Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Two Way Lens and Naomi Harris

Two Way Lens proudly presents Naomi Harris.

I am happy that another outstanding photographer joined Two Way Lens this month and shared her thoughts and insights.

Naomi Harris is an American photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She works as an editorial photographer for international clients like Marie Claire, Stern, Bizarre Magazine and many more and dedicates lots of time and passion in her fine art work. Naomi travels extensively by car with her dog Meggie to work on her different projects.

Her first photo book is called America Swings it contains an interview with Richard Prince and got published by the German publisher Taschen.

To see more of Naomi's impressive work, please visit her website and take enough time to browse through the different projects.

The interview with Two Way Lens can be found here.


 Mad Michelle, Dancehall Queen, Duhaney Park, Kingston, Jamaica, shot for Stern, from the series
 Portraits


 Crew from The Arctic Sunrise cleaning trash from the beach, Svarlbard, Norway, shot for
 Greenpeace, from the series Portraits


 The Ojulu Family's Second Day in Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 2011, from the series Oh Canada


 Bill Ikola, Thunder Bay, Ontario, July 2011, from the series Oh Canada


 Dick And His Dirty Photo, Haddon Hall Hotel, Miami  Beach, FL, from the series Haddon Hall


Madeline, Haddon Hall Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, from the series Hadron Hall


 From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


  From the series EUSA


 From the series EUSA

© copyright all images Naomi Harris, all rights reserved.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two Way Lens and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar

Two Way Lens proudly presents Stacy Arezou Mehrfar.

I am exited that another great photographer joined my project this month.

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is a first generation American who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. Predominately working on long-term projects that explore cultural identity, her images have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Poland and Germany. She has received distinctions from Arts NSW, NAVA, the Moran Arts Foundation, Photography.Book.Now, the Camera Club of New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, among others. Mehrfar's images are held in several public and private collections worldwide.

Her first monograph, Tall Poppy Syndrome, a collaborative project with Amy Stein, published by Decode Books was launched in September 2012 at the Art Book Fair in New York.

More of Stacy's photographs can be found on her website.

Her interview with Two Way Lens can be found here.


  Covered Bridge. Austin, Texas, from the series American Palimpsests


 Mr. Dee’s Fish. Fredericksburg, Virginia, from the series This Was What There Was


Schoolchildren, Weethalle, from the series Tall Poppy Syndrome


© copyright all images Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, all rights reserved

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Way Lens and TIME Lightbox

Exciting News:  My interview with Massimo Vitali for my project Two Way Lens got listet on TIME Lightbox.

The listing can be found here:




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Two Way Lens and Massimo Vitali

Two Way Lens proudly presents Massimo Vitali.

The interviews on Two Way Lens continue with another great and outstanding photographer.

Massimo Vitali is an Italian photographer based in Lucca, Italy.

He studied photography at the London College of Printing and initially worked as a photojournalist for the Report Agency in the 1970s, and later as a movie camera operator.

In 1995 he took on fine art photography, often standing on a podium four or five meters high, and using large-format film cameras to capture high-resolution details over a broad expanse in locations such as beaches, clubs and public spaces.

His works is exhibited internationally, represented by several galleries worldwide and included in the world's major museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, the Fond National Art Contemporaine, Paris, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, the Fondation Cartier, Paris and the Museo Luigi Pecci, Prato.

To see more of Massimo's iconic work please visit his website.

His contribution for Two Way Lens can be found here


 Cefalu' Orange Yellow Blue, 2008


 Gulpiyuri, 2011


Sarakiniko, 2011

© all images Massimo Vitali, all rights reserved

Sunday, April 13, 2014

VSCO Grid

I am happy that one of my images got chosen to be included in the curated VSCO Grid.

Please check out the great collection of mobile photography on VSCO Grid.

The link is here.

Thanks VSCO!!!





Friday, February 28, 2014

Salzburg

A new series is up on my website. I added "Salzburg" to the section Cities on my website.

Please check it out here.


The Visitors, Mirabellgarten, Salzburg

© Michael Werner, all rights reserved

Thursday, February 20, 2014

John Edmonds

A couple of weeks ago, I received a very nice email from John Edmonds, telling me that he loves my project Two Way Lens - Interviews with contemporary photographers and that he follows it for quite some time. He told me that he runs a blog dedicated to portraiture and introduced me to his website.

When I visited his website and saw his work, I was fascinated straight away. His main focus lies on portraiture and you can really see that he is passionate about this genre.

The portraits, mainly of young men, are beautifully composed, the lightning and the color range is subtle and very well chosen for each photograph. There is so much intimacy, sensitivity and connection with the models in each single image.

Biography:

John Edmonds (b. 1989) is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. A recipient of an artist residency with FABRICA: United Colors of Benetton’s Research Center and 2013 Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, he has lived and made work in France, Italy and the United States. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at Photography Festivals such as Photo LA, Fotoweek DC and Pingyao International Photography Festival and his self-published books are in permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Indie Photobook Library, The National Library of Australia and FOAM Museum Amsterdam.

His ethereal, intimate and lushly colored portraits of men belonging to marginalized backgrounds—African Americans, Gays and urban young men with tattoos and aggressive, hyper-masculine dispositions—explore the intersections of masculine identity, beauty, race and sexuality. Fascinated by the veiling and unveiling of these identities, his work is as personal as it is universal, social and political.


Please visit John's website and see his wonderful work.

His Blog "About Face" where he features work by early, emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines, focused in the field of portraiture can be found here.


 Fresh, 2013


 Darius, 2013


 Cory, 2013


 Untitled II, 2012


 Untouchable, 2012


 Two Brothers, 2012


 Three Faces, 2013


David, 2012


 B, 2013


Omar, 2013

all images © John Edmonds, all rights reserved