ECLIPSE – PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN RYAN

ECLIPSE
Eclipse is 30 second video art film, featuring the work of photographer Kevin Ryan. Kevin Ryan’s digital imagery is inspired by the nature of light consciousness and the timeless nature of being. XXXX MAGAZINE collaborated with Ryan to produce an original multimedia series of images that brought the viewer through a voyage of color and light, punctuated by images of populus and eclipse. Music by Edward Jahn, edited by Indira Cesarine.

CONTRIBUTOR’S BIOS

KEVIN RYAN

http://www.kevinryanphotography.com

http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/knife_point

Kevin Ryan is a photographer/artist who has lived and worked n NYC since 1982.

A graduate of the Mt. Royal School of Painting, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, he received an MFA in 1980. A self taught photographer, he has supported himself as a professional photographer since his arrival in NY continuing to work for a variety of distinguished and notable clients including the Andy Warhol Foundation, Interview Magazine, Young and Rubicam Agency, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Peter Beard Studio and numerous well known art related figures and institutions in the fine art world.

Kevin Ryan’s personal work has evolved over the years from photo based painting techniques to his current explorations in digital media producing work that concerns the nature of light consciousness and the timeless nature of being. His work was recently shown at the Issue Project Room as part of his curated month long project “SENSORIUM” that concerned the interrelated nature of the senses in a series of performances, exhibitions, and screenings. His more traditional photographic work is represented by The Robin Rice Gallery in NYC.

EDWARD JAHN

“The Metaprofessor”

www.edwardjahn.com

www.metaprofessor.com

Edward Jahn is a multimedia artist living in New York who never seems to settle on a single form of expression. Originally trained as a vocalist and musician, he has made much use of rhythmic concepts and harmonies as inspiration for dreamy film and video installations at many of the hottest fashion shows, clubs, restaurants, and private events for clients such as Ralph Lauren Beauty, 50 cent, P.Diddy, Flux Magazine, Sundance Film Festival, the French Embassy, and Ian Schrager Hotels. His work has been shown at Milk Studios, The Knitting Factory, Tao Restaurant and Nightclub Las Vegas, Lavo Nightclub at the Venetian Las Vegas, Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, the Paramount Hotel, Sun Studios, new year’s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and in countless other venues. From the opening until the end, he held a Sunday residency at New York’s notorious and celebrated Pangaea Lounge.

His original music has appeared on Rhythm love Records’ vinyl and CD release “Turntables on the Hudson Volume 3”, and he has played electric bass on stage and in recordings with Luaka Bop artists Ivan Benavides and Andrew Blanco, Phish drummer Jon Fishman, and numerous other musicians from the East coast scene.

Edward also ran a multimedia and computing department at Barnard College / Columbia University until early 2009, where he worked with students and faculty developing web, video, and database technologies.

In a new venture, he and partner Mark Maurice have developed New York’s first Swiss “La Bleue” style Absinthe since the infamous liquor was banned in the early 20th century. Information about Edward III New York Absinthe can be found at http://www.edwardthethird.com.

INDIRA CESARINE

www.indiracesarine.com

INDIRA CESARINE first discovered her love of photography aged 15, while taking a summer school course at Parson’s School of Design in Manhattan. By the time she had graduated high school Cum Laude from Choate Rosemary Hall, she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work at the esteemed Paul Mellon Arts Center. She was the recipient of Choate’s prestigious Kaufman Award in “Photographic Art”. While completing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University in New York and Paris, France, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within a year she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting for many magazines and clients in England, the US and Europe. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.

Her photography has been published in numerous international publications including British Vogue, British GQ, British Marie Claire, Tatler, Flaunt Magazine, British Esquire, Elle, L’Officiel, French Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, The Times Magazine, Grazia, Oyster, Out, Lush Magazine, Surface, Arena and Vogue Bellezza. She has worked commercially with clients including Cerutti 1881, Nino Cerutti, Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Seven Jeans, Agent Provocateur, Wonderbra, DIM, Passionata, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s and The Body Shop. She has photographed celebrities for such titles as In Style, Tatler, and Esquire including Alicia Keys, Collin Farrell, Dakota Fanning, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse, Anna Paquin, Lauren Hutton and Jimmy Fallon among many others. She also has collaborated with record labels such as Sony BMG, Jive Records and Virgin Records.

Aside from her photographic work, she began her career as a director with the short film “City of Love”, which was featured at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2007. In January of 2008, she was appointed Fashion Editor at Large of Lush Magazine. In 2009 she launched the online magazine “XXXX Magazine”, now The Untitled Magazine, showcasing multimedia based conceptual films, documentaries, photography and contemporary art. Other upcoming projects include “The Goddess Manifesto” a documentary, book and installation project, and “Inspiration, Organisation” a multimedia based non-profit group.

Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as MTV, E! TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US.

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