3 Artists: Dreams, Fantasies and Humor/PhotoNOLA 202313 Dec 2023 - 27 Jan 2024 Steven Rifkin developed (pun) a love for photography at age 8.
Rifkin received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Indiana University where he studied with Reginald Heron, Henry Holmes Smith and Dru Shipman.
Rifkin pursued a career as a black and white fine art silver gelatin printer. He has perfected methodologies to properly process archival large prints, toning methods, perfect film development and flawless mounts. For 45 years Rifkin has found ways to annually increase the quality of the prints that come from his studio.
Hank’s Photographic Services Inc. www.hansphoto.com. Hank's has printed for many of the world's best fine art photographers. To name a few:
Tom Arndt , Edie Baskin, Peter Beard, Robert Bergman, Werner Bischof, Robert Buck, Tseng Kwong Chi, Larry Clark, Mariana Cook, Petah Coyne, Bruce Davidson, Lynn Davis, Patrick Demarchelier, Louis Faurer, Sandi Fellman, Richard Fleischner, Adam Fuss, David Goldes, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Sharon Harper, Reginald Heron, Elizabeth Heyert, William Hillman, Chip Hooper, Richard Learoyd, Vera Lutter, Vivian Maier / John Maloof , Robert Mapplethorpe, Diana Michener, Lisette Model, Jean Pagliuso, Shana & Robert ParkHarrison, Victor Skrebneski, Philip Trager, Arthur Tress, Katherine Turczan, James Van Der Zee, Wang Wusheng.
In the last few years Rifkin and his co-workers at Hank's fulfilled a vision for Richard Learoyd when Richard asked to have 50” X 80” sheet film processed and contact printed. Richard also asked Hank’s to produce silver gelatin printing paper larger than commercially available, 78” Wide X 110” Long. This was a 2 year endeavor that yielded paper that appeared to be manufactured, not looking like a hand applied emulsion.
During the last 17 years Rifkin opened an art storage facility, HASS (Hank’s Art Storage Services). Again the depth and quality are unrivaled. Hank’s Art Storage Services are a by-product of Rifkin’s studio printing oversized prints for many artists that had no place to store their editions. HASS stores all types of art; Artist’s archives, Estates, Collector’s collections for individuals and institutions. www.artstorage.services
Rifkin has never stopped taking photographs, nor has his love of the medium wavered. He has shown his work over the years but never pursued deriving his income from fine art sales. https://www.lesdoucheslagalerie.com/en/artists/2796-steven-rifkin/
Steve is looking forward to meeting everyone attending PhotoNOLA.
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