Innovative Film Photographer
Photographer ● Cellist ● Poet
Darius Gottlieb continues to strictly shoot straight film, which only then is manipulated with one-of-a-kind computer applications. He has been perfecting a series of highly original post-editing sequences which cause photographs to glow.
This has been a breakthrough year for sales of his ART to private collectors in the Western US and Europe. His imaginative results have gotten quite the buzz!
Gottlieb began making his living as an artist very early in life. Trained as a classical cellist, his professional career began at the precocious age of 14 during auditions for a full summer scholarship to attend USC. He was chosen over other nationwide string players easily ten years older. And during many years of his touring throughout California as a solo cellist, he always brought his film cameras.
At 16, he received double scholarships to the North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) where he was principal cellist, graduating in 1970. A year later, he was accepted as an art-major and contemporary painter to the art department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
However, he chose to study music and became a protégé of world class cellist, Joel Krosnick, (Juilliard String Quartet) at the California Institute of the Arts, where he enrolled as a double major.
He arrived at CalArts with the prestigious Vittorio Giannini Award, granted his last year when attending the North Carolina School of Arts, Gottlieb’s alma mater, the highest honors for a young composer.
At age 20, he was the youngest member to join the Monterey Symphony. At the same time, he was also awarded a scholarship by the Public Corporation of the Arts to teach painting to latchkey kids in Long Beach, CA.
Acknowledged as a virtuoso on Sony, Warner and A&M Records, he is additionally the founder of The Bach Players, a concert trio whose baroque music resides in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian. Darius’ ensemble has performed at the Malibu home of Barbra Streisand, and also launched the grand opening of the Hollywood Bowl Museum.
A published poet (four volumes of muscular poetry), Gottlieb’s most recent book, “Love Poems & Other Elixirs”, has attracted the attention of a literary representative who most recently secured contracts for over forty newly-published writers to national venues such as Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times.
Online, Gottlieb has a very vocal & loyal following for his music, writing, and especially his photography! He’s sold his larger-format photographs from the very beginning of his concert career, a series of exceptional images taken in Big Sur, CA (taken while performing at Esalen, Dietjen’s, and Nepenthe).
And Gottlieb’s strikingly imaginative website, www.PoetPhotos.com, highlights the prolific poetry, photography, and cello of a powerful and multi-tiered career.
Now he’s launched www.ArtBliss.com, showcasing his most dynamic photographic creations, a treasure chest of new images prized by both businesses and collectors.
His always-entertaining presence is visible on Facebook:
(And go here to see work hot-out-of-the-oven)
and also on Linked-In: