About the artist

About the Artist:

Avant-garde ‘Early Light’ Photographer.

The Cork based conceptual artist S H Bean (b.1954) presents a radically new approach to Photography and this approach begins by asking: “What do things look like when we don’t look at them?

Born 1954. London, England. He grew up in a small Muslim village on the edge of a mountain plateau in East Africa and was educated in a Jesuit Boarding school in Zimbabwe. After finishing secondary school Bean took an apprenticeship as a trainee cameraman and then went on to study Photography in Brighton Poly, and the Open University in England. He was made a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society in 2002, and a Fellow in 2004. Over the years he has worked with internationally acclaimed artists such as James Turrell,  Franz Staehler, Marshall Hutson, Gerd Kever and Patrick Bradfield.

He teaches Photography and Photographic Lighting in The Center for Adult Continuing Education in University College Cork, Ireland. He also runs Photographic Lighting Classes for the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork.

He is University College Cork’s documentary filmmaker. FILM ARCHIVE

“My influences stem in general from the avant-garde, in particular, the work of Alexander Rodchenko, Man Ray, the Czech avant-garde photographer Jaroslav Rössler, and the Japanese Photographer Kansuki Yamamoto, but I am also heavily influenced by the work of the West Coast Minimalist James Turrell. I spent a good part of the 1990’s working in Europe on various projects for him”


For the buyer: Depending on the project, (in the case of the Early Light Colour Abstracts edition) the buyer receives a numbered,  signed and stamped Digigraphie Certificate with each print and the border of the print is embossed with RightBrain’s official Digigraphie cold press stamp, and dated, titled, numbered and signed by the artist. All prints are registered and an image placed on the Digigraphie website.


About the prints: Most are printed to 24″ x 16″ or 50″ x 40″ All are printed by Tony O’Brien of RightBrain on 315 gsm Hahnemühle or Canson paper. Each print is professionally and carefully produced by him, in a fully color calibrated workflow using the finest materials, archival pigment inks and the best equipment available to ensure maximum longevity, print quality and color accuracy. Prints are embossed, signed and where necessary numbered. 2 AP’s are assigned to each work.

All are photographic archival (200 years or more) pigment prints, and ‘Digigraphie’ certified.

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