Max-Steven Grossman

Art B&W 2

Art B&W 2
Photograph, 37.4 in x 74.8 in

090113

090113
Photograph, 31 x 51 Edition 1/5

Seascape Series

Seascape Series "122611"
Photograph, 31.4 x 51.1 Edition 2/5

Seascape Series

Seascape Series "061611"
Photograph, 31.4 x 51.1 Edition 1/5

Waves Series

Waves Series "Wv 4"
Photograph, 37.4 x 74.8 Edition 3/5

Book Truck

  Book Truck
Face Mounted Photograph, 31 x 51

Art 10

  Art 10
Photograph, 37 x 75

Art Vw4

  Art Vw4
Photograph, 74.8 in x 39.4 in

Film W

  Film W
Photograph, 37.4 x 74.8 Edition 1/5

Bookscape Series

  Bookscape Series "Art 7"
Photograph, 37.4 x 74.8 Edition 1/5

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Bookscape Series

Artist Statement

In his photographic series of “Bookscapes” the assembled libraries only exist in his photographs. From photos of different bookshelves, he reorganizes them into a creative digital composition of a new thematic “Bookscape”. The relationship each viewer experiences is almost immediately personal depending on the theme of the particular assembled library and the viewers relationship to that theme. Some examples of “Bookscape” themes are Hollywood, Rock and Roll, Fashion, Architecture, Art, etc.
His series “Seascapes” uses the same beach background, juxtaposed with another photograph to create a totally different physiological affect on the viewer. Some of the beaches have a semi truck located on them while others may have delapidated buildings. Some of the elements like the semi truck contain Grossman’s other personal photographs such as the “Bookscapes” integrated into them. The final product is a photograph that makes us believe in something that would naturally be preserved as unlikely or impossible to be comprehended to be perfectly normal. It creates an escape from our realities.