Friday, June 18, 2004

Greg Friedler

Greg Friedler

Greg Friedler was born in New Orleans in 1970. He received his BA in Political Science and French from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993. Greg received his Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1996. Greg’s thesis for graduate school, Naked New York, was published as a monograph book by W.W. Norton in 1997. Greg continued to publish more monographs with WW Norton including Naked Los Angeles and Naked London. Mattress was published as a monograph by Goliath in 2001.
Greg has been widely covered by the media. He was featured in an hour long documentary for Channel 5 in Great Britain on the making of Naked London. His work has been featured and written about in countless magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post, The London Times, British GQ, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The New York Observer, The Face, The Village Voice, Time Out- Paris, London, and New York. Greg has been inspired by numerous photographers including Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Walker Evans, and Richard Avedon. He also has been influenced by the work of painters, Lucian Freud and Egon Schiele and Jenny Saville.
Greg’s work is best described as “raw.” He intuitively reveals people in a real, honest light with a straight-forward approach. Friedler is indeed a portraitist who is fascinated by people and humanity. His portraits attempt to unmask the subject of their veneer. Greg is interested in identity and how people fit into society.
Greg’s work can be seen in more than 8 anthologies published in the United States and Europe. Greg lives in Denver where he shoots varied commercial work as well as his personal work. His work has been shown in more than 8 exhibitions in the United States as well as Europe.



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