2011-02-02 / Features

Forest Hills Photographer Develops Unique Approach

BY CRISTINA GUARINO


An example of Bebirian’s photographic work entitled, “34”, depicting a small blue barn. 
PaulWalterPhoto An example of Bebirian’s photographic work entitled, “34”, depicting a small blue barn. PaulWalterPhoto Since 1958, photographer Walter Paul Bebirian has been developing his own unique style of photography. The Forest Hills based artist calls his work “Fluctuating Abstract Ionism…something that exists as an idea and as a state of preoccupation.”

The idea of fluctuating ions shows in his most recent works, which are a collaboration of rippling colors and digital effects that seem to make them move. He also has several more traditional photographic works, such as a photo of a small blue barn in the countryside entitled, “34”.

Both digital and non-digitally enhanced works are considered to be Fluctuating Abstract Ionism, however, which Bebirian claims to be “representing individuals acting as if they are held together with a net electric charge due solely to their current preoccupation or concentration whatever that might be”.

He attributes this electric charge to people often being too confined and closely packed into small spaces, causing cultures and different ideas to clash, a sure product of living in the busiest city in the world.

Many of Bebirian’s digital works are similar pictures with different color schemes, all offering a different feel despite their similar composition. They are named either by number or by date and letter sequence, such as “9-30- 2010ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRT”.

Bebirian offers services for both businesses and individuals, from advertising and brochures to headshots. Prints can be purchased through his Web site at www.walterpaulbebirian.imagekind.com/ store/.

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