by Carl Chiarenza


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A 10-print folio of studio abstracts

Carl Chiarenza is one of photography’s best known educators — but equally well-known to LensWork readers as the maker of breathtaking abstracts. Chiarenza’s work appeared in LensWork #29 in 2000 and again in LensWork #79 in 2008. This folio of ten images includes work from each of those issues.

Chiarenza’s work deftly uses the most important of all photographic tools — the creative imagination. His abstracts are mostly from constructions he makes specifically for the purpose of photographing them. A master of design and light, his images have the power to connect on a deeply emotional level with those who love abstracts.

“When I go to the studio, I have no idea what I’m going to do. I just start fooling around with this stuff and something begins to come together. By the time I get through, something happens — something takes over and forces you to do certain things, and you have no idea why you’re doing them. Sometimes it works and you can make a good photograph. ”
- Carl Chiarenza


10 Individual Prints

  • Folio is 8x10½"
  • Images are approx. 7x9"
  • Printed on Harman Glossy FB AL
  • Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks
  • Embossed, die-cut art paper enclosure

Sequentially numbered, open edition
4-page, folded text signature

  • Title page
  • Original poem by Heidi Katz
  • List of prints
  • Colophon


Here is a Lightroom gallery with all images in this folio