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31 Jul 2009

Valerie Schmidt – De Lira

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Valerie Schmidt

Valerie Schmidt trys to square the circle by trying to show not only inner conditions, but condtions of being totally beside oneself. What can be shown genuinely in an image?

“The work ‘de lira’ is a staged photo project with extreme emotional, loud moments, in which the protagonists are beside themselves, instead of withdrawn to themselves. The question to what extent such conditions, up to the visible delirious, can be staged for and in front of a camera is the motif of this project” – Valerie Schmidt about ‘de lira’

Valerie Schmidt, born 1982 in Duesseldorf, studied Photography at the Folkwang University Essen.

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31 Jul 2009

Friday Quote: Juan Ramón Jiménez

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I am not I.

I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see.
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.

Juan Ramón Jiménez, (1881-1958)

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29 Jul 2009

Katharina Braddell – Intersecting

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Katharina Braddell

“In my work I’m interested in the city as a place of transient encounters, as an area in which we watch humans and are watched ourselves. In the city lines are crossed, perspectives crack, inside and outside are merged together. Individual traces mix themselves with the public functionality” – Katharina Braddell about ‘Intersecting’

Katharina Braddell, born 1981 in Bonn, studies at the Folkwang University. She lives and works in Duesseldorf.

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28 Jul 2009

Joni Sternbach – Surfers

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Joni Sternbach -  Surfers

Most of the people in western civilisation lost their connection to nature although they are still bound to the rules of natures. Regarding this the question arises, can surfers be a symbol and if yes, for what?

“For the last year I have been drawn to the people present at these locations, specifically the surfers in Montauk’s Ditch Plains, at the eastern end of Long Island. Their avocation is on the water; they are persistent elements in a shifting scene. We overlap on the periphery of two powerful elements; the land and the sea. The singular, primitive act of surfing on the water is eclipsed by the social and negotiated state of human interaction on the shore. The surfers act as a bridge between the sea as an unbridled force of nature and the shore line, a place of leisure and cultural phenomena.” – Joni Sternbach about ‘Surfers’

Joni Sternbach was born in the Bronx, NY and graduated with an MA in photography from the New York University and the International Center of Photography.

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27 Jul 2009

Julien Baumann

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Julien Baumann

Julien Baumann’s portfolio site contains a lot of good editorial work. Julien Baumann studied photo design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He lives and works in Munich.

Via LOZ

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24 Jul 2009

Seba Kurtis – 700 Miles

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Seba Kurtis

Seba Kurtis, born 1974 in Buenos Aires, focuses in his work upon the versatile aspects of human migration and globalization.

“Borders are imaginary lines that require specific documentation to pass through and to stay on the other side. Certain individuals set these boundaries and rules that determine who is entitled to cross over these discriminatory lines and stay and who is not. For those concerned the imaginary concept becomes real and interferes with lives. (…) I was living as an illegal immigrant in Europe for more than 5 years, so this body of work is based on an understanding of being a man with no rights.” – Seba Kurtis about ‘700 Miles’

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24 Jul 2009

Friday Quote: Mark Twain

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“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910

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23 Jul 2009

Axel Braun – Wenigstens am Bild sollte man festhalten können

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Axel Braun

“Since five years I collect high resolution photography of traces on walls in unoccupied living spaces. I’m interested particularly on the traces, which are witnesses of the past existence of objects like pieces of furniture or wall decoration. These traces result from the interaction of light, dust, material properties of the walls and primarily from the time the objects have been motionless exposed to all this forces.
In their development and appearance they have numerous similarities to the photographic process, especially in their simple forms like the photogram” – Axel Braun about ‘Wenigstens am Bild sollte man festhalten können

Axel Braun, born 1983 in Duesseldorf, studied Photography at the Folkwang university in Essen.

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22 Jul 2009

Mimi Youn – meme by mimi

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Mimi Youn - meme by mimi

Mimi Youn ’s project “meme by mimi” exceeds in a charming way the limits of photography. Mimi Youn studied photography at the Slade School of Fine Art in UK.

“Usually photography regarded as a medium that could not present an artist’s subjective viewpoint because of its specific character ‘describing reality’. So many artists have experimented in various ways; photo montage, photo collage, photo novel and photo sequence so on.
I was tired of expressing my ideas as typical ‘photographs”. Also there was a limit to showing my thinking, emotional things as the photographs: I wanted to add something to my photographs.” – Mimi Youn about ‘meme by mimi’

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