December 5th, 2014

TOW AWAYS Boys Edition – Zine Launch & Exhibition @ The Pit, Cape Town

Nice photography group exhibition and Zine launch featuring three South African photographers Thomas Pepler, Kent Andreasen and Justin Poulter at The Pit / Cape Town yesterday. The magazine “Tow Aways: Boys Edition” is curated and self published by Lani Spice and supported by RVCA.

More information
Tow Aways: Boys Edition – towaways.tumblr.com

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October 9th, 2014

Book #06 by Lina Scheynius

More information
Order a copy of Book #06 – www.linascheynius.com

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September 17th, 2014

P/ART 2014 – producers artfair


Stage Set – Guthrie Mc Donald


charade – James Gregory Atkinsom/Helen Demish


Atmosphären Serie – Macarena Ruiz-Tagle


ohne Titel – Daniela Wesenberg


diverse by Lorenz Goldstein


diverse by Lorenz Goldstein


untitled – David Möller


disruption (left) & new order 1 (right) – Daniel Engelberg


diverse by Simon Hehemann


diverse by César Martins


diverse by Nele Gülck


diverse by Nele Gülck


diverse by Nele Gülck


diverse by Nele Gülck


Lost – Kerstin Stephan


Lost – Kerstin Stephan


Lost – Kerstin Stephan


WinWin – Nhu Nguyen

Last year the P/ART in Hamburg was already pretty good – but this year’s edition was a blast.

More information
P/ART producers artfair – http://www.producersartfair.com
Macarena Ruiz-Tagle – www.macarenaruiztagle.com
Daniela Wesenberg – www.daniela-wesenberg.de
Lorenz Goldstein – lorenzgoldstein.de
David Möller – www.davidmoeller.de
Daniel Engelberg – http://www.danielengelberg.de
Simon Hehemann – www.simonhehemann.de
César Martins – www.cesarmartins.de
Nele Gülck – www.neleguelck.de
Kerstin Stephan – www.kerstinstephan.com
Nhu Nguyen – www.nhunguyen.de

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September 4th, 2014

Marshall Woburn

More information
Marshall Woburn ready for preorder – www.marshallheadphones.com

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January 25th, 2014

Saint Laurent Music Project / Curtis Harding

Curtis Harding music video in black and white and with the new androgynous Saint-Laurent face Grace Hartzel. Shot for the Saint Laurent Music Project by Hedi Slimane.

More information
SAINT LAURENT MUSIC PROJECT – www.ysl.com

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January 12th, 2014

Photo books “GOLD” & “SILVER” by Peter Kaaden

Two highly recommended photo books of young and Berlin based photographer Peter Kaaden. Support independent publishing!

36 Pages
Softcover with Screenprinted Cover
17 x 24 cm
Full Color Offset

Links
Peter Kaaden – www.peterkaaden.com
GOLD & SILVER – Buy at POGO BOOKS Online
POGO BOOKS – www.pogobooks.de

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November 22nd, 2013

PARIS PHOTO 2013 international fine art photography fair @ Grand Palais


Jürgen Teller, Portrait of Vivienne Westwood


Punks


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Katy Grannan, Anonymous


Ray K. Metzker, Philadelphia, 1963


Daido Moriyama, Silkscreens


Stephan Crasneanscki, Only A God Can Save Us Series


Franck Gerard, En l’état


Astrid Kruse Jensen, Disappearing into the Past


Mike Brodie, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity


Mike Brodie, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity


Mike Brodie, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity


Robert Longo, Untitled (Men in the Cities)


Jan Wenzel, Pergamon kehrt durch die Küche zurück III


Jan Wenzel, Pergamon kehrt durch die Küche zurück II


Antoine D’Agata, Male Nochem, Magnum Galery


Julien Mauve, After Lights Out


Cédric Gerbehaye presented by Leica


Cédric Gerbehaye presented by Leica


Cédric Gerbehaye presented by Leica

We just came back from the PARIS PHOTO 2013 international fine art photography fair that was held from November 14th to 17th in the impressive location at Grand Palais in the centre of Paris. I spend three days there and the photos above are only a small selection of my personal highlights of the fair.
With over 160 international galleries showcasing the work of photography artists ranging from legends like René Burri, Helmut Newton and Lee Friedlander, contemporary artists like Jürgen Teller and Araki Nobuyoshi to newcomers like Julien Mauve PARIS PHOTO was simply an overload of visual inspiration. Really impressive – next year in autumn I will be on my way to Paris again.

Links
PARIS PHOTO – www.parisphoto.com

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October 24th, 2013

Exhibition – Jon Rafman “You are standing in an open field” @ Zach Feuer Gallery, NYC

Jon Rafman
I am Alone but Not Lonely, 2013
Mixed Media Installation including video, various objects, trash and volcanic ash (chinchilla dust)

Links
Zach Feuer Gallery, NYC – www.zachfeuer.com
Artist - Jon Rafman

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October 12th, 2013

One of a kind Leica M by Jonathan Ive

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive designed this one of kind Leica M for charity. According to Leica it features a laser machined aluminum body and an anodized aluminum outer shell which is a typical process of Ive products.

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October 7th, 2013

Saint Laurent Paris – Men F/W 2013 Campaign

We don’t like the new Saint Laurent Paris campaign – we looove it!

Links
Saint Laurent Paris – www.ysl.com
Saint Laurent Paris – Men Fall/Winter 2013 Campaign

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October 5th, 2013

Won Hundred – Fall/Winter Collection 2013

Links
Won Hundred – wonhundred.com

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September 29th, 2013

Sessùn Fall 2013 Collection

Links
Sessùn – sessun.com

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September 27th, 2013

Short movie – Secret Project Revolution

You don’t have to be a Madonna fan to watch Secret Project Revolution, a short move directed by Madonna and Steven Klein. It launches Art for Freedom that encourages the world to express there meaning of freedom by video, photography, music or poetry and to join the revolution by uploading art work.

Links
Secret Project Revolution  - watch it here
Art For Freedom – www.artforfreedom.com

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September 25th, 2013

Art Fair & Exhibition – P/ART Hamburg 2013

Last weekend for three days a new art fair & exhibition platform for independent artists opened its doors in Hamburg: P/ART Producers Art Fair. The founders describe the concept as “P/ART will function as an open space that will generate encounters between artists and visitors, as well as offering a unique experience of the creative process itself”.  The industrial “Kolbenhof” area suited perfectly for an art event like this. Here are some of our personal highlights.. we hope to see P/ART next year again!


P/ART 2013 Hamburg


Claudia Christoffel


Claudia Christoffel


Claudia Christoffel


Claudia Christoffel


Daniel Barthmann


Raphael Krome


Bram Braam


Glenn Geffken


Wiebke Kapitzky


Wiebke Kapitzky


Michelle Williams


Katja Windau


Katja Windau

Links
P/ART – Producers Art Fair Hamburg: www.part13.com

Claudia Christoffel – www.claudia-christoffel.de
Daniel Barthmann – www.danielbarthmann.de
Raphael Krome – www.kromjuwelen.de
Bram Braam – www.brambraam.com
Glenn Geffken – www.glenn-geffken.com
Wiebke Kapitzky – www.wiebke-kapitzky.com
Michelle Williams – www.art-intermediary.org/artists/michelle-williams
Katja Windau – www.katjawindau.de

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March 29th, 2013

Short film “Kilian Martin – Internal Departure”

A skateboard short film by Brett Novak.

Links
Directed, filmed and edited by Brett Novak
Artwork & concept by Kay Walkowiak
Skater Kilian Martin
The short movie on Vimeo

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February 27th, 2013

“Finding Vivian Maier” – Trailer

The discovery of Vivian Maier’s work was definitely one of the most amazing things that happened in the world of photography in the last couple of years. And the documentary movie about her story and her street photography will be one of my personal highlights in 2013. I can’t wait to see it. Please check the official trailer in the link section below the screen captures and you will know why.

Links
Official movie website: www.findingvivianmaier.com
Official website of Vivian Maier: www.vivianmaier.com
Trailer on Vimeo by DEVELOP Tube: Finding Vivian Maier – Trailer

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February 17th, 2013

Exhibition “Gute Aussichten” at Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

The exhibition “Gute Aussichten” is one of the most important Germany prize competitions for up and coming photographers in contemporary photo art. It can currently be seen until March at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.

Among the seven awarded artists are Henning Bode with “The Children of King Cotton”..

..and Swetlana Mychkine “Sugar Blue” which are my personal favorites.

More information and the catalogue can be found on the website.

Exhibition
January 26th – March 3rd 2013

Location
Deichtorhallen – Internationale Kunst und Fotografie
Hamburg

Links
Gute Aussichten, www.guteaussichten.org
Deichtorhallen, www.deichtorhallen.de
Henning Bode, http://www.henningbode.com
Svetlana Mychkine, http://svetlana-mychkine.com

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November 16th, 2012

“Ghost Town New York” by Ralf Bernert

My photos of the post-apocalyptic athmosphere in NYC before hurricane sandy arrived are published on the Leica Blog. That’s pretty cool and now it was definitely worth that I was stuck in New York – beside the fact that NYC is not the worst place to be stuck.

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March 24th, 2012

“unnamed soundsculpture” by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

This is really one of the coolest and most inspiring things I have seen in a very long time – maximum awesomeness!

The idea behind “unnamed soundsculpture”“unnamed soundsculpture” from Daniel Franke is the creation of a moving sculpture based on the recorded motion data of a real person. For their work Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) by movements of her body. The dancer was filmed with three Kinect cameras generating a real 3D image.

“The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static, inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems so real that it comes to life again.”

Links
Video – “unnamed soundsculpture” in full HD resolution
Video – Making of “unnamed soundsculpture”
Animation – We Are Chopchop
Generative Design – onformative – a studio for generative design
Music – The Naked and Famous – “The Sun”

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March 24th, 2012

sessun – Spring/Summer 2012 collection






Beautiful new styles from France: the new Spring/Summer Colletion by sessun. Some of the best styles are now available at VERVE-Shop.

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March 19th, 2012

Exhibition “Warhol: Headlines” @ MMK, Frankfurt am Main

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) investigated deeply again and again over his whole carreer the mass media and star cult. For the first time the exhibition “Warhol: Headlines” at the MMK in Frankfurt am Main pays tribute to his work in which he used headlines.

“I BELIEVE MEDIA IS ART.”

We visited the exhibition yesterday and were totally stoke. So we highly recommend everyone being close to Frankfurt the next weeks going to the MMK.

Exhibition
February 11th – May 13th 2012

Location
MMK – MUSEM FÜR MODERNE KUNST
FRANKFURT AM MAIN

www.mmk-frankfurt.de

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January 22nd, 2012

Exhibition “the fall, the ball, and the wall” by Daniel Arsham @ OHWOW, Los Angeles

Everyone being in the Los Angeles area the next weeks we highly recommend visiting Daniel Arsham’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles with OHWOW, titled “the fall, the ball, and the wall”.

From two-dimensional work to sculpture, installation, public art, and performance, this New York-based artist produces occasions to (re)consider architecture, the natural world, and the manner in which they interact. the fall, the ball, and the wall, Arsham’s first solo show with OHWOW, illustrates the artist’s continued interest in manipulating architecture and in challenging expectations of accepted realities.

Exhibition
January 20th – February 16th 2012

Location
OHWOW
937 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

www.ow-wow.com

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May 20th, 2010

Exhibition “Pssst” @ Gängeviertel Hamburg

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Very nice exhibition “Pssst” at the Gängeviertel in Hamburg featuring work of artists like Jens BesserZonenkinder Collective and Xpome.

Location
Gängeviertel Hamburg
Kutscherhäuser, Caffamacherreihe/Ecke Valentinskamp

www.das-gaengeviertel.info

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April 9th, 2010

Exhibition – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

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Although only open until April 17th we highly recommend visiting the exhibition “An Autobiography of the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 2: The Future Lasts Forever” at SF Camerawork.

This second part of SF Camerawork’s 35th anniversary exhibition features historically significant works and contemporary pieces created as a means to address unique historical moments, locales, and people of the Bay Area. Major newly commissioned works will be debuted by artists Anne Walsh & Chris Kubick, working under the name ARCHIVE, and by Cause Collective, an artists’ collaborative that includes Ryan Alexiev, Jessica Ingram, Bayeté Ross Smith, Jorge Sanchez, and Hank Willis Thomas. Combined, a cast of internationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists, from the Bay Area and beyond will come together to celebrate SF Camerawork’s anniversary in Part II of this historical exhibition, marking 35-years of Bay Area influenced photographic arts.

Location
SF Camerawork
657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

www.sfcamerawork.org

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February 24th, 2010

Artist Feature – “untitled” by Sebastian Otto

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Our latest artist feature shows the melancholy characters of german artist Sebastian Otto painted mainly on canvas or card-board.

See Sebastian Otto’s feature here.

Visit the artist’s website: Sebastian Otto

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February 11th, 2010

VERVE-Exhibition @ Bright Tradeshow

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Here are some impressions of the VERVE-Exhibition of this year’s winter Bright Tradeshow in Frankfurt. The exhibtion was showing photography only.

As this was the last time in the very unique location in Franfurt we would like to say good bye and thank you for the great time we had the last couple of years. We look forward to seeing what will happen when the Bright moved to Berlin this summer.

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Our guest this time was photographer Jens Kaesemann showing his work titled “fuck us now love us later”.

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And beside the VERVE-Exhibition we found excellent photography of Lozza exhibited at the STWD booth and Crista Leonard at the booth of our friends les ettes.

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January 16th, 2010

VERVE-Exhibition @ Bright Tradeshow

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BRIGHT Tradeshow in Frankfurt is on again and so is our VERVE-Exhibition in Room #192. Special guest this time is Hamburg based photographer Jens Kaesemann exhibiting his work titled “fuck us now love us later”. Come by.. visit us and dive into Jens’ world.

Exhibition
January 16th – 17th

Further information
BRIGHT Tradeshow
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 13
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

www.brighttradeshow.com

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December 7th, 2009

Artist Feature – “Trashion” by Lala Berlin & ANDREA CREWS

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“Trashion” is the collaboration between Parisian design collective Andrea Crews and the capital’s Lala Berlin. Their works create a completely new taste out of old ingredients. This “trashion” is shown with photography by Rachel de Joode.

Go to the feature “Trashion”

Visit the website of the Andrea Crews and Lala Berlin

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October 20th, 2009

Leica M9 – The decisive moment

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This post may appear off topic as this is a magazine about photography and not about photo gear.

But the new Leica M9 is not just a camera. The Leica M is the camera that enabled for decades many famous reportage photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson to capture the decisive moment. The M9 seems to be the perfect adaptation of the magic rangefinder concept into the digital age. An impressive 18 Megapixel full-frame sensor built into a very compact, rock solid and retro styled body. The simple and intuitive handling of the M9 concentrates on the essentials of photography – compared to those feature overloaded monsters of japanese camera manufactures.

I really can’t wait to get one in my hand.. definitely a wanna-have tool for any photographer. But take care: the handling of the camera, the feeling and sound of the shutter and the quality of the razor-sharp and contrasty images of a Leica M can be highly addictive.

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October 9th, 2009

Illustrative 2009

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From October 16th to November 1st the Illustrative goes to Berlin and so does VERVE-MAGAZINE next week as we are media partners of this unique art festival for contemporary illustration and graphics. After successful shows in Paris and Zürich the last couple of years, the Illustrative now returns to Berlin.

The exhibition features famous illustration artists like art directors David Polonsky and Tomer Hanuka, the 73-year-old Japanese Pop-Art-illustrator Keiichi Tanaami, German illustrator Olaf Hajek, Hamburg-based comic artist Line Hoven, US-American artists John Casey, Erik Mark Sandberg, Erik Nyquist, Japanese illustrator Aya Kato, Skandinavion designers Yokoland, Siggi Eggertsson and Jesse Auersalo, the award-winning German duo Pixelgarten and many more.

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive program. Please see the website of the Illustrative for detailed information.

Exhibition dates
October 16th – November 1st, 2009
Open daily 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

www.illustrative.de

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