"To paraphrase Picasso, we might say that Solberg belongs to a class of artists who 'do not seek, but find'. Offering us an essential vision of the world." - Jose Guirao "Paul's images evoke bygone eras, while remaining fresh and immediate." Sir Elton John "Solberg's work is mystical, hopeful, and timeless; a world in which Solberg lives, and wishes we could all live." Jason Sheftell, New York Daily News A selection of ten years of photographs from today's rising photographer, Paul Solberg, from Sicily to Jordan, Cairo to Vietnam, back to the wild and the un-wild American west. From the skin of a flower petal to the skin of youth. From the intimate portrait of Ai Weiwei to haunting faces of America's Armed Forces. Each photograph takes the viewer on an escape into another world. Paul Solberg (1969, Minnesota), a rising photographic force, before moving to NYC in 1996, he studied Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and extensive travel, from years South Africa, to South America and Asia. Solberg began his photographic career with his first published book, Bloom (2005), following Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2011), and Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012). Originally known for his exquisite still life portraits, the same sensitivity is seen in his human subjects, such as his celebrated portraits are of Ai Wei Wei (2008), and his haunting portraits of the Armed Forces in Service (2010), which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection. Solberg's photographs have been published in Publisher's Weekly, Le Figaro, CNN, La Lettre, Interview Magazine, WSJ Int l Edition, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, and New York Daily News. Solberg's work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte Museum (Montevideo), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), Casa de Costa (NY), Peter Marcelle Project (NY) and Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris). Solberg lives in New York City."
10 Years in Pictures