• Bubble Level
  • Chop Sticks
  • Drill Bit
  • Fan
  • Fork
  • Ice Cubes
  • Long Screw
  • Outlet
  • Popcorn Bag
  • Salt Shaker
  • Saw and Wood
  • Serrated Knife
  • Soup Spoon
  • Unappreciated
 

Artifacts

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  • Fading Rose
  • Forget Him
  • Forgotten Rose
  • Glass Of Rose
  • Intimate Rose
  • Opening Rose
  • Potential
  • Rose
  • Rose Face
  • Rose Sillouette
  • Rose Under Foot
  • Rose Valley
  • Siblings
  • Thorn
  • Under Rose I
 

Opus Rose

My studio is where I explore the beauty of the everyday objects in our lives. Here is where I discover the simplest beauty that is most often overlooked.

The Artifacts project is a product of my appreciation of the adage "form follows function" and the beauty therein.

Opus Rose, is an ongoing project that delves into the unparalled beauty of the rose. Photographying the rose in black and white is a challenge that yieldes for me a deeper appreciation of these remakable gifts of nature.

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With over twenty years experience in classical “wet” photographic techniques, my artistic voice is deeply rooted in the in-camera negative and hand-made silver print. I believe the medium influences the artist and how you must do your work is a key driver in your approach to the creative process. The careful and deliberate methods that are an integral part of classical photography are well suited to my artistic style.


Of my still life series titled “Modern Artifacts,” Artweek wrote:


"(Jeff Klingler ) takes individual utensils such as a fork, a pair of chopsticks, a Chinese soupspoon and a drill bit, and lights and photographs them as though they were the most precious of our cultural artifacts… Carefully modulated light, extreme value contrasts and trained eye transform the ordinary into elegant objects." ( Artweek, December2004/January 2005).

All of my work is hand printed in my darkroom on gelatin silver papers. I believe the craftsmanship demanded by the hand-made print makes the difference between simply having an image and having a unique piece of artwork.

About the Artist

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