(Noisy Chachini by Matthew Rolston/ 2010, Pigment print, 36 x 36 inches
© Matthew Rolston Photographer, Inc.

Matthew Rolston has always had an eye for capturing the most interesting facets in his subjects. The famed photographer has been shooting Hollywood’s most famous faces since the 1980’s (think names like Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, for example) when he was discovered by Andy Warhol and started working at Interview magazine.

Last weekend at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art in Los Angeles, Rolston debuted his latest study: A photographic essay of rarely seen ventriloquist dummies. Matthew Rolston: Talking Heads was a monumental undertaking by Rolston, who siphoned through nearly 700 hundred dolls, dating from 1820 – 1980 at the Vent Haven Museum located in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. In 2010, Rolston made his choices of just ‘whom’ to shoot for his engrossing – not to mention indelible – photographic essay, shooting all in an identical manner: square format, low angle, monochromatic backdrop, and a single light source.

Opening night saw a myriad of Rolston’s friends, followers and subjects, including Academy Award winner, Diane Keaton, fashion’s biggest bon vivant, Cameron Silver, art collector Kay Saatchi, and one of L.A.’s favorite designers, Magda Berliner

(Rolston with actress Diane Keaton)


(Pancho, by Matthew Rolston (from Talking Heads), 2010, Pigment print, 36 x 36 inches
© Matthew Rolston Photographer, Inc.)

Matthew Rolston: Talking Heads
June 7th – July 12th

Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles
Address:831 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Phone:(323) 397-9225


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