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•| Max Collins |•

Photography | Super Fine Art

Collaboration with the conceptual artist Ian de Beer formerly known as “HERT”
Read more about the project as written in the Buffalo News. 

Collaboration with the conceptual artist Ian de Beer formerly known as “HERT”

Read more about the project as written in the Buffalo News

Colin Dabkowski; Art Critic
mixed media
24”x32” 
 
This is a piece from my recent exhibit ‘Press: In the Flesh’ featuring portraits of employees at The Buffalo News printed on top of collages made from their newspaper. This was a series that I’ve been thinking about for a couple years and thanks to a lot of people’s help, especially the efforts of one Katie Costello, a dream project came true. Huge thanks to all who came to the opening; it was a night I’ll never forget.
Colin Dabkowski; Art Critic
mixed media
24”x32” 
 
This is a piece from my recent exhibit ‘Press: In the Flesh’ featuring portraits of employees at The Buffalo News printed on top of collages made from their newspaper. This was a series that I’ve been thinking about for a couple years and thanks to a lot of people’s help, especially the efforts of one Katie Costello, a dream project came true. Huge thanks to all who came to the opening; it was a night I’ll never forget.

PRESS: IN THE FLESH

Here are some images from my recent series featuring portraits of employees from The Buffalo News printed on top of collages of newspaper.  

Statement

'Press: In the Flesh' is portrait series featuring photographs of all the different characters involved in the 24-hour business of print journalism including all the editors, writers and photographers that make a daily newspaper possible. 


What makes this body of work unique is that the subjects are printed directly on top of the newspaper they contribute to, adding another dimension to the image that not only speaks to the individual, but infuses them with the product they work so hard to produce. 

As we embark deeper into the digital age, the security of the printed word continues to waiver, which will allow these portraits to act as an artifact in the future of how newspapers were once produced.

New mural at 152 Allen Street in Buffalo promoting the echo: Art Fair submission deadline, which is MAY 17!!!   

New mural at 152 Allen Street in Buffalo promoting the echo: Art Fair submission deadline, which is MAY 17!!!   

New piece  installed at the Allen Street Hardware Cafe in Buffalo. This mural is the second installment of a new project about pigeons I’m doing.
(i’ll tell you about it later)  

New piece  installed at the Allen Street Hardware Cafe in Buffalo. This mural is the second installment of a new project about pigeons I’m doing.

(i’ll tell you about it later)  

Just installed a new mural at my neighborhood spot, Ashker’s.  It’s part one of a string of projects we’re doing to transform this space so stay tuned for more.  In the meantime (if you’re in Buffalo), check this place out.  

Just installed a new mural at my neighborhood spot, Ashker’s.  It’s part one of a string of projects we’re doing to transform this space so stay tuned for more.  

In the meantime (if you’re in Buffalo), check this place out.  

I have the pleasure of being a regular contributor for Block Club Magazine* shooting portraits for the Q&A section, The Conversationalist.  Here’s the work from assignment #1.  What do you think?

*Beyond stoked to be working with this group.  

clubhaus:

We recently began working with Max Collins, the talented photographer who’s been raising eyebrows with his wheat pastings around town. (Sit at Pano’s and just try to defy those glaring eyes across the street.)

Max’s work will be featured in our Conversationalists column, the subject of which for this issue is artist Adam Weekley, who discusses art that makes him uncomfortable.

Max submitted three concepts, each of which brought to light a different facet of Adam’s thoughts on discomfort and creation. We made our choice because of Adam’s particular physical discomfort, manifested in his necktie fidgeting.

We’re excited to see where Max takes this portrait in future Conversationalists features. Stay tuned for more inside BCM30: Comfort.

-Ben

New piece featuring the eyes of local illustrator Mickey Harmon.Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo. New York 

New piece featuring the eyes of local illustrator Mickey Harmon.

Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo. New York 

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