In the body of work, Svenson turned outward from his usual studio based practice to observe the daily activities of his downtown Manhattan neighbors as seen through his windows into theirs. The grid structure of the windows frame the quotidian activities of the neighbors into a highly aestheticized project of social anthropology. Voyeuristic and investigative, the body of work is a social documentation in a very rarified enviroment
Photographer Arne Svenson Talks About His Lawsuit, the First Amendment, and Internet Commenters - Feature Shoot
Years ago, photographer Arne Svenson looked out his Tribeca window to see a vision "so breathtaking that it would be impossible not to record." It was a quiet, intimate but anonymous moment in an apartment across from his own, where the features of his su
As part of The BlowUp event hosted by Feature Shoot, the photographer spoke publicly for the first time about the ordeal that followed after the series went viral online. By the blogosphere, he was labeled “creepy photog.” Dr. Phil invited him to be on his show to discuss his “problem.” He was sued twice for privacy violations and won, though recently, a bill was proposed that would make similar illegal, limiting the ways in which artists in the future are able to work.
Arne Svenson Exonerated on Appeal in Privacy Invasion Case | PDNPulse
A New York State appeals court court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected privacy invasion claims against fine-art photographer Arne Svenson. But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit wha
But the court has also challenged the New York state legislature to consider legislation to prohibit what Svenson did: photograph his neighbors inside their apartments through their un-curtained windows.
For Reely and Truly, London-based photographer Tyrone Lebon pays tribute to the medium by tracking down and interviewing dozens of artists and photojournalists, including Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Arne Svenson. Tracing a non-linear narrative, the film moves in hallucinatory frames from one photographer to the next, their disparate lives threaded together by recorded conversations between the filmmaker and his father, fashion photographer Mark Lebon.
"An artist may create and sell a work of art that resembles an individual without his or her written consent," Judge Rakower wrote in her decision, underscoring a central principle of the case.
the residents of a glass-walled luxury residential building across the street had no idea they were being photographed and they never consented to being subjects for the works of art that are now on display - and for sale - in a Manhattan gallery
Arne Svenson Takes a Voyeuristic Look Inside the Apartments of His Tribeca Neighbors
After inheriting a bird-watching telephoto lens from a friend, New York-based photographer Arne Svenson embarked on an intriguing and voyeuristic project, The Neighbors, capturing little stolen moments of the residents of a glass-walled apartment building
After inheriting a bird-watching telephoto lens from a friend, New York-based photographer Arne Svenson embarked on an intriguing and voyeuristic project, The Neighbors, capturing little stolen moments of the residents of a glass-walled apartment building across the street from his NYC studio. The resulting images are small movements and quiet details; they are the moments when noone’s looking—until now.