April 07

Alleys & Fire Escapes, no. 50 - "Deliverance"

Xavier Nuez

Xavier Nuez was born in Montreal, Canada where he developed an early passion for painting and drawing. He focussed on fine art photography at age 18, whilst attending his first (and only) photography course. Nuez has breen exhibiting his work for over twenty years, including shows at the Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit Gallery TPW, and Photorama, in Toronto. He currently resides in the Bay Area, California.

Alleys & Fire Escapes, no. 50 - "Deliverance" (1999, Toronto, ON) is part of the larger Alleys & Fire Escapes series. Alleys & Fire Escapes explores the texture, moods, and elusive beauty in urban decay. The exposure times of these photos are often up to an hour. This series was recently the focus of a feature story on National Public Radio. As well as photography, Nuez has also experimented with re-glazing chinaware, resulting in the Crystalys series. Nuez's work vibrates with strong color, and possess a powerful ability to bring a sense of drama to everyday scenes and objects.

More cover art:

Marni Horwitz, Three Brothers, Christmas 2001

Jeremy Sparig, Alphabet City after Snow Storm

Jerry and Orrin Zucker, The Strange Trip

Nick Fox-Gieg, The Story of Enoch

Jack Feldstein, The Loser Who Won

Hilla Lulu Lin, Rising of the Sunset

Loren Ellis, The World Cares

Andy Alpern, Fisherman

Jenny Krasner, Power Play X

Zohar Nir-Amitin, unexisted things exist in my head

Ahron Weiner, Ad Infinitum #167

Melissa Shiff, The Medium is the Matzo

Lilian Broca, Queen Esther

Doug Fogelson, Deluge

Peter Azrak, untitled

Art. Lebedev, New Candles

Ron Pokrasso, Altered Tune With A Connection To St. Johns Place

Anonymous, Shofar Kid

Gene Feldman, Color Test

Patricia Albouhair-Taieb, Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain

Mina Dareshet, Ocean

Mindy Stricke, Self-portrait

Jesse Mintz-Roth, untitled

Lynne Marie, Movement

Bill Bragg, Defending the Post

Jay Michaelson, Nighttime road

Allyson Grey, Magic Square

Shirah Rachel Apple, Alef 2

David Katz, The Evil Bush Administration

Lauren Curtis, Flora meets Arcadia

John Hall, Untitled

Pamela Yates, Summer Sleeping

Paul Mindell, Greens, Jeans, and InBetweens

Jay Michaelson, Mayflowers

Bara Sapir, untitled

Bara Sapir, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Ice Tree

Jay Michaelson, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Eldorado Chanukah

Jose Campos, III, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Shofar Kitsch

Mica Scalin, Plates

Mica Scalin, Untitled

Jay Michaelson, Go in Peace

Mica Scalin, Hope

Mica Scalin, Plague Cookies

Jay Michaelson, The Park in Winter