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Philip Turner

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Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. I was represented in LA, NY, Paris, and Tokyo. I have... more
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Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. I was represented in LA, NY, Paris, and Tokyo. I have been responsible for the creation of many advertising images for advertising agencies around the world. I have produced photography for catalogs, food, product, fashion designers, and fashion editorial for consumer print publications. I have found renewed enthusiasm in the digital age; without the time lag waiting for the images to be processed. I shoot at every opportunity I get now and still utilize digital and film sources for image creation. I find the aesthetic of the two platforms remarkably different still.
The question is not what you look at, but what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

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  • Eric Lowenberg Photographer Eric Lowenberg
    last month

    Thank you for adding my images into your galleries. I am most intrigued with your portfolio and look forward to looking through it in detail this evening.

    • Roger Mann Photographer Roger Mann
      2 months ago

      Thanks for the comment Philip. We have worked in precisely the same industries/institutions and maybe have the same view on imagery. Your work is inspiring and represents a natural force.

      • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
        2 months ago
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        Thanks Roger for your kind words and also fabulous imagery. I left a longer note on your profile page. Pleasure to be following you here.

    • Tommy 2's Photographer Tommy-2's
      2 months ago

      Philip,
      Thank you for adding one of my photographs to your gallery.
      Thank you,
      Tom

      • BenGunn Photographer BenGunn
        2 months ago

        Thank you for the kind comments and adds!
        It's a real pleasure to browse through your stuff...

        • Sirsdarkstar Model Sirsdarkstar
          2 months ago


          Thank you for your gracious comment, and additions to your gallery.

          I love your work, and I connect with your vision of art!

          • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
            2 months ago

            Oh! And
            4. There is no need to always shoot the entire body. This isn't commercial work!

            • I like that one best. LOL Sometimes i wish i had a huge sensor so i could just take the photos then crop later and still get awesome 36x48 prints. LOL

            • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
              2 months ago
              Reply

              Always better, I think, if you can see it in the camera first! But I can appreciate your approach.

          • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
            2 months ago

            Take-away's from the Weston Workshop:
            1. Look at what you are photographing and ask why you are choosing to create this particular image? What are you trying to convey?
            2. Every image has an entrance and an exit for your eye. Be cognizant of all four corners and how they work with the image.
            3. Get out from behind the camera. Use a tripod and a remote or cable release. You'll be astounded how you "see" the potential subject and image differently.
            On a side note - no one at the workshop used a tripod or release due to the time constraints. But we did help one another to see distinct new possibilities in the subject and image.

            • 3. I don't use a tripod, normally but i definitely study the scene then frame it in camera. Good info, thanks a bunch for sharing.

          • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
            2 months ago

            This site is starting to show some major flaws. How's the support? I can't seem to get any reply to an inability to purchase prints. Everything defaults to the smallest size regardless of what you choose from the drop down.

            • So Philip, what would you say is the most important thing you learned from attending the Weston workshop?

              • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
                2 months ago
                Reply

                Sent a lengthy reply (not over 1000 characters) and clicked on Sent. Now, no where to be seen!

              • Shit! At least you figured it out, somewhat. I'll send you a note with my email address. :)

            • Jyves Photographer Jyves
              3 months ago

              Thank you for your comments. I enjoy your work.

              • Thank you so much for the positive comments. I bet the Weston workshop was amazing. Would love to attend that.

                • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
                  3 months ago
                  Reply

                  Weston Workshop was a game changer. I hesitate to rave about it too much only from the perspective that I'll never be able to get into another one ;-) !

              • blakedietersphoto Photographer blakedietersphoto
                3 months ago

                Marvelous work!

                • StevenEls Artist StevenEls
                  4 months ago

                  Thank you Philip for appreciating my work ;) That is a great compliment coming from such an accomplished artist

                  • Scarlett Dawn Model Scarlett Dawn
                    4 months ago

                    Seriously OUTSTANDING work! Glad you like my images to ;)

                    • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
                      4 months ago
                      Reply

                      Thanks Scarlett, that means a lot from you. I am getting rather fed up with Instagram which is becoming a rude/lewd zone in terms of conversation.

                    • Scarlett Dawn Model Scarlett Dawn
                      4 months ago
                      Reply

                      I instantly block anyone that is even slightly rude or disredisrespectful in any way, shape, or form. Don't let them get you down! Not everyone understands art or sees what you see and that's ok :) you are surrounded by like minds that share your passion and love your work, and you should be proud regardless of others opinions ❤

                  • Mauvais Model Mauvais
                    5 months ago

                    Uhm, AGREED! Let's make art asap :]

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