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Michel Delsol

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Birthplace
Paris, France

Lives in
New York City

Works in
New York City

Website

Tags
landscape, photography

Statement

MICHEL DELSOL was born in Paris; he works and lives in New York where he maintains a studio.

Delsol has a degree in Film Semiotics and Linguistics. Professionally, he apprenticed to portrait photographer Arnold Newman.

Delsol's portraits of writers, musicians, artists, actors, film and stage directors such as David Lynch, Jonathan Demme, Jim Belushi, Carrie Fisher, Peter Stomare, Kathy Acker, Don DeLillo, Johnny Winter, The Beastie Boys and  Rosie O'Donnell. have earned him awards from the Polaroid Corporation and the New York Art Directors Club.

In addition to his editorial assignments, Delsol was allowed special access to the legendary 18th generation Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo and has exhibited this work at the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. . This exhibit received many reviews among which one from the Washington Post.  His most recent completed project is a 144 page photo book produced for the Japanese Ad agency / Entertainment Group Hakuhodo with Korean movie star Lee Byung Hun and he is currently at work on a book with the New York burlesque performer Rose Wood.

Since 2005 Delsol has had  exhibits of his portrait and fine art works in New York City,  Washington D.C. ,Venice, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Artist Statement:

Series Name: (or some thankful memories to trees)

This series of images are a meditation on time. Not in the way of working with a camera to capture or stop time, but in a way of being in time with time. None of the elements in the photographs are pre-arranged,  the scenes photographed are sometimes found, but often they are searched for and recognized.

They are photographs of the confluence of various natural energies, such as time x wind, time x humidity of the air, time of the moment x universal time or memory x body.

All images in the nature series (or some thankful memories to trees) were shot on Tri-X film and processed and printed traditionally in the darkroom.

Cameras used: a Twin lens Rolleiflex with a 75mm fixed lens or a Hasselblad with an 80mm lens.

Awards:

2012: The portfolio: 'Tokusho-Ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan', a portrait of a Zen temple is selected  for  'Le Journal de la Photographie'  weekend portfolio section by Tim Jefferies of the Hamiltons Gallery in London.

2011: Work selected for the 'One Life' international photography competition book.

2010: Artslant showcase juried winner for the portfolio 'Nature Series'  

Solo exhibits

 

Kinokuniya in New York, NY NY: "Kanzaburo: Masked/Unmasked”

Dec 20th 2007 – Feb. 21st 2008

Kinokuniya in New York, NY NY: "Kanzaburo: behind the Scenes"

Nov. 18th Dec.15th 2007

Japanese Embassy, Japan Information and Culture Center

Washington , DC. "Kanzaburo, Photography by Michel Delsol", Aug.2nd

- Sept. 28th 2007. Opening night lecture by Michel Delsol, Aug 2nd.

La Gaia Scienza Gallery, Marghera, Venice, ITALY " Landscapes with

black and white Polaroid" May 4th - June 3 2006

 

Group Exhibits

 

Walter Randel Gallery, NY NY: "Of and About Wood", May 1st - June

15th 2009

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. May 15th 2008

Walter Randel Gallery, NY NY. "Woman: Sacred and Profane", March 27th - May 15th 2008

Walter Randel Gallery , NY NY. " Portraits of Nakamura Kanzaburo and

his 2 sons", Jan. 12th 2008

The Pool Art Fair at the Chelsea Hotel, NY, NY. Nov. 18th - Dec. 1st 2007

Sharada Gallery, Hudson, NY. "(or some thankful memories to trees)"

July 7th - Sept. 7

2006 Sharada Gallery, Hudson, N Y "A Fall and Winter Affair" , Sept. 2nd -

Oct. 28th. 2006

Un Gallo para Esculapio, Buenos Aires, Argentina   May 2005

 

Recent Exhibits

Michel Delsol participated in these exhibits:

May, 2009 Of and About Wood Part II: Sculpture & Photography
Walter Randel Gallery
 
Mar, 2008 Woman: Sacred & Profane
Walter Randel Gallery
 
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Michel Delsol has Exhibited at these venues:

Walter Randel Gallery

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