The Parchesi Gallery Fine Art Photography Collection
"This "non-conformist" fine art photographer captures beautifully on film. the other side of ourselves as he delves deep into the world of the alternatives, the art, the sex, the darkest of desires, the passion and the soul of what it is to be a l t e r n a t i v e."
Worldwide Art Dealers is proud to exclusively present the fine art black and white photography collection of renowned artist Colin Parchesi. Available for the first time publicly and in limited or single edition prints at a special collector's price only available from our gallery.
Important Note: The Parchesi logo is not displayed on the actual print and is only for the copyright protection of the artist's work.
Colin Parchesi is a fine art film photographer known for his black-and-white portraits and for recreating the “other side” of human nature that the artist says “captures the art, the sex, the darkest of desires, the passion and the soul of what it is to be alternative”. He has also reinterpreted into photography classical sculptures through the ages, in his nudes and portraits—engaging traditional applications of natural light, shadow, composition and form that is central to all of his work. Some of his work involves actual participants from Europe and the USA’s BDSM scene’s, as his early exhibitions were mostly shown at major underground BDSM clubs in Berlin, London and San Francisco. Concealing his true identity at these events wearing a leather cape, velvet suit and mask, he signed his work Master C.P. only later revealing his true identity to loyal clients who became major collectors of his work – a client list that he still keeps secret. Born 1962 in England, Parchesi became inspired by black and white film photography after seeing Metropolis the 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. He became fascinated with the costume of the main character Hel and would attend grand masquerade and fetish balls and high fashion events to photograph the elaborate costumes and characters utilizing different techniques to photograph in low level light and always candidly. Light and shadow dominate his work. A retrospective of Parchesi's work entitled a l t e r n a t i v e: has been collated from the thousands of film negatives and presented to the public for the first time in over 20 years. Today, his works can be found in the private collections in several countries.
I create fine art with black and white film, medium-format and large-format [NO digital] I hand develop and print all my film [wet process in the darkroom] No digital manipulation of final output
I direct and photograph the way I want, no compromise, I get out of bed to create not snap away like a machine operator Conceptual, bizarre, fashion, human form [the finished art can only be judged by the beholder]
Over 30 years experience in film I enjoy working with courteous amusing people I dream in color and photograph in black and white. I also dream of women without tattoos and men without beards I am open-minded, hate rules, censorship and jealousy