BARRY BRUKOFF – BIOGRAPHY

Brukoff has now moved to the digital darkroom. His work is printed archivally withEpson Ultrachrome K3 Ink on MUSEO SILVER RAG FINE ART DIGITAL PAPER. He feels that using digital technology has given him the level of control and expertise which now affords him the highest level of quality for his printmaking.While still working in the traditional darkroom he developed a series of images which he has chosen to refer to as “Bronzetone” , as they are an alternative process which he discovered and has now been able to re-create in the digital darkroom.

Preferring to work in a selection of discrete series, exploring a wide range of subject matter, his work is related to painterly concerns. Prior to 1985, Brukoff pursued dual careers in painting as well as photography. Abandoning painting has enabled him to more fully explore various facets of photography. In 1986, he began to experiment with the diptych and triptych forms as a way to continue to explore large-scale work in color as he had done in painting.”Brukoff is one of the few photographers we have represented who is quite comfortable working in both black-and-white and color as well as his alternative process “Bronzetone” prints.
Joe Folberg Vision Gallery San Francisco

Many of his series, although literal images, reflect the eye of the abstract painter. As expressed in a review by Photo District News, “…these photos …do undeniably have something special in them, something more beautiful and mysterious that is quite hard to define. Perhaps it is his sense of light, which is extraordinarily fine in both day and evening… so many of his photos feature both sun and shadow, always giving rise to the feeling that
there is something wonderful half-hidden there in the dark ….”

PUBLICATIONS

1980     The Enigma of Stonehenge, text by John Fowles, photographs by Barry Brukoff.
Summit Books, division of Simon & Schuster; Jonathan Cape, Ltd, London & Wm Collins & Sons Co – Canada

1987     Barry Brukoff Photography – Catalog
Monograph published by Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988     “The Elephant Skull and Stonehenge” Exhibition catalog
Henry Moore Prints and Barry Brukoff Photographs

1993     Morocco – Color photographs of the Maghreb, text by Paul Bowles.
Harry N. Abrams Art Books.

1998     Greece, Land of Light – 160 pages,color photographs. Text by Nicholas Gage.
Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Co.

2002     Machu Picchu - 120 pages, black and white – Text: New translation by
Stephen Kessler of Pablo Neruda’s “The Twelve Cantos of the Heights
of Machu Picchu” – Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown and Co.

2011    Temples of Cambodia , The Heart of Angkor, Text by Helen Ibbitson Jessup,
Photographs by Barry Brukoff – Vendome Press

2012   Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya, 220 pages, text by Prof. Michael D Coe,
Photographs by Barry Brukoff –  Vendome Press

WORKS IN PROGRESS

TURKEY - Photographs by Barry Brukoff, author to be determined

MONOGRAPH - Photographs of Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel, text to be determined

LIGURIA - Color photographs of the Italian Riviera, text by Mario Soldati, Gore Vidal, Guiseppe Conte and other Italian writers.

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