Laurence Oliver - Fine Artist

Laurence Oliver

Inwood , NY - United States








Laurence Oliver

Inwood , NY - United States

Laurence Oliver - Fine Artist

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About Laurence Oliver

Staged Photographer and Visionary Artist: Laurence Van Oliver. ... (Elvio) aka' SneakPeeks on Facebook and other online social sights where my art has been going around since 2006 From Long Island New York where we are surrounded by some of the best 4 seasoned beaches in the world. I photograph from people to sunrises, sunsets and night skies, events both here and around the States on my weekend getaways. ... All scenic no matter which way you turn to look. ... My art is my release to what I come across on my outings. ... resting in my head till I get home where I later release all and write down and create something pertaining to what I've seen, heard or whatever thoughts came to mind at the times of each event. All in all I'm a beach bum. ... Love the beaches; it's where you will find me walking along the shores or boardwalks of Long Island. Stay tuned for more on me and for sure more of my art as I have over 6,000 pieces I've kept hidden on my online vault. ... 'My art and others up here are absolutely phenomenal. ... They help me to begin each day with positive thoughts. ... I can reflect upon them as my day of creating flows. ...The art work artist create and send up here on a daily basis is beautiful. ...I get a constant lift daily.' -Laurence Van Oliver Enjoy your day. ... ~Elvio

Staged photography is born out of boredom or dissatisfaction with the world. The photographer wants to see the world as a place where anything is possible-a place full of more beauty, more meaning, more play, more symbolism.

Staged photography is one of the most creative uses of the medium. Everything comes from the mind of the artist and has to be constructed to be photographed-especially for those working in the studio who begin with a blank slate (there are no references to time or place). Because of the way the artists work, this kind of photography has ties to theatre and dance, sculpture, 'happenings,' and literature. Photography is particularly well suited to producing narrative fictions because on some level we believe in them, and because they are always out of context-the viewer is invited to weave the 'before' and 'after' sections of the story themselves. In this way the artists are full of trust and openness-they ask you to engage with them, to follow them into their secret worlds. Even though each of these artists has a distinctive voice, they have many common goals-for instance they are interested in the human condition and our relationship to the landscape. Even at their most absurd or whimsical, they are searching for something honest, something that touches us all. They are truly alchemists-standing in the dark, swirling chemicals, searching for the philosopher's stone-not to turn one metal into another, but to make the soul a more perfect vehicle for divine wisdom. 'In all cases we are being shown glimpses and visions of worlds that are hardly consonant with what most people think to be their everyday perceptions. Yet the medium through which they are proffered records visually persuasive evidence that, if only for an instant and only by contrivance, those worlds did, and do, and can, exist. It would be well to remember that the subversion of expectations is one of the key tactics in all of contemporary art.' -A.D. Coleman

THE WATER MARKS ARE REMOVED IN THE FINAL PRINTS. All Materials contained here in my galleries may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published or downloaded in any manner or form. All rights are reserved. Any copying, tagging, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of the images without written permission from the Artist 'Elvio', is strictly prohibited. Protected by the Copyright Laws. All images have a small transparent watermark that is almost a bit noticeble. If you in anyway copy and try to print it will be noticeble. The watermark is my name, so if it happens at least I still get the credits.

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Monarch Gathering by Laurence Van Oliver


The Back Fence by Laurence Van Oliver


Back to Life by Laurence Van Oliver


Day After by Laurence Van Oliver


Sandee's Bike by Laurence Van Oliver


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Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Oliver


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Sneak Peeks by Laurence Oliver


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Heavenly Sun by Laurence Oliver

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