June 16, 2009

George Schmauch (Zeitgeist Photography)



George Schmauch, Zeitgeist Photography
Photographer, Usa.








Personal Quote : " Inside this room, all of my dreams become realities, and some of my realities become dreams..."






"Time Traveler"
Art Model, Photographer and Makeup-artist Carly Erin O'Neil





You'll find George Schmauch at deviantART, Model Mayhem.









"Primary Colors"
Art Model Candace Nirvana




The sense of the supernatural.


George Schmauch, travels a lot. In Photography. You'll admire here all the facets of his talent.

George is American, from Pennsylvania, a lovely state.

He likes to read H.P. Lovecraft or William Burroughs, Jorge Luis Borges, what means a lot, and his favorite photographers are Ellen von Unwerth, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton... what means a lot too and again. Of course.

A zest of classicism, the perpetual search for The expression (he's an "expressionist" afficionado), a lot of imagination and something to tell us, check the symbols in his work, here and there, I've found all that walking very slowly in his gallery.










"Oh God We're Out of Pudding"
Art Model Zinn Star






I've also noticed that George works with the most talented Art Models, I want to say the most creative ones, those I call the muses : Candace Nirvana, Carly Erin O'Neil, Stephanie Anne Landers, Jessamyne, Zinn Star... And we feel in his photographies how much they inspire him.

Last but not least, his interest for the old typewriters makes me say : he's a writer too. I'm sure. Observe his titles. But this is another story... he will tell us himself.








"Urchin"
Art Model Sid










"Yarrow"
Art Model and Painter Yarrow










"Leaping Moon"
Art Model Moon Marie -











"Zeitgeist Photography..." or George Schmauch by himself :




"Une chaise, une femme, une pomme"
Art Model Zinn Star




"...is the name of my humble photography venture.


'Zeitgeist' is a German word which means literally "Time Spirit", in normal usage the word is used to convey the 'spirit' of a particular era.


My work will in general also attempt to capture elements, moods, landscapes, and characters from bygone eras, from the Romantic and the Gothic, to Film Noir and Retro fashion.


'Geist' also denotes a spirit in the supernatural sense (i.e. a ghost) and much of my work will also be infused with this sense of the supernatural."










"Fully Functional Android II"
Art Model and Actress Stephanie Anne Landers










"Burlesque Puppet Show"
Art Model Kacie










Artist Statement



"Hammond Shifts"




" In a glance we know its shape, its function. Though now obsolescent, we can immediately identify the device. However upon meditation we may begin to see that a typewriter is not a singular unit, not "one thing" but many things.
Each typewriter is the sum of hundreds, perhaps thousands of finely crafted interlocking components. Each piece is unique in function and specialized to the myriad of manufacturers and designs that flourished at the beginning of the 20th century. See it as the engine of office drudgery and bureaucracy, a piece of functional sculpture, or as a modern mechanical symphony of moving parts, gears and levers. Only see it."









"All That Jazz"
Art Model Aerys Vale





2 comments:

Jan said...

Oh wow, I am so inspired by this article, the images, the words. Thank you to you both for this intereview :)

CarlyErin O'Neil said...

:) :) :) Thanks for the headlining image! :) :) :) And George is such a wonderful spirit to be around and create with. It's so fun to visit his far-out horizons, and stories that stretch the imagination at its inception. I'm definately a proud-papa so to speak (LOL) of watching Georgie grow over the past year and being a part of that process together. :)