christian weber - 288 words
Christian Weber is an internationally exhibited filmmaker and photographer who is consistently recognized for challenging a conventional interpretation of beauty. His films and photographs have won numerous awards, and have been featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Esquire, Life, Spin, Details, GQ, and more. His short films have been screened internationally with The Creators Project in Tokyo, The New York Fashion Film Festival in New York and Seoul, and a special screening of the short film “Man on Fire” at the Musee d’art Moderne in Luxembourg. Weber's work was most notably the subject of a monographic exhibition at the Southeastern Museum of Photography. He’s also participated in a host of other exhibitions at home and abroad in shows organized by the likes of The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Chicago’s Schneider Gallery. Between his film and photographic work, Weber has been commissioned to create visuals in collaboration with many influential figures including Rick Rubin, 50 Cent, The Black Keys, Ussain Bolt, Kate Bosworth, Steve Buscemi, Dick Cavett, Landon Donovan, Jesse Eisenberg, Edie Falco, Rudy Giuliani, Josep Guardiola, Michael C. Hall, Anna Kendrick, John Kerry, Wiz Khalifa, Karl Lagerfeld, Sir Ian McKellan, Joe Manganiello, Seth Meyers, Frank Ocean, Manny Pacquiao, Rick Ross, Kelly Slater, Michael K. Williams, Miguel and Nas. Weber has also been commissioned to create global campaigns for a host of diverse clients. His clients include brands such as Audi, Bottega Veneta, Nike, BMW, HSBC, GE, Hennessy, HP, IBM, Levi’s, Showtime, Sony, VW and Xbox to name a few. Weber has also published several monographs. The first, “Blackline,” in 2009 featured haunting landscapes left in the wake of the Corral, Latigo, and Las Flores Canyon fires of October 2007. This was followed in 2011 and 2012 respectively by Weber’s “Selected Works” Volumes 1 and 2, monographic surveys of his diverse and recent output encompassing portraits, abstractions, landscapes and more. In 2014 he published “Explosions” with german publisher Kerber Verlag his first hardcover monograph in 5 years. This books narrows in on Weber’s recent “Explosion” works, gorgeous photos, with great detail of various pyrotechnic happenings, visually reminiscent of color field paintings in the vein of Jackson Pollock, Marc Rothko or Franz Kline. "Chaos Leads Our Order", Weber's fifth monograph, will release in March of 2016.