Description Yet another pose by Natalie as she graciously agreed to pose for me and collaborate in creating a Zivity set. The up-skirt genre can be stylistic, erotic and, of course, artistic. There are several photographers who have used this style to provoke arousal. For me it conjures up memories of youth and school, when girlfriends and fellow female students, knowingly sat, legs spread, exposing their inner thighs and panties with the deliberate intention to arouse me and cause me discomfort. Do I peak or look straight into her face as we converse? Not wanting to appear obvious by staring, this was often a dilemma. Seen here is an out-take from the Zivity shoot. It’s only an out-take because it doesn’t fit the sequence, since Zivity sets are a bit like photo essays showing stories in sequence. But this image is by no means inferior to the others in any way. Somehow, Natalie can’t take a bad shot. Every photograph is a “munchkin”, a tasteful morsel to be savored and enjoyed.View Large
Sol Lang, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement
A graphic designer and photographer, Sol Lang is co-founder (with wife, artist and graphic designer, Mary Bogdan) of Crayon Design & Communication, a design firm in Montreal established in 1980. Sol Lang has won numerous national and international awards and was on the board of directors of the Société des Graphistes du Québec. He has been actively producing photographic art and has participated in numerous solo as well as group exhibitions. His works are in public and private collections.
Sol Lang has graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal in 1976. More recently he has participated in the Advanced Photography Seminar at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts and is now a member of the “8 Versions” photo group, which holds exhibits and meets regularly.
Sol Lang is represented by the Sandra Goldie Gallery in Montreal, Galerie Image Photographie Encadrement in Sutton, Eastern Townships, Québec and M!WAA at New Art Center in New York City.
2007 Galrie Luz, during Le mois de photo à Montréal, September 1st to the 29th, 2007.
2006 Galerie McClure, Visual Arts Center, Collective Visions, juried exhibition, May 23-June 3, 2006, Montreal, Quebec.
2006 ArtsSutton, Juried Members Exhibition, April 2006, Sutton, Qc, group show.
2006 Hype Gallery, BG Oosterdokskade 3-5, April 2006, Amsterdam, group show.
2006 M!WAA @ New Art Center, Jan-Feb 2006, New York City, group show.
2005 Ghosts Of Nature. Dec. 2005, Image Photographie, Sutton, Québec, solo show.