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"On the Road with Diana and Holga"
The images contained in this book were originally included in an exhibition at Red Door Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland during December/January 2007-2008. The original images have been produced using plastic toy cameras popular during the 1960's. Using readily available 120 medium format film, these cameras produce images with a very unique, almost painterly quality. Prone to light leaks and inconsistent exposures, the photographer must rely more often on luck than technical skill to capture an image. This randomness allows the artist to concentrate on composition, light and shadow and when combined with hand processing of both film and prints, presents a broad range of possibilities.
Danish-American photographer, David Levy was born in Landsthul, Germany in 1962. He received his first camera at the age of 10 and immediately fell in love with the medium. Since his childhood he has been exploring and experimenting with a variety of media including painting, drawing, woodworking and sculpture. Recent work includes experimental video and 16mm film. He studied Art History and Communications at the University of California, Irvine. His professional career includes a number of curatorial and gallery director positions for public and private organizations. He has also taught photography at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and the University of Oregon in addition to private workshops. He currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he owns Red Door, an alternative exhibition and studio space. (www.reddoor.ch) "On the Road with Diana and Holga" is an exploration of love, loss, and desire viewed as a visual narrative produced using vintage toy cameras.
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