It is the same with the photographic medium, photographers choose the light, the subject, the environment as well as the attitude. So, this time, I used my pictures to discuss something that architects tried to hide from the public, the roof view. Nowadays, architects value roofs as the fifth façade. They came up with the concept of a green roof tried to turn the roof into a positive element in life and the environment.  However, during  development over time, architects used the parapet wall to prevent people from easily seeing the roof from the ground. I found several roofs to photograph and recorded these views. From an aerial view to observe these buildings, I found them familiar and strange. The equipment on the roof is still in the quiet of day there to complete their functions, do not look forward to my visit, but once I pay more attention, the snow in spring, the narrow skylight, the huge heating all tells their own story. Architecture design for me is a way of expressing my thoughts to the world and  to photograph structures like this provides me with an opportunity to read to the world.

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Portrait of Wenjia Guo by Mu Qiao, Copyright 2018

Portrait of Wenjia Guo by Mu Qiao, Copyright 2018

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About The Author: Wenjia Guo is a Graduate student in the School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania. To access additional articles by Wenjia Guo, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/wenjia-guo-travel-friends/

 

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