Polaroid Photography in Art.  A subjective reflection. 

Polaroid Photography in Art.  A subjective reflection. 

Some prejudices are simply true. The quality of instant photos from consumer cameras is bad: The colors are not quite real, the detail sharpness is low and the pictures are tiny. All prejudices confirmed. But it still does not stop many people from taking Instax pictures and some artists are even attracted to some aspect of the technical inadequacy of instant pictures ...

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Great portraits by Vinent Peters in Berlin

Great portraits by Vinent Peters in Berlin

The man has his own handwriting, seen photographically. Fashion and portrait shots by Vincent Peters are often recognizable at first glance. I have appreciated his work for a while. So I was especially pleased when I had the opportunity to visit his current exhibition in the gallery CAMERA WORK during a stay in Berlin. Read more ....

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Paris in the light of two photo festivals

Paris in the light of two photo festivals

In November 2017, the annual photo art fairs "Paris Photo" and "fotofever" took place again. Exhibitors were  numerous art galleries at both fairs. While the galleries represented on the Paris Photo usually represent already established artists, some of which are even no longer alive, fotofever is clearly focused on living and developing artists.

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Blue Moments in Hong Kong. My talk with Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Blue Moments in Hong Kong. My talk with Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

I met Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze in November 2017 in Paris for an interview at the photo art fair "fotofever", where he was presented by Hong Kong-based Blue Lotus Gallery. This Gallery represents some of Hong Kong's prominent photographers. With him I talked about the market for art photography in Hong Kong and about him and his work.

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Evenings in the Vineyard

The idea of his series is a reminiscence of the cultural period of Romanticism in the 18th century. For the implementation I used the classical style elements evening as well as nature. As a nature, an old cultivated landscape (winegrowing) is presented, as it is typical in Europe. Potential elements in the image, which could reveal something about life in this landscape, were not included or blown out. Only the aesthetic ideal of Romanticism remains without a reference to the area.

Art-Glossary of photographic techniques

The photography festival "Paris Photo" and the Ville de Paris have partnered to create an online visual glossary of photographic techniques. For example: albumen prints, ambrotypes, canotype, daguérrotype, silver gelatin prints and pigment inkjet prints. This is not only interesting for art collectors, but also for other art and photography enthusiasts in general.  In addition, some old techniques are again popular, e.g. wetplate or collodium photography.

Here is the link: https://www.parisphoto.com/en/Glossary/

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