howard schatz, fine art photographer

Howard Schatz

Howard Schatz’s photographs examine light, weight and time in the natural world – all formal components of sight. As a trained optomologist, he uses the camera where the eye falls short – documenting the things the eye misses, such as passing time. Schatz’s photographs are in many museum collections around the world.

“I want to look through the view-finder of the camera and fall in love: I want to look through my view-finder and see an image I’ve never seen before anywhere else!.” Howard Schatz

Artist Statement

Howard Schatz is a New York based fine art photographer. Shatz first established a following in the 1990s with two collections of underwater photography, Water Dance and Pool Light. With H2O, Schatz takes the magic of weightlessness and the beauty of dance to new heights. Whether in single portraits or as part of a larger, spectacular ballet, his dancers are as utterly elegant as they are phantasmagorical. They appear before the camera as though borrowed from dream. He has made underwater images for such advertising clients as Sensei, Brizo, Coca-Cola/Sprite, Ralph Lauren RLX, Escada, Sergio Tacchini, Nike, Reebok, Wolford, Etienne Aigner, Sony, Adidas, Finlandia Vodka, MGM Grand Hotel, Virgin Records, and Mercedes-Benz.

Notable Awards: Black and White Spider Awards The Greatest Black and White Photography Vol 1 Fold Studies 1174 and 1177 2006 Gold Award: Black and White Magazine Photo Annual COVER: Trumpet Tree Leaf from Botanica 2004


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