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The image of the trumpeter that appeared on the front of so many Jazz at the Philharmonic albums, adverts for Clef and the JATP, the centre of 78-rpm as well as long playing records was drawn and painted by David Stone Martin – it is arguably the most iconic image in jazz.
With Dom Pérignon, other artists had been involved in their program. I wanted to participate in that dialogue. Also, they stand for quality — the same kind of quality that I like to attribute to my work.
Curiosity led photographer James Friedman to cut into his collection of golf balls to see what the cores looked like. To his surprise, he discovered that each golf ball contained a unique interiority, revealing elegant formal qualities and inspiring Friedman to become more enthusiastic about the possibilities of abstraction in his photography, especially as a corollary to his documentary work. His series, entitled Interior Design, captures these surprisingly colorful and distinctive golf ball guts, displaying the inner beauty contained within their homogenized white forms. Friedman has been fascinated with photography since he took his first self-portrait at 5 years old. He does not play golf.
Jazz era album cover art by David Stone Martin