Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two Way Lens and William Greiner

Two Way Lens proudly presents William Greiner

I am exited and happy to be able to add another fantastic photographer to my project.

William spontaneously agreed to be part of Two Way Lens and sent me his answers only a few days after he received my three questions.

It was really a pleasure to work with William on this project. Thanks you for your contribution!!!!!

To find out William's answers just visit Two Way Lens

Don't miss William's Website and his always interesting Blog

William Greiner, Gold Cadillac, Pensacola FL 10/2007 from the series Automatic

William Greiner, Stratford Cows, UK 6/2006 from the series UK is OK

William Greiner, Raised Cottage, Baton Rouge, LA 4/2007 from the series Baton Rouge Blues

William Greiner, Kitchen Mural on Truck, Baton Rouge LA 3/2008

William Greiner, Newspaper in Pond, Slidell LA 1/2008

© all images William Greiner

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Advice to young photographers

Alec Soth wrote a fantastic blog post on the Magnum Blog.

Like I do in my blog Two Way Lens, he asked Magnum photographers about their advice to young photographers. It is a must read and a fantastic source for every photographer.

Read the full article here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Takashi Murakami in Frankfurt

Yesterday we went to see the Murakami show at the MMK (Museum of modern art Frankfurt) in Frankfurt. The whole museum is turned into a Murakami world and shows only art by the japanese artist. It was really fun to see the show and to watch the movies of Kaikai and Kiki. If you are in Frankfurt or nearby, make sure to see the exhibition.

For more information visit the website of the museum here

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Paris Photo

Michael Werner, Sapeurs Pompiers Paris, 2008

Michael Werner, One for the album, Place du Louvre Paris, 2008

Another big event for Photography opens today. Paris Photo, the worlds premier fair for photography. So, at the moment Europe is the center for photography in the world, which is very exciting not only for us Europeans, but for the whole photography world.

The text from the official website is as follows:

Since it first began more than a decade ago, Paris Photo has won recognition as the world's premier fair for still photography. This unique event offers a panorama of fine art photography from its early days to the present day, and presents a forward-looking overview of global trends and expressions available in this medium.

The 2008 edition, which brings together some one hundred galleries and publishers from around the world, will coincide with Paris Photography Month, making the City of Lights the international epicentre of art photography.

* 40,000 visitors (40 % from abroad).
* 120 exhibitors - galleries, publishers and magazines - from some 20 countries.
* Work by more than 500 international photographers.
* Media coverage with 500 stories in the most prestigious international news outlets.
* 1,000 accredited journalists from 50 countries.

If you want to know more about this event, check it out here

European Month of Photography, Berlin

Olympic Stadium, Berlin, 2008 © Michael Werner

This November Berlin is the center of photography in Europe. For the third time the European Month of Photography takes place in Berlin and the city is full of exciting photo exhibitions and events.

Here is the official introduction text from the website of the European Month of Photography

The Third European Month of Photography in Berlin will be taking place from 1 to 30 November 2008. For the first time it comes with a motto – 'Never seen before' is its proud claim, and it has inspired the delight in discovery and innovative imagination of the institutions taking part. More than 130 galleries, project rooms, museums and cultural institutes are involved this year, promising a packed series of exhibitions, private views, events, symposiums and workshops. For a period of 30 days the concentrated programme will draw attention to the medium of photography, offering the public new and unusual insights and giving the international photographic scene a platform for discussion.

If you are in Europe, make sure to visit Berlin, whatever you have heard about Berlin, it's true, but only even much better. It's next to New York City, the world capital of art. And I have to say, I love Berlin

Find out more about the European Month of Photography by following the link here