My old pal Rocky Schenck has lead many lives. He’s directed videos for Joni Mitchell & Adele & scores of others. He’s photographed every other A-list celeb of the past 30 years, as well as Hollywood’s alt-elite like Ann Magnuson & Francis Bean Cobain, in his signature vintage-glam style. And lately he’s been a photo-world darling, exhibiting at some of the best museums and galleries and lecturing around the world.
NOW Rocky is wearing a new artist’s hat. Photography IS art and his process is far from digital, but now he’s added another layer to his most personal work to date. He has a new exhibit of these amazing hand-colored originals at L.A’s Fahey Klein gallery, along with a new book with forward by Hollywood icon, and The Exorcist director, William Friedkin who writes,
“Where do these images come from? They’re shrouded in secrecy, soft-focused yet vivid, suggestive like waking dreams.“
This latest series I’ve been hearing about for years but he kept it mostly under wraps. You can he see has transformed his Beachwood Canyon home into a hand-tinting lab and exhibit in these latest Instagram behind-the-scenes pics below.
Hypnotic and mysterious figures are set amongst haunting landscapes that ask the viewer to create their own fantasy narratives. That’s Frances Bean Cobain (below) on the cover of the book as an Ophelia-esque nymph in the water on the edge of a gnarled forest. See if you can make your own nightmares with some of these beautiful and spooky pictures in bed tonight.
Rocky Schenck: The Recurring Dream runs through December 3 in Los Angeles at the Fahey Klein gallery.
(Photos, Rocky Schenck; via Flavorwire)