Monday, May 7, 2012

Evelyn Hofer at James Danziger Gallery

My gallerist James Danziger has another great show opening this week celebrating the work of Evelyn Hofer.


I wasn’t familiar with her work, but as soon as I saw it, I felt like she was a kindred spirit. The images capture something that’s both recognizable and yet mysterious. The simplicity of the portraits deepen your curiosity about the subject. And to be quite honest, I’m totally jealous I didn’t get to take a couple of these shots! But, I wasn’t shooting much when I was four years old.


James is having a public opening for the show this Thursday. I’m attending, and would love to see you there.


Evelyn Hofer

James Danziger Gallery

527 West 23rd Street.

Thursday, May 10, 6 Р8 p.m.


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  1. Antonia at Swedish Love Affair

    May 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    very nice!

  2. lady philosopher

    May 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    There is something so fascinating about History and Men in Uniforms.
    They represent a group, usually a kind of belonging to power.
    See the Right to History, and the Right to Fashion:

  3. Tinacious.Me

    May 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    wow! i really like the first picture! so wish I could be there!

  4. Natasha Fatah

    May 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Looks like it will be a wonderful show!
    Have fun!


  5. tini-tani

    May 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Men in the form-it’s my weakness!)))

  6. Alison

    May 7, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Such amazing photos. They really look like something that you would take so I’m not surprised that you are so drawn to them.

  7. Elisa Eymery

    May 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    There is definitely a touch of sartorialist-ism in these photos…


    Wandering Minds

  8. lucy

    May 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    A love affair with the past. love it!

  9. Simbarashe

    May 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Count me in!

  10. Erin

    May 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Very charming! Would love to one day overcome my fear of approaching people to shoot them in this style.

  11. irene

    May 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  12. Manon

    May 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing fotos !! Just Love it !!

  13. melissa

    May 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    They look very modern…


  14. Alessandra Frega

    May 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Very nice pic!!!

  15. AnthonyC

    May 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Some similarities here. Known for complex portraits of people and places and the use of the 5 inch viewfinder camera. Should be good.


    May 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

  17. Carla Byrd

    May 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    authentic period shots are my fav @abyrdseye

  18. Monsieur Marcel

    May 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I’ll be there with bells on.

  19. Johnny

    May 8, 2012 at 3:24 am

    What a great exhibition, I’m definitely gonna to swing by Chelsea to have a look at it in the next couple of days!

  20. Three Angles

    May 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

    All I see is golden ration.
    No, honestly, she seems to be a good artist.

  21. [email protected]

    May 8, 2012 at 8:23 am

    How amazing..for a moment, I thought these were set photos for a period TV show or movie…but then I read sart’s comments and realized that they were the real deal. I love the uniforms, so substantial compared today’s featherweight, disposable ones. And the billboard! I adore the large one with couple, the records and the record player. A romantic image if there after was one.

  22. Archibald

    May 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Very Dick Tracyesque. Love that old ragged table contrasting the perfectly neat uniform.

    Feel the smell of wet cast iron, concrete, tobacco smoke, clothing starch and Tabac cologne.

    Another nice, inspiring post. Thank you.


  23. Heidi

    May 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The flic in the 2nd pic looks like a publicity still from a Hollywood soundstage

  24. La Vie Quotidienne

    May 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Evelyn H. is a great news…amazing job.

    XOXO from MUNICH
    La Vie Quotidienne

  25. Nyrha

    May 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  26. Bibi

    May 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    stunning photographs. I love images of people that are so compelling that not knowing the person no longer matters.

  27. Huliganjetta's lifestyle blog

    May 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Suggests respect!

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  28. emilie

    May 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    gallarist should be gallerist…

  29. femilie

    May 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    emilie is right, although since it isn’t a real word, does it really matter?


  30. Erin

    May 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Saw you briefly a the event and was so sad not to get to say hi! I am new to NY and thought you would have been so much fun to speak with. I follow your blog religiously and appreciate your local insight. I even braved my first subway transfer all alone. :)

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