Friday, February 6, 2015

Patterns of Interest at NYU Kimmel Gallery!

Patterns of Interest: Photography by Stephen Mallon at NYU Kimmel Gallery  NOW EXTENDED through MAY 1st!

The Kimmel Galleries of New York University are pleased to present Patterns of Interest: Photography by Stephen Mallon, Included in this exhibit are 20 photographic works by artist Stephen Mallon, whose work bridges the gap between fine art and photojournalism.  Patterns of Interest is on view through May 1st, 2015, with the opening reception on February 6, from 6-8pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more info, please see the Facebook page.
Throughout his career, he has covered a variety of different photojournalistic projects with a keen, and artistic eye. From Salvage of Flight, a series of photographs documenting the salvaging of the US Air flight that airline captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger managed to safely emergency¬ land in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, to most notably, Next Stop the Atlantic, wherein he photographed the use of deaccessioned subway cars being repurposed as coral reefs, Mallon has pushed the boundaries of documentary photograph both in subject, composition and execution. 
In Patterns of Interest, the works are further re-contextualized; intentionally taken out of their respective, larger bodies of work, in order to subvert context and allow the viewer to concentrate and meditate on the individual compositions expressed and the patterns illustrated in the plastic, concrete and steel.

About the Kimmel Galleries: Established in 2003, Kimmel Galleries are dedicated to providing visually dynamic and thought provoking exhibitions. They are free and open to the public. For more information on tours, the artists or price inquiries, please contact the Curator, Pam Jean Tinnen, at 212 298 4950, or
Past exhibitions include: HOUSE: HOME; Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes, a selection of photographs from Abydos, by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora; Preconceived Notions; and Perspectives: A photography exhibit about traveling and living in our world; among others; DITTO: WORKS IN BLUE, Shira Toren, among others.

Kimmel Galleries are located at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 8th Floor. 
[Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.]. 
For all press and sales inquiries, please contact Ms. Pamela Jean Tinnen, curator for the Kimmel Galleries: or 212.998.4950, 347.634.2938.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Talk at B&H!

B&H Talk on February 12th


I will be talking about my twenty years as a photographer and what I did to make it work. I’ll discuss my current photography and filmmaking. The core of the lecture will be on my photography in the industrial world, and balancing my work in the commercial and fine art markets. I will also discuss my video projects and how my fear of filmmaking has encouraged me. 

In addition, I will talk about the importance of showing one’s work and the evolutionary process that occurs. I'll cover the issue of editioning fine art prints as well as the relevance of judging and reviewing panels at both reviews and competitions. 

I will also discuss ways to go about about finding and creating peer groups in your life in which to share work, research, and other resources.

The goal is to walk away from the event feeling inspired to create, and continue the growing process of the artist’s craft.

For more details, 
click here!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Pool" Published in Reader's Digest

I'm pleased to announce that "Pool" from the series Next Stop Atlantic  was chosen as the "Photo of Lasting Interest" for the December-January issue of Reader's Digest! 

Check it out!

Friday, November 28, 2014

"The Biggest Ship in the World" for the New York Times Magazine

The Biggest Ship in the World (Though It Isn't Exactly a Ship)

For the New York Times Magazine

     It’s called Prelude, and it’s bigger than big. More than 530 yards long and 80 yards wide, it was constructed with 260,000 metric tons of steel, more than was used in the entire original World Trade Center complex, and it’s expected to displace 600,000 metric tons of water, or as much as six aircraft carriers. Even the paint job is huge: Most big vessels dry-dock every five years for a new coat, but Prelude’s paint is supposed to last 25 years. It will produce more natural gas than Hong Kong needs in a year. And it’s so big that you can’t really photograph it, at least not all at once. The photographer Stephen Mallon spent two days on cranes, one fore and one aft, taking more than a thousand pictures. Later, editing software was used to stitch hundreds of them together to create the composite image you see here.

     What makes this giant liquefied-natural-gas enterprise feasible, paradoxically enough, is the miniaturization its construction represents. It’s much smaller than landlocked equivalents — imagine shrinking your local refinery until it fits on a barge. Shell Oil, which has the biggest stake in the project, describes Prelude as more environmentally friendly than an onshore site. There are no estuaries under threat, no shorelines to run pipe across and reduced risks to population centers, given the explosiveness of natural gas. And it is designed to ride out extreme weather, thanks to three giant 6,700-horsepower thrusters that can turn it into the wind and waves. “These are the things that the naval architects had to worry through,” says Robert Bea, co-founder of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, at the University of California, Berkeley. “It works like a big-ass weather vane.”

View  Slideshow of Images Here