Ctrl+P: Photography taken offline – Emiliano Granado

Amanda, 2009

Ctrl+P: Photography taken offline is an exciting new venture at Catherine Edelman Gallery inspired by the hundreds of photographs we see on blogs and online galleries. Started in January 2011, CEG introduces Chicagoans to new artists we find while searching the web, exhibiting a small selection of one person’s work every two months, taking the pictures offline and putting them on the wall. It is our goal that Ctrl+P will provide further exposure for these photographers away from the glow of a computer monitor and without the temptation to click to the next link. We hope you will join us by unplugging from the internet and visiting CEG to see these photographs the way they were intended — in print.

Time For Print is a new series by photographer Emiliano Granado. Emiliano worked on this series for four years and as soon as the body of work was posted on his website, it instantly grabbed the attention of photographers and bloggers (links to a few blogs at the bottom of this post). The selection of images we are showing in the gallery gives you a sense of the expansiveness of the project and a glimpse into the reality of the how many models are trying to make it in the commercial business. The images can be viewed on our website here, but don’t miss a chance to come in and see 18 of the actual 4 x 5″ fujiroids in person.

Nick, 2010

Time for Print or Test for Print, often abbreviated TFP, is a term used in many online photography communities describing an arrangement between a model and a photographer whereby both parties invest only their time and expertise in order to advance their portfolios and improve their skills. No money is exchanged.

This body of work is a catalog of portraits from Model Mayhem shot over the last four years. Inspired by the classic work of Sander, Time for Print attempts to catalog the desire for fame, beauty, and exhibitionism in today’s Internet Age. The photographs serve as a foggy mirror to mainstream fashion, beauty, and portrait photography. The models were cast online and agreed to be photographed for no payment in their homes, at a hotel, or the photographer’s studio.

Shoots were arranged through the website via casting calls or travel notices. Models were chosen democratically based exclusively on schedules/location and not for any aesthetic reasons. Clothing and posing choices were decided mostly by the models – they would bring their own clothes or borrow from friends. Shoots would last anywhere from 1-4 hours. Using instant film, the photographer and model had the ability to see the results immediately.  — Emiliano Granado

Emiliano Granado was born in La Plata, Argentina but has lived most of his life in the US. He currently lives and works out of Brooklyn, NY and is a graduate of Amherst College. His work consistently revolves around the examination of Popular Culture, exhibition, and spectacle. He has exhibited in various group shows and has worked for many international clients.

For more information visit our website at www.edelmangallery.com

Links:

Lenscratch — 2011

All of this is rocket science — 2011 Interview

Eye to Eye — 2011

PDN Photo of the day — 2011

Curated Mag — 2011

Exposure Compensation — 2011

Wunderbuzz — 2011

Mull it over — 2011 Interview

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