What to buy in December 2008

November 28, 2008

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I thought for the month of December there should be something special. Well here it is:

AUGUST SANDER
“PEOPLE OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

This is a seven volume edition showing a large number of people portraits of one of the greatest photographers of the last century.
August Sander grew up in Cologne/Germany and made himself a name by portraying people from all social backgrounds in early 20th century Germany. The result is on of the most stunning overviews of a whole generation, ranging from woman to men, from farmer to factory worker, from scholar to politician. August Sander was revolutionary for the time in his attempt to create something that would go beyond the simple portrait work he did in his job. The way he portrayed people in their social and professional environment, the natural compositions and the attempt to show the soul of the people set a whole new style of photography and was ground braking for the development of modern photography.
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“Revered as a father of modern photography, August Sander (1876– 1964) so refined the art of portraiture that his moving images of his fellow countrymen have been heralded both as an important sociological document and a photographic masterpiece. But those images make up only a portion of this deluxe seven-volume set, which will stand as the definitive collection of Sander’s considerable achievement.”

The price of this massive volume has come down so much that it really is the bargain of the year. Don’t waste any time, just get it! For example at amazon.com.

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Ming

November 27, 2008

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This is my beautiful wife Ming, December 2007 in Mallorca.

Photographers: Michael Doerr

November 26, 2008

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Michael Doerr is a photographer from the Southwest of Germany. He focuses on Portrait and Nudes, creating beautiful and very personal images of great strength. Most of his images are in black and white, using natural and very intense light situations to emphasize the atmosphere of the moment. What always fascinates me about his photography is that you find yourself almost like being in a dreamlike situation when looking at the images. The approach toward the model is very personal and you can feel that photographer and model are relating to each other. Check it out, it’s worth it!

You can find examples of Michael’s photography here. or you check out his website.

Singapore Beach

November 24, 2008

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Sometimes the beach life in Singapore seems so slow, the atmosphere reminds me of the life in Europe the French photographers in the 1930s captured so well…

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November 20, 2008

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I like the nice bend of these legs and the colors which fit into the tropical environment that we have here in Singapore.

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November 19, 2008

It’s my birthday today. One more year before I officially enter the “middle aged” category…

My daughter Maya (four years old) is very excited about Baba having a birthday too. So we’re having cake and candles tonight 😉 I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Chinatown

November 17, 2008

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This was taken in Singapore’s Chinatown. The foam pads inside the HOLGA that are supposed to cushion the film rolls came off and ended up inside the roll film. That’s why the exposure looks so weird. I like it, it looks cool!