The Still Life Exhibit: October 18 - November 23, 2014
Works by award-winning photographers, Harold Naideau and Steven Schreiber.
Basing his compositions and artistic sensibilities of the old masters’ still lifes, Harold Naideau combines his image making with modern elements, photographic methods and printing techniques to produce his works. Using contemporary direct-to-substrate printing technology, Naideau’s digital images are printed directly to birch and maple woods. This technique allows the grain of the wood to show through, creating a unique textural and patterned blend with the image’s structure.
A photographer, artist and educator based on Long Island, Harold Naideau’s commercial photography has been featured in the world’s top publications including VOGUE and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Professor and lecturer of photography, art history, and digital imaging at several colleges and universities, Naideau is also the current President of the Long Island chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers). Over the years, Naideau has photographed portraits of celebrities including David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Robin Williams, as well as former Mayors of New York.
Steven Schreiber has been concentrating on his still life series to combine actuality with an illusion of reality. Schreiber places everyday elements utilizing color, theme, shape, and material within his compositions to create an image. Then, through post-processing, he overlays various screens, filters and effects on his images, producing otherworldly images - very different from, and with more impact than his original scenes.
After moving to the East End of Long Island, Steven Schreiber took a break from a long history in interior and landscape design that helped his focus on the creative and began new studies solely in photography. Schreiber soon found a personal approach to visual textures and colors that are essential in his photographic creations, incorporating those similar textures and tones in his black and white works as well. Schreiber has exhibited extensively on Long Island including with Karyn Mannix Contemporary, Southampton Cultural Center and Guild Hall; his photography was recently awarded Honorable Mention from the Guild Hall Members Show 2014; and he is involved with various arts organizations on the East End.