Friday, October 29, 2010

500 Photographers

500 Photographers is a great source for great photography.

Pieter Wisse introduces 5 times a week a new photographer over 100 weeks.

When the 100 weeks are over you will find a very good database of 500 photographers of today.

Fantastic idea and wonderful resource for everyone interested in contemporary photography.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cameron Davidson

Northern Virginia based photographer Cameron Davidson just released his iPad App - Aerial New York City.

Aerial New York City contains 48 of his favorite aerials from the past few years of Manhattan. All shot low and slow from helicopters. Each image has a descriptive text plus a link to a Wikipedia page on the subject.

To see a selection of the images that are in the app, please follow this link.

The app is available through the iTunes store here

If you want to have something beautiful on your iPad and you love New York (I don't know anyone who is not in love with this incredible city) go and get the app.

Resting in the meadow of Central Park

Subway storage yard along the Hudson River and 11th Avenue

From above Houston Street an hour after sunset

© copyright all images Cameron Davidson

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two Way Lens and Ken Rosenthal

Two Way Lens proudly presents Ken Rosenthal.

I am very happy that I could add another great photographer to my project. Ken Rosenthal is a photographer based in Tucson, AZ. His work is represented by many art galleries in America and Europe, exhibited widely and included in private and public collections, such as The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Art Institute of Chicago, IL, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK and many more.

Please read Ken's insightful interview with Two Way Lens and please visit his website where you can see more of his impressive work.

Seen And Not Seen # 174 - 3

Seen And Not Seen # 1455 - 2

Seen And Not Seen # FJR - 56 - 5

Not Dark Yet # ZVB - 52 - 9

A Dream Half Remembered # ZD - 54 - 12

Missing # CIW - 14

Days Between # CB - PLC


The Great Divide


© copyright all images Ken Rosenthal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Migration Project

The MIGRATION Project is an exploration of America through photography and music.

It is an extraordinary book, full of wonderful images who document the vast and varied country.

The sixteen photographers who made this great book possible are:

Alex Harris, Bill Sosin, Dave Jordano, David Schalliol, David Zaitz, Donald McCrea, Edward Burtinsky, Jerry Downs, Joe Burull, Kenneth Jarecke, Mark Indig, Peter Granser, Susana Raab, Travis Ruse, William Greiner and Will Steacy

MIGRATION takes you on the road and shows you so many parts of American culture, some are old, some are new, and each one is a visual delicacy.

The music Donald McCrea has written for this project underlines the outstanding visual world and accompanies you on this road trip trough America.

MIGRATION is being published by MWP in Los Angeles and will be released on November 1st, 2010.

The book will be available at your local bookstore as well as online.

More info about the project and the links to the photographers are to find on the MIGRATION Website

The images below are from the book: © copyright by the photographers

Migration - The Book Cover

Donald McCrea

Susana Raab

Will Steacy

Jerry Downs

Travis Ruse

William Greiner

Bill Sosin

David Schalliol

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Great Blog to read

I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite blogs.

A must read for everyone interested in photography and art in general.

Monday, October 18, 2010

526 - 593

Here it is, the start of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Upper Middle Rhine Valley in Germany and the start of my new series about this area.

© copyright Michael Werner

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baang and Burne Contemporary - EveryDay

The Truth Of Beauty is proud to be a tour stop for Bang and Burne Contemporary's exhibition

Bang and Burne Contemporary is a new kind of gallery. It was founded by Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso with the intent of providing an innovative forum for the presentation of contemporary art. It functions as a roaming gallery presenting private exhibitions in NYC, LA and Chicago. The priority is to present and promote the work of a dynamic and diverse group of artists through cultivating relationships between collectors and artists. Baang and Burne Contemporary functions with complete transparency with their artists to further engage and encourage community building and to operate as a springboard for artists to take risks in launching new projects and introducing their work to international audiences.

Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso about what makes Baang and Burne different from a traditional gallery?

Well, in the strictest sense we aren’t a gallery at all. We don’t have a permanent location

with four white walls, and we don’t host traditional art exhibitions that open on a certain date and

close a month later. Our specialty is one night events. The work goes up, guests come, they see

the work, they meet the artist, they eat great food, and spend a few hours chatting and mingling with other people who like art.

The focus isn’t on the sale, but inevitably the art gets sold anyway. That’s the beauty of it.


The goal of Baang and Burne is to create an environment where both collectors and curators could come and see the work

and meet the artist. We want it to be intimate. We want it to be relaxed and casual, and focus on building relationships for the

long term. We rejected the idea of having a permanent physical location because we wanted to create a business model based on

flexibility and adoptability. Without the pressures of paying for a gallery space we can constantly reinvent and improve upon

what we are doing.

EveryDAY presents recent artwork from Charlie Grosso and Todd Squires

Thursday October 21, 2010. 6-8 PM.
Viewing by appointment Oct 22-26, 2010.

The work in Everyday highlights how what is normally considered common place can become the unexpected or even extraordinary. In both of these artists' work, the familiar is transformed and infused with both drama and mystery; the final result is imagery that is both haunting and beautiful. In Squires' mixed-media paintings, single, crushed objects are blended into monochromatic panels of intricately sprayed or blown paint which makes them appear to be fossils of the urban landscape. These ordinary, discarded objects such as burned-out light bulbs are transformed into dramatic and remarkably beautiful compositions. Grosso's on-going photographic series "Wok the Dog" takes something as simple as food markets from locations around the world and uses them to address and raise questions about the most fundamental parts of the global food chain. Through her examination of the common subject of food, she generates a greater cultural dialogue about the effects of industrialization and consumerism.

The Artists:

Charlie Grosso, born in Taipei, Taiwan is a Chinese American woman with a male Italian name. Her photographic work revolves around the themes of home, food, sex, and personal narrative. She is best known for her photographs of food markets and street scenes in East Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Her series "Wok the Dog", a photo expose of food markets around the world, has been widely exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, and across Europe.

Empty Chair and Meat, Leon, Nicaragua, 2009
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Cages are Nice, Shangri La, China, 2007
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Cabbage Pile, Masaya, Nicaragua, 2009
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Meat Isle, Shangri La, China 2007
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Light, Shangri La, China 2007
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Guy, Basket, Market and Piggy, Masaya, Nicaragua 2009
Wok The Dog / Photography
Archival Pigment Print
17 inchs x 22 inches

Todd Squires comes to his subjects from an intense interest in film and cinematography. His work combines photography, digital art, film, and mixed media. His collaborative project with artist Raymond Pettibon on the book Faster, Jim was presented at the Getty Research Institute exhibition The Artist Turns to the Book and belongs to the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Mixed Media
27" 32"

Light Bulb
Mixed Media
13"x 17"

Coffee Pot
Mixed Media
26 1/4" x 22"

Mixed Media
25" x 32 1/2"

Mixed Media
25" x 32 1/2"

© copyright Charlie Grosso and Todd Squires

Monday, October 11, 2010


We are heading off to Luxembourg in just a few hours. Will be great again!

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Lajos Geenen

Lajos Geenen is a Dutch photographer from Amsterdam. 6 years ago he moved to America and is currently living and working in New York.

His very impressive work is without a doubt influenced by the old Dutch Masters, like Vermeer and Rembrandt. He masters composition and light in such a wonderful manner, classic and timeless and combines this beautiful style with contemporary subjects in his different series.

Please visit his website to see more of his work!

The images below are from his series Symbiosis

© copyright all images Lajos Geenen