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Peter Liepke

American

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Peter Liepke

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American

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182
Biography

Using a 100-year-old Graflex camera, Peter Liepke captures nostalgic black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs of New York City. The soft, gauzy images evoke a dream-like quality that connects Leipke’s contemporary cityscapes to the rich history of the famed metropolis. Eschewing the high-definition quality of contemporary digital photography, Liepke employs analog cameras and age-old platinum/palladium printing processes to express his romantic perspective. According to Liepke, his artistic impetus is the “challenge of looking beyond the gritty streets by depicting an urban atmosphere with beauty, utilizing a more intimate cinematic approach engaging the viewer, as opposed to the current more popular trend in contemporary photography of massive-sized prints, overly saturated with color.”

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Using a 100-year-old Graflex camera, Peter Liepke captures nostalgic black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs of New York City. The soft, gauzy images evoke a dream-like quality that connects Leipke’s contemporary cityscapes to the rich history of the famed metropolis. Eschewing the high-definition quality of contemporary digital photography, Liepke employs analog cameras and age-old platinum/palladium printing processes to express his romantic perspective. According to Liepke, his artistic impetus is the “challenge of looking beyond the gritty streets by depicting an urban atmosphere with beauty, utilizing a more intimate cinematic approach engaging the viewer, as opposed to the current more popular trend in contemporary photography of massive-sized prints, overly saturated with color.”

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Articles Featuring Peter Liepke
An Ethereal Vision of New York, According to Peter Liepke
Jul 24th, 2014
An Ethereal Vision of New York, According to Peter Liepke
Contemporary Photographers as Old World Craftsmen
May 9th, 2014
Contemporary Photographers as Old World Craftsmen
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