An afternoon of wine and pop up photography

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“Paradise Found” by Fred Stichnoth

Addicted Art Gallery is proud to present “Paradise Found”, a pop-up photography exhibition featuring works by the talented Fred Stichnoth.

This exhibition is proudly sponsored by New Zealand Unlimited, purveyor of hand crafted and fine New Zealand Wines.

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A little bit about Fred…

When the world is at your feet, turning your back on it is a big call. But most of us are not Fred Stichnoth.

The German-born master of images relinquished life as a celebrity and fashion photographer in the late nineties, where he was poised for popularity, in order to decamp to the East Indies and collect shells. It’s a move that has yielded a distinctive body of work. Fred’s portraiture bears the hallmarks of his haute couture pedigree, applied to natural and exotic subjects.

German-born Fred Stichnoth entered the world of professional photography in 1987, when he was hired as an assistant to the famous German photographer Walter Schels.

The 1990’s saw Fred enjoying success as a portrait photographer, photographing the likes of director Wim Wenders; Thaddeus Ropac in his Austrian castle for Vogue; an exuberant Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders for EMI Records; Pink Floyd in Berlin; and numerous album covers for many artists and bands.

During the mid-nineties, Fred became enamoured with fashion photography. His photos were used in high fashion editorials for magazines and catalogues for a plethora of brands.

Stichnoth’s portraiture studies the beauty of women and ethnic culture using a unique combination borne out of necessity and unconscious influence. He employs an old fashioned technique whereby a backdrop is used to separate the subject from their surroundings. This juxtaposition is striking when the subject is so obviously separated from their natural environment. He also uses motifs and poses that echo the stylised productions in fashion magazines.

The final picture comes together like an ethereal sculpture, caught on photographic paper.

Explore the exhibition at Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Rd, #02-41, Singapore 247909

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