Reception for the Artist December 11, 5-7pm

The Gallery@BCL
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: Wednesday, December 11, 5-7pm


Many photographers are driven by something singular in their imagery. Jeff Tse defines his work as a play of light and form. He strives to create imagery that parallels sculpture more so than the two-dimensional photograph.

A driving force in his work is his desire is to translate subliminal aesthetic forms into imagery that is timeless and flawless. The artist’s latest series focuses on beauty found in the natural world. Inspired by great Naturalists such as Edward Weston and Georgia O’Keeffe, he takes on a widely varying set of subjects— from boletus to stone to driftwood. Tse carefully selects specific objects, in the same manner in which a sculptor would choose the finest clay with which to work—those from which he can evoke inordinately pleasing forms.

Through Tse’s close attention to the grace and texture of each object, the resulting images transform even the simplest to one of nuanced grace. Drawing from the traditional canon of nature photography, while inspired by the figurative renderings of predecessors George Platt Lynes, Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts, Tse combines his natural eye for the truly exquisite, to create images which are classical and arresting.

Date/s + Time/s
Reception for the Artist: Wednesday, 11 December, 5-7pm


Brooklyn Creative League
540 President Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Buzz 'Brooklyn Creative League' and take the elevator on your right to the 3rd floor



Jeff Tse grew up in Hong Kong and New York City. Picking up the camera as an adult, he quickly achieved acclaim as a successful sports photographer, publishing photographs of celebrity athletes—including Lance Armstrong and Tyler Hamilton. Seeking to refine his imagery to a purer state, he moved to beauty and fashion photography, developing an enduring aesthetic that crosses genres. Having spent time living and working in Northern California, coupled with the artist’s couture history, Tse’s motivation is to highlight the organic beauty and simplicity found in his subjects.

Tse’s work is found in major corporate, public and private collections. His imagery has appeared in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and Marie Claire, among others, with clients including Dior, John Frieda, Covergirl and Fredric Fekkai. As part of Tse’s commitment to the natural environment that inspires his imagery, he donates a portion of sales to the Point Lobos Foundation, supporting Point Lobos State Natural Reserve—where many of his photographs are taken.

Natalie Hayes, Jeff Tse Studio

Lizzie Jones, AKArt

IMAGES  Top: Jeff Tse Untitled 10, 2011, Digital C-print, 20 x 30 inches or 30 x 45 inches  Bottom Left: Jeff Tse, Untitled 36, 2013, Digital C-print, 30 x 20 inches or 45 x 30 inches  Bottom Right: Jeff Tse, Untitled 37, 2013, Digital C-print, 30 x 20 inches or 45 x 30 inches
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