April 29, 2009

Beloved time

It seems to take far more time to scan an image and organise ones photos then it does to push the button of the camera when one is inspired. Below are some images from last year. "The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked." A lovely little quote from Tillie Olsen.

April 27, 2009

So brave

Today I came across this beautiful and very sad story of Katie and Nick via A Cup of Jo.
"Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who had been in love with Katie since 11th grade. Five days later, Katie died." Photographer Romain Blanquart.

April 21, 2009

A new favourite

The idea of this blog was to showcase all the lovely websites I found throughout the years. As I am constantly coming across new and amazing artist it is rather hard to decide what to show and when, but most of the times there is always one, who grabs my attention and then I know - this is the perfect one for today. So, as I went through them today I found Kim Høltermand again, hiding amongst and waiting patiently to be shared. His photographs are such a delight that I found it rather hard to decide which ones to show.

April 20, 2009

Love affair

I have been in love with lamps forever, so when I came across these alluring images by Rune Guneriussen I was more then enchanted.

April 17, 2009

Today I found Brisbane based photographer Kate Bernauer via Lost At E Minor. How gorgeous are these images.

April 14, 2009

Made my day

I stumbled upon Monika Schuerle today and her website made my day.

April 10, 2009

Neon Beauties

I love fluorescent light and these images by Gregory Schaffer inspire me.

April 9, 2009

Verse 2

I think I could look at these images from Nicolas Hughes for ever. It is almost like you can witness the last light of the day.

April 8, 2009

Changed landscape

I am currently working on my new photo website and here are a few images from the "still here" series. These images were taken a few days after the terrible fires. I presume, most people from around the world would have heard of the Victorian Bush Fire. It’s was a large scale nature disaster and unfortunately a lot of people lost their lives and many more lost their homes and belongings. I am not a writer and I still cant find the right words to explain how sad and devastated I felt. How helpless.
At that time I was working around Smith Gully. I got up early one morning to record the burned forests. But ll I could see was the haze and smell the smoke. When I stopped I was ankle deep in ash and worried about how much more was going to get burned. About the dead people, people who suddenly lost their family and friends, about the chaos and heartbreak. I simply couldn't understand what I saw.
My usual aim is to find beauty and not disaster and devastation.
But I was drawn by this idea that I had to record the burned forests. That these images might work well with my forest project I have been working on over the last couple of years. I never made it to the forest. Roads were closed and my emotions were running high and I was rather teary.
I remember feeling guilty standing there taking photos, but suddenly I saw and found beauty in the most unexpected places.

April 7, 2009

Southern Ocean

I saw this image a few weeks ago, but the photographer wasnt credited. Today I found it on 20x200. The photographer is Stuart Klipper and this is his stunning image "Swell, Southern Ocean - near 50º S, Antarctica". Unfortunately I couldn't locate his personal website.

But I found these images at the Candace Dwan Gallery.

April 6, 2009

My absolute hero

"People have been reading photography as a true document, at the same time they are now getting suspicious. I am basically an honest person, so I let the camera capture whatever it captures... whether you believe it or not is up to you; it’s not my responsibility, blame my camera, not me." Hiroshi Sugimoto

April 2, 2009

Absolutely stunning

Looking for graffiti artists I came across this sensational animation. Enjoy!