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David Halliday
White Oar (Contemporary Nautical Still Life Photo with Neutral Palette)

2010

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Nautical color still life photograph of a white oar and coiled rope archival pigment print, edition of 10 20 x 20 inch paper size with 16 inch diameter image size This contemporary nautical still life photograph was made by Hudson Valley based photographer, David Halliday. The antique white oar image is part of the artist's 'Portal' series photographed in an old fish shanty in Nantucket. Here the artist pairs a coiled rope and antique white oar against a crisp white tabletop and crackle patterned off-white wall paper. The neutral palette takes a chic and minimalist take on rustic nautical imagery. About the artist: Whether traveling to a foreign land, wandering through a neighborhood marketto shop for food, or engaging in convivial conversation with a friend at his home,David Halliday is easily charmed, intrigued, excited, or amused by all that surroundshim. An artful documenter of life, Haliday uses his camera as a tool for recording themultitudinous special moments that capture his attention. Once in the darkroom, heeditorializes his finds, subtly embellishing each image until it somehow evokes thesensation that led him to photograph a subject in the first place. With the exception of a series of platinum print portraits, Halliday produces all of hisphotographs as sepia toned silver gelatin prints. Both processes are highly trad-itional and, in requiring that the artist avoid the use of any color other than sepia,they stand in sharp contrast to splashier modes such as Cibachrome, Polaroid, or digitally produced Iris prints […]. For Halliday, the warm tones afforded by age-old processes reflect his desire to reclaim the past or cherish the present in the form of soft, tranquil, frozen moments in time. Concurrent with his preoccupation with objects and still life arrangements, Hallidayhas photographed a considerable range of landscape settings, having travelled notonly to Tonga, but also to such varied locales as Portugal, Iceland, Indonesia, andIreland. Additionally, the Louisiana countryside not far from his home in New Orleansand the beaches of Massachusetts, where he has friends and family, have providedhim with endless stimuli for his camera's lens. Establishing intimate connections with his subjects has always been important for Halliday, whether photographing the exotic residents of Tonga or youthful high school bands preparing for the annual Mardi Gras in New Orleans. As with objects or places,he photographs the inhabitants of the planet with unbridled reverence for the beauty and value of life. And lest time pass too quickly, Halliday will continue to use his camera to slow it down ever so much…just enough to freeze it for eternity. (excerpt from an essay by David S. Rubin for the catalog of the exhibition When Time Stands Still. The Photographs of David Halliday at the Contemporary Art Center,New Orleans, July 13 - September 15, 2002)
  • Creator:
    David Halliday (1958, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2010
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 20 in (50.8 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2273011831

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