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POINT BLANK: PHOTO EXHIBITION “HORIZONS”

On 23rd of September we celebrated the grand opening of my photo exhibition HORIZONS in Tver / Russia. Supported by Andrea (JETAMELE) we try to treat 12 different kinds of categories of horizons that we encounter in our daily life like e.g. geographic, social, cultural, technical, religious, professional or emotional horizons and more.

18 of the 36 images were printed on 6mm aryl glass with the sizes of 60×40, 80×60, 120×80 and 180×120. The 17 print on photo paper with a 8cm passe-partout and a simple back frame were produced with he sizes of 80×60 and 120×34. One print appeared on canvas (120×40) in b/w.

The whole project was a great pleasure full of experience, fun and exchange with other people. It was great to share all that together with Andrea.

Thank you ANTHROPOLOGY and all the other helping hands for the great job you did.

My beloved Victoria…   …that was priceless!!! Thank you for everything !!!

H O R I Z O N S….          …recognize, approach, exceed

“Everyone who crosses a horizon makes the world a bit bigger for us … … more diverse, more hopeful, more open … … and the longing grows within us to cross horizons as well!”

 

Find here some examples of the prints:

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Please see as well Andreas post and her great work on that exhibition.

 

IMPRESSIONS

(photos by Vova Brutto, Oleg Metlin, Peggy Lohse, Andrea Friederichs-Du Maire and Markus Mehring)

 

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POINT BLANK: TEL AVIV / SILHOUETTES

Charles Clore Park. Interface between the jewish and muslim districts of Tel Aviv/Jafo, Israel.

 

POINT BLANK: THE MATKOT KING

Amnon Nissun the Matkot King. Since he was six, the now 73 y.o. Amnon use to play matkot (eng.: racquets) every day at the beach or at the matkot pitches of Tel Aviv. It’s his passion…  …and he is good, really good. He is the champ.

Even more it was a great pleasure to visit him in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv to enjoy all this memorabilia of his life. More then 300 racquets, cups, newspaper clippings, lots of music and presents from friends all over the world.

Thank you Amnon for your great hospitality and your contagious good mood. It was a pleasure. All the best for you.

Find here a 2min report of the Matkot King:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8Y1BX8pl0

POINT BLANK: #42 BAKU KEBAB, LAMB

…place that order at the STARI BAKU (Old Baku, Arserbaishan cuisine) and see what happened:

POINT BLANK: A DAY AT THE OFFICE

…of Alexander Alexandrovitsh Tigonov (deputy of the russian duma, resort: city development, architecture ). I know A.A.T. now for years and I really appreciate his down to earth and authentic way doing things. An original you can not copy.

 

 

POINT BLANK: “H O R I Z O N S” , PHOTO EXHIBITION / MARKUS MEHRING

If you are around, please come and visit the grand opening of my photo exhibition HORIZONS at the 23rd of September in Tver / Russia.

H O R I Z O N S….          …recognize, approach, exceed

With the 36 photo prints I try to treat 12 different kinds of categories of horizons that we encounter in our daily life like e.g. geographic, social, cultural, technical or emotional horizons and more.

“Everyone who crosses a horizon makes the world a bit bigger for us … … more diverse, more hopeful, more open … … and the longing grows within us to cross horizons as well!”

 

But fortunately I’m not alone on the trip to discover horizons. Andrea (JETAMELE) will support me with her way of interpret horizons with prints of her great work.

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POINT BLANK: коммуналка

Wikipedia says…

Communal apartments (singular: Russian: коммуналка, коммунальная квартираkommunalkakommunal’naya kvartira) appeared in the Soviet Union following the Russian revolution of 1917. Communal apartments emerged as a response to a housing crisis in urban areas – authorities presented them as a product of the “new collective vision of the future”. Between two and seven families typically shared a communal apartment. Each family had its own room, which often served as a living room, dining room, and bedroom for the entire family. All the residents of the entire apartment shared the use of the hallways, kitchen (commonly known as the “communal kitchen”), bathroom and telephone (if any). The communal apartment became the predominant form of housing in the USSR for generations, and examples still exist in “the most fashionable central districts of large Russian cities”.

Markus says…

during our stay in St. Petersburg / Russia we lived with seven friends and an old lady in this communal apartment. A cheep and communicative alternative to the expensive hotels. It was a kind of time travel and I really enjoy to experience that way of living together in one apartment.

POINT BLANK: FISHING VILLAGE / COLLECTING SEASHELLS

“It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobbledstreets silent and the hunched courters’-and-rabbits’ wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.”

(Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood)

 

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POINT BLANK: STREET FOOD

POINT BLANK: COHESION & AFFECTION

Tanja, Arina and Danil. Mother, daughter and son.

I was overwhelmed by the loving cohesion and affection that was felt between the three on our trip to St. Petersburg. Not intrusive or in vain, but always present.

“It’s true that nothing in this world makes us so necessary to others as the affection we have for them.”

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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POINT BLANK: CITY PUZZLE II

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POINT BLANK: 42 THINGS I FOUND AT THE BEACH

POINT BLANK: touché !

Not every day you get the chance to do a photo shoot with a double world champion in fencing.

Yana won with the russian team the world championship in 2013 and 2014. So by the way she is as well a excellent photographer which was even more a motivation for that day we spend in Moscow.

Thank you for that great time we had together. It was a pleasure. Touché !  🙂  Hugs and kisses to you and Lena.

 

Here more about Yana Zvereva.

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POINT BLANK: CHAIRS

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