Miles Ladin's blog

Friday, December 19, 2008

Man Ray

"There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it." --Man Ray


Saturday, December 13, 2008

UK book with 12 pages on my photography to be released October 2009

Each title in The World s Top Photographers Workshops series pairs in-depth, practical advice with stunning images and personal tips from the world s acknowledged masters. Celebrity & Performance offers hardworking, incisive, and comprehensive advice on this field of photography. This book will show you how to shoot big personalities, on and off their stage, the challenge being to capture something special and unique from celebrities who spend many of their waking hours in front of a camera or audience. Work reflecting all aspects of celebrity and performance photography is showcased, including projects shot in studios, on sets, in theatres, and on location. Official and unofficial, reportage and staged photographs are featured, including: portraiture and cover shots for consumer magazines and newspaper supplements; lifestyle stories for celebrity magazines; celebrity weddings; film unit stills photography; behind the scenes reportage; dance and opera performance and rehearsal photography; theatre promotional shots; gig photography; actors head-shots; glamour photography; catwalk photography; paparazzi street photography; red-carpet/press conference news coverage.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

group show @ The Center for Photography at Woodstock


Barkley Hendricks retrospective @ Studio Museum

My friend and former professor at Connecticut College, the painter Barkley Hendricks,
will have his work exhibited in his first career retrospective, Birth of the Cool, at The Studio Museum in Harlem.
This is a much welcomed acolade for this under appreciated artist.
On view are his iconic portraits, meditative landscapes, and a caucophony of other works
that comment on the cultural and sexuall mores of our times.
The work and exhibit are a must see and clearly show the prescident
for such current "art stars" as Kehinde Wiley and Rene Cox.

Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool
The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street, New York, New York

November 12, 2008- March 15, 2009

all works courtesy of the artist, Barkley Hendricks
to view more of Barkley's work:


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Asbury Park, New Jersey, Group Exhibition

My work is in a group exhibit entitled "Sit Still"
at The Gallery @ 629 Cookman
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Feel free to come by the gallery during Asbury’s “First Night” block party
on Cookman Avenue
Saturday September 6th
from 6-11pm
and rub shoulders with
the Hilton Sisters, Martin Scorsese, and Walter Cronkite among others.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

from the studio walls

Glamour Girls #1
20 b&w RC prints in grid

Thursday, May 8, 2008

from the studio walls

Olson Twins Diptych, 2007

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Last days of Kitaj

Little Pictures, Marlborough Gallery (NYC)
April 10-May 3

Yes, as my good friend Kelli Fidlow commented they look like sketches, but some of these are indeed gems. Like all of R.B. Kitaj's work, they are full of intellectual rigor and visual challenge. These "Little Pictures" were done before his unexpected death in October (rumors of suicide were fluttering around the show's opening). The understated subject of this show is color. These final small pictures painted on burlap-like canvas celebrate color and as fragments move away from the wonderfully oblique narratives usually found in Kitaj's pictures.
The images contain references to Rothko, Pissaro, Matisse, as well as portrait's of Freud, Proust, and the artist's father. Self-Portraits filled with kaleidoscopic color as well as love poems to his beloved deceased wife Sandra are also exorcised from the artist’s psyche in this final showing.


Check out AIPAD
for some hallmarks of photography!
Skip the Soth and go right to the Kertesz
Polaroids at the Stephen Bulger gallery
(matted and framed wonderfully).

Also check out work by Japanese legend
Daido Moriyama at a few galleries including
Michael Hoppen Gallery, Steven Kasher Gallery, and Charles A. Hartman Fine Art.
Particularly stunning is Moriyama's cat portrait: Documentary 83, 1996 at Kasher Gallery.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Turkish Oil Wrestling, 2007