Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Master's Mystery Art Show

I just received this email and would like to pass it on to you. It's a call for entries from the Master's Mystery Art Show. I participated in the last few years and am going to do it again this year.

The Master’s Mystery Art Show (MMAS) is now ready to launch its fourth years as one of the most interesting and successful events of the Miami Art Season. The MMAS is a high profile benefit that will take place concurrently with Art Bassel Miami Beach 2008 in early December. Its purpose is to contribute to the further development of the Florida International University Master in Fine Arts program. All proceeds will go the Master’s program for scholarships, visiting artists, exhibitions and other projects. The MMAS is already supported by such important sponsors as Lionstone Development, The Ritz Carlton Miami Beach and The Miami Herald, with key galleries, media and artist committed to its success through a high-visibility publicity campaign. We would like to invite you to participate in this exciting community event.

The MMAS will adopt the following format: all exhibited works will be original in a 6” x 9” format and will sell for the fixed price of $50.00. The list of contributing artists, including a host of well-established names, will be widely publicized in advance. Adding to the excitement will be the participation of renowned celebrities in different disciplines and of selected local students. The “mystery” is that the name of the artist for each work is kept secret during the exhibition, only to be revealed at the completion of the sale. Thus the public is invited to “play detective” as they try to identify the artist and be the first to buy the best! The deadline to receive submitted artwork is November 15, 2008

The success of this event and its benefits to the student artists depend on the generosity of artists like you. Last year, there were over 1000 cards donated, and the students raised over $20,000. This year there will be more events, more artists, and more fun, and we would like you to participate too! If you decide to join us, please contribute a work in any medium within the given dimensions. Please remember to sign your cards only on the back! It’s a secret!

Looking forward to receiving your cards!

MMAS 2008 Organizing Committee

The direct link to their website is here

New Video

A Japanese art and fashion magazine contacted me via email and requested an interview with me. I was extremely impressed and excited about this request, especially since photographers I really love have done it before with them.

As a part of the interview I created a short movie-slide show with two of my series (The Mirages and Vanity Fair).

I am also honored that I can use the music of Moby in this video.

Moby, thanks you so much for allowing me to include your two tracks "silver" and "houses" in this movie.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pamela Klaffke

When I received an email from a japanese art and fashion magazine requesting an interview with me. (I am working on it and get my things ready) I contacted Pamela and we exchanged some emails about it. I visited her website and was fascinated by her work. She is a writer and photographer from Calgary / Canada and has a wide body of work which is really interesting, beautiful and fascinating.

Pamela Klaffke, from the series Bestia Parvulus (Animal Child)

Pamela Klaffke, from the series Ladies Of The Balaclava

Pamela Klaffke, from the series Portraits

Pamela Klaffke, from the series Catalogue Of Collected Style

On Pamela's website is much more to find. Her writing is as fascinating as her photography. So make sure to check it out.

The link to her site is here

© all images Pamela Klaffke

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Andrew Phelps

Andrew was so nice to send me images from his brand new project from 2008 called WELTMEISTER.

I am extremely happy and honored to add it to my blog and share this wonderful work with you.

If you are in the NYC are this weekend make sure to go and see Andrews show HIGLEY at Harpers Books, 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

The opening reception is on Saturday August 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The show runs till October 14, so if you can't make it to the opening, you still have enough time to see the show.

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

Andrew Phelps, from project WELTMEISTER, 2008

© all images Andrew Phelps

Friday, August 15, 2008

Two Way Lens and Andrew Phelps

Two Way Lens is proud to present Andrew Phelps.

When I told Andrew about the project and asked him to be part of it, he said yes straight away. I was of course totally excited about it and was looking forward to receiving his answers. What he writes is an absolute interesting and valuable insight information from a photographer who has made his way in the art world. He is a very nice person and willing to share his experience.

Check his interview out here

A must have for your book shelve is his book HIGLEY.

Higley, Arizona, along with its history, has lost the battle against a homogenous America. This township, once at the center of a farming expanse, is steadily loosing ground to the exploding metropolis known as the "greater Phoenix area." These photographs of Higley are an in-depth documentation of this microcosm of globalization.

You can order HIGLEY here

Try also to order his book NATURE DE LUXE, if you are lucky you can get the last copy on amazon. The direct link is

My copies of both are already in the post on the way to me.

Thank you Andrew for your contribution to Two Way Lens.

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

Andrew Phelps, from HIGLEY, 2007

© all images Andrew Phelps