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Louis Aston Knight – A study of light and water

Louis Aston Knight (1873–1948) was a French-born American artist noted for his paintings of landscapes. One of his paintings, The Afterglow was purchased by U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1922 to hang in the White House. Aston Knight was born in Paris in 1873. He was raised in Europe and received is early training with his father and later continued his studies with Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefebvre.

Aston Knight exhibited his first work at the Paris Salon in 1894 and continued exhibiting there throughout his lifetime. His favorite subject matter were the cottages and gardens in the towns surrounding his home in Beaumont-le-Roger.


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Max Dworkin – Who, what, why and how

“My work focuses on several different but closely related subjects and situations which all revolve around my fascination with the world around me. My work also touches on different aspects of my surroundings and experiences ranging from people involved in my life to events and strange scenarios I have encountered.

The process of photographing allows me to try and capture some of the feelings, interests and emotions that life leaves me with. I am interested in combining two very different elements in my images; very controlled technical skill (lighting, composition and focus) with uncontrolled elements (action, animals, strangers, danger, ect.) and I take an active role in my work.

Because my work revolves around my life it is constantly shifting and seems to spill over into different areas of photography; portraiture, documentary, action, still life, landscape and biographic. In some of my work I am interested in creating a narrative with my images giving the viewer a single image from a larger scenario leaving them with questions and forcing them to fill in the blanks about who, what, why, and how.”

Max Dworkin