10.19.2009

SEAN PERRY: Celestial Triptych


HASSELBLAD 501CM

Hasselblad Masters of Photography Finalist 2009

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
9 West 57th Street (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
The Sentinels (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Hasselblad 501CM
Astor Place Tower (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Camera: Sigma DP2
Celestial series (c) Sean Perry /All Rights Reserved

Sigma Corporation of America asked Sean Perry and three other professional photographers to shoot with their DP2 14-mega pixel digital camera and submit their three best images for exhibition. Laurence Matson, master digital printer and DP2 User Group guru, printed the final images. Sigma On-line Gallery
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I’m delighted that Sigma included me in their exhibition for PhotoPlus Expo 2009. I was asked along with Chip Forelli, Paula Lerner, and Stephen Mallon to make pictures with a Sigma DP2 for a few weeks - the only request being "make something awe-inspiring"... no pressure in that, right? I have photographed with the same camera for almost 10 years, a Hasselblad 501CM and though I almost always work in black in white, I like to play with color.

Saul Leiter and Jeff Brouws just kill me with inspiration.

After reading about the philosophy behind the DP2 I thought this would be a meaningful challenge and was honestly not disappointed. I believe the camera has a beautiful response to light and liked the rendering and palette so much I decided to make color images for the show - a loose triptych that echoes a celestial feel. I’m looking forward to sharing the photographs, they were a joy to make. I hope you find them playful and unexpected.
–Sean Perry
SEAN PERRY WEBSITE

PhotoPlusExpo Exhibits Oct. 22- Oct.24
Sigma DP2 Gallery and Hasselblad Masters of Photography Finalist 2009

5 comments:

Juan Antonio Torron Castro said...

Magnífico blog, preciosas fotografias, un saludo.-

Paula said...

I sent a friend a link to your blog, she said it was like a wonderful photography book. I have to agree and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

Kcalpesh said...

These are really wonderfully shot pictures!

- Pixellicious Photos

Debra Healy said...

This Blog is better than a Book, because a book is frozen in time and it's subject. This keeps changing. The selection is astute and challenging. so many gifted photographers, so many tones and atmospheres.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Fantastic. Everything so fluid here.