Robert Zuckerman Photography. From May 30th through Aug 1st, 2009.
Robert Zuckerman, acclaimed photographer known for creating advertising and/or publicity images for such films as The Crow, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Any Given Sunday, Training Day, Bad Boys 2, National Treasure, Transformers, Pursuit of Happiness and many more, is exhibiting his vintage fine art imagery (originally from the mid ’70s to the early ’90s) in a show called Time Machine at the Hardcore Art Contemporary Space.
Zuckerman is also known for his series called Kindsight®, consisting of image-text pairings that illuminate the richness of everyday life through random encounters and moments. In addition to a coveted coffee-table book with a second volume on the way, Zuckerman has been featured on public television, and with Kindsight ® has spoken at schools across the country, including the Harvard University Medical School, about youth empowerment and possibility.
Says Zuckerman: “The work represented in Time Machine is my version of being a ‘kid in a candy store,’ such was the experience of discovery, magic and promise. As a young, shy, inhibited boy, the camera early on held great appeal to me. It was a magic box with the power to create images, and it had the power, for me, to access and connect the inner and the outer worlds. Most of these images have been filed away for decades, and now, as I reconnect with them, I find that they have taken on an added dimension of power and meaning.”
And, says noted publisher and curator James Crump: “The artist cast his net wide in sometimes disparate representations, but they all reveal his deep fascination with interior states and the subconscious. With endless narrative potential, these photographs hauntingly foreshadow Zuckerman’s later work. Like Lee Friedlander, Joel Meyerowitz and William Eggleston, Zuckerman himself finds near tragic beauty at every street corner, and yet his pictures are tempered with optimism and light.”
A portion of the artist’s proceeds from print sales will go to one or more charitable cause.
Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
3326 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127