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