Jan 9, 2011


As some of you may know, there's not much more I love than a great architectural photograph. I even teach on the subject at the School of Visual Arts here in New York. This said, what a pleasure to experience Ezra Stoller's work in flesh and blood at Yossi Milo Gallery this past Thursday. Debating on a daily basis whose work is speaking to me more on that particular day---Ezra Stoller or Julius Shulman---Stoller definitely took my breath away with this excellently curated collection of black and white prints. With extreme rigor and precision, Stoller created crisp, abstract renderings of important modernist architecture. The resulting photos are a pleasure to meditate upon, and it is obvious why Stoller is considered one of the greatest of the century.

In addition to the transcendent experience the exhibition provided, I had the pleasure of meeting Erica Stoller, the head of ESTO, the prestigious architectural photography agency to which I contribute some of my own work. It was great to meet the woman who controls Ezra's all important legacy. For any lovers of architecture this is a must-see.

© Ezra Stoller TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now JFK) Airport, Eero Saarinen, New York, NY
Gelatin Silver Print

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