30 January 2010

Inbox: Misha Pedan

Exhibition at Galleri KG52 The Earth is Hollow & Open at the Poles.
It ends tomorrow, so hurry up!

Kerstin Kuntze

"Face it"

The face is a mirror of emotion - desire - hope - dream - desaster - future - past - ...
Kerstin want to show the face behind the face - the unspoken - the unseen - the secret ...
Maybe you see parts of the picture as a mirror - and maby it touched you a bit, she says.

Kerstin Kuntze was born 1965 in Cologne, Germany. After studying graphic-design at the the universtity of essen (Folkwangschule), she worked in mayor advertising agencies as an art-director. Picturemaking was always an inward urge. Starting at an early age with drawings, always showing something "human".
She´s now (since 5 years) using photography as a basis to show her view of the world.

You can see more of her work here

28 January 2010

Along the Yangtze River with Nadav Kander

If you haven't visited Nadav Kaders website yet I strongly recommend it. He has several wonderful projecs, both comercial and personal. One of them is his journey along the Yangtze River of which he speaks in this video. Make yourself a cup of coffee and lean back for 10 minutes and 10 seconds. You'll be blown away.

25 January 2010

postcard from Covilha

21 January 2010

Inbox - Freya Najade

It's always a pleasure to check the inbox. Especially when we get mail from such wonderful photographers as Freya Najade.

I have my own house, where I live half of the year. Sometimes I don’t talk for a week to anybody there. In the summer I rent a room in a gay retirement home. I enjoy meeting people of my kind.

"In the project If you are lucky, you get old I capture encounters with the elderly passing by and I tell stories of those I spent time with. To my surprise, the old people I met were not just proud of their age and the fact that they made it that far in life, they were also still falling in love and breaking up. They were overcoming their lifetime partner’s death, living out their erotic fantasies or dealing with the loss of their sexual desire. Talking to them showed that inner growth is ever lasting and that humans above the age of seventy continue to love, suffer, long, dream and have sexual feelings."

I was married for thirty years. I loved my wife very much. If she hadn’t died, we would be still together. After her death I was devastated.

The thing I regret most is that I didn’t become an astronaut and never went into space.

The first time I dressed as a girl, I was eight years old.

I don’t want to be a woman. I am happy the way I am. I just enjoy the kick.

I feel that I am transforming from a caterpillar into a butterfly. Sometimes I go out like this. If people don’t like it, it is their problem.

FREYA NAJADE was born in Germany in 1977. After studying in Bremen and San Francisco, she moved to London, where she currently lives and works. In December 2009 she graduated with Distinction from the University of the Arts London (London College of Communication) after completing a Masters in Documentary Photography. Her work was selected for the 2009 AOP Student Awards and she has had honourable mention in the IPA Awards.

You can see more of here work at www.freyanajade.com and www.freyanajade.wordpress.com

20 January 2010

North Country Fair

North Country Fair by Jan Buse

19 January 2010

grandma's photo-album.

i was looking for some snaps in the old family albums. and i've step upon the grandma's album. i remember it quite well. from this one i know how my grand-grand father was looking like, i know who's my aunt's cousin, and could recognize my mum at the age of 2, and so on. but this time i was struck by the decoration left between the photographs. and of course, the snaps i was looking for - were found.

well, the thing is...would we have to show something simmilar to our grandsons, or it would be the mix of films, slideshows and thousands of jpgs?

15 January 2010

breaking the rules part 1

Never ever center your point of intrest, and be careful of disturbing background...

Does anyone see a brännässla?

12 January 2010

Exhibition in Hjo

Photo © Bodil Frendberg

Photo © Markus Jenemark

Photo © Christofer Grandin

Group exhibition with Markus Jenemark, Bodil Frendberg,
Barbara Lindell, Petra Gunnarsson, Lisa Östh and Christofer Grandin

Hjo Konsthall

11 January 2010

Jane Fulton Alt: Burn

Jane Fulton Alt: The Burn series evolved from my ongoing interest in life cycles. Controlled burns imitate naturally occurring fires by removing accumulated dead vegetation and releasing seeds from dormancy. By opening the woodlands to more sunlight, the fires prepare the soil for new spring growth, and the cycle of renewal continues.
While accompanying restoration ecologists on prescribed prairie burns, I am drawn to the ephemeral quality of a single moment when life and death do not seem opposed to each other, but are parts of a single process to be accepted as a whole.
Jane Fulton blog and site

10 January 2010

Bruno Pantone







Recently I saw Bruno Pantones captivating photography and decided to show some of his work here. .."He gets more satisfaction and inspiration with art photography and the years spent in contact with the people, and often with extreme reality, led him to search the expressions and the forms of our time between faces and human beings.."
See more of his photography here