Researching Alex Leykin.

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  1. anon12345

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    I recently purchased a print of the Brooklyn Bridge by a photographer named Alex (Alexander) Leykin. I do enjoy learning as much as possible about the photographers in my collection. But, finding information about this photographer has been difficult. I am basically interested in knowing if he still produces, and his general background/history. Any information would be greatly appreciated. And many thanks in advance. Dann

    The photograph I acquired is a signed silver gelatin print of this image . . . .
    http://www.nyart.com/new-york-art/n...tographs/brooklyn-bridge-black-and-white.html
     
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    Hi,
    Alex Leykin does not product photographs anymore.
    If you would like to hear any particular information about him, his works, please let me know - I will ask him :smile:
    David
     
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    Thanks David. I was curious if he had any biographical info already written for himself. The usual information that you might find regarding a photographer's life. ie; Place of birth, training (educational background), exhibit history if any, current projects in progress, etc.

    Dann
     
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    Dann,
    Here is a biographical info written for his personal website which unfortunately does not function:

    "Living in The Big Apple for last decade of passed millennium, Alex Leykin born 1947 still cant help admiring this one of the greatest cities in the world. All his excitement and admiration is truly expressed in his shots and Sketches of New York. The greatness and romantic poetry of The City obtained a vivid reflection in images of its skylines, majestic city sights and beautiful spots of Central Park. The Author believes these last years to be the most productive and creative period of his life. However, back home in Ukraine, Alexander Leykin is well known among artists and photographers of the highest professional level. He was one from the group of artists, headed by famous Ukrainian artist and designer Anatoliy Gaidamaka. They founded and performed the decoration of several literature and historical museums in the Ukraine and Moldova at the Soviet period."

    He is currently retired. All of his remaining prints now belong to nyart.com. Soon (within two to three weeks) there will be a category 'silver gelatin' where all available prints by him will be displayed for sale.

    Currently most of his best images are available as matted and framed giclee prints in Art - Photographs category (color, b&w and sepia).
     
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    David, thank you for going this extra mile. This fills a void, and has piqued my interest even further. I will keep an eye on your website, and will review his silver gelatin prints when they are made available. Thank you again. Dann

    PM sent to address another question.
     
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    Silver Gelatin Prints

    Hey Dann,
    We have created the Silver Gelatin section. Please check nyart website, and locate the 'Silver Gelatin' section on left (cannot post urls yet).
    We are adding new photographs, and new sizes. I hope we will be able to add most of images within two weeks.
     
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    Excellent. Thank you the notification. I will be checking it out promptly.