Born in Castellamare di Stabia (province of Naples) in 1961 and living in Treviso since 2004, Umberto Verdoliva has been photographing since 2006. Today, he holds workshops and in-depth studies on street photography. Member since 2010 of the international collective “Street Photographers”, in 2013 he founded “Spontanea”, an Italian collective dedicated to street photography. He has approached photography after having seen FAN HO’s Hong Kong works. While in love with Cartier Bresson, André Kertész and Elliot Erwitt, his greatest passion is the humanity surrounding him, of which he is a careful observer. Capable of transforming simple moments of ordinary life into moments with significant meaning, filled with poetry and sometimes with a subtle irony, his shots almost always possess a careful research in his vision, as his body of work shows. For Umberto, photography is a personal way to understand humanity, its implications and contradictions. He also does it to bear witness to the times and especially to have a tool with which to become a better man. He wouldn’t expect anything less from photography.
On the last day of Black History Month, The Human Gallery presents images from the collection of Gregory Prescott. Here Prescott brings stunning artistic nude images of African American men and women connecting with the earth. Not often do we see people of color in this light and this series is a great way to close out, artistically, Black History Month; showcasing diversity in the world of art photography. Continue reading →
Fashion photographer, Ruven Afanador gives us the drama and beauty of bullfighters and flamenco dancers through his coffee table books, Sombra and Ruven Afanador: Angel Gitano. The following images are from both Spanish flavored books. Continue reading →
Valentine’s Day comes around each year to remind single people that they are single. Gregory Prescott captures erotic moments of his subject during alone time. We don’t all need a Valentine’s. These images are from his self published book, Erotic Interludes. Continue reading →
Self taught, Brooklyn based photographer, Deshaun A. Craddock cruises New York City to capture the cold dark streets, giving us compelling images and the essence of the city. His city stills gives mystery yet familiarity and a sense of loneliness amongst congestion. He has succeeded in giving us amazing cityscapes. Continue reading →
It has been 12 years to this date, December 26, 2002, that iconic photographer, Herb Ritts passed away at the age of 50. The Human Gallery would like to pay homage to one of the most inspirational fashion and art photographers of the 20th century. Here we showcase some of his images, including some rarely seen. His classic style and use of light and lines are timeless and photos will forever breathe life. Continue reading →
Andreas Bitesnich’s perfectly crafted images celebrate the human form in its most fundamental, natural state. Bitesnich is a perfectionist, believing that it is “the only way to fly higher than the others. By his own admission, Bitesnich lives, breathes, devours photography; he learns, explores, experiments. Harmony and balance with a slight touch of tension are the key ingredients of Bitesnich’s work. According to Bitesnich, “The (images) belong to an organic creative process that has to do with the fascination for the relation between body, time and space in a continual interaction of tension and balance.”