Monday, September 29, 2008


Yesterday we went to cologne and visited the Photokina. It was a fantastic day and we saw so many amazing things. It was great to see all the new and absolute amazing cameras and even to be able to hold and try them. I tested the brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark II, as well as the EOS 1 DS Mark III. I tested the Hasselblad H3DII-31 and the H3DII-50, a fantastic experience to use this cameras. The heart of every photographer beats faster when he or she sees all these wonderful cameras and lenses. One of the highlights was the booth of Leica, they presented their brand new Leica S System. And not to forget Adobe with the new Photoshop CS4. Their presentation was great.

Here are some impressions from the Photokina in Cologne

Friday, September 19, 2008

Two Way Lens and Lori Nix

Two Way Lens is proud to present Lori Nix

I love Lori's work from the first time I saw it on her website. When I asked her to be part of Two Way Lens, she agreed immediately.

Today I could add her answers to my project. So, now you have to visit Two Way Lens to find out what Lori told me. It's as always very interesting.

Her website is full of great work from different series, make sure to visit her website as well.

Lori Nix, Ice Storm (from Accidentally Kansas)

Lori Nix, Majestic (from The City)

Lori Nix, Museum of Art (from The City)

Lori Nix, Parade (from Lost)
© all images Lori Nix

Two Way Lens and Tim Hailand

Two Way Lens is proud to present Tim Hailand

I already wrote something about Tim a few months ago. We exchanged many emails and finally I asked him if he would like to be part of my project Two Way Lens.

I was happy that he agreed and that I could add him to the project. Just visit Two Way Lens and find out what he has to say

Tim also just updated his website and added a lot of new work. Make sure to visit his website too.

Tim Hailand, Self Portrait in Pittsburgh in Prague, 2008
© Tim Hailand

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Interview with Flashfilm

The Japanese Art and Fashion magazine Flashfilm contacted me and asked me for an interview.

Today they put it online. You can check it out here

I am totally happy with how it looks on their site. The people are super nice and especially Chieco who did contact me.

Thanks Chieco for this interview, it was great to work with you.

Snap to grid

It's time again for SNAP TO GRID

Direct link to registration: just click here

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

LACDA invites you to exhibit your work in:
the UN-Juried Exhibit

Every Entry Submitted is Shown!

October 9-November 1, 2008
Opening Reception Thursday October 9, 7-9pm
(in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk)

Show your work at our gallery in our Un-Juried Competition: Snap to Grid. In our annual exhibition of this kind participants each upload one image to be printed on high quality paper and hung in a grid in our gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

The show is mounted in our 1,200 foot storefront gallery in the bourgeoning downtown arts district in the revitalized historic core of Los Angeles. It is an area constantly building and creating itself, filled with art, hipsters, restaraunts, clubs, music, shopping and urban loft living. The area is frequented by celebrities, critics, curators and renowned artists. The opening reception is on the nignt of the exciting Downtown Art Walk which has drawn over 2,000 people (and also provides a new shuttle service between each cluster of the over 30 galleries in the immediate area). Thousands are expected to attend the exhibit.

After the exhibition the images and artist information will be archived by LACDA. Artwork for future exhibits will be selected from the archived images, and will also be available for review by interested area gallerists, curators and arts journalists. The ultimate resume builder. Everybody wins!

Entry fee $30US.

Proceeds benefit gallery programs.

Deadline for entries: September 30, 2008

Show is international, open to all geographical locations.

Entrants submit one JPEG file of original work up to 3mb. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable.

Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image.

Exhibit is limited to space available, early entry is advised.

Show Dates: October 9-November 1, 2008
Deadline for entries: September 30, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday October 9, 7-9pm
Entry Fee: Registration fee is $30US.
Multiple Entries: Multiple entries are permitted. $30 registration fee for each additional image.

Gallery Statement:

Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.

The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.