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 ...Read More
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 ....Read More
The exceptional photographer Irving Penn would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. The Berlin based C/O Berlin Foundation shows the breadth of his work with a large retrospective with 240 exhibits. Last weekend I really ...Read More
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.Read More
The french NIF Magazine published my series "Sunny Sunday Morning" with the international model Angelina Petrova. The series in black and white contains some nudes. This article contains additional pictures in color. NSFW. All pictures: copyright by Thomas Berlin.Read More
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.Read More
Sparkling with joie de vivre and activity, Paris is perceived in summer. In autumn and winter, on the other hand ...Read More
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.
The magazine for fashion and culture "Sibylle" was a women's magazine founded in 1956 in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). The exhibition in Opel Villen presents the Sibylle photographers with about 200 photographs.Read More
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/
A confession before: Analogue photography I consider a step back and not really reasonable. But do you always have to be reasonable? Sometimes the fun should be in the foreground. And so we are in the case of analogue photography, which is currently attractive again for a small but growing minority.Read More
Fire, water and ice is the title of this series of works from Iceland in the last century. In a few places in the world, these three aspects are so impressive.Read More
The Renaissance artists changed the view of the people of the Middle Ages. Their design principles are still interesting today, and some photographers also deal with it. Reason enough to look at the current Dürer exhibition as a photographer.Read More
This year's trade fair took place again at the Grand Palais in the Avenue Winston Churchil in the center of Paris. Located near the River Seine and not far from the Place de la Concorde, the Palais was completed in 1900 for the World Exposition and has dimensions. Nevertheless, no square meter remained unused. The number of exhibitors from more than 30 nations rose again in 2013: 136 galleries and 28 publishers found their way to the French capital.Read More