Miles Ladin's blog

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In The Flash (Spring 2011 Collections)...... WWD Collections

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Anders Petersen exhibit at Marvelli Gallery

I first discovered the work of the great Swedish photographer Anders Petersen in 2007, when some of his work was exhibited at London's Photographers' Gallery when he was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2007. Although he was already famous for his 1978 book Cafe Lehmitz, which influenced many photographers including Nan Goldin, his name was not one I had known. On seeing the London exhibit, I breathed in the intense poetry of his vision and was affected in a manner that I rarely experience.

When his book "French Kiss" was released, I rushed to get a copy. An extension of the work I had seen in London, these pictures taken in France are transcendent in their honesty, intimacy, and raw beauty. His work on the surface is a record of his travels and experiences; on a deeper level of how the people he meets affects his life and visa versa. The hypnotic images he creates are ultimately a gift for us, the viewer. The book is full bleed and a full breath in the artist's attention to tonality and layout. As distinct an experience as an exhibition of his work on the gallery wall.

On view now, In New York City, at the Marvelli Gallery are some of these recent French images, displayed as magnificent large digital pigment print, stretched out across the gallery in a three tier grid. Yes photography, but these charcoal-like renderings are pure poetry as well! Through December 30th you must not walk but run and saturate your senses in the work of Anders Petersen.

Marvelli Gallery
526 W 26th Street, 2nd floor

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Professionals in LA

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Anastasatos

Michael Carson, Personal Fitness Trainer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Permanent Print Collection @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

My photograph BLASS & CO. was recently acquired by the Center for Photography at Woodstock's Permanent Print Collection at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. An exhibition titled "Recent Additions to the Permanent Print Collection"
took place in Woodstock from March thru May of this year.

The curator Maggie Smith wrote in her exhibition statement:
Miles Ladin (NYC) specializes in creating portraits of the rich and famous at high profile events and parties. While his photographs are mostly candid, his subjects have a strong familiarity with the camera. As celebrities, they are acutely aware and controlling of their self-image, creating a tension between the unguarded moment and their predilection to control their public image. The heightened sense of voyeurism in Ladin’s photographs takes the issue of looking at others and turns it into a social commentary about celebrity and our obsession with it. In Blass & Co., the camera angles distort the subjects and create an atmosphere of instability; combined with the high contrasts of the image, his subjects seem almost unnatural and grotesque. Ladin is also commenting on the public and its obsessive need to scrutinize and involve themselves in the lives of celebrities - we are drawn to his images because the subjects are familiar and we are hungry to know more (gossip).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Made Out of Beautiful exhibit @ Parlor Gallery

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Asbury Park First Saturday

I will be exhibiting some photography
at Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, NJ
The opening is on July 3rd from 7-11pm
and coincides with July's First Saturday LIBERTY BASH !
The entire downtown Asbury Park will be open late
with various events spilling onto the street.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In The Flash

Fall 2010 Collections
WWD-The Collections (magazine)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

PQ: A Journal for Contemporary Photography

Please check out the new issue of PQ
where the exhibit "Converging Margins" is reviewed.

New York City-based Miles Ladin photographs the annual fashion shows at Bryant Park and the after parties attended by the “rich and famous.” To the men and women attending these exclusive functions, being photographed is an event which ultimately leads to an appearance in a prestigious magazine, an occurrence far more significant than the party itself. Published celebrity images in general become a symbol of status for the subject and a contemporary means for idol worship to the audience. Ladin subverts this ritual and through his images invites us to contemplate the humorous foibles of those he photographs. Amidst the jostling of photographers and posturing of guests (and vice-versa), Ladin’s images explore the idea of self-declared marginalization from mainstream society due to fame, money, or ego. Ladin examines mediocre clichés about beauty, success or even how to feel about one's own life, which is a stark contrast to the typical paparazzi images usually published. By holding up a mirror to those who see themselves as “fabulous”, the photographer offers us his subjective critique on the consequences of fame and beauty.
---Leah Oates and Ariel Shanberg

to order a copy contact the Center for Photography at Woodstock

profiled in Dwight Today

Wednesday, February 3, 2010