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“Photography offers a way to jaywalk across
the lines that divide low and high art.”

James O’Mara

First Edition, 700 casebound books.
Hardcover with half-cloth linen binding.
260 x 340 mm (10.2 x 13.4 inches).
280 pp., 185 b&w photographs.
ISBN 978-88-7461-314-4 English
90 CDN/$75 US
Special Edition,100 casebound books housed in linen box sleeve.
Signed & numbered with original archival pigment print.
Either “Young Dancers Tuscany” or “Andy Warhol Russell Means.”
Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325 gsm
255 x 330 mm (10 x 13.375 inches)
600 CDN/500 US

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The photographic art of James O’Mara can be approached in as many ways as the poetry residing in it. Discussing his work, O’Mara says, “I try to approach every adventure in life as if it were a dance. I need that pulse, that rhythm.” In fact, in his pictures we can perceive not only the moment captured by the camera lens, but also a “before” and an “after.”

He has the ability to grasp the dynamics of the scene, even in perfectly still subjects: the ephemeral moment, the instant in which a figure reveals his or her nature or events show new meanings.

The writer William Gibson says about his work, “Often his images are extraordinarily beautiful, but never merely so. Anchored in a warm sense of humanity, their own and the photographer’s, they afford glimpses of life as seen through a more informed eye, a more lyrical reading of the play of light.”

The large-format volume offers an ideal way to enjoy the author’s shots spanning about fifty years, from the the rock stars of the late sixties (Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King), to the most recent portraits of people, famous and otherwise, and on to moments of everyday life in his beloved cities of Vancouver, Los Angeles, Paris, and, naturally, Florence.

James O’Mara developed his career in the documentary, editorial and commerical fields, working in fashion, music and travel. His work frequently wins awards and appears in international publications and advertising campaigns. As a photographic artist, he has shown his work at galleries in Vancouver, London and Siena. His photography and graphic design is recognized by the New York Art Director’s, Communication Arts, the Grammy’s, Graphis and Applied Arts.

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James O'Mara and Andy Warhol

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The following is a small representation of James O'Mara's people archive. Please contact us and we would be happy to send a portfolio based on your needs. Thank-you!

Alberto Antonini

Andy Warhol

Angelo Enrico Terruzzi

Anna

Wintour

Anthony Von Mandl

Antonio

Natali

Art

Bergmann

Arthur

Erikson

Ashley

O'Mara

Beach

Boys

Franco Biondi

Santi

Bill

Viola

Bob

Dylan

Brett

O'Mara

Brownie

McGhee

Bryan

Adams

Buddy

Miles

Carole

King

Cher

Chief Dan

George

The Chieftains

Chris

Issak

Cole

McBride

Colin

James

Colin

Linden

Ugo Contini

Bonacossi

Dario Fo

Devon Halfnight LeFlufy

Diana

Krall

Dolf

Lungren

Donis

Essayie

Donore

Donovan

The Doors

Elton

John

Elvis

Costello

Eric

Clapton

Fabio

Picchi

Ferrucci

Fergamo

Franca

Valeri

Franziska

Nori

Fred

Plotkin

Garth

Brooks

George

Whitman

Gibson

Whilliam

Ginger

Baker

Gong Li

Hans

Hedberg

Jack

Shadbolt

James

Bradburne

James

Taylor

Janis

Joplin

Jarvis

Cocker

Jeff

Wall

Jerry Lee

Lewis

Joe

Cocker

John

Hammond

Jonathan

Miller

Joni

Mitchell

Josh

Olson

Kate

McBride

Lorenza

De Medici

Loverboy

Madison

O'Mara

Margot

Kidder

Maria

Cassi

Market

Venders

Martina

McBride

The Matinee

Melody

Gardot

Michel

Rolland

Nathalie

Decoster

Norah

Jones

Omer

Arbel

Paccard

Patricia

Conroy

Paula

Barbieri

Rodney

Graham

Rod

Stewart

The Rolling

Stones

Roy

Forbes

Sara

DeLuis

Shannon Farrell

Sonny-T

Stefano

Rovai

Steppenwolf

Susan

Nevelson

Sylvia

Beach Whitman

T-Bone

Burnett

Taj

Mahal

Ted

Turner

Tom

Kundig

Tony

Bennett

Victor

Kolstee

Zappacosta

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