Marni Grossman

 
 
 

Authenticity

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print

39 x 24

1000 print only

Ferris Wheel Christmas

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

Shee

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

Brighton Beach

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

Friendship

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

The Bike

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

Exposed

Marni Grossman

30 x 20

Limited edition pigment print

800 print only

Sea Haze

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 24 x 24

975 framed

600 print only

Unveiling

Marni Grossman

Limited edition pigment print 35 x 24

1250 framed

900 print only


Drawn to esthetics at a young age, Marni was compelled to pick up a camera and begin to document what she saw. Launching a career in the film and television industry in 1979, she amassed 25 years of experience, credits and a respected reputation. But in 2003 Grossman travelled to West Africa to photograph a group of drummers and, there, she turned her camera towards the extraordinary she found in ordinary life. Since then Marni has endeavored to become a student of what is elusive and beautiful in the real and the natural.

The mystery and magnitude speak to her: sunlight paints the landscape a different hue at every moment; constantly changing weather leaves it's footprint on every blade of grass; an impassive mountain range breathes and subtly shifts. On the west coast of this continent, Grossman pointed her lens into the mist of Big Sur; in B.C. she was awed by Canada's Great Bear Rainforest and the fragility and nobility of it's indigenous bears, particularly the sacred and illusive White Spirit Bear, whose habitat is threatened. It is difficult and painstaking to capture such images but it is her aim to engage with and photograph what is ephemeral, evolving, endangered, innocent, dangerous and beautiful.

In this vein, Marni has also explored the abstract elements she finds, to record what is primary and naturally occurring in shape, colour, texture, light and shadow. Human sensibility depends on the existence of such beauty; on the possibility of encountering what takes our breath away and reminds us of our own vulnerability. Mani photographs not just with her eyes but instinctively from her heart, and with a desire to preserve - in the frame as well as in the landscape - the tenuous magnificence of places where not many people get to walk. Grossman's work as a photographer is less about composing the shot and more about becoming a medium for the fleeting canvases of art she finds around her. In her latest works, Grossman has moved into an expression of herself beyond where she has tread... exuding passion and movement in a still and ever so silent moment.

Marni is devoted to the environment and is printing using sustainable papers.

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