Rare Photographs
BROTHERHOOD OF VILLAINS
Edward Donato, photographer, b. September 25, 1970, Los Angeles. Began shooting missionary work in 1978.

"No other visual medium has the power to reach and touch emotions like the photographic image. A moment in time held captive forever. One that will live well beyond our time." E.D.
Plate 1 "The Astmatic"

20x24 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2004

Edward Donato
Edward Donato's black & white photography evokes nostalgia, both pleasurable and troublesome, as the contained images emerge at odds with the history they seem to represent. In these works, familiar elements mark human relationships with morality and the natural world. Sometimes bleak and sometimes fanciful, these images actively disturb the expected balances of light and dark. Such photographic investigations result, in part, from the artists continuing reflections of his upbringing and religious training. A conflicted, and perhaps somewhat surrealist, perspective is brought to bear on worlds otherwise so clearly defined.
The photographs are shot on Large Format Film. The Prints are 16 x 20 - 20 x 24 Type C, BW.
Influences: Charles Dickens, Fritz Lang, Alfred Hitchcock, Daguerreotype and Tintype photography.
Plate 2
"The Fairy"

20x24 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2005

Edward Donato
Plate 3
"The Spaceman"

16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2012

Edward Donato
Plate 4 "The Rooster" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato
Plate 5 "Window Shoppers" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2006 Edward Donato
Plate 6 "The Bride" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2008 Edward Donato
Plate 7 "Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato
Plate 8 "Roman Holiday" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2008 Edward Donato
Plate 9 "Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2008 Edward Donato
Plate 10 "Hollywood Love Story" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2006 Edward Donato
Plate 11
"Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato
Plate 12 "Untitled 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2007 Edward Donato
Plate 13 "Twins" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2007 Edward Donato
Plate 14 "Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2008 Edward Donato
Plate 15 "Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2008 Edward Donato
Plate 16 "Orgin of a Young Villain" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato
Plate 17 "No Sons To Carry On" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2005

Edward Donato
Plate 18 "Untitled" "Untitled" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato
Plate 19 "Untitled" 20 x 24 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2005 Edward Donato
Plate 20 "The Exile" 16x20 BW Silver Gelatin Print 2009 Edward Donato