Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Way Lens and Jesse Burke

Two Way Lens proudly presents Jesse Burke.

I am very happy that Two Way Lens continues with another great photographer.

Jesse Burke is a conceptual photographer working primarily with themes related to masculine identity. 

He received his BFA from the University of Arizona and his MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design.

Jesse's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally, including The Haggerty Museum, the Perth Center for Photography, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Print Center in Philadelphia and the Lishui Photo Festival in China. His work is in many private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston.

Burke’s photographs evoke a deep lushness with images of velvet black darkness, blankets of pine needles, blood, love and sadness. He photographs the natural world around him as well as the men who are a part of his life, whether family members or friends, to explore the vulnerability of masculinity. He is drawn to moments where a rupture or wound is physically, emotionally or metaphorically inflicted. He employs concepts such as male bonding and peer influence, masculine rites and rituals, and man’s connectedness to nature in order to expose these instances.

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

His blog can be found here.

And of course his interview with Two Way Lens can be read here

 Bleachers, from the series Intertidal 1

 Spring Training, Nils, from the series Intertidal 1

 Net, from the series Intertidal 2

 from the series Clover

Hay Hill 3484, from the series Blind

 Simulacrum, from the series Blind

William II, from the series Blind

© copyright all images Jesse Burke

Friday, April 06, 2012

Pioneer Kaserne Hanau, Part II

Here are more images from the former Pioneer Kaserne in Hanau

© copyright all images Michael Werner

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Pioneer Kaserne Hanau

The former Pioneer Kaserne and Housing in Hanau was once the home and base for many hundreds of American soldiers. 

It was a time when the whole area was like little America in the middle of Germany. People loved the American lifestyle and the feeling of being surrounded by their American friends. 

In 2008 the last soldiers left Hanau and since then the Pioneer Kaserne is deserted and the nature takes over everything. 

The photos below are impressions from outside the fence, taken with my iPhone.

© copyright all images Michael Werner