I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Itkoff
this week. Stella Kramer
is organizing a panel discussion for the upcoming FotoFusion
event in West Palm Beach this coming January and we are both on it.
Michael is the founding editor of Daylight Magazine
, and he's also a fabulous, well-published and -exhibited photographer in his own right. In 2008 he published his monograph 'Street Portraits' with the Milan-based art book company Charta.
"Michael has traveled the world since 2002 taking portraits of everyday people in the street. In Itkoff's photographs a makeshift backdrop is held behind each of his subjects... This technique, normally reserved for celebrity and commercial portraiture, creates a striking aesthetic isolating the subjects from their urban contexts and allowing them to exist in a shared visual space as part of the same extended family." Buy it here
.Henny Garfunkel © Michael Itkoff