Posts Tagged ‘Art Photography’

A Nation Continues To Mourn

In Random Moments on November 11, 2016 at 7:54 AM


                                                                                                      Photograph by © Jack Picone

Above: A digital screen playing historical video of  King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who died on 13 October 2016 after a long illness is reflected in rainwater near Bts Chong Nonsi, Bangkok.

The private sector has canceled all entertainment activities planned for the upcoming Loy Krathong, Christmas and New Year. Though the government has indicated that these activities can be resumed after the ending of the 30-day mourning period on November 14.


Poetry and Photography

In Photography News on October 1, 2016 at 3:04 AM

Recently, I have been collaborating creatively with the poet, Kit Kelen. I have been posting photographs and Kit has been writing poems to accompany my photographs. Seeing poetry and photography collectively, as opposed to singularly is a  journey into a new creative landscape.

Over coming days I will post a small random selection of Kit’s poems. You can also visit this link and below to view Kit’s blog for this project titled 365+1. You’ll find a plethora of great poetry and art from other contributors.  

Kit Kelen – Series with Jack Picone’s Photographs – #14 – the fire at dawn, the waiting 


the fire at dawn, the waiting

is it the bones show through?

is it the where-they-are waking?

so sombre silent still

as if the sky were nothing

as if they were earth already

they compose themselves

for eternity’s frame

have they fallen from great heights to here?

are they stones sprung up in flesh?

I ask because

I just don’t know

what any of this means

                      © Photograph by Jack Picone

Young PNG Highlanders at the crack of dawn. Mt. Hagen, PNG.


In Random Moments on February 27, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Interesting to see one of my iconic photographs [Novice Monks, Golden Horse Monastery] in a copy artists shop in central Bangkok being reinterpreted as a painting.

It is unfinished, and the artist was nowhere to be found. As a photographer, it is odd to see one of your photographs morphing into another medium. Odd — good — so far.

I am curious to enter into a dialogue with the artist and intrigued to see what it will look like when finished.


JackPicone_GHM_Painting-1                                                                                                            Photograph by © Jack Picone                       

        Above, work-in-progress painting of “Novice Monks, Golden Horse Monastery”.



Thai/Burma Border                                                                                                            Photograph by © Jack Picone   

        Above, the original black and white photograph made on the Thai-Burma border.

Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints

In Photography News on November 29, 2013 at 6:56 AM

Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints

Jack Picone

The burgeoning international interest in “fine art” traditional black and white photography has been a positive by-product of the revolution in digital technology that has occurred in recent years.

The reasoning of collectors is simple: the ability to produce traditional black and white photography is becoming a rarity, and the genre is being elevated into a more specialised, valuable form of artistic expression. Prudent collectors have gained from the opportunity to purchase unique works of photographic art with a potential financial upside.

These considerations have shaped the thought behind the creation of these exquisite prints. Each beautiful tailor-made box contains seven hand-crafted black and white silver gelatin prints. To ensure the highest possible standards, prints displaying the appropriate mood and quality were individually selected. The rich fibre-based paper adds to the quality and ensures exacting gallery standards.

The photographs were authored between 2005 and 2012 during several visits to Hong Kong by award-winning documentary photographer Jack Picone. They were taken using the legendary Hasselblad X Pan 11 Panoramic film camera which allowed Jack to extend his reputation for capturing nuanced, lyrical images in the finest tradition of the genre.

Each photograph invites interpretation and captures fragments of life in one of the world’s most vibrant, and most vertical, cities. Together they ask the viewer to reflect on the past, present and future of Hong Kong as the cityscape is placed under a sharp focus and reflected through the highest photographic standards.

The hand-crafted and individually signed prints are on archival gallery paper and each measures 24 X 8 inches, inclusive of a two-inch white border. They are presented in a stylish box made of the finest acid free paper and archivally sound materials.


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Hand made with the finest archival materials © Photographs by Jack Picone.

The Box includes:

+ 7 fastidiously and beautifully hand-crafted limited edition prints. Singed (“en verso” in pencil), dated and inclusive of a brief description of each individual photograph. Print size is 24 X 8 inches.

+ A certificate of authenticity.

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About the Artist

Jack Picone is the recipient of several of photography’s most prestigious international awards. These include the World Press Awards, the U.S. Photographer of The Year Awards (POY), the Mother Jones/IFDP Grant for Social Documentary Photography and a UNESCO Documentary Photography Award. His work has been exhibited in major galleries and venues worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in Australia and at the prestigious Visa d’Or Reportage Festival in France.

For the past 25 years Picone has covered wars and major social issues in Asia, Africa and Europe. He is a co-founder of Australia’s REPORTAGE photography festival, the founder of Communiqué (a series of documentary photography workshops in Asia) and a member of the collective SOUTH. He recently completed a PhD in Visual Arts at Griffith University in Queensland Australia, and lectures in photography at universities in Australia and Hong Kong.

Picone’s training in photography was in using black and white film and mastering traditional darkroom print-making. It is a passion that has never faded thanks to the medium’s unrivalled capacity for both subtlety and drama. As legendary photographer Robert Frank expressed it in 1951: “Black and white are the colours of photography. To me they symbolise the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

Born in Australia, Picone is currently based in Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Print Sales

Hong Kong Panoramas: Boxed Edition Fine Art Black and White Prints is limited to 10 box sets containing 7 beautifully hand crafted prints priced at US$10,000 (exclusive of shipping).


With over 30 years of knowledge and experience as a photographer, I am committed to advising and supporting anyone wishing to buy my photographs or develop a photography collection.

Contact Jack Picone on +66894880508 or

The Cindy Sherman Moment

In Photography News on May 16, 2011 at 12:57 AM

The highest price on record for the sale of a photograph (a color copier print).

But it is Art?