Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Photography Workshop with James Friedman

If you want to work with one of the best photographers and teachers on the planet, this is the best chance you can get. Award winning photographer James Friedman offers new workshops.

Masterclass l in Expressive Photography begins in Columbus, Ohio on October 6, 2014, 6:00 ‐ 8:30 pm and meets weekly.

James is a master in photography and dedicates all his passion and wisdom into his workshops.

More about this workshop and how to register can be found below:

Please visit James' website and browse throughout his extraordinary body of work.

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Swap

When Stuart Pilkington sent out his invitations for his latest project The Swap, I was more than happy to participate. Choosing my partner wasn't such a difficult decision. I knew right from the start who I was going to choose for my pairing, Bruce Long was the perfect match, not only in my privat life but also for this project.

Now our portraits are on The Swap Projects website and we are happy, excited and honoured to be a part of Stuart's wonderful project.

Please visit Stuart's website to see his previous projects, every single one is worth a deeper exploration. Grab a drink and take your time to browse through his projects.

Thanks Stuart for including us!!!

 "Bruce" by Michael Werner

"Michael" by Bruce Long

© Bruce Long and Michael Werner

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Two Way Lens and Naomi Harris

Two Way Lens proudly presents Naomi Harris.

I am happy that another outstanding photographer joined Two Way Lens this month and shared her thoughts and insights.

Naomi Harris is an American photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She works as an editorial photographer for international clients like Marie Claire, Stern, Bizarre Magazine and many more and dedicates lots of time and passion in her fine art work. Naomi travels extensively by car with her dog Meggie to work on her different projects.

Her first photo book is called America Swings it contains an interview with Richard Prince and got published by the German publisher Taschen.

To see more of Naomi's impressive work, please visit her website and take enough time to browse through the different projects.

The interview with Two Way Lens can be found here.

 Mad Michelle, Dancehall Queen, Duhaney Park, Kingston, Jamaica, shot for Stern, from the series

 Crew from The Arctic Sunrise cleaning trash from the beach, Svarlbard, Norway, shot for
 Greenpeace, from the series Portraits

 The Ojulu Family's Second Day in Canada, Calgary, Alberta, June 2011, from the series Oh Canada

 Bill Ikola, Thunder Bay, Ontario, July 2011, from the series Oh Canada

 Dick And His Dirty Photo, Haddon Hall Hotel, Miami  Beach, FL, from the series Haddon Hall

Madeline, Haddon Hall Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, from the series Hadron Hall

 From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

  From the series EUSA

 From the series EUSA

© copyright all images Naomi Harris, all rights reserved.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two Way Lens and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar

Two Way Lens proudly presents Stacy Arezou Mehrfar.

I am exited that another great photographer joined my project this month.

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is a first generation American who currently resides in Sydney, Australia. Predominately working on long-term projects that explore cultural identity, her images have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Poland and Germany. She has received distinctions from Arts NSW, NAVA, the Moran Arts Foundation, Photography.Book.Now, the Camera Club of New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, among others. Mehrfar's images are held in several public and private collections worldwide.

Her first monograph, Tall Poppy Syndrome, a collaborative project with Amy Stein, published by Decode Books was launched in September 2012 at the Art Book Fair in New York.

More of Stacy's photographs can be found on her website.

Her interview with Two Way Lens can be found here.

  Covered Bridge. Austin, Texas, from the series American Palimpsests

 Mr. Dee’s Fish. Fredericksburg, Virginia, from the series This Was What There Was

Schoolchildren, Weethalle, from the series Tall Poppy Syndrome

© copyright all images Stacy Arezou Mehrfar, all rights reserved

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Two Way Lens and TIME Lightbox

Exciting News:  My interview with Massimo Vitali for my project Two Way Lens got listet on TIME Lightbox.

The listing can be found here:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Two Way Lens and Massimo Vitali

Two Way Lens proudly presents Massimo Vitali.

The interviews on Two Way Lens continue with another great and outstanding photographer.

Massimo Vitali is an Italian photographer based in Lucca, Italy.

He studied photography at the London College of Printing and initially worked as a photojournalist for the Report Agency in the 1970s, and later as a movie camera operator.

In 1995 he took on fine art photography, often standing on a podium four or five meters high, and using large-format film cameras to capture high-resolution details over a broad expanse in locations such as beaches, clubs and public spaces.

His works is exhibited internationally, represented by several galleries worldwide and included in the world's major museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, the Fond National Art Contemporaine, Paris, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, the Fondation Cartier, Paris and the Museo Luigi Pecci, Prato.

To see more of Massimo's iconic work please visit his website.

His contribution for Two Way Lens can be found here

 Cefalu' Orange Yellow Blue, 2008

 Gulpiyuri, 2011

Sarakiniko, 2011

© all images Massimo Vitali, all rights reserved

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I am happy that one of my images got chosen to be included in the curated VSCO Grid.

Please check out the great collection of mobile photography on VSCO Grid.

The link is here.

Thanks VSCO!!!

Friday, February 28, 2014


A new series is up on my website. I added "Salzburg" to the section Cities on my website.

Please check it out here.

The Visitors, Mirabellgarten, Salzburg

© Michael Werner, all rights reserved

Thursday, February 20, 2014

John Edmonds

A couple of weeks ago, I received a very nice email from John Edmonds, telling me that he loves my project Two Way Lens - Interviews with contemporary photographers and that he follows it for quite some time. He told me that he runs a blog dedicated to portraiture and introduced me to his website.

When I visited his website and saw his work, I was fascinated straight away. His main focus lies on portraiture and you can really see that he is passionate about this genre.

The portraits, mainly of young men, are beautifully composed, the lightning and the color range is subtle and very well chosen for each photograph. There is so much intimacy, sensitivity and connection with the models in each single image.


John Edmonds (b. 1989) is a fine art photographer who lives and works in Washington, D.C. He received his BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. A recipient of an artist residency with FABRICA: United Colors of Benetton’s Research Center and 2013 Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, he has lived and made work in France, Italy and the United States. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally at Photography Festivals such as Photo LA, Fotoweek DC and Pingyao International Photography Festival and his self-published books are in permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Indie Photobook Library, The National Library of Australia and FOAM Museum Amsterdam.

His ethereal, intimate and lushly colored portraits of men belonging to marginalized backgrounds—African Americans, Gays and urban young men with tattoos and aggressive, hyper-masculine dispositions—explore the intersections of masculine identity, beauty, race and sexuality. Fascinated by the veiling and unveiling of these identities, his work is as personal as it is universal, social and political.

Please visit John's website and see his wonderful work.

His Blog "About Face" where he features work by early, emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines, focused in the field of portraiture can be found here.

 Fresh, 2013

 Darius, 2013

 Cory, 2013

 Untitled II, 2012

 Untouchable, 2012

 Two Brothers, 2012

 Three Faces, 2013

David, 2012

 B, 2013

Omar, 2013

all images © John Edmonds, all rights reserved

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Lens Culture Portfolio

I am so honored to got invited by Jim Casper,  founder and editor in chief of Lens Culture, to join their network.

Lens Culture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography.

So great to be included together with many wonderful colleagues from around the world.

My portfolio on Lens Culture can be found here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

JFK Airport, New York City

Some impressions from my trip to New York in December 2013.

Let's start with JFK Airport, New York City.

© all images Michael Werner, all rights reserved.