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Archive for October, 2016

POINT BLANK: THE OPENING…. EXHIBITION

24th of September / Tver / Russia.    …there is one thing still open to tell…   ..sure, the opening of the exhibition…   ….but let the images speak for themself.

That was a great time! A wonderful way to experience. Priceless. Precious.

I want to thank my lovely wife Victoria for that to make it come real. Andrea for her support, her excellent photos and the wonderful time we had. Lena for her outstanding PR work, Alex and Olga (Gallery ‘Porcupine’), the John Show for that great entertainment (and all the red vine and pizza at Johns place), Luba and Mischa for the great TV report and last but not least the staff of the ‘Boutique Anthropologie’ for all that you did…   …you are great!

ALL PHOTOSGRAPHS IN THIS POST ARE PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT OF ANDREA ( JETAMELE ).

Thanks to all the reader of this blog to let me annoying you with all that ‘exhibition’ posts.  😀   😉   …it’s done now. Promised!  🙂

 

 

 

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POINT BLANK: YOU NAME IT…. “LIGHT”

In August/September 2016 POINT BLANK participated in a competition in Russia where people could choose a theme for my blog. Thrilling and so surprising what I get as suggestions for a new topic. What I expected was just themes. What I got was a flood of brillant ideas, expressed by such poetic words and suggestions. One of the three winner is Konstantin Sokolov with his suggestion “LIGHT”.

“Нет понятия более многогранного, чем свет. Свет – не просто антитеза тьмы в физическом смысле, но и символ во многом духовный. Поэтому для фотографа снять свет – задача очень непростая.
Свет солнечный и лунный, лучи на затемненном фоне – это очень красиво, но только маленькая часть света. Блики костра, вспышка молнии, луч прожектора (и,кстати, модель, освещенная лучом прожектора на подиуме) – природа и техника объединяются. А просветленное лицо, а человек, от которого исходит свет?
Снимать свет – задача для профессионала высшего уровня…”  Соколов Константин

google translate would say: “There is no concept of a more multi-faceted than light. Light – not just the antithesis of darkness in a physical sense, but also in many ways a symbol of the spiritual. Therefore, for the photographer to remove light – a task very difficult.
Light solar and lunar rays on a dark background – it is very beautiful, but only a small part of the world. Flaring fire, lightning flash, spotlight (and, incidentally, the model illuminated by the spotlight on the podium) – nature and technology together. And an enlightened person, and the person from whom comes the light?  To remove the light – a problem for top-level professional …” Konstantin Sokolov

…and for me LIGHT can be…    …confusing…  ..artificially…  …moving…  …projecting…  …increasing…  ..reflecting…


POINT BLANK: BUILD UP…. EXHIBITION

22nd of September / Tver / Russia. Countdown to opening : minus two days. Andrea, Alexeij and me in front of the empty white walls. Equipped with the scetches of the arrangement of the photos we start our work. Hanging, alignment, check, realign. 36 Photos (18 prints on photo paper, passe partout, black frame, print sizes between 40×60 and 120×80 cm / 18 prints an acryl glas with the same size) and information boards for the visitors of the 9 subtopics for the theme of the exhibition “MALE/FEMALE”.

After a few hours our busy hands did a great job and as we watched the result of our work we felt overwhelmed. It is a priceless feeling when you just stand there, looking at YOUR OWN photos in this gallerie…  …wow, tears in my eyes.

To give you some impressions of that day, Andrea was so nice to capture all that for us. I’m so impressed by her work. Images which tell a story without words, she made hands speak, photos talk and the prints on the wall become one with the whole scenery of that place. But please see for yourself…

ALL PHOTOSGRAPHS IN THIS POST ARE PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT OF ANDREA ( JETAMELE ).

Please see as well her wonderful post “AUFBAUARBEIT” on JETAMELE about this build up of the exhibition.

Andrea, thank you for your help, for the time in Russia and your outstanding photos. It was a pleasure to share all that!

 


POINT BLANK: ANDREA’S FIRST MODEL SHOOT

 

Markus so: “..hey Andrea..  …let’s have some fun!”

Andrea so: “…cool…  ..why not?!”

Markus so: “..uuuh   ..let’s do a model shoot, huh?!”

Andrea so: “….ooookay..  ….count me in!  …but it’s my first time..  ..did you do it before?”

Markus so: “Noooo..  …I’m way to ugly for that!”

Andrea so: “…uuuhh, I meant…  ..nevermimd…  …go!!!”

 

Thank you Andrea (JETAMELE) for your open way to just try out something new!  🙂 🙂 🙂

 

 

 


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