International Photographer Michael Grecco to Exhibit New Large Scale Works During onth of Photography LA at Leica Gallery
Michael Grecco is excited to announce his upcoming solo exhibition of new and recent works, After the Audition and Urban Landscapes opening at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. A selection of 12 larger than life photographs, Grecco’s series are an homage and an insight into life in Los Angeles.
After the Audition is the latest series of Grecco’s work, a subset of his larger body of work Urban Landscapes. He captured each photograph on the fringe, guerrilla style, jumping fences with only his Leica and a model to accompany him. The addition of a narrative to iconic Los Angeles landmarks and landscapes works to foster waves of emotions that occur for every Angeleno – from mid city and Chris Burden’s LACMA installation to downtown L.A.’s Broad and even the interior of parking structures, Grecco’s work captures the mundane and elevates it to solitary, emotional moments that we can fall into.
Alongside his new body of work will be a selection from the original series of Urban Landscapes. Vivid, vibrant, exotic, and dramatic, the series of international panoramas pay homage to original and masters of photography. Grecco has taken his passionate affair with photography and used it to convey a deep appreciation for a medium that has the ability to impact culture, generations, and particular points of time in history. Within each panorama is also revealed a reverence and fascination with light, utilizing it to create shots that immortalize moments, induce visceral reactions, and delve deeper to elicit our darkest emotions.
After the Audition will have a special artist reception Saturday, January 17, 2017 from 6-9pm during the Month of Photography L.A. A special collaboration between the Lucie Foundation and photo.la, CONVERGE brings together photographic initiatives honoring all aspects of photography.
About the Artist
Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned photographer that has quickly become one of the most respected and sought after visual storytellers in the world. Known for his high-concept imagery, Grecco’s artistic conceptual vision is created through dramatic lighting to create distinctive images that are at once cinematic, evocative, sophisticated, ironic, comedic, and always visceral. In addition to his photography career, Grecco has become a celebrated speaker on creativity, photography, and his signature light and directorial techniques. He authored one of the best-selling photographer’s guidebooks to date, Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography. His work has been featured in Esquire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and TIME Magazine; Grecco has also been profiled extensively in photographic trade journals.