There is no utility in fine art photography; but then, why must there be? Fine art photos are created by artists of the modern age; artists who feel compelled to share something beautiful, intriguing or provocative with their audience, or to capture a moment in time that may never again be seen in quite the same way. The genius in photography as an art form is, there are no rules to follow, there are no protocols to submit to, and there are certainly no canvas lines confining the stroke of inspiration of the artist behind the lens.
As Pablo Picasso was known to have uttered, I have discovered photography, now I can kill myself; I have nothing else to learn.
Martin Garfinkel’s life passion has been to bring to the world images of those moments in time that are vanishing, or long since forgotten. His love of America and her great expanses pulled him from the Boroughs of New York City to the open western highways and by-ways; with the most notable being, his photographic series of infamous Route 66.
In Martin’s work, you will find a classic Americana of a bygone era represented in the creative vision of the artist. Unlike many contemporary fine art photographers, Garfinkel’s works are not posed; he does not set the stage nor does he alter his environment to capture the image. He waits and he watches for the necessary conditions to fulfill his creative vision.
Much of Marty’s photo treks have been on the back of his Harley Davidson motorcycle; and in 1990, he published a photo pictorial of the images he captured during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis South Dakota. Garfinkel’s work covers expansive vistas and the roadside images he was witness to as he traveled across the great American West. Martin Garfinkel’s work is originally American, clean, simply, and will appeal to the young and old alike.
The collector’s market in art photography has been developing rapidly; and there is now a thriving collectors’ marketplace for art photography of high quality archival prints; and this is great news. But then again, there is the more pragmatic use of the fine wall décor and décor photography available here at The Roadside Gallery; and that is, in the way a piece of Martin Garfinkel’s fine art wall décor will enhance you living environment.
The Roadside Gallery is Marty Garfinkel’s fine art photo gallery and retail location, located in Carbondale, Colorado, just down-valley from Aspen. We are able to ship to most parts of the globe. Please contact us via email regarding orders outside of the U.S., Canada or the EU.