18 April 2008

invited guest: Edward Yanowitz

On my visual odyssey, I photograph to remember the moments I’ve seen that had some special significance to me. Sometimes the serendipity of life presents you with a private scene, something special for your eyes to see. The photograph verifies to me that … yes, I was there… yes, I did see that and it was not something I imagined. I get great enjoyment from looking at the intimate details of life, a wandering eye that is never satiated, always looking for something….. in the hope that I will be aware enough to recognize the significance of a moment, before it is lost in time.

Interpreting the parallel view of my eye and the camera, has helped me expand my visual observation and awareness, letting me convert the things I’ve seen into symbols of sight. I photograph the simultaneous realities that coexist within my line of sight, the intersection of light and time, people and the space around them. From my perspective, life itself is the canvas and I am just a framer of its singular moments. - Edward Yanowitz

Edward Yanowitz was born May 25,1946 in Miami, Fl., raised in Nassau, Bahamas and Miami Beach, Fl. He has been a photographer since 1967, working in the Fine Art, Social Documentary and Commercial fields.

In 1972, he received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography, from The San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught photography at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl., Barry University, Miami Shores, Fl., Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, and The New World School of the Arts located in Miami Fl. He is presently coordinates the photography program at American InterContinental University, School of Design, South Florida.

Four of his photographs were selected by John Szarkowski for the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York City in 1974. His photographs have been in numerous exhibitions and are held in corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally.

See more of Edward Yanowitz work at www.photobistro.com and www.luminous-lint.com.

All photos and text © Edward Yanowitz

invited by ulf fågelhammar


Chris said...

Lovley work, and I feel a strong sense of humour in alot of them. Great to see!

Anonymous said...

better then my morning tea...fantastic photography

Jouko said...

Nice that Ulf has invited Edward Yanowitz. There is beautiful, strong mood in his outdoor scenes. And I like the feel of space, too.

br said...

wonderful work! beautiful way of seeing. !!

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Amliv said...

It was fantastic to have him as a teacher. I wish I could have him again. He is a master of his craft.