GARY FAYE | NEW WORK
SMINK was pleased to present a new series of still life work by Gary Faye. In his studio practice he has pressed his work forward to a point of austerity, working with a white on white back drop and a white ground. These are living flowers, in floral portraits that have a sense of a long 'hold your breath' moment. They are printed larger than life. They are very simple and striking - beautiful, but not soft. Each portrait is meant to hold the viewer in silence.
Gary Faye is a master at still life work. In his practice he utilizes the finest, cutting edge equipment that Leica has to offer. He mottles the background of these portraits with light, working through the lens taking them from white to deep gray. There are no shadows and very little reflection. The final product is printed in raw form on Hahnemuhle Paper. So whether we are looking at Gary's landscape work or his still life photography, we are ever mindful of photography's potential to transport and transform.