Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine's Day with Planet BAM

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the special Valentine's Heart designed by Bruce Long for Planet BAM.

Planet BAM is Bruce Long and Michael Werner, when we work together on projects it's called Planet BAM.

Make your beloved one happy with something from Planet BAM's Valentine's Day Shop

There is also much more to find, just have a look and browse through the different sections.

© copyright of the Valentine's Heart Bruce Long

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two Way Lens and Charlie Grosso

Two Way Lens proudly presents Charlie Grosso with a World Premiere of her new work.

2010 starts with another great interview on Two Way Lens.

I am very happy and excited that I could include the wonderful Charlie Grosso in my project.

Charlie is a Chinese American woman with a male italian name born in Taipei, Taiwan. She is a photographer working in New York and Los Angeles. In addition to her covert operation as a spy, she is also the Director of Baang and Burne Contemporary, which produces special inmate private views for artists in New York City. Her creative endeavors, adventures / mis-adventures and ideas on art / creativity can be found at her website.

Charlie just came back from a very long trip where she worked on her project Wok The Dog. During this trip she visited many different countries and spent many hours on trains, planes and buses. She came back with lots of new work for this amazing series.

I am very honored to be the first one showing her new work from her recent trip.

Read the interview and see the World Premiere of Charlie Grosso's new work on Two Way Lens

White Hair and Pumpkins, Antigua, Guatemala, 2009

Tuna Down The Lane, Tokyo, Japan, 2008

Chickens And A Magazine, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2008

Distance, Masaya, Nicaragua, 2009

Baby Want Dog, Yangshou, China, 2006

Dreaming Of Dinner ,Guangzhou, China, 2006

Chilli, Shaping, China, 2007

Alone, Antigua, Guatemala, 2009

Portrait of an Onion Vendor, Masaya, Nicaragua, 2009

Aproned Beauty, Masaya, Nicaragua, 2009

Pork Anyone?, Kumming, China, 2007

© copyright all images Charlie Grosso

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The SIP (Shpilman Institute for photography)

The SIP - Shpilman Institute for Photography, founded by Shalom Shpilman in 2010, is a research institute whose mission is to initiate and support innovative scholarly work that will advance the understanding of the varied meanings, functions, and significance of photography and related media.

Through its grant programs, The SIP commissions and sponsors individual and group research projects, with an emphasis on philosophical concerns including scholarly papers and publications in print and online, conferences, symposia, and other events.

To find out more about The SIP, please visit its website

Currently they have two open calls, one for general research on photography and one for
research on philosophy and photography. The deadline for both calls is March 1, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Douglas Ljungkvist

Douglas Ljungkvist added new work to his series Ocean Beach.

Ocean Beach Winter update is a wonderful addition to this great series.

Please visit Douglas' website and see more from Ocean Beach Winter update

© copyright all images Douglas Ljungkvist

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Sheila & B. Devotion - Singin' In The Rain (1978)

I somehow can't get this song out of my head and thought I share it here with you.

It's an old disco hit by Sheila & B. Devotion.

Kitchy but catchy

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

More from Paris in Winter

Here are some more images from Paris in Winter.

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Monday, January 03, 2011

Ellen Jantzen

Ellen Jantzen was recently a guest at a Christmas party in a nursing home in Breese, Illinois.

The photos she has shot there are so beautiful and done with so much respect and love for the people who live there. She created a slide show of this work.

Please follow the link here to see the photographs.

© copyright all images Ellen Jantzen

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bruce Long

Please visit Bruce Long's brand new website with lots of wonderful work to discover and explore.

Bruce is a photographer, visual artist and life coach, born in Australia and currently based in Frankfurt - Hanau, Germany.

The best treat you can get at the start of the new year is browsing his website and his blog and his project Black Sheep Pen.

© copyright all images Bruce Long

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Your Favorite Image 2010

Don't miss out on Aline Smithson's wonderful blog exhibition on Lenscratch.

Aline asked photographers to submit their favorite image of 2010. What you can see is a fantastic exhibition of great photography.

Thanks Aline for doing this and all the countless hours you spend on maintaining Lenscratch.

You introduce and present outstanding photographers to all of us and this is something we can't take for granted.

Thank you Aline!!!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Blinky Bill and me!

Let's make 2011 an amazing and exciting year!