Michael’s style is to present the car from the perspective of the designers and engineers who created the car - His approach has been graciously embraced by major collectors, museums and concours events around the world.
Carmel, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014
Winfield Gallery presents Porsche Unexpected - Photographs and Book Signing by Michael Furman. This long awaited book and body of work is finally being unveiled in Carmel during Car Week in Carmel, CA.
Porsche Unexpected is researched and written by Porsche historian Randy Leffingwell, and Cameron Ingram, the second generation of Ingram Porschefiles and photographed by Michael Furman.
This title will relate the Ingram family experiences as they began collecting, analyzing their efforts with those from major collectors who also jumped into car collecting. Porsche Unexpected will then delve into the collection which reads like an all-star list for any fan of the marque. This book is a must-have for anyone interest in Porsche.
About Michael Furman
Michael Furman has had the unique pleasure of photographing the world’s most significant cars. From the earliest “conveyances” to cars that foretell the future, Michael has created portraits that insightfully express his subject’s historical and aesthetic importance.
A key element to Michael’s style is to present the car from the perspective of the designers and engineers who created the car; their thoughts, their motivations, and the social and political context in which they worked. His approach has been graciously embraced by major collectors, museums and concours events around the world.
For most photographers, studio car photography would be a daunting task. Automobiles are large, highly reflective objects that present a myriad of technical photographic issues – and countless opportunities for visual excitement. Throughout his many years, Michael has found limitless possibilities to relate the many facets of automotive experience to his audience, and most importantly, inspire the next generation of automotive enthusiasts to continue this appreciation and respect.
As a young boy, Michael Furman first picked up a camera to photograph a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe. And thus began a life-long love affair with cars and cameras.
Michael studied photography at the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a Fine Arts degree in 1974. Upon graduation, he opened his studio in his native Philadelphia, and built a successful business shooting still life assignments for major advertising and corporate clients. But it was a long-standing love of cars that led him to the challenge of shooting cars in the studio.
While shooting new cars for the major manufacturers, Michael was asked to shoot a number of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. He instantly became enamored with these elegant forms; this path leading to his position as the most sought-after photographer of significant automobiles in the world.
Major exhibitions have included Michael Furman at The Automotive Hall of Fame, Legendary Italian Automobiles at the Alden B. Dow Museum in Midland, Michigan and in 2011 The Ralph Lauren exhibition in Paris. Michael is a regular guest lecturer at art schools and professional gatherings across the United States. He has also been honored by American Photographer, Communication Arts and PhotoGraphis, AutoAficionado, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile Magazine and The International Historic Motoring Awards.
Follow Michael Furman on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Furman-Photographer/122428634482882
Michael Furman Website: http://www.michaelfurman.com/
Michael’s fine art prints are available through the Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California. Please visit the Winfield Gallery website for more images of Michael's work: http://winfieldgallery.com/artists/michael-furman/.
About Winfield Gallery
Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Its principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography.
The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists’ careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produces catalogs and books, builds relationships with the press and supports collector education and development. The gallery works to create an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.
Winfield Gallery also specializes in the resale of select works of art from the 20th century by artists and offers an effective and confidential alternative for the resale of important works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions.
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