Bill Doggett, Painter-Photographer
Multi faceted, Bill Doggett is an award honored American Constructivist painter-photographer active since 1978
influenced by Russian Constructivist Art, Photography, Film and the cinematography of the iconic 1950s-60s Italian film maker, Michelangelo Antonioni.
Equally prominent as influences are Surrealist painters, Rene Magritte and Giorgio De Chirico and German Expressionist film maker Robert Wiene and cinematographer, Willy Hameister[Das Kabinet des Caligari]
The expressive use of line, color, visual space , disorientation in composition, cinematographic tableau, mise en scene & montage are themes consistent throughout my work which reference a uniquely blended mix of film, photography and modern art.
Bill Doggett is a painter using a camera as his brush and canvas, creating a blended genre of photography and painting.
About the photographs
The repetoire of images date from 1978 to Fall 2016 . There is a vast repertoire of unpublished images that call out for a Exhibition Retrospective.
You may view them larger by clicking on them.
By doing so you will discover significant detail not seen in the smaller thumbnails.
They are intentionally watermarked to protect the intellectual property associated with them .
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that is for the keywords -Hommage a Magritte photo/photography.
Several of my photographs are prominently showcased
2017 History Interactions Exhibition- San Francisco Bayview Opera House
This is a Exhibition that can be contract loaned based on an extended Photo Essay created in
September 2016 during the opening weekend of the African American Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC
Featured in The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Arts Festival exhibition, LA '84 and published in 1989 in the critical photography opus of Deborah Willis Thomas, Black Photographers 1940- 1988,
Doggett's painterly photographs are deeply impacted by cinematic Mise en scène a core aspect of the cinematographic language of film makers, Antonioni,Welles, Wiene and Eisenstein
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Hommage a Magritte,my first prize winning photograph can be seen viewed onGoogle Search link . My photograph above can be viewed
Mise en scène is Creating……… design, intention and mood….. filmic/ painterly storyboards that set the stage for a story with references to captured time and space-- as a Film Art Director creates a visual matte for a Scene in which actors walk into and walk out of a Scene... The Camera as protagonist* is at the center of Doggett's artistic/cinematographic referencing palette*
*Carlo Di Palma, Vittorio Storaro, Giuseppe Rotunno, Gregg Toland -cutting edge Directors of Photography for Michaelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, Federico Fellini and Orson Welles
Color, shapes. shadow, the use of light, intentional composition that disorients in his work is used as Metaphor.
The Metaphor exists as a multi layered ...discovery that is different in each unique viewing, as if an Impressionist or Expressionist painting in a large gallery space.
Doggett's photography exists in double meaning. These images are completely Mise en Scene and biographical. A body of narrative exists with select image Series
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Hommage a Magritte Photograph
My intention is to re image your understanding of missed and imperceptible spaces to a level of discerned consciousness....
Legal: All images presented are intellectual property of Bill Doggett and included in the LLC status of Bill Doggett Productions LLC. Images are watermarked for intellectual property protection.
This page exists solely to promote the art photography of Bill Doggett to Artistic Directors in Theater, New Music and Performance Art-as visual design/enhancement repertoire.* front/rear screen projection imagery.
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