Ethereal and impressionistic, Alan Blaustein's black and white photographs of European scenes are evocative of images captured in the last century. More than a reflection of what the European Union is like today, they are a rediscovery of where its soul lives, capturing a contemporary slice of life. In the very shadow nature of these photographs the viewer finds traces of the past, details of things much loved and often overlooked in the usual hustle and bustle of daily life.
In harkening back to an earlier time and an earlier photographic style, Alan also has given expression to his own personal photographic vision. Much to his amazement, photographs that he had tucked away in boxes thinking that they had no commercial value are finding an appreciative audience among corporate, advertising and fine art publishing clients. Alan has successfully integrated and applied his fine art photography approach to image making for his commercial photography projects.
As a commercial photographer in the San Francisco California Bay Area for over two decades, Alan has developed a successful career shooting for corporate, advertising editorial clients world wide.
Alan's fine art photography publishing projects have been successful as wall decor, calendars, books and cards in retail stores. In addition, his hand crafted black and white and sepia fine art prints are sought after by collectors and featured in exhibitions in Museums and Galleries. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions over the past 20 years, including a 120 print retrospective.
Internationally, Alan is currently working on several new release projects with publishers from Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, France and Japan featuring his fine art photography imagery. Spanning globally has provided him with a diverse client base, exposing his photographic imagery to new appreciative audiences in many different cultures.
Alan holds a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and an MFA degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he has lectured on photography for 20 years. He also has taught photography classes at the University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco, California.