Inspiration: Still Life Color Compositions – Photography by Eliad Lassry

Staged photography can place undue importance on subject but simple, ordinary subjects make it easier to step back and consider the color palette.

Eliad Lassry is Tel Aviv based photographer whose work can currently be seen at Luhring Augustine Gallery.

At first his clean, direct shots look like generic commercial photography from the ’70s and ’80s. But the artist’s use of blurs, double exposure, harsh colors often emphasized by loud matching frames-even strange arrangements or the unnerving matter-of-factness of the subject-instantly makes the hackneyed formula appear new and formalistically riveting. – Christopher Bollen

“I’m fascinated by the collapse of histories,” he explains. “And the confusion that results when there is something just slightly wrong in a photograph.”- Christopher Bollen

Images from David kordansky Gallery and the currrent exhibition of Eliad’s work at Luhring Augustine Gallery. Quotes from Interview Magazine.

Author: evad
David Sommers has been loving color as COLOURlovers' Blog Editor-in-Chief for the past two years. When he's not neck deep in a rainbow he's loving other things with The Post Family (, a Chicago-based art blog, artist collective & gallery.