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GARY RAY RUSH, NIKKOR 85mm Lens, NIKON FE Camera
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GARY RAY RUSH, NIKKOR 85mm Lens, NIKON FE Camera GARY RAY RUSH, NIKKOR 85mm Lens, NIKON FE Camera

FLECK FINE ART EXHIBITION MAY 2022

GARY RAY RUSH, NIKKOR 85mm Lens, NIKON FE Camera

$4,000.00

Macro - Panorama Photography

Pigment inkjet print on Epson Professional Photo Paper

27 x 40 inches

Archival matting, white wood frame, art glass

2022

limited edition of 10

Artist Statement

I admire the talent, skill and discipline required of the great painters of hyperrealism. I’m drawn to the practise and as a photographer I’ve produced a series of portraits of objects over the years that I liken to hyper realistic paintings. I’m at it again with this composition of one of my favourite film cameras the Nikon FE. The final photography is made up of 4 macro (close up) shots and a new lighting technique I developed for this "portrait". After shooting I immediately began with the retouching, probably better described as digital painting, that I do to make the subject look iconic and commanding. It is probably not well understood how many hours a photographer can spend digitally painting something like this but it is many, and in my case certainly enough to give me a renewed appreciation of the great painters of hyperrealism.

The old beat-up lens in the composition is a favourite portrait lens of mine that I used back in the nineties to capture hundreds of Canadian actors, dancers and business leaders. I can’t turn on a TV without seeing somebody this lens was used on. I bought it used from a celebrated Canadian photographer. Imagine the adventures, tragedies, heart breaks and triumphs that are contained in the dents and bruises of this lens.


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