Staircase, Belle Helene Plantation, 1998
Richard Sexton was born in 1954 in Atlanta, Ga.
He grew up in Colquitt, GA. and now resides in New Orleans, LA.
Architectural photographs; images of interiors and gardens.
He is especially known for photographs of Louisiana's plantations.
Most Popular Images:
"Double Parlor, Germain Vitry House, Treme, from Creole World," "Stairway, Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation"; "Oak Detail- Oak Alley Plantation"
Did you know ... ?
Richard Sexton has had work featured in the New York Times, Southern Accents, Los Angeles Time Magazine, and Home.
Like the nude, architectural ruins can possess a disturbing vulnerability. The notion that a transitory condition has been permanently etched on film is inherent. The photographing of ruins thus is a form of catharsis, mitigating a condition pregnant with uncertainty, doubt, and melancholy."
Generally, photographs are 16" x 16", 20" x 30", or 30" x 40".
Some available in silver gelatin. Sexton now uses a quadtone piezo carbon-pigment digital print process.
How many photographs exist?
Photographs are in numbered editions of 25. The portfolio is in an edition of 10.
$500- $15,000. depending on size and edition number.
How are the photographs printed and signed?
Signed au recto in pencil.
A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.
Sexton uses digital techniques for the printing of his photographs from the original negative.
Lingering Evidence, New Orleans & Tennessee Williams - a portfolio of ten photographs, edition of 10, $3000. Published in 2003.
Books - In Print:
Creole World, hardback, signed $49.95
Vestiges of Grandeur; hardback, signed $40.00
New Orleans: Elegance and Decadence; hardback Not available
Gardens of New Orleans: Exquisite Excess; hardback, signed $40.00
Terra Incognita; hardback, $50; Limited edition $400.
A Gallery for Fine Photography has a wonderful selection of Sexton's work.
Stair at 722 Toulouse St from the portfolio, Lingering Evidence
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