In 2006 I found the amazing work of Phillip Toledano. Since then he has done even more outstanding work. I was more then touched by his personal work "Days with my father". (Unfortunately I cant show you the images as they are not down loadable... I know I could screen grab them, but I rather prefer to send you to his link. Every time I showcase a photographer, I also introduce myself, to make sure, it is fine to use their images).
The images below are from KayLynn Deveney and they reminded my of Phillips work. The images are an outstanding dairy of this lovely couple who have been married for over 70 years. I admire KayLynn for being able to take these images. Her other series "The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings" is also very tender.
I live in Australia and my family is in Germany, so when my grandmother was close to dying I went home to be with her. I often imagined myself taking images of her fragile but also lovely state, but I am not sure if my family would have understood. I guess, I could have asked, but I was not brave enough to stand behind the camera and take those last images.
June 29, 2009
Last week I finally bought a digital camera and have been exploring the digital age. It was not an easy transition, but I am slowly getting used to my new camera. As you might have noticed, I love taking blurry photos. I remember when I bought my Hasselblad... I took a lot of blurry photos and after I showed them to my brother, he only asked my why I spent so much money on my camera if only take blurry photos. It made me giggle to no end - and I love him for it. Well these are the first test to test how blurry this camera can go.
June 23, 2009
June 22, 2009
It has been a while again, but I am currently creating a new series for an upcoming exhibition, so time kind of disappears ... Schattenseite is one of my favorite series by the talented Sebastian Lemm. Some of his work is currently showing at the Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York. Looks like an amazing show, so if you are in NY make sure to go and see it.
June 17, 2009
We have currently 7.3°C in Melbourne, and if I put the heater on max I can almost imagine myself at Christian Chaize's beach in Portugal. How lovely are these images? I have to confess I do not often see prints I wish to own, but one of these would be a delight for cold days - well any day. I found myself searching the images and looking for the same umbrella or towel. I especially like the more yellow ones (maybe cross processed) of his beach scenes. The first two images are also for sale through 20x200. On his statement he also has this great quote: "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust.
June 10, 2009
I have been collecting dried plants and flowers for a while now and the pile is getting bigger and bigger. Ohh so many ideas but... ohh soo little time. So whenever there was a bit of sun, I sneaked into the backyard and arranged my little treasures waiting for delicate shadows to appear. Now in my etsy store.
June 9, 2009
June 8, 2009
At the end of last year I decided it is time to dedicate more time to photography. I said no to a job in Germany, so I would have more time to play and realise some photographic ideas. I have to confess it is not the best climate to say no to a job, especially in design, but I think it has paid off. I am rather excited as I have found out last week, that I was excepted to be part of a group exhibition (9 photographers myself included) and the show will be held at the Brusnwick Street Gallery from the 31st of July to the 13th of August. I will be showing some of my work on old books. I took these with a digital camera I borrowed from a friend, but am thinking of re shooting them on film, so I can enlarge a couple. Which brings me to my big dilemma. Over the last few years I have constantly said no to digital as I was more than happy with my 35mm and Hasselblad, but the new 5d MarkII looks rather tempting I have to confess, for the last few weeks I have gone yes no yes yes no and still undecided. I do a lot of macro work and have not been able to find the perfect lens, hence I think I might stick with film. I always thought I will stick with film, but the convenience of digital is sometimes overwhelming. Would love to hear from you what cameras you are using.
I recently received an email from Josef Hoflehner (I featured his stunning images a while ago) informing me about his upcoming book China. This book features more than 100 photographs from China, collected during the past four years. He is taking pre-orders starting today, and the book is expected to be available in early September 2009. You can view his China Portfolio here. It includes many of his new 2009 China images, which haven't been published before.