Weissblum was born in New York (1946) and has his studio there now.
as a painter combines different elements to tell a story, through
advanced digital imaging techniques, Ken Weissblum has been able
to blend two traditional photographic subjects: figures and landscapes.
He calls the results of the process Metaphotography. His vision
leads him to create environmental nudes where the background is
more than a supporting backdrop. In his work the figure comes
to life within its own world.
influences on his work are varied. The Dutch Masters’ use of light
inspires him to search for unique ways to bring illumination to
his subjects. The unconscious style of the Surrealists encourages
him to strive to shape his own fantasies into pictorial dream-like
realities. By combining the primal forms of nudes with graphical
elements in landscapes, he discovers new juxtapositions of shapes,
textures, light and shadows to create images heretofore unforeseen.
has learned his craft through self-education and occasional study
with established photographers, both privately and in workshops.
His training as a psychoanalyst not only fosters is creativity;
it helps him to work intuitively with models. Instead of forcing
them into his concepts, he works with their personalities, ideas
and interests and recognizes them as true collaborators. His favorite
models are those with formal dance training.
215 E. 24 St. #526
New York, NY, 10010, USA
email : [email protected]
web : www.metaphotography.com