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Dates:  1943, 18 July -
Born:  US, NY, Brooklyn
Active:  US
 
  
 
  
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Joy Goldkind uses the historic bromoil process as a tool to express her fine art portraits. The images are hand crafted using brush and inks, which adds a layer of mystery to the photograph. These images capture the spirit of the person rather than a realist representation of the subject.
 
Here we see a mixture of fantasy and realism that captures the inner most persona of a person.
 
"The Bromoil Process was used by photographers of the pictorial movement because they wanted their work to have a more artistic rendering. It is this step away from the clear photographic interpretation that I am looking for in my images.
 
This process uses a bromide silver gelatin image, which is then bleached to remove the silver content. Lithographic inks are used to replace the silver that has been removed by the bleaching.
 
I use the Bromoil Process to enhance the subject matter of the piece. The images from my work are at times created and inspired from a fantasy world to have an” otherworldly” quality. I use double exposure and slow shutter speeds to change what is true and expected in a scene. This process gives me the freedom to soften, blur or completely erase an aspect of the original negative.
 
Creativity by deviating from the predictable is a valuable tool for furthering the artistic vision. Basic techniques are simply a starting point in the process of developing a recognizable style. This method allows me to alter a traditional photograph, and create a unique painterly print. My subject matter adds another dimension, so that the final product is a multi- layered, glimpse beneath the surface. The portrait for me is a picture of a persons place in life as well as what that individual feels inside.
 
I use a Wisner 4x5 with one lens for most of my work. Type 55 Polaroid is the film I use when working with models since with motion it is necessary for me to see the results immediately."
 
Joy Goldkind (April 2006)

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Joy Goldkind
6 Richard Path, St James, NY 11780
goldkindj@aol.com


 
Statement - Adagio series (2006 onwards)
 
Adagio is a series of images that are about the movements of dance. I have worked for the past year with dancers from various dance companies. These are portraits of the dancers done through their movements and gestures. The work is about the movement of the body in light and space. The film captures the figure in time so that the viewer sees of more the motion of the dancer. These images are a departure from reality into the rituals of dance and music. As with my past work the spirit of the person is more important the actual portrait. The body moving is an essential part of all dances. Here we try to capture just a moment in time, light, and space.
 
My work is done in the Bromoil Process. A bromoil print is a silver gelatin bromide print that has been bleached to remove the silver. The image is than inked with a greasy pigment such as lithographic ink to replace the silver. I use this process because it enhances the softness and adds mystery to the images. Taking it a step away from reality. The images from my work are at times created and inspired from a fantasy world to have another "worldly quality". I use double exposure and slow shutter speeds to change what is true and expected in a scene. This process gives me the freedom to soften, blur or completely erase an aspect of the original negative.
 
I use a Wisner 4 x5 with one lens for most of my work. Polaroid's type 55 is the film I use when working with models since with motion it is necessary to see the results immediately.
 
Creativity by deviating from the predictable is a valuable tool for furthering the artistic vision. Basic techniques are simply a starting point in the process of developing a recognizable style. This method allows me to alter a traditional photograph, and create a unique painterly print. My subject matter adds another dimension, so that the final product is a multi- layered, glimpse beneath the surface. The portrait for me is a picture of a persons place in life as well as what that individual feels inside.
 
Statement - Exhibition of the Adagio series at the Museo Nazionale della Fotographia (Italy), August 2007
 
My interest in Photography began later in life then most people I was 50 years old before I took my first class in photography. I loved it from the beginning. First it was the darkroom, then alternate processes. I had to learn more. My background was always based in the fine arts, which I studied in the early 60s. After graduating The Fashion Institute of Technology I began as a fashion designer doing children's clothing. This job lasted 10 years until I retired to stay home with my young family.
 
My work in photography progressed very rapidly. Most of my work is based on the classical approach to art. Art history is where I look for inspiration. The love of alternate processes led me to learn the Bromoil process.
 
Much of my work is contemporary in subject matter using modern film. I especially like Polaroid type 55 films since my work involves timed exposures and many double exposures. Polaroid film allows me to see the work instantly. This gives me the ability to know that the image is what I planned on. The contrast levels are very soft so that printing for Bromoil is very easy to control.
 
My work is shown throughout the US in many galleries. In this respect I have been very fortunate.
 
Education
 
1994-96 International Center for Photography
1994-96 Palm Beach Center for Photography
1961-1969 Fashion Designer
1961 Fashion Institute of Technology
 
Lecture & Teaching Workshops
 
2006? Nassau Community College NY
2006? STAC LI, NY
2006 Center for Alternative & Historic Processes
2004 The Photography Room, MI
 
Awards
 
2007 Guild Hall, Best Photograph
2006 Guild Hall, Best Representational Work
2005 STAC, Sataporn Suravichai Memorial
2004 Texas Photographic Society, HM
2004 Guild Hall, Best Photo
2003 ALLI, Award of Excellence
2001 Camera Club of New York, 1st Place
2000 Texas Artist Museum, 1st Place
1999 Millspond House, Award of Excellence
1998 Heckshire Museum, Award of Excellence
 
Solo shows
 
2007 Museo Nazionale della Fotographia, Italy 2006 Mills Pond House, NY
2006 Soho Photo, NY
2004 Spinnato Gallery, NY
2003 Radiant Light Gallery, TX
2002 Soho Photo, NY
2001 BJ Spoke Expo, NY
2000 STAC, NY
1999 Henry Street Settlement, NY>
 
Group shows
 
2007 Volitant Gallery TX
2007 AIPAD, NY
2006 Muse Museum, PA
2006 Texas Photographic Society, TX
2006 Griffin Museum, PA
2006 The Photography Room, MI
2006 F8 Fine Art. TX
2006 Guild Hall, NY
2006 John Stevenson Gallery, NY
2005 1st Street Gallery, FL
2005 Photography Room, MI
2005 Photo LA, CA
2005 F8 Fine Art, TX
2005 Photoeye Gallery, NM
2005 John Stevenson Gallery, NY
2005 Photo SF, CA
2005 Parrish Museum, NY
2005 ALLI, NY
2004 Carrie Haddad Gallery, NY
2004 1st Street Gallery, FL
2004 Alpan Gallery, NY
2004 Elaine Benson Gallery, NY
2004 APID, NY
2004 Photo LA, CA
2003 Holter Museum, MT
2003 Texas Photographic Society, TX
2003 Parrish Museum, NY
2002 Omni Gallery, NY
2002 Fire House Gallery, NY
2002 Lancaster Museum of Art, PA
2002 Heckshire Museum of Art, NY
2002 BJ Spoke Gallery, NY
2002 John Stevenson Gallery, NY
2001 Attleboro Museum of Art, MA
2001 FSU Museum of Fine Arts, FL
2001 Printmaking Council of New Jersey, NJ
2001 Eastern New Mexico University, NM
2000 Atlanta Photography Group, GA
2000 LBJ Foundation for the Arts, NJ
2000 The Print Center, PA
1999 St Johns University Invitational, NY
1999 Islip Museum, NY
1999 Nexus Gallery Juried Competition, NY
1998 Parish Museum Juried Competition, NY
 
Collections
 
St Johns University, NY
Crestwood Metal Corp, NY
Nassau Community College, NY
Stanton A Moss Inc., PA
Douglas Kirkland, CA
Golden Box Corp. NY
Museo Nationale Della Fotographia, Italy
 
Bibliograophy
 
2007 Alternate Process Book (2nd Edition) C. James
2007 Zoom Issue #79, Italy
2006 Silver shots Magazine Australia,
2006 The Large Format Journal UK 2005 Photographers Forum, February
2004 View Camera Magazine, March
2002 B&W Magazine, July
1999-2005 NY Times Reviews
 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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