Garret Suhrie

All images © Garret Suhrie

"This series developed from my love of exploring the natural world. Often viewed as well-trodden territory lacking in original artistic opportunity, these images are effort to debunk that fallacy: while the natural world has been well documented throughout generations of infinite talent, there are still amazing original sights hidden everywhere – the key to finding them is having the patience to look in a different light. My preferred scenes are cloaked in the night; beauty doesn’t fade with the sun, it just hides. Instead of a blank canvas, I start with a black canvas; instead of a paintbrush, a flashlight. The light transforms the subjects to be so strangely engaging that they seem surreal, a distorted aesthetic often bizarre and unbelievable: Lonely locations containing an eerie stillness and silence, despite their dynamic creation. These images are my effort to shine a new light on a way to see the world."

Garret Suhrie graduated from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, majoring in Art History and Studio Arts, with minors in Photography and Italian. After graduating, packed up the car and headed west.  Ending up in Los Angeles, he took a job as studio manager / producer for David LaChapelle, eventually moving into the post-production end of the organization. His work has appeared in various publications (Wall Street Journal, Luxuriant, Flaunt, Blink, etc) and numerous exhibits,  primarily in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, most recently at the Smithsonian Museum in DC. 


MOCA Taipei

In addition to retouching for Mr. LaChapelle, I'm also often blessed with the opportunity to accompany him on exhibitions around the world and assist in the installation process. Its very humbling, to see that no matter what corner of there earth, there's always a flock of fans waiting in the woodworks, a plethora of people who David has touched, inspired, influenced. Below are some images from the latest trip to Taiwan, a show at the MOCA Taipei, some installation shots, pics from the lectures , as well as a few of personal pics I managed to capture when I strayed away from the pack one evening.

The artist, hard at work.

Two Hours of Traffic at f/45
Build it up...
Just to tear it down.  
The Danshui River.
A view from the Taipei 101, one of the world's largest skyscrapers...
And apparently, the only way to fit the building in frame.

And finally, infinite thanks to the lovely interns at MOCA Taipei, all my gratitude for your enthusiasm and diligence.