Saturday, November 26, 2011

Two Way Lens and David Simonton

Two Way Lens proudly presents David Simonton.

I am very happy and excited that I can add another outstanding photographer to my project Two Way Lens - Interviews with contemporary photographers.

David Simonton is a photographer and teacher living in Raleigh, North Carolina. His work is included in many public and private collections and has been exhibited internationally. He has won numerous awards for his remarkable work which is full of atmosphere, expression and dedication for his subject matter.

He moved to North Carolina in 1989 and proceeded to make it his subject: he has now photographed in more than 360 cities, towns, and small rural communities across the state.

Simonton began teaching photography in 1992. He was an instructor at the Crafts Center at North Carolina State University from 1993 to 2001 and an adjunct faculty member at Peace College in Raleigh from 1997 to 2009.

More of David's work can be found on his website.

The interview with Two Way Lens can be read here.

© copyright all images David Simonton

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Goodnight America continues No.2

Some more images from the former Hutier Kaserne in Hanau, Lamboy Street. (from the series Goodnight America)

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Monday, November 14, 2011

Goodnight America continues

Yesterday I did another shoot for my series Goodnight America. I went to the former Hutier Kaserne in Hanau. After the last American Army personnel left the city in 2008, the facilities were left alone and nature took over. Last year the fences were taken down and on site the new headquarter of the fire brigade was built.

Slowly the whole area is changing again, since investors bought buildings and the renovation has started.

Very soon there won't be anything left of the old times and the site will look totally different.

I have to admit that I wasn't so excited about this series anymore, but after my shoot yesterday I think it's worthwhile to continue, since this was a huge part of history here in Hanau.

© copyright all images Michael Werner