Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One For The Album

I just added another new project i am working on to my website. It is called One For The Album and I started the work with the camera, which means taking photographs for it, at the start of the year. It was already in my mind for a very long time, but somehow the time wasn't right for me to go out and taking photos. But it became more and more important to me and I've got really excited about it. This year we did a lot of traveling in Europe, so it was ideal for this project. I am totally happy how it developed.

Here you can check it out: One For The Album

One for the album - Domplatz Salzburg, 2008 © Michael werner

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Terence Koh in Frankfurt

Terence Koh, Warhol remains as a Chinese winter garden in my heart (self portrait, 2006, © Terence Koh

Yesterday we saw the Terence Koh exhibition in Frankfurt. It was a very intense and somehow surreal experience. You enter the exhibition room through a small, maybe 100 cm by 150 cm, 39.4" x 49" opening and then you enter a totally light and glaring white space. Walls, floor, ceiling, the objects, everything is white and you can hardly see because of the brightness. It is hard though to stay longer in this room, after a short time you feel dizzy and it gets unpleasant. But in any case, it was a nice afternoon after strolling through the flea market at the shore of the river Main. We almost bought a beautiful bistro marble table for the garden. It was only 25 €, but the car was quite far away and it was difficult to get back there in time, since we had only 30 minutes till they packed up their stuff. So maybe next week or so, we will try our luck again.

Here is the text about the show:

Terence Koh is installing one of his signature monochrome environments especially for the Schirn; for this exhibition, he will initiate the surreal objects, ritually summoning them to life, in a secret performance. Under the title “Captain Buddha”, visitors who set foot in the luminously flooded room are invited to accompany the artist on a journey that will take them on a search for themselves through the entire world – India, China, Burma, Belgium, Africa, Mexico and Canada are just some stations along the way – one that aims to reach nirvana and ends in nothingness.
For his installation at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Koh links two worlds that at first glance seem almost antipodal: Buddhism and that popular classic of world literature, Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” – the tale of the fateful quest of charismatic and supremely obsessed Captain Ahab for the Great White Whale. But the two worlds are alike in their descriptions of endless and irresolvable search - a unity conveyed in the title “Captain Buddha”. For this installation, Koh himself set out on a quest: clad as a monk in a golden robe, he journeyed to fifteen places – Canada, Japan, China, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Iceland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Africa, and the USA – in his search for objects, much as Captain Ahab sailed the world over in search of the White Whale. In Terence Koh’s words: “I’m like the captain in Moby Dick. I’m trying to find the White Whale in the white objects, but in the end I find nothing.”

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lands Of Milk And Honey

I just updated my website and added my new project Lands Of Milk And Honey.

I am really excited about this project and am looking forward to continuing it in different places. I can't wait to go and shoot more photos. But I have to be patient and wait till I can go back to my favorite place for this series, Paris.
In the meantime I will find other places for the project. There are many Lands Of Milk And Honey to find.

Check it out here: Lands Of Milk And Honey

Lands of milk and honey- Mirabell Garden, 2008 © Michael Werner

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Bruce Long

We worked the whole weekend to update Bruce's website. It was a lot of work since we changed almost the entire site. We added German text and changed the english text, we added new sections and changed others. Bruce told me what he wanted to add, remove and how it should look like and I did the technical work. It needed a lot of concentration but the result is worth all the work. Bruce is happy about his new website and I am happy because I learned a lot of new things about html codes and website design.

Check the results out here and don't forget to visit his blog Something for the fridge door

From the series Ecce Homo

From the series 15 / 40

From the series Fool's Gold
© all images Bruce Long

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Photography versus reality

Food Photography versus reality. Have you ever admired the perfect photographs of food on the boxes of the products you buy in the supermarkets. The food looks so tempting and delicious and you want to buy what you see. But when you open the box you always find something totally different. There is a cool website in Germany who shows the box with the photo and the real product. It's a great project and you will have fun looking at it.

So make sure to check it out here

Below are some examples of what you will find on the site.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Paris Impressions

Boy with green shirt, Sacre Coeur Paris © Michael Werner

Something For The Fridge Door

There is a beautiful new blog online. It's called Something For The Fridge Door and it's written by Bruce Long

The blog is an ongoing journal of thoughts, plans and images, made by Bruce, an Australian artist and creativity coach living in Germany.

Make sure to check it out here

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Two Way Lens and Richard Renaldi

Two Way Lens proudly presents the fabulous Richard Renaldi.

I am so happy that Richard was so nice to send me his answers to my three questions. Although he is terribly busy, he told me immediately that he wants to be part of the project. Now it is online and you can check it out here

Thank you so much Richard for being part of Two Way Lens.

You are not only a wonderful photographer but also a great guy!!!

Richard Renaldi, Landon Keith's Farm, Port Jervis, NY, © Richard Renaldi

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Paris I'm coming 2

Tomorrow we are heading off again to Paris, meeting some friends from Sydney, Australia. I'm looking forward to continuing my Paris project. We will be back on Tuesday.

Happy in Paris, 2008 © Michael Werner

Jenni 7

Here is Jenni and Jan, my mother in law, on top of the Wasserkuppe.

Jenni and Jan waiting, 2008, © Michael Werner

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Jenni 6

Jenni walking on the Wasserkuppe.

Jenni walking, 2008, © Michael Werner