We’re proud to launch a brand new selection of prints by New York photographer Charlie Rubin. Rubin has worked with the likes of VICE, I-D and MOMA and has exhibited internationally. Taking inspiration from the city streets, he has a rare talent for capturing beauty in discreet overlooked moments. The magic really happens when he reworks his photographs in the studio with splashes of colour, marks and cuts to create really unique boundary-pushing artworks.
These limited edition photographs are launched in sync with Rubin’s new photo book ‘Spit, Scratch, Smile’. They are exclusively available here to the OpenLab community. Charlie Rubin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College, PA and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Parsons, New York. His work is included in collections at the MoMA library, the Henry Art Museum in Seattle and Haverford College.
Read more about his work in our interview here:
Charlie Rubin lives and works in New York, USA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Haverford College, PA and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Parsons, New York. Rubin was the recipient of the Foam Talent award in 2013. The following year, he published his first photo book Strange Paradise (Conveyor Arts, 2014) followed by ‘Spit, Scratch, Smile’ (Printed Matter, 2021). In 2015, he held his first solo exhibition, “Intervention,” at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles and has been included exhibitions at PCNW in Seattle, Rosfoto in St. Petersburg, Design Center Shanghai and Foley Gallery in New York City. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, W, Vice, Cultured and Bloomberg Businessweek. His is included in collections at the MoMA library, the Henry Art Museum in Seattle and Haverford College.