Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

Wonderful holidays and a fantastic new year 2010 to all of you.

I"m in Australia at the moment, enjoying the summer, the sun and the surf.

I will be back home middle of January. Sorry for not being able to respond to emails at the moment. I will get in touch with you when I"m back at home.

Have a great time and see you in 2010.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Two Way Lens and Scott Pasfield

Two Way Lens proudly presents Scott Pasfield

I am very happy and excited that I could add another wonderful photographer to my project.

I really love Scott's work. His current project Gay America is made with so much love and passion and is one of the best I've seen in the last year.

He is not only a great photographer but also a very nice guy.

Read Scott's answers to my questions here.

Make sure to visit also his website. You will find lots of other fantastic projects there.

John Waters, Director, NYC

from the series Adscapes

from the series Adscapes

from the series Moonlapse

Gerry Ginsberg, Poet and Composer, New York

from the series Moonlapse

Miss Rivers, Comedian, Brooklyn, NYC

from the series Adscapes

Emanuele & Francisca, Actors, Mastic Beach, NY

Bernie Nussbaum, Lawyer & White House Counsel '92 - '93, NYC

copyright all images, Scott Pasfield

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Daylight Magazine

Daylight Magazine is a New York State based Photography Magazine dedicated to publishing in-depth photographic essays on important issues of the day.

There are free monthly multimedia podcasts and a print edition and they also run a blog with exhibition and book reviews and opportunities for emerging photographers.

Please check it out. It's really a fantastic resource for everyone interested in photography.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Yaakov Israel

Yaakov Israel is a photographer from Israel.

He just finished his newest project "The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey" which deals with the Israeli social-political landscape

It was done between 2002 and 2009, mainly with a 8 x 10 camera.

I like his project a lot. Here is an excerpt from his statement:

The “Quest” is an attempt to relay a personal take to the Israeli reality with a broader sense of belonging to the global human collectivity.

Because here the evidences of the past are so strongly intertwined with the marks of the present and the questions about our future: sometimes it is possible to see all this revealed in front of one’s eye, and all at the same time.
Part of my identity as Israeli is to question everything, not to leave anything for granted: to show the tensions that constantly exist, to convey the truth behind the construction of the reality.

Religious, social aspects filter into everyday life and their meanings are exposed as the journey moves on. Jewish missionaries, lost souls and individuals living in the fringes of the society: all blends in to form this landscape of humanity.

all images below are from the series The Quest For The Man On The White Donkey

© all images Yaakov Israel

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Michael Werner Plus

Michael Werner Plus, my second website, where I show work which does not really fit so well to my main website, has been totally redesigned and updated with some projects who were originally on my main site. So I shifted some things over and added some other things new to it.

Please check it out and as always, comments are welcome!

© all images Michael Werner

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Paris Photo

Paris Photo, the world's leading event for photography is about to start on November 19.

There is so much great photography to see and discover.

Robert Morat Gallery from Hamburg, booth No. A 15 will show a selection of photographs from Jessica Backhaus' project What Still Remains. If you are lucky, you can meet Jessica at Robert Morat's booth.

At the same booth Andrew Phelps will sign his new book Not Niigata on Saturday, November 21 at 4 p.m.

Paris Photo, 19 - 22 November, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Thursday, November 12, 2009

World Identity Lab

Albert Handler, Anouk Rehorek and Christian Schlager are the founders of the Austrian network World Identity Lab.

It's an interesting project and worth the visit. So please check it out.

Their current project "identity sucks" is very captivating. Teenagers from around the world are talking about their live goals.

What is the world identity lab?

The world identity lab is a non-commercial experimental platform, created by moodley brand identity, that looks into different levels of what we call “identity” on a worldwide basis.
The main focus is identity as an overall theme, in its exuberant varieties. The wants and needs of people and the resulting patterns of behaviour within their specific social and cultural environment is the main area of interest. Micro- and macro identities, identity as a social role, identity as identification with a social group, identity as a summary of attributes that differentiate people from each other.

What does the world identity lab want?

The world identity lab wants to
- discover
- capture
- cross-link
- uncover and visualize

Friday, November 06, 2009

Corey Presha Print Sale

Corey Presha has a print sale up on his new website to fund the production of new work and other projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to do something good, for Corey to continue the production of new work and for yourself to have some great photography for your wall.

So get your credit card out and order your print today!

More info on his blog Eyes Of Artists

Dog and Bus, Blackshear, Georgia, 2008
from Simple Comforts
Archival Inkjet Print
11 x 14 in. / 27.9 x 35.6 cm
Edition of 15, Signed and numbered
$55 ppd

Untitled (California Landscape #3), 2008
from Observations I
Archival Inkjet Print
16 x 20 in. / 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Edition of 10, Signed and numbered
$85 ppd

© all images Corey Presha

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Masters Mystery Art Show

And here is another great opportunity to get your work out and seen by many, many people and being included in a fantastic project.

The Masters Mystery Art Show 2009 is open for submissions now. So, do something good and donate your work and support the Florida International University MFA program.

What is the Masters Mystery Art Show:

The Masters’ Mystery Art Show taking place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is truly an exhibition not be missed. MMAS’s purpose is to contribute to the further development of the Florida International University MFA 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, South Beach and Regalia Vodka with key galleries, media and artists committed to its success through a high-visibility publicity campaign. Artists, Celebrities, Designers and FIU Master’s Art Students will create masterpieces on 6x9 canvas’s, signed only on the back by the artist whose name is revealed only after its $50 sale. The mystery creates an artistic “whodunit.”


- 2008: John Legend, Gloria Estefan , Emilio Estefan, Belkys Nerey, Lynn Martinez, NY Yankee,

Bernie Williams, Jon Secada, Jose Feliciano, Andy Garcia, The Grand Diva, Patti Labelle, and Carlos


- Past Years: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell, Jose Carreras, Bernadette Peters,

Quincy Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Vives, Romero Britto, Carlos Betancourt, and Madonna’s

daughter, Lola.

The details:

The Masters Mystery Art Show takes place on Thursday December 3, from 12 p. m. to 7 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Miami Beach, during Art Basel Miami Beach.

There could not be a better place and venue to show your work.

More details and the submission form, just click here

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Two Way Lens and Tierney Gearon

Two Way Lens proudly presents Tierney Gearon

I am excited to let you know that another outstanding photographer is added to the Two Way Lens project.

I'm a big fan of Tierney Gearon's work and when she agreed to be part of the project, I was really thrilled.

Read Tierney's answers to my questions here

Make also sure to visit Tierney's website where you will find more exciting photography and news about herself.

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project

Untitled, from the series Mother Project



© all images Tierney Gearon

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Postcards from the Edge 2010

It's time to donate your work!!!

The fabulous Postcards from the Edge Benefit is open for submissions now!!!

Do something good and support Visual AIDS and your work could hang on the wall next to Nan Goldin or Jack Pierson or Jeff Koons.

The 12th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS
Hosted by ZieherSmith in their new space at 516 West 20th Street, NYC

Friday, January 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 9 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 10
from 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of over 1500 original, postcard-sized works of art by established and emerging artists. All artworks are sold for $75 each, on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS. Click HERE for more information.

If you are an Artist interested in participating, please click HERE for details and submission forms. Deadline is Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving the legacy, because AIDS is not over. www.visualAIDS.org

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Family Trees

Three new Family Trees have been added to the portfolio on my website.

Bruce wrote three new wonderful poems for my images.

Check it out here

© Michael Werner and Bruce Long


in-Public is a collective of photographers from around the world dedicated to Street Photography.

On their website is a lot of good work to find. For everyone interested in Street Photography a fantastic resource.

This is what they say about in-Public:

in-Public was set up in 2000 to provide a home for Street Photographers.

Our aim is to promote Street Photography and to continue to explore its possibilities, we are a non commercial collective. All the photographers featured here have been invited to show their work because they have the ability to see the unusual in the everyday and to capture the moment. The pictures remind us that, if we let it, over-familiarity can make us blind to what’s really going on in the world around us.

Check it out and browse through all the portfolios on their site.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the study, practice, and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

The organization fulfills this mission by offering educational programs, photographic exhibitions, lectures by practicing artists, and affordable access to high-end digital equipment for the creation of photographs. PPAC is a resource for both practicing artists as well as individuals interested in learning about all aspects of contemporary photography. PPAC provides needed technical services and instruction and promotes the relationships and connections that will lead to a more vibrant photography community.

The center is a great place in the greater Philadelphia area, with exhibitions, book signings, lectures and much more.

On November 5, from 7 p.m. is a lecture and book signing by Mitch Epstein , His newest book American Power will be the subject. Don't miss such a superb event!!!!

There is so much more to discover and read on their website.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unseen - A Photographers Salon

Don't miss one of the best shows in New York this Fall

UNSEEN - A Photographers Salon

Unseen is an introduction to some of New York’s most promising, hard working, and creative minds in the photography field whose bold ideas, themes, and techniques work to transcend the history of photographic art.

Ruben Natal - San Miguel curated an extraordinary show with an amazing line up of fantastic photographers.

If you are in New York, make sure to see the show. The opening is October 22, 6p.m. - 8.30 p.m. at Randall Scott Gallery, 111 Front Street #204, Brooklyn

The show runs from October 22 through November 21

Friday, October 09, 2009

Scott Pasfield

Scott Pasfield does a lot of fantastic work, Fine Art, Assignments, Portraits and more.

His project Gay America is extraordinary. Scott traveled all over America and made portraits of out and proud gay men happily living their lives in the state they call home. To every photo belongs a short story written by the man in the photo.

I was fascinated by the project and the wonderful photos when I saw them the first time.

This project has to be a book and I would be one of the first ones to buy it.

Visit Scott's website and make sure to see also his other projects.

Alex, Seward, AK

Brent & Charlie, Loranger, LA

Ted, Peaks Island, ME

Kris, Danny & Jonathan, Quincy, MA

© all images Scott Pasfield

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Good Morning America IV

I Love My Family, Cardwell Housing Hanau

No Smoking Cardwell Housing Hanau

Metal Cans, Cardwell Housing Hanau

© all images Michael Werner