Monday, February 22, 2010

Incheon in Winter - new mini series on my website

On my flight back from Sydney I had an overnight stop over in Korea. I stayed in a very nice hotel in Incheon, near Seoul. This is where I did this mini series called "Incheon in Winter". It was a beautiful sight, everything was covered in snow and it was freezing cold. I guess it was also quite unusual for Korea, since the TV channels didn't report about anything else but the masses of snow.

I just uploaded this series to my second website Michael Werner - Plus. Please check Incheon in Winter out here.

© all images Michael Werner

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fashion - Website Update

I just updated my website with some new works in my project "Fashion"

Please check it out here.

© all images Michael Werner

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ruben Natal-San Miguel - New York, New York - The Concrete Jungle

Ruben Natal-San Miguel, founder and editor in chief of one of the most influential blogs about photography and one of the biggest enthusiasts and supporters of young photographers has a show with his own photographs from March 4 - April 10, 2010 at Kris Graves Projects in New York.

The show is called New York, New York - The Concrete Jungle.

For the past five years during the summer months, Ruben has traveled by bicycle througout Upper Manhattan, searching for what it's like to live in the Big Apple. For this is his chosen home, like many New Yorkers, Ruben is a transplant, eagerly coming to NYC to make his way in this School of Hard Knocks. As a trained architect he clearly sees both the concrete form and its human function, in particular, Ruben focused the viewer's eye on the unseen. In his exhibition, the overlooked citizens, and environments are his subject, these are things most people cannot or choose not to see. For, this is not the posh "Sex and the City" Manhattan which people clamor for, but here, Ruben has been able to find, a vibrant and colorful vision of that other Manhattan.

The show is curated by Matthew Pillsbury.

So, if you are in New York or plan to go, make sure to see this great show with Ruben's wonderful works at Kris Graves Projects, 111 Front Street #224, NY 11201

The show runs from March 4 through April 10.

The opening reception is on March 4, 6 - 9 p.m.

© all images Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Monday, February 15, 2010

Unless You Will

Unless You Will is a new online journal, founded and curated by Heidi Romano. Heidi is a fine art photographer and art director from Melbourne, Australia.

Unless you will is a monthly published journal and showcases a vision within photo based art. The goal is to bring together a collection of notable photographers from around the world and present their work.

The current issue No.4 is a double issue in collaboration with Fabio Severo and includes 10 photographers from around the world.

The photographers in this issue are:

Carlos & Jason Sanchez, Jari Silomäki, Jean Claude Delalande, Rip Hopkins, Trinidad H. Carrillo, Brendan George Ko, Phil Toledano, Francesco Millefiori, Daniel Glazer and Ben Alper.

Heidi also runs a blog called Tales of Light, make sure to check it out as well!

Jari Silomäki, alienation & other stories

Jean Claude Deladande, dehors

Rip Hopkins, romanian rip

Francesco Millefiori, visualizza

Ben Alper, the family dig (2008 - )

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I am very happy that I got an invitation from David Andrew Frey, founder and director of CULTUREHALL, to join the community.

CULTUREHALL is a curated online resource for contemporary art where selected artists can share their work with curators, gallerists, collectors and other artists.

It's so great to be in a community with such a line up of wonderful artists. The curators of CULTUREHALL chose my series The Perfect Life which I started working on in 2005 in Australia. In December, January I spent again a couple of weeks in my second home Australia and continued working on this series. Below is a new photograph from December.

from the series The Perfect Life - Forster, NSW, Australia, 2009

© Michael Werner

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two Way Lens and Tema Stauffer

Two Way Lens proudly presents Tema Stauffer

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

I am a big fan of Tema's work for a long time and having her on Two Way Lens is just great.

Her interview is something you shouldn't miss, it's really worth to read and I'm sure you will get a lot out of it.

Make also sure to visit Tema's website there is so much more of her wonderful work.

Tema also runs a great blog. Check it out, it's called PALMAIRE

Tema is also curator for Culturehall, a curated online resource for contemporary art where selected artists can share their work with curators, gallerists, collectors and other artists.

Couple Embraces, Chicago, IL, 2000

White Horse, Riverview, FL, 2007

Christian, Paterson, NJ, 2009

Winter Gas Station, Highway 12, MN, 2003

John, Kalamazoo, MI, 2009

Back Door, New Orleans, LA, 2005

Jonathan, Main Street, Binghampton, NY, 2009

Matthew, Main Street, Binghampton, NY, 2009

Gas Station, Tampa, FL, 2007

Mary, Perri and Kendall, Crawford, TX, 2008

© all images Tema Stauffer

Friday, February 05, 2010

The Perfect Life Vol. 2

Last December I spend a couple of weeks in my second home Australia.

In 2005 I started my project The Perfect Life. I was more than happy that I could continue working on this project again. I don't know though if I will keep the title or choose as the new title "Forster-Tuncurry, NSW, Australia" instead.

Here is some new work from December.

© all images Michael Werner

Monday, February 01, 2010

The 50 States Project

Stuart Pilkington is a photographer and art photography curator from the United Kingdom.

He started The 50 States Project in January 2009. He selected 50 photographers from America to be part of the project.

Each photographer lives in one of the 50 States and represent the state where they currently live. Every two months they've got an assignment about a specific theme.

The themes are: people, habitat, landscape, industry, entertainment, the american dream

The project is now complete and you find 300 images who represent the talent of the photographer and tell you something about the USA today.

A great idea for a great project. Check it out and be curious what else Stuart has in his sleeves.

The images below are from Andrew Borowiec and represent Ohio






The American Dream

© all images Andrew Borowiec