FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2010


GABY HEIT IS NOW REPRESENTING
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER CHRISTOPHER KONTOES

Christopher Kontoes' photographs are abstractions of lines, layered landscapes and nature around him in his native New Hampshire, with a nod to traits specific to film photography. What results are raw collages of color, shapes, sprockets, tape, dust and scratches, all there on purpose. His artistic style suggests poetic isolation and soft melancholy, and he often titles his work with thoughtful and emotional phrases such as "they seem to have this pull on you."

CHRISTOPHER KONTOES describes his work as:

“In these photographs, I have set about trying to record my subconscious renderings of how
I saw the world in darker days. We all view life through filters, and these frames are those filters. They are referential to that time, but represent moving forward and celebrating my life, and the lives of others. After generating over 20,000 frames, I have come to see some beauty and brightness in all things.

I shoot film. I process my work, scan it, and rarely alter it in any way. The dirt, scratches, and burned out portions — all of it plays a part."

More about CHRISTOPHER KONTOES:

Chris graduated from Keene State College with a degree in Film Production. After producing and directing an independent documentary ("We're Very Close") about the rise and fall of the New Haven, CT rock band, Miracle Legion, he began a full-time pursuit of writing and photography.

His photographs have been featured in Psychology Today, Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, Mojo, Uncut (UK) and Cygnus Media. He is a frequent contributor to Fstop Stock Photography, Getty Images and Veer. He has worked with ESPN.com, NBC Universal, MIT and the Boston Conservatory.

Most recently his photography has been seen nationally on the ESPN Television Network as part of feature stories on Boston Celtics Team Captain Paul Pierce, All-Star New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera, and the University of Pennsylvania Football Team.

 

GABY HEIT is based in Philadelphia and New York, and also represents:

S. LESER
Optical drawings in pen and ink.

M.S. HEITLER
Scenic paintings in gouache, pastel, oil pastel, acrylic and mixed media.

 

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