ARTHUR TRESS was born in 1940 in New York City and began his first camera work as a teenager in the rather surreal neighborhood of Coney Island. Tress is best known for photographing in a mode of “magic realism,” combining elements of actual life with staged fantasy that became his hallmark style of directorial fabrication. This approach was shown in his early books, Dream Collector, Shadow, Theater of the Mind, and a recent collection of homoerotic fantasy, Male of the Species. In the mid 1980s Tress began making a series of color still lifes that were later published as Tea Pot Opera, Fish Tank Sonata, and Requiem for a Paperweight.
Tress’s many exhibitions range from “Appalachia People and Places”, his first one-man show in 1967 at the Smithsonian Institute, to “Fantastic Voyage”, his recent fifty-year retrospective at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. His work is in the many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
LODIMA PRESS PORTFOLIO BOOK SERIES
“I do think this is one of the most exciting publishing projects in recent years. If I had stayed in publishing I would have fantasized about producing a series like yours.”
This is an ongoing series of beautiful, yet affordable photography books of previously unpublished work by leading and emerging contemporary photographers. These books are printed to the high standards for which Lodima Press has become known—600-line screen quadtone on heavy cover stock, insuring that the reproductions are true to the originals.
Each book in the series contains from 10 to 18 photographs and includes a statement by the photographer. The books have 24 pages and are 9 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ in size.
Portfolio Book By Photographer
1. Nicholas Nixon – Home
2. Carl Chiarenza – Solitudes
3. George Tice – Common Mementos
4. Keith Carter – Opera Nuda
5. Linda Connor – Heaven|Earth
6. Larry Fink – Primal Elegance
7. Arthur Tress – Planets
8. Marilyn Bridges – Flights Through Time
9. Paul Caponigro – Stone Churches of Ireland
10. Douglas Mellor – Still
11. Hans Bol – The Studios of Pietrasanta
12. Robert Adams – Close at Hand
13. Eric Lindbloom – Salt Grass
14. Arno Rafael Minkkinen – Balanced Equation