Category: Art

That was Photokina 2K18!

As expected the Photokina 2018 was a top event due to its impressive character and overwhelming size. More than 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries came to Cologne’s trade fair halls to present their ideas and products. In this article we have summarized the most important facts, highlights and all the relevant information you need. ...

The most stunning panoramic pictures – The Epson Pano Awards

As all of you may know by now, I’m a great fan of photo awards. If you focus a bit more on the world of photo awards, you’ll soon notice that obviously there’s an award for almost anything. Ranging from those we all know, such as the much-discussed Worldpress Photo Award, to awards one would ...

Philippe Halsman

Even if many of you, including me, may not be familiar with his name, Philippe Halsman counts among the most original and most creative photographers of our times. I’m sure that most of you have already seen some of his works. Before he started to focus on photography, the Latvian studied electrical engineering. When he ...

Finding Vivian Maier

Hey guys, Almost two years ago I told you about a very special photographer whose entire work was only found after her death. She didn’t see any of her photos published in her lifetime. Only after she died in 2009, her 1,200 undeveloped film rolls from her estate were sold by auction and thus they ...

Madame d’Ora – A pioneer in photography

Madame d’Ora, only this name makes us curious already. If you don’t know her yet, Madame d’Ora aka Dora Kallmus was a pioneer in photography and counts among the most influential female photographers in the history of photography. At the times of Madame d’Ora, photography was only a male domain. Nevertheless, that photographer managed to ...

Loving Vincent

In my last article I told you about Wolfgang Beltracchi and the art of forgery. That’s how I got inspired by paintings again and so I visited the Albertina yesterday, one of my favorite museums in Vienna, and also watched my favorite movie of the last Oscar Awards. I regret that this movie was “only” ...

Daguerreotypy

The Daguerrotype process has its origins in 19th century France. Joseph Niépce was the inventor of photography. However, French painter Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1797 – 10 July 1851) with his particular photographic process made it practical and popular. On 19 August 1839 the first Daguerrotype portrait was created. This so-called “light-based portraiture” ...

The art of forgery

Today I don’t want to tell you something about photography but remain in the field of art. Photography is my greatest passion indeed, but I still keep looking beyond, right into many other exciting fields of the creative and artistic world. I love old Renaissance painting, conceptual sculptures in Dadaism or abstract paintings in Cubism. ...

Erika Zolli – Geometric Variants

Symmetry, geometry and the play with lines and shapes in photography have always fascinated me. Thus it’s not really surprising that as I looked at the photos of Erika Zolli’s project “Geometric Variants” for the first time I was stunned right away. In her photos this photographer creates new worlds and realities. In a combination ...

Jean-Baptiste Mondino – an icon photographs other icons

The 1980s were a decade that made Jean-Baptiste Mondino an icon. Until today his photos of actresses and singers have become world-famous and his style is unique. The list of icons he photographed is endless: from Madonna, David Bowie, Prince to Björk, Lenny Kravitz and Sting. He also counts among the most important and most ...