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31 Aug 2007

Bharat Sikka

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Bharat Sikka has been featured on Rencontres d’Arles 2007. His body of work shows some interesting portraits. Bharat Sikka lives and works between New Delhi and Europe.

Please take a look here and here.

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31 Aug 2007

Friday Photography Quote: Richard Brautigan

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Good Luck, Captain Martin (Part 2)

People are constantly making entrances
into entrances by entering themselves
through houses, bowling alleys and planetariums,
restaurants, movie theaters, offices, factories,
mountains and Laundromats, etc., entrances
into entrances, etc., accompanied by themselves.

Captain Martin watches
the waves go by.

That’s his entrance
into himself.

Richard Brautigan, 1935-1984

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30 Aug 2007

Some Art Photography Magazines

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Although the internet offers an almost inexhaustible source for art photography I enjoy a lot to hold a printed magazine in my hands. The quality of the printed images is mostly superior to JPGs from the net. The influence of a professional editorial staff is often advantageous as well.

Here my subjective and certainly incomplete list of magazines that I like. Some of them I read regularly. Others I just flip through from time to time.

PHOTONEWS – großformatige Zeitung für Fotografie: Berichte und Informationen über die Fotoszene.

ProfiFoto – Magazin für professionelle Fotografie: Fototechnik, Portfolios und Infos.

Eyemazing – Magazine devoted to international contemporary photography

foam magazine – International photography

Camera Austria – Fotografie im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst.

Source – Magazine for contemporary photography in Britain and Ireland.

Aperture – Creative photography from acclaimed masters to new talent.

Foto 8 – Challenging and inspiring photo photojournalism.

zoom – Art, Creativity, Technology

Blind Spot – Source book of photography-based fine art.

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29 Aug 2007

Andreas Gefeller

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Andreas Gefeller’s series “Soma” (published at Hatje Cantz) shows holiday resorts of Gran Canaria with long exposures by the unnatural light of street lamps and floodlights. Gefeller’s view on these holiday flats, pavements and pools is strangely attractive. “Soma” is Gefeller’s final work at the University of Essen with distinction by professor Bernhard Prinz.

In his series “Supervisions” (published at Hatje Cantz) Gefeller shoots natural parts of the landscape, parking decks and golf course greens, from slightly above the ground and digitally cobbles together his final images from many smaller photos.
In result Andreas Gefeller shows things as they have never been seen before

Andreas Gefeller, born 1970, lives and works in Düsseldorf.

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28 Aug 2007

Ryan McGinley

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In Ryan McGinley’s photography there is the debauched, cool and somehow always attractive youth. A way back MacGinley provoked a proper hype with his relaxed “isrollerskatingasubstituteaboutsurfinfor- hardcores photography” and influenced magazines like Vice.

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27 Aug 2007

Albrecht Tübke

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Albrecht Tuebke, born 1971 in Leipzig, studied at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and has been featured in Getty’s “New Photographers 2006“. Albrecht Tübke’s work is focused on portrayal of men in our contemporary society.

For example the series “Citizens” shows passers-by in London. Tuebke afforded them the opportunity to stage themselves in front of his camera. In result Tuebke’s photographs are intimate documents of the interaction between reality and projection.
Albrecht Tuebkes latest book “Portraits” (details at Amazon) gives a fair overview of his work.

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26 Aug 2007

Jörg Fauser – Die Tournee

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Joerg Fauser (1944-1987) was an outstanding German author in the second half of the twentieths century.
In the beginning he wrote weird stuff for the literary underground, influenced by the Beat generation, but later he switched to detective stories to convey his personal view on German reality.

After twenty years now his unfinished novel “Die Tournee” has been published in the Alexander Verlag Berlin. (details at Amazon).

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24 Aug 2007

PDF-Mags.com

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PDF-Mags is an international platform for free PDF magazines on the internet. Art, Design, photography, street art and many more topics are available. The huge assortment should offer something to anyone!

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24 Aug 2007

Friday Photography Quote: Frank O’Hara

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Poem

Lana Turner has collapsed!
I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining and snowing
and you said it was hailing
but hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually collapsed
oh Lana Turner we love you get up

Frank O’Hara 1926–1966

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