March 11, 2011

Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller is a German born, New York based photographer. His mainly known for his up close and personal portraits of notable faces amongst vary areas of media and sports. His exhibition "Close Up", which highlights this style of work was showcased down at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra for a couple of months. Here is his artist statement:

"They inspired me to take a series of pictures, to build a platform that allows you to compare. The pictures in my Close Up series have all been taken from similar angles and with the same equipment, but here I have tried to bring out personality and capture individuality in a search for a flash of vulnerability and integrity.'

- Martin Schoeller"

A view of the installation in the ACE GALLERY in Beverly Hills.
Schoeller's Portraits on Ace Gallery

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