This print from a limited edition of 10 is printed on a Fine Art Giclée on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm paper.
The surrealist, nightcrawler-tinged photography of Buenos Aires-born Javier 'Monty' Kaplan (b. 1986) comes—as is often the case with millennials—as the creative byproduct of an existential crisis. Kaplan, a filmmaker by trade, suffered a 'nightmarish' (Kaplan’s own word) career producing music videos, commercials, and a low-budget feature film before enervation within the medium led him to Miami. There, brooding in ennui, Kaplan began photographing suburban environments as a new and sanative creative outlet. These rambles, which enchanted Kaplan to the autonomous liberties of photography over film, form the basis of his portfolio: stunning, snoopy compositions of Miami’s day and (mostly) night landscapes, whose light, and lack thereof, Kaplan manipulates to mediate urban life as it is missed in observation. Ambiguous. Bewitchingly mysterious. In flux. It’s this vibrant eye for a day’s supernatural contrasts that inform Kaplan’s present work in Buenos Aires, where he focuses his lens on the epic transience of golden hour: the city’s Edenic vignettes of dawn and evening.