Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present its first exhibition by the widely acclaimed contemporary French photo-artist, William Ropp, (b. 1960 Ghent – ).
“TAFARI: He Who Inspires Awe” is a collection of images resulting from William Ropp’s recent work in Ethiopia. There Ropp used a technique he first developed in the early 1990s — to shine a bright beam of light from a 50-year old Czech flashlight to illuminate his subjects, who are placed in total darkness and asked to stare directly into the camera lens in a pose of their own choosing. Ropp relies on an extended exposure time, as long as ten minutes, to capture the dark scene which makes the image a little blurry but sharply defines the subject’s eyes. It’s truly a unique photographic technique that makes Ropp’s work seem somewhat otherworldly, like something created by a painter.
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Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th Street, third floor, New York, NY 10022 USA
May 03, 2018 to June 23, 2018