October 14, 2014
Edward Hopper, The Circle Theater, 1936

Edward Hopper, The Circle Theater, 1936

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October 9, 2014

photographs by Richard Tuschman



In his series entitled Hopper Meditations, the American photographer allows himself to be carried away by Hopper’s masterpiece style, but reinterpreted through the use of photography.


Through the use of diorama, Tuschman becomes a creator of dollhouses into which he places scaled subjects using photographic editing. While the images reflect the tension and clean settings of Hopper’s paintings, the light is darker, more reminiscent of Rembrandt’s work (another artist Tuschman admires), accentuating his models’ mysterious feelings. Hopper’s themes still resonate today – loneliness in big cities, observing the past with melancholy in a world that’s constantly changing – giving Tuschman’s work enduring relevance.

www.richardtuschman.com
© photos : Richard Tuschman

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Tell us about you, what’s your story?

I grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio in the 1960’s and 70’s. Like a lot of artists I liked to draw as a kid, but was otherwise pretty normal. I have lived in a bunch of cities, but I like New York best, and that is where I live now. I have spent the last twenty years making a living as a freelance photo illustrator, but now I am trying to devote the majority of my time to fine art.

Where does your passion for photography come from? What are your processes and influences? 

I loved looking at old family photo albums as a kid, being transported to another time and place, and the fact that they were all about memories and relationships. 
Making my work involves building and painting the little mini-sets, then photographing the sets and the live models, and lastly compositing and retouching on the computer. Building the sets is by far the most labor-intensive phase, but I love doing all of it. I am most influenced by cities and nature. In terms of art, my influences would be old master paintings, especially Leonardo and Rembrandt, vintage photography, graphic design both old and new, and contemporary photographers like Gregory Crewdson, Paolo Ventura, Hellen van Meene, and Jayne Hinds Bidaut. And I guess I should add Edward Hopper.

What advice would you give to a young photographer? 

That Seneca quote, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. I guess this is technically an observation, but you get the idea.

Which books are on your bedside table right now?

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, "Our Political Nature" by Avi Tuschman (my cousin!), Aperture Magazine, Communication Arts Magazine

Your favourite object?

my guitar

Your little pleasures?

Walking around New York, making things, playing guitar, watching TV with my wife, hanging out with the family, eating ice cream, drinking beer and coffee, but not necessarily in that order, and not all at once.

Tell us something absurd you’d like to do right now?

Fly around New York on a jet pack, looking in the windows of all the fancy apartments.

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September 27, 2014
One Nighthawk

One Nighthawk

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August 22, 2014
Edward Hopper - Bistro  1909

Edward Hopper - Bistro  1909

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August 15, 2014
IN THE STYLE of Edward Hopper

IN THE STYLE of Edward Hopper

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July 22, 2014

It’s the birthday of Edward Hopper

Hopper had only sold one painting by the time he was 40 years old, but his first major exhibition — in 1933 at the Museum of Modern Art — made him famous. His pieces in that show had titles like Houses by the Railroad, Manhattan Bridge Loop, Room in Brooklyn, Roofs of Washington Square, Cold Storage Plant, Lonely House, and Girl on Bridge. Though his work was more realistic and less experimental than most other painters at the time, he painted his scenes in a way that made them seem especially lonely and eerie.

July 22, 2014
"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."

—    Edward Hopper

July 22, 2014
"Maybe I am slightly inhuman… All I ever wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house."

—    Edward Hopper

February 8, 2014
I like looking at the Hopper paintings that don’t get posted 100 times a day too.
Jo Sketching at Good Harbor Beach 1925  The subject of this painting is his wife, Jo.
http://artgaga.com/master-piece-reproduction/Edward-Hopper?product_id=24859 

I like looking at the Hopper paintings that don’t get posted 100 times a day too.

Jo Sketching at Good Harbor Beach 1925  The subject of this painting is his wife, Jo.

http://artgaga.com/master-piece-reproduction/Edward-Hopper?product_id=24859 

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January 26, 2014
Nighthawks at Monk’s Cafe

Nighthawks at Monk’s Cafe

December 29, 2013
Edward Hopper’s Night Shadows

Edward Hopper’s Night Shadows

November 18, 2013
after Hotel Room by Edward Hopper, 1931

after Hotel Room by Edward Hopper, 1931

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November 8, 2013
Yet another Hopper parody of Nighthawks - Archie #649 by Jeff Shultz Image via Comicvine

Yet another Hopper parody of Nighthawks - Archie #649 by Jeff Shultz Image via Comicvine

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October 6, 2013

Really enjoyed seeing the Hopper exhibit at the Whitney Museum:

Edward Hopper’s masterpieces alongside over 200 drawings that inspired them in Hopper Drawing

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September 22, 2013
Not that Hopper needs animation…

Not that Hopper needs animation…

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