Tipp No. 16: Desert Birds & Airtropolis, Fine Arts Photography by Werner Bartsch (Germany)

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The Photographer

Werner Bartsch studied communication design with a focus on photogra-phy (Dipl-Designer FH). After staying in New York and Berlin for quite a while he settled down in Hamburg.

He is member of the BFF association (Berufs-verband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter) and works for magazines, companies und agencies.

He enjoys working with people and loves to portray personalities from politics, business, and the art world.

His clear photographic style can be found in numerous annual reports and image brochures as well as in renown magazines and the weekly newspa-per DIE ZEIT. For over a decade he covered the life and work of ZEIT co-publisher and former chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

In addition to his assignments he works on independent photographic projects which can be found in an own section on this website.

The Kehrer Verlag published two art books by Werner which combine his passion for photography with his interest in aviation: “Desert Birds” and “Airtropolis”. Both beautiful books – not only for aviation enthusiasts – are available at Amazon.

His website: http://www.wernerbartsch.de/projects/

Photography Werner Bartsch
Dipl. Designer FH // ( BFF Professional )
Maria-Louisen-Straße 94
22301 Hamburg
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Tipp No. 23: Narrative Photography of Emotions by Laura Zalenga (Erzählerische Fotografie von Gefühlen)

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THE ARTIST

“Laura is a 1990 Born portrait-artist from Southern Germany.

Besides photographing projects, she teaches workshops, gives inspirational talks and travels to all over the world – always searching for magical places and special light. It’s her clear visual language, the power of telling stories and showing raw, honest emotions in her photographs that makes her work stand out.

She is convinced that photography is a type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others.”

Please, visit her Website: http://laurazalenga.com/

Tipp No. 65: “AquaViva Series” – Fine Arts Photography by Pierre Carreau

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MacroWaves, WaterPower and LiquidExtasy…Pierre Carreau`s art pieces capture moments of breath-taking beauty and deep emotions depended on the state of mind, perspective and individual background of the viewer.

His work showcases the dual nature of water: life-giving and yet dangerous, inviting and yet fearsome, primordial and yet ever-changing and always renewed. 

Carreau observes that the photographic images of AquaViva may sometimes be perceived as objects rather than as two-dimensional representations. The play of light off the multitude of facets and curves on the water’s surface gives the image a sculptural quality that enhances the sense of stillness and power.

This sculptural effect of dynamism in static suspension is at once conscious and haphazard, a function of the rapid genesis of these images and the evident fact that the artist cannot possibly see the final work at the very moment of its birth.

ABOUT PIERRE CARREAU

Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer.

A long-held love of the ocean and water-sports led him to work photographing action shots for surf and kite-surf magazines, but the water itself eventually captured his artistic imagination and became the genesis of AquaViva.

In 2004 Pierre moved with his wife and children to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy. This small paradise has become Carreau’s open-air studio, where the subtle variations of light from the tropical sun and the endlessly changing soul of the sea become the subjects of his vision.

Tipp No. 13 (revised): “Poetry of Urban Solitude” – Fine Art Photography by Pedro Correa (Spain, now: Belgium)

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“Poetry of Urban Solitude” (cit. Washington Post) is a perfect description of Pedro Correa`s fine art photography that seems to push the boundaries of abstraction and photography.

Urban lifestyle is fast-paced, busy and often a bit superficial, as we all know. Astonishingly, Pedro Correa manages it to capture a moment of melancholy and truth. His work shows the moment somebody is pausing for a split second and possibly reconnect with oneself and his emotions unintentionally — before taking a deep breath and hurling oneself into the hustle & bustle of the awakening urban jungle again. In this context, I thought of the Zen-inspired imperative of “living in the here & now”, frankly speaking. But what if the “here & now” let us painfully feel our loneliness and unmet longings?

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE JUST A DISCONNECTED OBSERVER?

The rare moments of courage & inner strength somebody displays his true state of mind – allowing others to empathically bond with this person and finally with themselves too – ….are pure poetry.

On the other hand, it is quite comfortable and exciting to take the role of a laid back, remote observer without being too much involved in the disdainful all-day life others seems to be entrapped. It sharpens your perception, lateral thinking skills and allows you to dig deeper than others who might be personally involved. And admittedly, observers wrongly used to feel a bit superior and therefore, less vulnerable.

ABOUT CROSSING THE THIN RED LINE

To close the loop: Yes, in my view Pedro`s works include this element of observation …. in both senses, as described above. This ambivalence creates a tension which is fascinating to me. Obviously, there is a very thin red line between independence (being an observer only) and feeling disconnected. The dosis makes the poison.

However, these are just my thoughts…Actually, I instantly fell in love with his photo “Lazy Sunday” in particular.

Despite of my fear that somebody will purchase the last edition of Lazy Sunday before I am able to get hold of it, I`d like to share this awesome photography and other impressive examples of Pedro Correa`s “Urban Poetry” with you….

Lazy Sunday, 2013
Espresso Bar
The Sun Is Shining Above The Clouds
Winter Rose, 2014
CheckMate, 2014

About Pedro Correa

Born in Madrid in 1977, Pedro Correa moved to Brussels at the age of 14, where he studied oil painting and comic art at the Brussel’s Royal Academy of Arts in parallel with a PhD in image processing at the University of Engineering of Louvain.

POETRY OF MOMENTS OF EMOTIONAL FRAGILITY

In his artistic development Pedro Correa soon became fascinated by photography and the possibility to capture poetic and fragile moments.

Clearly influenced by his impressionistic painting background (his mother is also a painter), his style was born by experimenting with ways of injecting the emotions of impressionism into the “decisive moment” of photography, without manipulating or digitally retouching the image. He soon became able to create a body of work that transcends what lies in plain sight, by giving as much importance to a rigorous composition of the image as to the subtle and invisible atmosphere that is part of the scene.   

URBAN IMPRESSIONS THAT MAKE THE UNSEEN VISIBLE

After leaving his day-job as a Project Manager for a multinational corporation in 2012 in order to become a full-time fine art photographer, he created his most transversal body of work, Urban Impressions, as a manifest for reconnecting with the invisible and the present moment, in order to find the beauty that surrounds us without us noticing it.

His works have been exhibited and acquired worldwide by public and private collections, and is currently represented in galleries of Washington DC, London, Paris, Ile de Ré, Basel, Antwerp and Brussels.

“In 2017 the Washington Post critic defined this series as “poetry of urban solitude”.

Pedro Correa`s works have been exhibited and acquired worldwide by public and private collections, and is currently represented in galleries of Washington DC, London, Paris, Ile de Ré, Basel, Antwerp and Brussels.

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Pedro Correa

Please, feel free to visit his website with further galleries, sales offers and updated information about his exhibitions:

Website: http://www.pedrocorreaphoto.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/pedrocorreart

Contact:
Email: pedrocorreaphoto@gmail.com

Tipp No. 89: “Animeyed” – Fine Arts Portrait Photography by Flora Borsi (Hungary)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual 
ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world.Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self. 

Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the
“Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France.
Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer
and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.

Her work is offered here:

https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/420895

Tipp No. 76: Contemporary Arts by Yee I-Lann (Malaysia)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Legends, Ghosts and Feminism

Yee was born in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia in 1971 to a New Zealander mother and a Sino-Kadazan father, but has always identified herself as strongly Sabahan. Her multicultural upbringing was also marked by studies at the University of South Australia in Adelaide and at the Central Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, United Kingdom. Today, she resides in Kuala Lumpur, where she has established herself as one of the most influential Malaysian artists of her generation.

Yee is known for her multi-layered digital photocollage series that reference history, popular culture, archives and everyday objects. Her oeuvre engages with issues of culture, power and the role of historical memory in social experience, and often focuses on themes and motifs that reference Borneo’s indigenous cultures.

 

Tipp No. 78: “COVER UP” – Modern Arts by Abdullah Al Mutairi (Kuwait, now: USA)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

1990 born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, he lives and works between his hometown and the USA. 
Encompassing photography, video and digital media, Abdullah Al Mutairi’s work reflects his interests in identity, gender, religion and technology in the Arabian Gulf as well as the effects of globalisation and corporate or national branding.  

Abdullah Al Mutairi is an artist and founding member of the GCC collective.

He has exhibited at Art Dubai, UAE; Mathaf, Qatar; The Serpentine Gallery, UK; and contributed to Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets’ ongoing digital natives project 89plus. The GCC collective’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Fridericianum, New Museum and the Sultan Gallery, among other institutions.

Tipp No. 67: Contemporary Multimedia Arts by Sonia Payes (Australia)

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Sonia Payes is a conceptually-based artist working with photography, multi-media, animation and sculpture, who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. A strong environmental narrative permeates Payes’ works and the cycle of re-creation is explored in her wildly dystopian landscapes. A veil of memory and awareness filters Payes’ works, her images exploring the cycle of transformation form birth to regeneration, charting humanity’s capacity to continually adjust to changes in the earth’s mutable environment.

Sonia Payes`website: http://soniapayes.com/

Payes is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.

web: http://www.scottliveseygalleries.com/artists.php?ar=1667