The silent ultimatum by Jack Savage
A follow up to Jack Savage critically acclaimed series “Noirisms”. This series is again indebted to the ghosts of our shared cinematic past, and the cinema of Film Noir (1920-50). Monochromatic tones and shadows are prevalent – particularly within the protagonists themselves. A modern contemporary take on the traditional Noiristic elements of mystery, Femme Fatales, inescapable darkness, menace & murderous plotlines.
These elements of the cinema of Film Noir make up an integral part of Jacks work, creating mystery and Ambiguous criminological plotlines/storytelling helping to fuel the viewer’s imagination here, representing the shadowy darkness within these noir fuelled portrait, landscape & street manipulations – a range of photographic styles all embedded with his signature “Noir” aesthetics. Jack wants his audience to piece together and dissect this cinema within his unconscious mind.
Savage’s influences are markedly more cinematic than photographic. The directorial ghosts of Preminger, Hitchcock, Welles, Wilder, and Ford are often winked at and embellished upon within this series. He endeavours to create these manipulations with a distinctive traditionalist feel, harking back to this golden age of cinema within contemporary photographic fine art.
The directorial ghosts of Preminger, Hitchcock, Welles, Wilder and Ford are often winked at and embellished upon within this series.
A modern contemporary take on the traditional Noiristic elements of mystery, femme fatales, inescapable darkness, menace & murderous plotlines.
Jack Savage was a finalist at the prestigious Siena Photo Awards 2017/2018/2019, is the winner of the coveted Pangea Prize and has won 1st place in the Open Monochrome category at the Siena Photo Awards 2017.
Jack Savage has also won the Fine Art Professional category at the 2017 Black and White Spider Awards and was awarded the Silver Medal of The PX3 Awards – Prix De La Photographie 2019 in the Professional Visual Arts / Digitally Enhanced category for his series of contemporary photography FilmNoir in 2019.
Further awards in 2019 are: TOKYO PHOTO AWARDS 2019 – GOLD IN PROFESSIONAL FINE ART SPECIAL EFFECTS, ONE EYELAND TOP 10 FINE ART PHOTO CONTEST 2019 – BRONZE IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOMANIPULATION, ONE EYELAND TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER 2019 – BRONZE IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOCOMPOSITES, ONE EYELAND TOP 10 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2019 – FINALIST IN PROFESSIONAL FINE ART, HONOURABLE MENTIONS 2019 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, THE COLOR AWARDS, THE MONOCHROME AWARDS, THE LONDON CREATIVE COMPETITION, THE ND AWARDS, FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
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