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THE RECURRING DREAM

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“The works in this book defy meaning to arrive at a greater truth: A truth to be found within the artist and within ourselves… They demonstrate that mystery is at the heart of existence.

Turn each page and you will enter a new world, a magical journey filled with what seems like childhood’s buried memories surrounded by nature’s living ghosts.”

William Friedkin

 

BOOK REVIEW LINKS:    

I AM A CAMERA: ROCKY SCHENCK

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

L’OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

BEHIND SCHENCK’S RECURRING DREAMS

LENSCRATCH

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE

VARIETY

BLACK + WHITE MAGAZINE / UK

FLAVORWIRE

WITTLIFF EXHIBIT REVIEW

LOMOGRAPHY MAGAZINE

SPOOKY PICTURES

VISUAL ART SOURCE

MUSEE MAGAZINE

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Rocky Schenck’s second book, The Recurring Dream, was recently published by the University of Texas Press, accompanied by exhibitions and book release events in New York City, the Wittliff Collections in San Marcos, Texas and the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

The Recurring Dream is an eclectic photographic journey through haunting realities rich in psychological subtext and unpredictable narratives, punctuated by hypnotic landscapes and the occasionally subversive tableau. The book leads viewers through images inhabited by isolation, longing, paranoia, betrayal, beauty, humor, fear and death.

Combining Schenck’s signature black and white photographs with his new collection of hand-tinted color images, all of the work was created utilizing 35mm black and white film exclusively.

William Friedkin, the visionary writer and director,  has written the foreword, with an afterword by Schenck.

AVAILABLE  AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS:   AMAZON.COM

VISIT THE ARTIST’S STUDIO AT THIS LINK:   THE STUDIO

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To see more images, please click on the following link :   NEW WORK/COLOR

Please contact the following for additional information:

Colleen Devine Ellis, Senior Publicist at University of Texas Press, 512-232-7634, cellis@utpress.utexas.edu

Alexandra Copeland, studio manager, rockyschenckstudio@gmail.com.

And visit the following websites:

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS:   UTEXASPRESS.COM

THE WITTLIFF COLLECTIONS: THEWITTLIFF COLLECTIONS.TXSTATE.EDU

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ROCKY SCHENCK PHOTOGRAPHS / SPECIAL EDITION

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“Rocky Schenck’s photographs are haunting, mysterious, evocative, and unforgettable.”

-William Friedkin

“Each photograph is like a still taken from a movie that exists not on film but rather in one’s memory, with all the fuzziness typical of remembered impressions. The viewer, willing or not, fills in the frames that precede and follow it… When confronted by such compelling and seductive images, the viewer can hardly help but respond reflexively, amplifying, expanding, and otherwise making the photograph his own. This compulsion to respond, together with the lovely elegiac mood in all his work, is the real power of Schenck’s photographs.”

-John Berendt


Schenck’s first book, Rocky Schenck Photographs, was published in 2003 by the University of Texas Press and is now sold out .  A limited edition version of the book is available in a clothbound box and includes a signed and numbered hand toned eight by ten inch silver print of “Prairie”. Edition is limited to fifty books.

PORTRAITS, ETC.

Portraits, Etc. , scheduled for publication in late 2017, is an extensive collection of Schenck’s decades of portraiture work featuring his collaborations with artists, actors, musicians, writers, children, oddballs and eccentrics. Schenck’s nude studies will also be featured along with his early explorations into photography.

 

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ALEXANDRA COPELAND, STUDIO MANAGER, AT:
ROCKYSCHENCKSTUDIO@GMAIL.COM