RALPH STEINER

RALPH STEINER

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RALPH STEINER
  • H2O

    "H2O depicts water under a variety of forms, increasingly focusing on its ability to create a multileveled reality of surface and reflection. Ultimately, the film reduces a phantasmagoria of light and shadow that render its simple title almost ludicrous." — Scott MacDonald

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  • LOOK PARK

    LOOK PARK presents close-up shots of a country stream viewed in bright sunlight. The film opens with wide shots of the park to establish the location, then focuses on the abstract selections and shadows. The music—initially a piece by Jacques Offenbach which segues midway into an electronic recor...

  • MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES

    Round-and-round go the gears in this extraordinary study. The follow-up to H2O from photographer / filmmaker Ralph Steiner is mesmerizing in its attention to concentric, repetitive mechanized motions. Far from being pedantic or boring, the movements fascinate and titillate. The comedic is equally...

  • SURF AND SEAWEED

    Ralph Steiner is interested in the capacity for film to invigorate everyday sight, to alert viewers to the simple, magical visual pleasures available in nearly any circumstance. The film is divided into sequences that focus on specific kinds of imagery in and around ocean surf. — Scott MacDonald
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