Michael Eastman - Havana - 1999-2002, Blue Facade (Detail) - Copyright Michael Eastman

Michael Eastman

September 8, 2013

Michael Eastman is an American self-taught photographer, who began working in black-and-white film, switching to color in the 1980s. He has spent four decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. He compares himself to a painter, wielding his camera like a brush and seeing the world as a palette, full of lush colors and textures, patinaed surfaces, and, always, light.