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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 San Francisco, LA, NY, and Tokyo... more
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about 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 San Francisco, LA, NY, and Tokyo (stock photography). I am constantly learning new (to me) techniques and visual modalities that inspire and astound. I am grateful to be part of this vital community.
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"If you are a darkroom rat, like I once was, you would know the names, Edward, Brett and Kim Weston. This is the first thought that hit me when I saw Philip's black and white work of Catalina Cruise. His imagery is very much like theirs. This to me is the highest compliment that I could give a fellow photographer. These were my idols when I was shooting film and spending hours in the darkroom. Philip's work truly is something to be seen"
--Kerry Ray Tracy - Editor at Photosession Magazine-

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  • J. Welborn Photographer J. Welborn
    3 weeks ago

    Thanks for your kind comments on my work and I must return the favor . I see the "old days" style of using light and knowing where it comes from in your work. I , like you < had the full lab in my studio . Now it's all electrons LOL.I have made the switch but I have failed to produce a single BW image as good as I could in the darkroom.

    • I am going to pass your impression of digital black and white versus silver based systems back to Kim Weston. He would likely concur with you that the same level of quality obtainable in the darkroom far and away exceeds digital black and white. I hadn't thought of it until you mentioned it, but I think you're right. Nothing I've done in B&W digitally is as good as silver gelatin prints from the darkroom. Many thanks for your fine work and comments.

    • J. Welborn Photographer J. Welborn
      3 weeks ago
      Reply

      In digital we rely on monitor to be calibrated and we are limited by compression of the images . Enjoyed the exchange os ideas and I am honored to have one of my images in your gallery

  • glad to see years in the dark room still bear fruits!

    • Thanks Jean Jacques, I was also impressed with your years and skill as a photographic artist which is sure to include many hours in a darkroom as well.

  • Lars Model Lars
    2 months ago

    Thanks for appreciating my work as model and your phots are lovely.

    • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
      2 months ago
      Reply

      Outstanding work and some really unique imagery as well. Pleasure following your work and I thank you for the kind comment as well.

    • Lars Model Lars
      2 months ago
      Reply

      Thanks!
      I'm always for more, to challenge myself and the norms, to explore the joint creativity in new collaborations, to try exciting locations etc

  • Through the Artist's Eyes Artist The Artist's Eyes
    2 months ago

    I can't believe how beautiful your images are. You have an amazing compositional eye, and you have clearly captured your glorious models at the height of their craft. Thank you for sharing your art with a world that needs it!

    • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
      2 months ago
      Reply

      Thanks for all your kind comments too. As I said in a previous comment; "I am astounded by individuals like yourself who can draw, paint or otherwise capture the essence of people in art other than photography." I am just a frustrated painter who found the tools in photography were a little easier to learn to use. You are too kind in your praise, but I can't say I would have you take it back either! Thanks for appreciating the time, care and pain I have poured into this type of art!

  • Ilse Peters Model Ilse Peters
    3 months ago

    Great portfolio too Philip :-)

    • Ilse Peters Model Ilse Peters
      3 months ago

      Thank you Philip for adding a couple of photo's from me in your gallery! I appreciate it very much! :-)

    • BenGunn Photographer BenGunn
      3 months ago

      The dark veil was perfect for my screen...

      • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
        3 months ago
        Reply

        Good to know thanks Ben. I have corrected my CRT monitor for an obvious bias toward yellow when looking at color images on an LCD.

    • naturalart Photographer naturalart
      4 months ago

      The beauty, creativity, and diversity of your work is inspiring, Philip! Thank you for sharing such a finely curated portfolio!

      • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
        4 months ago
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        Thanks again for your kind words. I feel so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful and unique environments here in California. The diversity is astounding, even within a few miles of each other. You reminded me that it's all out there if we look for it. Keep up the great work too.

    • I love your portfolio Philip. It is so full of creative and imaginative work , which is beautifully shot and very well produced. I look forward to seeing more of your images on the Model Society.
      Best wishes.
      Paul

      • Philip Turner Photographer Philip Turner
        4 months ago
        Reply

        Thanks so much for your kind comments too. And many thanks for reaching out to Ellebeth for me too. She mentioned you had contacted her. Let's keep in touch too. Many thanks again, and enjoyed seeing your work too, really striking.

    • Robert L Person Photographer Robert L Person
      6 months ago

      Thank you for your message. I see you and I like many of the same models and shoot similarly! Keep up the good work!

      • Jyves Photographer Jyves
        6 months ago

        Thank you for stopping by and for your comments

        • Allie Summers Model Allie Summers
          6 months ago

          Cool stuff!

        • Eric Lowenberg Photographer Eric Lowenberg
          8 months ago

          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
            9 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
              9 months ago
              Reply

              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
            9 months ago

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

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