Parting Shot: Franco Vogt | Visual Art | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Parting Shot: Franco Vogt 

Franco Vogt's most recent series, "Deliberately Dark," is an exercise in dramatic lighting, featuring 15 images of his fellow Woodstock residents. He views his photographs as a chance to meet his neighbors. During photo shoots, Vogt talks a lot, asks questions, and rambles, striving to break down the contrived atmosphere of the photo shoot. The relaxed, unrehearsed moment after a fake smile melts away becomes a Vogt portrait.

A wide range of lifestyles are explored through Vogt's images, whether it be aspiring child actors, musicians, writers, or everyday people. (Vogt himself is a former rodeo clown.) His blog, The Random Frame, displays select shots of individuals alongside biographical text. These blurbs are embroidered with Vogt's thoughts and opinions, recounting what he experienced during the shoots. His aesthetic is clean, with a direct transmission of emotional intent, focusing right on the subject and blurring the background. Thanks to his knack for helping people ease into their comfort zones, Franco Vogt's relationships with his subjects are written clearly on their faces. Portfolio: Francovogtphotography.com.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

Common Ground

Oct. 6-Nov. 13 — A photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch. The exhibit pairs separate photographs of...

View all of today's events

Latest in Visual Art

  • The Photography of Fred Cray
  • The Photography of Fred Cray

    • Oct 1, 2017
  • An Exhibit of Helen Frankenthaler's Prints
  • An Exhibit of Helen Frankenthaler's Prints

    Over 25 prints by the pioneering abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler are on display at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.
    • Oct 1, 2017
  • Olana, with The Ancram Opera House, presents an original play in landscape
  • Olana, with The Ancram Opera House, presents an original play in landscape

    Performing Olana: Frederic Church living his art Olana and Ancram Opera House collaborate to produce a theater performance specifically created to take place in the landscape of the historic site. The dramatic work draws inspiration from Frederic Church’s paintings, letters, family life and the celebrated landscape and is presented as an immersive theater experience in which performer and audience journey together into Church's art. FRI 6PM | SAT 2PM, 4PM, 6PM | SUN 2PM, 4PM, 6PM Member: $10, Non-Member: $15, Family (up to 5): $40
    • Sep 21, 2017
  • More »

Related to Visual Art

More by Melissa Nau

Hudson Valley Tweets