John Chervinsky, 1961 - 2015, USA, is a self-taught photographer and an engineer working in the field of applied physics. The photographs of his series An Experiment in Perspective are a combination of chalk markings and real objects. Together they create open-ended images that appear to be science demonstrations or physics experiments. The images are not scientifically factual but are reflective of the ongoing philosophical debates and raise questions that have no easy answers. His series Studio Physics is an investigation into the nature of time, light, space and gravity. He composes a still life from which he crops one part of the image that gets send to a painting factory in China. Once the oil painting of the cropped section made by an anonymous artist returns he reinserts the painting into the original setup and photographs it again. John has exhibited his work across the USA. The following images come from the series An Experiment in Perspective, Studio Physics and Landscapes and Portraits. Update: With sadness we have to report that John Chervinsky has passed away in December 2015.
The target of this website is embedded in its name; to post active image-makers until we reach 500 photographers. The photographers can be from any discipline within the photographic range, but they have to be worth looking at and have a certain level of quality. When we get to number 500, we will have a deep database of great photographers.
500 photographers is done by Pieter Wisse, a photographer himself based in Rotterdam, NL. For three years (2009-2012) he was the founder and owner of Four Eyes Photography & Art, a gallery and bookstore based in his hometown that also released Four Eyes Photography Magazine.
Once this website reaches photographer #500 it will be finished and done. It will then only be here with the function of being an archive of amazing photographers of the 21st century.
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