I have long been fascinated by a photograph's power to transcend the frozen moment into something living. I first embraced the medium in my native London, before moving to the U.S. in the early 80's to pursue new professional directions. Over two decades later I reconnected with the camera, focusing mainly on the push and pull of street life in Chicago and then New York. In my wanderings through city streets, I sought to highlight their infinite diversity and often-bizarre juxtapositions.
Later on I became mesmerized by automobile reflections and how they can echo and transform the city's landscapes and rhythms. Entering a kind of dance, my body acts as an instrument at one with the camera, twisting and bending, my choreography reshaping the reflections so that the literal and other-worldly forms merge into a diaphanous, illusory universe. More recently, I have been photographing small town and suburban auto-reflections in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
My photographs have been exhibited regionally and in New York City, including at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, Garrison Art Center in Garrison, Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery in Dix Hills, Long Island, as well as at Soho Photo Gallery and Denise Biro Fine Art, both in New York City.
In 2016 I published my first photo book of urban photography, in the moment: city spaces, city faces.
It can be previewed at: www.blurb.com/books/6578683-in-the-moment
To view more of my work, please visit my website at: www.davidcurtisphotography.net