Simple Pleasures: The Magic, The Unreal and The Uncanny

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” —Roald Dahl

Jamie Baldridge, A Confluence of Arbitrary Ideas
Jamie Baldridge, A Confluence of Arbitrary Ideas, 2007, Archival Pigment Photograph

Bernard Faucon, La chambre qui brule, Evolution Probable du Temps
Bernard Faucon, La chambre qui brule, Evolution Probable du Temps, 1981, Fresson Photograph

Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Parade D'Un Spectacle De Fete Foraine, Boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris
Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Parade D’Un Spectacle De Fete Foraine, Boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris, 1931, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Karin Hillmer, The Armillary Emerges Quietly from the Depths of the Universe
Karin Hillmer, The Armillary Emerges Quietly from the Depths of the Universe, 2009, Archival Pigment Photograph

Marcus Leatherdale, Harlequin IV, The Thinker
Marcus Leatherdale, Harlequin IV, The Thinker, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Olivier Richon, Arkwright Mills at Night, After Joseph Wright of Derby, Imitatio Sapiens Series
Olivier Richon, Arkwright Mills at Night, After Joseph Wright of Derby, Imitatio Sapiens Series, 1987, C-Type Color Photograph

Jo Whaley, Heliconiidae: Heliconius
Jo Whaley, Heliconiidae: Heliconius, 2008, Archival Pigment Photograph

Brassai, Untitled (Woman with Cat Mask)
Brassai, Untitled (Woman with Cat Mask), 1930s, early Silver Gelatin Photograph

Nick Vedros, Magic Carpet Ride
Nick Vedros, Magic Carpet Ride, 1996, Ultrachrome ink on Somerset Velvet Watercolor Paper

Thomas Kelly, Aghori, (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Thomas Kelly, Aghori, (Kathmandu, Nepal), 2002 Lambda Color Photograph

Arthur Tress, Bride And Groom
Arthur Tress, Bride and Groom, 1970, Early Silver Gelatin Photograph

Bernard Faucon, Le Magicien, Les Grandes Vacances
Bernard Faucon, Le Magicien, Les Grandes Vacances, 1979, Fresson Photograph

Sandy Skoglund, The Wild Inside
Sandy Skoglund, The Wild Inside, 1989, Archival Pigment Photograph

Javier Silva Meinel, Llama en las Alturas, Ayacucho, Peru, 1993, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Javier Silva Meinel, Llama en las Alturas, Ayacucho, Peru, 1993, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Cathleen Naundorf, The Last Sitting III, Elie Saab. Grand Palais, Paris
Cathleen Naundorf, The Last Sitting III, Elie Saab. Grand Palais, Paris, 2011, C-Type Color Photograph

Fritz Henle, Mme. Niska, Paris, France, 1938, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Fritz Henle, Mme. Niska, Paris, France, 1938, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Paulette Tavormina, Expectations
Paulette Tavormina, Expectations, 2017, Archival Pigment Photograph


Simple Pleasures is an ongoing series curated by Holden Luntz Gallery, presenting a selection of our favorite pictures organized thematically.

We hope you find these photographs as a gentle reminder that there are always simple pleasures to be found.