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eric meola

Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

 

Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen
Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen

 

born to run

 

Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola
Eric Meola
Eric Meola
Eric Meola
Eric Meola
 

 

tornado alley

 

 

Eric Meola - Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
Eric Meola
Eric Meola
Eric Meola

 

antarctica II

 

 

 

Sagaponack resident Eric Meola’s graphic use of color has informed his photographs and his distinguished career for more than four decades. As an undergraduate at Syracuse University, he studied color theory at the Newhouse School of Journalism, and his prints are in several private collections and museums.  He has won numerous awards including the “Advertising Photographer of the Year” award from the American Society of Media Photographers.

 

In 1972 he photographed Haiti for Time magazine, resulting in one of his most famous images, “Coca Kid,” which was included in Life magazine’s special 1997 issue “100 Magnificent Images,” as well as the ASMP archive at the International Center of Photography.  His Time cover portrait of opera singer Beverly Sills would later be included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.  In 1980 his signature red, white and blue image “Promised Land,” was chosen for inclusion in the permanent collection of the George Eastman House. In 1989 he was the only photographer named to Adweek magazine’s national “Creative All-Star Team”; and that same year he received a “Clio” for a series of images he made in Scotland for a breakthrough campaign featuring the outerwear clothing of the  Timberland company.  “Fire Eater,” his iconic image of the spotlit lips of a woman submerged in a tank of water, and commissioned by Almay cosmetics, was included in Robert Sobieszek’s 1993 book on advertising The Art of Persuasion. He made a spectacular series of panoramic images for the Johnnie Walker Company in 1995, which were included in an exhibit of his work in New York.  A Canon “Explorer of Light,” he has lectured extensively, including at Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Brooks (Santa Barbara), the Art Center at Pasadena, Parsons, the Academy of Art College (San Francisco), the George Eastman House, and venues including PPA, WPPI, and ASMP.

Eric Meola

 

In 2004, Graphis Editions published his first book The Last Places on Earth, a look at disappearing tribes and cultures throughout the world.  An exhibition in England of his photographs of Bruce Springsteen, which coincided with the publication of his second book Born to Run: The Unseen Photos (Insight Editions, 2006), was followed in 2008 by INDIA: In Word & Image (Welcome Books, NY), and an exhibit in 2009 at the Art Directors Club of New York.  In 2011, Ormond Yard Press of London published his most unusual book, an oversize (18”x24”, 14 lbs.) edition of photographs of Bruce Springsteen—Born to Run Revisted—that was limited to 500 copies.  Streets of Fire, his fifth book, was published by HarperCollins in September of 2012. In Septerber 2013, Welcome books published a new, expanded version of his INDIA book.