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PHILIP RINGLER

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Alchemist's Lab, 2012 Silver Gelatin Print 60"x40" © c. Philip Ringler 2012
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History Of Rome, 2012 Silver Gelatin Print 60"x40" © c. Philip Ringler 2012
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Mortificatio, 2012 Silver Gelatin Print 60"x40" © c. Philip Ringler 2012
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The Great Depression, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Black Sun, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Things Are Looking Up, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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The Break-Up, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Hex Maze, 2010 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40
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Crypt One, 2012 Silver Gelatin Print 40"x60" © c. Philip Ringler 2012
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Mythic Vertigo, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 40"x60"
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All This Can Be Yours, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 40"x60" © Philip Ringler 2010
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The End, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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Duck and Cover, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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Two Sides To Every Story, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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I'll Play The Devil and You Can be The Light, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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From Ashes, Rise, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60"x 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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The Landscape Of Human Predicament, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 40" X 60" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Saturn, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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The Wasteland, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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This Is The 23rd. This Is The Lucky One., 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 40" X 60" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Ruined, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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With The Curtains Drawn, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 40" X 60" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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When You Were Gone, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © 2009
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Severance, 2009 Silver Gelatin Print 60" X 40" © c. 2009 Philip Ringler
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Martyr, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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Update, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 40"x60" © Philip Ringler 2011
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There's Always Vacancy In The Void, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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Decisions, Decisions, 2011 Silver Gelatin Print 60x40 © Philip Ringler 2011
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Party 34, 2/27/12 Inkjet Print 8x12 © copyright relaxing realism c.2012
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1976
Lives in
Hayward, CA
Works in
Hayward, CA
Schools
John F Kennedy University, 2008, MFA
California State University East Bay, 2005, BFA
Representing galleries
Tags
photography, conceptual
Philip Ringler Photography

I photograph states of mind: emotions, nightmares, energies and artifacts of this incongruous roller coaster called the human condition.  Philosophical / psychological "landscapes"; silver-based black and white images of suffering and redemption, confusion and clarity, ecstasy and death, turmoil and healing. Depth contrasts the superficial. Subterranean visions overshadow consensus reality.

Paradox. Absurdity. Simulation. Authenticity.

The titles inform the images, and metaphor overrides logic, making room for ambiguity and chance.  Layers of symbols created from observations transcend factual representations. Moments are not captured and memories are not preserved, ideas are presented.

The selection of specialty film, paper and developer, as well as the physical experience of darkroom printing are essential to this "alchemical" process. Each photograph is meticulously printed on textured triple weight, fiber-base, silver gelatin paper; hand processed in a unique homemade developer. I create unique 60”x40” prints as well as 20”x16" prints in editions of 5. Please contact me for purchase, exhibition requests, publication or questions about the work.