December 3rd, 2012
Chris Buck – Artist Talk and Signing
Tomorrow evening at Aperture Gallery, join Chris Buck for an artist talk about his first photobook, Presence: The Invisible Portrait.
Presence brings a counterintuitive and conceptual take on the desire to behold fame. A successful editorial portrait photographer, Buck ingeniously set up these shots so that, even without digital manipulation, no human figure can be seen. From the super-famous (Robert De Niro, Jay Leno, Snoop Dogg) to the legendary (Günter Grass, Chuck Close, Archbishop Desmond Tutu) to the notorious (Nick Cave, David Lynch, Sarah Silverman), the range of subjects and collaborators blurs the line between the indulgence of pop culture and the obliqueness of art photography. A book signing will follow the discussion.
For more on Presence: The Invisible Portrait, see: