Working With Film is the March 2021 installment of ’12 in 21’, a year-long series of month-long art/photography projects. It is an opportunity to delve into projects and interests usually pushed to the side. Most of the work is analog based. Visually, there is no set agenda, just energetic exploration allowing the process to inform and inspire. In this series I am working with old transparencies and negatives, mostly mine, mostly from old stock photo files. There is a smattering of ‘found film’ throughout… I am physically shredding film, using a hole punch, painting, freezing them in ice, and sandwiching between glass then smacking with a hammer, among other things. Jolly good fun! I am reassembling the scraps, then digitally scanning or re-photographing. There is minimal Photoshop. This is the first batch of a likely 4 installments for this project. Thanks for looking and please subscribe!
David McGlynn is an artist living and working in New York City and Beverly, MA. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, he received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1979. Mr. McGlynn enjoys success as both a fine art photographer and as a professional commercial photographer. His specialty is photo collage, and he has been refining his unique style for the better part of three decades. He has shown his work at several group and solo shows, including the Alternative Museum, Queens Museum, Hudson River Museum, Luring Augustine Gallery, the Neuberger Museum and Broadway Windows. His work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Erie Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Forbes Gallery Collection, and various private collections. In addition, he has created large-scale works for permanent installation for a variety of clients, including Disney/ESPN Zone restaurants, Fox Network headquarters, and AT&T Corporate Headquarters. His work has appeared in publications including WIRED, Newsweek, Time, Money, Forbes, Vibe, ESPN, New York Times, Traveler, Popular Science and Metropolitan Home. Corporate and advertising clients include Miller Brewing Company, ‘Absolut McGlynn’ for Absolut Vodka, Kodak Funsaver cameras, Compaq, American Express, Disney, Dime Bank, Polygram/Mercury Records, and the World Financial Center. Mr. McGlynn has received several awards including: American Photography Annual 7, 10, 11, 35; Society of Publication Designers Annual 18, 23, 27, 28 and 30; Graphis Poster and Graphis Digital. Portfolio spreads of his artwork have been published in: Life Magazine, Popular Photography, Idea (Japan), Photo Magazine (France), and Photo District News. View all posts by David McGlynn