“I am interested in presenting reality more accurately than I can actually see it. On one level, my work is about a certain density. There is more to see than we can actually see.”
Busch’s large format black and white photographs, ranging from 8″x10″ to 40″x60″ (shot with the world’s largest portable camera, designed and built by the artist himself), present images of great beauty and irony, great subtlety and elegance. In Busch’s photographs, “actuality is not abbreviated but opened into the world, not merely documented but discovered,” states Dr. Donald Bartlett Doe, Director of the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS. Busch’s vision and personal sensibilities enable him to capture the monumental in the ordinary, to inform the details of everyday life with sensitivity and clarity.
Born in Miami, FL in 1951, Douglas Busch has attended the Academy of Rome as a Visiting Artist in 2001, earned a B.A. from the University of GA and a B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art in 1992. He also attended Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Busch has authored several books; more recently, “Silent Waves,” Limited Edition, The Photo Department; Malibu, CA 2007 and “California Gardens”, Wade Publishing; London, England 2007. Busch has an extensive array of artwork in various collections, including MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA; MOCA LA, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA.
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