Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Postcards from the Edge 2011

Hosted by CRG Gallery, 548 West 22nd Street, NYC
January 7 - 9, 2011

Postcards from the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold 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 programs of Visual AIDS.

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving the legacy -- because AIDS IS NOT OVER!

For more information please visit Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge Website.

But better go to the auction and support Visual AIDS and purchase your work of art. It could be from John Baldessari, Ross Bleckner, Louise Fishman, Ann Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, David Reed or John Waters

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paris in Winter

This is my newest work - Paris, December 2010

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dave Bown Projects 1st. Semiannual Competition

Dave Bown Project's 1st. Semiannual Competition.

The decisions are made and the winners are chosen. The juror Eva Frosch from Frosch & Portmann, New York has chosen 25 winners for Dave Bown Project's 1st. semiannual competition.

I am more than happy to announce that I am one of the 25 winners with my photograph Lands of Milk and Honey, Palais Royal, Paris.

The year couldn't end any better than this!

To see all the 25 winners please follow the link to Dave Bown Project's competition page.

© copyright Michael Werner

Maroon 5 Photography Contest

Maroon 5 teamed up with Talenthouse to find five winning photographers that will be jetted off to Maroon 5 concerts worldwide to join the band during selected 2011 tour dates, take exclusive photos of their shows and attend the after show parties.

Photographers worldwide are asked to submit a photograph that embodies the theme of "LOVE" by January 31, 2011

For more information and to submit photos follow the link to the competition on Talenthouse.

Talenthouse is a global creative platform for artists, providing opportunities for recognition, collaboration and compensation.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Arturo Soto

Arturo Soto is a photographer based in Mexico Ciy. He studied at the School of Visual Arts New York and earned his MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media in 2008.

I was drawn to his series The Rain has stopped... which to me has the classic approach to street photography we know from the old masters.

There are many more different series on his website, so please make sure to visit it and see more of his beautiful work.

All images below are from Arturo Soto's series The Rain has stopped.....

© copyright all images Arturo Soto

Monday, December 13, 2010

Frankfurt - Paris

Frankfurt - Paris, a short video with music by Moby and appoved by Moby for the video.

© copyright by Michael Werner

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Patrick Hoelck

Photographer and Director Patrick Hoelck pays tribute to the art of Polaroid photography with his new project Polaroid Hotel.

He plans a book of images and an exhibition that captures intimate moments of his career through the years and features Alicia Keys, Vincent Gallo, Pharrell, Vanessa Carlton, Scott Caan and many more.

To make this project possible, Patrick just launched it on Kickstarter to raise funding.

To find out more about it and to support Patrick's project, just follow the link to his project on Kickstarter.

See more of Patrick's work on his website.

The images below are from his Polaroid portfolio.

© copyright all images Patrick Hoelck

Monday, December 06, 2010

New Landscape Photography

My series Incheon in Winter is featured on the Blog project New Landscape Photography.

Thanks Willson Cummer, the founder and editor in chief, for choosing my work!

Please check it out by following the link to my feature on New Landscape Photography

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Friday, December 03, 2010

Portfolio Reviews with James Friedman

If you consider having your work reviewed, getting advice about your photography or take your work to the next level then there is no better choice than James Friedman.

James is a multiple award winning photographer, he worked with Minor White and Imogen Cunningham and knows everything about photography. He is the expert you always waited for and now he offers Portfolio reviews from the finest.

I can only recommend James, his professionalism and wisdom are extraordinary.

Please visit James' website to see his outstanding work. Connect with him on Facebook or get in touch with him via email:

© copyright all images James Friedman

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Good Night America

This is so cool! I received a message from someone who lived in Hanau for a few years. To be more precise, he lived in the American Housing Area in Hanau which is a big and important part of my series Good Night America. Hanau used to have a huge population of American soldiers. They had all their facilities with barracks, housing, schools, supermarkets, cinemas, restaurants and much more. The Germans loved being surrounded by American people and getting a taste of the lifestyle they only knew from the TV. It was a great time with block parties, loud music coming out of the cars, and seeing them carrying brown paper bags from their supermarket shopping.

Guys we miss you!!!!

But back to the story, the one who lived here found images from my series on this blog and wrote a comment. he lives now in NY and is 28 years old.

I was happy to receive this comment and that my images found their way to someone who is familiar with all the things they show.

Thanks J.

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Congratulations to collect.give to their first anniversary.

Collect.give was founded in December 2009 as a place to collect contemporary photography and donate to worthy causes at the same time. The photographers featured on collect.give have pledged to donate 100% of the profits from their print sale to worthwhile causes they support.

Since inception in December 2009 collect.give already raised $ 17.395 for worthwhile causes the photographers support.

Buy great photography, for yourself, your family, friends. It is also the perfect Christmas- present this year. I would be more than happy to find this wonderful photographs under the Christmas-tree.

Below are the two newest editions from David Leventi and Sarina Finkelstein.

David Leventi, Cyclone, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, 2005

Sarina Finkelstein, Del Oro Theatre, Grass Valley, CA

© copyright by the photographers

Monday, November 29, 2010

Two Way Lens and Jess T. Dugan

Two Way Lens proudly presents Jess T. Dugan.

Another great photographer is now part of my project. Jess T. Dugan is an outstanding artist with a clear and distinctive voice. She is currently based in Cambridge, MA.

Jess works primarily in 4" x 5" black and white film and explores issues of gender and identity. Her work is done with so much love and respect and sensibility to her subjects.

Her photographs have been exhibited widely and are in many private and public collections.

This year she is one of the Critical Mass Finalists.

Please read Jess' interview here

More of her wonderful work can be seen on her website

June, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from The (Trans)Gender Series

Melson, Arlington, Massachusetts, from The (Trans)Gender Series

Nikki, Asheville, North Carolina, from The (Trans)Gender Series

Aster, Peabody, Massachusetts, from The (Trans)Gender Series

Ribbon, Medford, Massachusetts, from The (Trans)Gender Series

Taylor on the Steps, Goldsboro, North Carolina, from the series People, Places, Stories

Dad after work, Little Rock, Arkansas, from the series People, Places, Stories

Rafe, Athol, Massachusetts, from the series People, Places, Stories

Uncle Sam, Little Rock, Arkansas, from the series People, Places, Stories

George and Nicholas, Goldsboro, North Carolina

© copyright all images Jess T. Dugan