The Reflected Eye is a narrative photo exhibition of sixty works framed and three hundred images collected are dispersed throughout Dune Studio’s common areas, offering the viewer a tour while being immersed in a working photo studio environment. The Reflected Eye turns our attention to the mystery on the other side of the lens, the photographer.
The show includes Images from iconic photographers Jerry Schatzberg, Fernand Fonssagrives, Rankin, Ralph Gibson, Bob Gruen,Ted Allan, Horst P. Horst, Paul Hesse, Herbert Matter, Sandro Morriconi, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Francesco Scavullo, Melvin Sokolsky to Timothy White share their vision behind how movement works and plays into creating the ultimate photograph. This exhibition pays tribute to those who make the magic happen. “They are the beauty-seekers, perfectionists and magic-makers that bring glamour, desire and style to spectators around the world,” says Phillip Odom, Principal Totem Creative.
Marilena Borga, Italian Vogue Photo Editor explains, “Lenses are a weird way to see through what eyes already perceive thru a not-imaginary focus. Photographers are indispensable to capture what one sees but cannot imagine. It’s the alchemy between seeing and being guided to perceive. The result is the joy of looking at a beautiful photo.”
“When we started our journey, with over 300 images compiled, it became apparent how photographers were known only by name and work, but not by face. This is a sharp contrast of living in the current era of the selfie and our behind-the-scenes voyeuristic obsession. I felt while editing this body of work that there was a story to tell, part insider, part pop culture with a big helping of photo history,” says Reflected Eye editor, Karen Boltax.
Collected by celebrated model agent, Patty Sicular, the exhibition combines portraits and on-the-job snapshots from over the last 50 years, representing some of the fashion industry’s most notable, notorious and soon-to-be-discovered photographers. “You would be totally insane to miss this exhibit from Blumenfeld, to Sokolsky to Parkinson all the greats are here,” says Simon Doonan, Barneys New York Creative Ambassador.
The Reflected Eye exhibit is on display at Dune Studios located at 121 Varick Street 7th floor. The show will be installed from May 26 to June 30, 2015 and open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday 11 – 4 pm. Gallery owner, Steven Kasher has written a critical essay to accompany the show.