Monday, April 25, 2011

Two Way Lens and Simon Roberts

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

Simon Roberts is one of my favorite photographers, I am a big fan of his work since I saw his photographs from his series Motherland. We English is also one of my favorite photo books.

In 2010 Simon has been commissioned by the House of Commons to be the official Election Artist for the 2010 General Election in Great Britain. During the 17 days of official campaigning he traversed the country in a motorhome photographing local landscapes and scenes that are connected to the General Election. His main focus was the relationship between politicians and the voting public.

In addition to Simons work, he wanted the public to be part of this project and tell stories by sending their photographs of political activity in their area.

Read more about the project, see Simons work and the public work here.

Please visit also Simon's website for more info and work to be seen.

Simon's interview for Two Way Lens is to be found here.

Esther Rantzen, Independent Rantzen, Caddington, 1 May 2010 (Luton South constituency), from the series The Election Project

Captain Beany, New Millenium Bean Party, Port Talbot, 23 April 2010 (Aberavon constituency), from the series The Election Project

David Cameron, Conservative, Spelsbury, 6 May 2010 (Witney constituency), from the series The Election Project

South Downs Way, West Sussex, 8th October 2007, from the series We English

Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, 7th August 2008, from the series We English

The Haxey Hood, Haxey, North Lincolnshire, 5th January 2008, from the series We English

Chelford Car Boot, Moat Hall Farm, Marthall, Chestshire, 13th July 2008, from the series We English

Abandoned fishing vessels in Alexandrovsk Port, Sakhatin Island, October 2004, from the series Motherland

Taxis cross the frozen Lena River, Yakutsk, Far East Russia, November 2004, from the series Motherland

The lounge of a former sanitorium, Sladyanka, Eastern Siberia, November 2004, from the series Motherland

Victoria Day picnic, Yekaterinburg, Urals, May 2005, from the series Motherland

Deflated crocodile, Yekaterinburg, Urals, May 2005, from the series Motherland

© copyright all images Simon Roberts

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Berlin Photo Workshops

Berlin Photo Workshops just announced their Summer Workshops.

If you are in Berlin or thinking about going to Berlin, this is a very good chance to enroll in one or more of the workshops they offer for this summer.

The workshops are:

engl. // 20. bis 25. Juni 2011 // please apply before May 16

Doug DuBois Portraits in Berlin
engl. // 04. bis 09. Juli 2011 // please apply before June3

Eva Leitolf Stories
dt./engl. // 25. bis 30. Juli 2011 // please apply before June 20

Göran Gnaudschun Gegenüber – Das fotografische Portrait
dt. // 08. bis 13. August 2011 // please apply before July 1

For more info about the workshops and Berlin Photo Workshops in general please visit their website.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Adore Noir

Adore Noir is a brand new online Photography Magazine dedicated to fine-art black and white photography.

You can download Adore Noir to your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and enjoy it wherever you are.

More info and how to purchase and download can be found here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stefan Heyne

If you are planing to go to Berlin in May or June don't miss Stefan Heyne's new solo exhibition at Kommunale Galerie Berlin.

This exhibition presents more than 30 large scale photo works mainly from 2009 and 2010.

A brand new body of work will also be presented for the first time in this show.

Kommunale Galerie Berlin
Hohenzollerndamm 176
10713 Berlin

Opening reception: Thursday April 28, 7 p.m.

The exhibition runs from April 29 through June 19, 2011

opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission free

© copyright all images Stefan Heyne and VG Bildkunst Bonn

Monday, April 04, 2011


Berlin, Berlin, wir fahren nach Berlin (Berlin, Berlin, we are going to Berlin)

I am thinking about working on a new series about Berlin. Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Already in the 1920's it was the center and capital for the arts and avantgarde, until the Nazis made a sad end and most of the artists and thinkers escaped to other places. Berlin had a deep sleep during the cold war and woke slowly up after the wall came down. Then like phoenix risen out of the ashes, Berlin is again the center for art and culture in Europe and the world.

I love Berlin and editing a new series about this exciting, crazy, rough and wild city is exciting.

Here are some images which could be in it.

© copyright all images Michael Werner