is now opening up for commissions for 2015
which means you now have the rare opportunity
to be photographed by a legend.
"I have no other outlet for this kind of crazy, and I love the idea of flirting with poverty for the rest of my life."
Mendelsohn's attack on a subject is purely artistic while he's injecting his brand of whimsy and darkness into the image pulling out the story and telling it in one final click.
His intense & dichotomous personality is just like his images, lit up with seriousness and blunt poignant humor landing on a calm, clean, focused style that he can definitely call his own. His ability to subtract extraneously and showcase the simplicity is a revered talent in our macrocosm where visual information is way too often cluttered or convoluted.
His talent for simplicity, beauty and intensity is found in this photo of Loretta (above), who posed for Mendelsohn this past summer.
A large bright canvas of this image and several of David's other printed images can currently be found hanging in Loretta's salon,
The Dover Color Bar located at 17 Second St. Dover, NH.
MODspoke: Why are you an artist?
Mendelsohn: "Because I have no other outlet for this kind of crazy, and I love the idea of flirting with poverty for the rest of my life."
"I have never created anything that wasn't, in one way or another, part of a journey and certainly one of self-discovery. I am reborn, in a sense, every time I create an image."
Mendelsohn's words, wisdom and work have been translated in several languages over the years, shown above translated into german, from the book The Body © 2004 Feiareabend Verlag OHG Berlin
David's rebirth approach to his work as art spans decades, with awards for his efforts from Kodak in 1979, Communication Arts Magazine in 1989 and a "Legend behind the lens" award from Nikon in 2002. (and there is also a whole lot more in between) Mendelsohn is certainly an image force to be reckoned with and an established local artist to hear from.
MODspoke: What is art?
Mendelsohn: "It's arrogant, it's rewarding, it's frightening, it's anarchy, it's therapeutic, it's order and chaos, it's liberating, it's irrational, it's self centered and self serving, and self loathing and self loving. It's giving, it's taking and it's talking and sharing, it's enlightening, it's exhausting, it's exhilarating, it's confusing, it's hazy, it's muttled ... but it's clear."
A retrospective showing of David's work could easily fill three floors and all the walls at MOMA, and although his vast collection of images are ready for it, he is still filled with busy, going full ahead into the digital age with work that is more mesmerizing than it has ever been.
For now, we'll have to enjoy a sneak peak into his mind by catching a glimpse of his photos in New Hampshire Magazine, run into him on the street shooting, or find his work hiding in a salon in Dover…or take him up on this rare occasion where he is opening up his schedule for commissions.
We really should be left scratching our heads, wondering how this New England legend has managed to still remain accessible to us.
"I fear redundancy, so I am compelled, and dragged into the future by my work, despite the demons and angels that might await me there."
auf Fragen zu finden, die ich bereits beantwortet habe. Ich scheue mich vor dem Überflüssigen. Somit werde ich durch meine Arbeit in die Zukunft hineingedrängt und -gezogen, trotz der Dämonen und Engel, die mich dort erwarten konnten.
Art, Culture, Unity and Soul