A series of Contemporary Photographic Film Noir made up of Portraits, street scenes, mysterious landscapes and digital manipulations – all shot in glorious monochrome.
This is a Jack Savage series that represents a modern contemporary take on the traditional elements of mystery, femme fatales, inescapable darkness, and the menace & murderous plotlines as seen in the genre of Film Noir.
Jack’s influences are famously more cinematic than photographic, and the spectre of Old Hollywood looms large within this series of works. The directorial ghosts of Preminger, Hitchcock, Welles, Wilder and Ford are often winked at and embellished upon within this series of images.
“My intention is to plunge my audience into a world of darkness, ambiguity and spiritual corruption. Following in a strong tradition of American cinema this series displays a mean, moody and distinct visual style, centred around existential despair, threats of violence, alienation, loneliness wrapped up together by an aura of pessimistic fatalism. For as the Film critic Alain Silver declares ‘It could be said that film noir anticipates fatality.’ The forbidden and taboo subject of hidden, dangerous and complex sexuality – is also interwoven into the fabric of these photographs. You may encounter a gun toting gangster, an alluring femme fatale, a detective with the brim of his hat covering his face, or a dangerous criminal simply lurking in the shadows of the viewers imagination.”
About Jack Savage
Jack Savage is a fine art photographer, digital artist and gallery owner. Born in Northampton, England (1980) – He was educated at Nottingham University, where he carries an MA in American Studies and Film. Winner of over 100 international professional photography awards -he produces a unique brand of artworks using the varying mediums of studio portraiture, landscapes, street photography, mixed media photographic art, and digital psychedelic creations from what he labels “His Unconscious Soul”. Savage’s multi-faceted works have gained international recognition and acclaim – resulting in several prestigious international prizes, including most notably The Pangea Prize from Siena Photo Awards, Gold from the Shatto Gallery – Los Angeles, Photographer of the Year from The Spider Awards – Beverly Hills California and Gold from Tokyo Foto Awards. Over the last few years, he has exhibited his artworks internationally, in countries such as Italy, France, Greece, Hungary, Germany, USA and throughout the UK. Jack is currently represented by The Zari Gallery, London, UK, The Blackline Gallery, San Francisco, USA, and ThePassePartout Gallery, Milan, Italy. In 2022 Jack became an influential gallerist, with the formation of The Influx Gallery, Notting Hill – London – showcasing the very best of contemporary art from around the world. [Official Website]