Multi Media Artist
Born: New York
Lives in Ibiza, Spain
I'll describe a little bit about my life below but I can say that art which has profound significance is very critical to our awarenss on the planet. We live on a magical paradise which we call Mother Earth but seem to taker her for granted. We must respect her in every way, and with good intention. A few thoughtful series of mine that I have created in the last several years emulate this belief. Most notably they are my: Crucifixion Series, my Beast of Burden Series, my Balance Series and my Read my Lips Series (Not shown).
One day, more than 20 years ago, I piloted my Hot Air Balloon to 11,000 feet as a jumping platform for sky divers. While descending, I noticed what looked like a high school from a mile up, and made my way toward an empty area nearby. I soon learned that I mistakenly landed on prison ground. After landing, the warden and inmates all had a laugh about my mile-high confusion, posing for pictures with the balloon. It was soon thereafter that I decided to sell the balloon and start traveling.
Camera in hand.
During the past 20 years I have split my time between New York, the Mediterranean and California. The photography skills and artistry I developed along my travels have evolved into several multimedia platforms such as film, commercials, music videos, documentaries and print campaigns. Globetrotting though about 80 countries led me to Mykonos, Greece where I first started making a living with my photography skills for three fabulous summers. After which, I was drawn to another island in the Mediterranean: Ibiza, Spain. While in Ibiza, I was brought on board by Manumission, a surreal theatrical clubbing party, to document the inside of its production. Many of my photographs captured the “Fellini-esque” happenings of Manumission and have gone down in Ibiza lore.
Since 2007, I have successfully steered my company, Camera Verité LLC, to a distribution base of more than 30 countries.
In the early 1990s, as mentioned above, I became a commercial hot-air balloon pilot-instructor and started a rag-tag but successful Hot-Air Balloon sky-diving and bungee-jumping business. I am part of an unofficial World Record (See Ripley’s Believe it or Not) for having the oldest lady, Grace Tall, then 75 years old, to bungee jump from my balloon.
I earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of Buffalo. Prior to this I was merited with the title of Eagle Scout, which taught me how to live a rich and fulfilling life. All told, I have traveled through, around, and up and down more than 80 countries.
My experiences drive and fuel my creative spirit. I think everything is possible through a positive outlook.
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery
547 West 27 Street, #510,
New York, NY 10001
426 E Hyman Ave,
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Notting Hill, London W10 5XL
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