Purple Diary

[April 7 2011]

ILLUMINATION BY STEVEN SEBRING at milk studio, new york (nostalgia 1)

Steven Sebring has captured on Polaroid some of the most legendary rock stars such as Neil Young, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe or Richard Hell, digitally altering these in large-scale portraits. In Illumination, he used digital technology, not to be satisfied by its perfect smoothness but to transform the pictures in an abstract manner. His close friend Patti Smith performed poetry for the opening, accompanied by her daughter, Jesse Smith on piano and Michael Stipe for a stunning duo of the cult REM song Everybody Hurts. Illumination by Steven Sebring is on view until 17th April at Milk Studio, 450 West 15th St #800,
New York. Photo and Text Pierre-Alexandre Mateos


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