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On-line exhibition: Water & Ice

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on January 7, 2019

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copyright Scott Mathews

Within the artistic genre of landscape, documentary and still-live photography, the subject of water and all of its related forms is one of the classic themes. The subject of water has continued to evolve into contemporary art due to its metaphoric potential as representing one of the basic essences of life, thus carries the capability to visually represent a multitude of feelings and conditions.

This exhibition is an investigation of all of the conditions of water; whether it is a foggy day, the mist of a cold rain or a cascading waterfall runoff, and for this winter season, both ice and snow. This exhibition is inclusive of the events that occur in conjunction with water; how we as individuals, both directly or indirectly, interact with the various conditions and effects of water.

This is a broad interpretation of the myriad ways that visual symbols of water are investigated, whether the “modern” unadorned nature or the urban human landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, film or other analog techniques.

The fourteen artists in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Jim McKinniss, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Robert Staeck and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites if available by clicking on the name when highlighted.

The exhibition is open only to members of Photographers Exchange and it is our custom (contrary to practice for other exhibits) to include some of the curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective.

Cheers,

Douglas Stockdale, Associate Editor & exhibition curator

Exhibition:

Paul Anderson

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Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Ocean Power

Bill Collins

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Jim McKinniss

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mckinniss_jim_morning #14

Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Robert Staeck

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Douglas Stockdale

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Photo LA – Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2019

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on January 4, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo LA, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

January 31 – February 3

Details here:   https://www.photola.com/


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The HUMAN NATURE Exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on December 10, 2018

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Jan Brueckner

 

The HUMAN NATURE Exhibition

It is the nature of humans to want to leave their mark, while life also leaves its marks on them. Whether it is through their own presence, or more indirectly through writing and art on paper, in blogs, or on walls, or paint on canvas, or through photographs and other media – there are memories and interpretations and evidence of the human spirit that outlast the moment.

The submissions for this exhibition are also a notable testament to the human spirit. We observe strong personalities, we can study human nature, both here as well as in other countries, as observed by our talented members, and we also witness attempts to make a difference through markings of all sorts, as well as an absence of significant markings at times (no program on TV). The selections shown here constitute a fascinating set of observations of many personal and social moments.

There are similarities and differences in the points of view represented. One could have grouped them by similarities rather than by photographer. Nevertheless, in the end I chose to keep the groupings by member; in this case – very predictably – alphabetically by last name. Congratulations to Jan Brueckner for having one of his images chosen as the keynote image, and kudos to all the participants for their imaginative work:  Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Ellen Butler, Gerhard Clausing, Bill Collins, Jim Koch, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, and Douglas Stockdale.

All images are Copyright © by each individual photographer, with websites available by clicking the name when underlined. Since this is an exhibition open only to our group of Photographers Exchange members, yet shown to the whole internet, it is our custom here (contrary to practice for other shows) to include some curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective. Remember that Doug and I have issued an open call for guest curators, so feel free to volunteer!

Enjoy the images! Hope to see you at the meeting on Thursday, December 13; in any case, best wishes for the holidays and for 2019!

Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing, Exhibition Curator

 

Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Ellen Butler

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Gerhard Clausing

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Bill Collins

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Jim Koch

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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Fall Season – On-line Exhibition

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 8, 2018

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Photographer; Harvey Chin

The year is traditionally marked by the passing of time as indicated by the seasonal weather conditions; it is currently the fall while steadily heading into winter. This seasonal period also has events that are well known; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and coming soon Christmas and Hanukkah. Most of these holiday events are family events in combination with a reflection of the seasonality time of year; the fall colors of Thanksgiving and snowy conditions we usually associate with Christmas.

This exhibition investigates this fall time of year; either as a holiday event or seasonal environmental conditions that describes the Fall Season.

The ten artists in this exhibition include: Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Harvey Chin, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Jim McKinniss, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites available by clicking on the name when highlighted.

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale, Exhibition Curator

Fall Season exhibition:

Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Jan_Brueckner - Prairie Winter

Jan_Brueckner - Fall in Connecticut #2

 

Harvey Chin

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Bill Collins

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Jim McKinniss

Jim McKinniss_Raven Goddess_2 - B&W

Jim McKinniss_Angle of Death

Jim McKinniss_Karin Upahl_2

 

Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Douglas Stockdale

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Ellen Butler at Flux Art Space, with Dan Gerchik: “fistfuls of change”

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on October 31, 2018
 
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Two photographers will be showing their work at Flux Art Space, Long Beach – Ellen Butler and Dan Gerchik:  Ellen’s public telephones and Dan’s gritty urban images.

The reception is on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3 – 5.

Ellen will be at the gallery this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12 – 5.

Hours are limited, but alternative visits are possible, contact Ellen here.

Thanks to Betsy for the show and to all who attend!

Flux Art Space connects mid-career artists with each other and with members of the vibrant Southern California community through exhibitions, workshops, and gatherings.

And here, as a preview, are some of Ellen’s images:

 

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All images Copyright © Ellen Butler

 

 

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Report on the Medium Festival of Photography: John Divola Lecture and Paris Photo/Aperture Book Selections

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photographers, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on October 20, 2018

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The Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego is one of the most delightful and productive photography events in Southern California, with many useful activities, as we have reported several times, such as our impressions and experiences at the 2017 and 2016 Medium Festivals, along with announcements in between.

This year, the Keynote Speaker was John Divola, whose lecture encompassed many examples of his work, beginning with the 1970s. Particularly interesting was his performance art applied to abandoned buildings, which, once photographed, became new art, with some of it subjected to further enhancements; work at abandoned military installations, fierce encounters with dogs in the desert, and experiments with color and light in many locations were further fascinating photographic adventures presented in an appealing and forthright manner by this local luminary, a professor at UC Riverside. He also did a book signing of his 2018 volume Vandalism:

 

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The Executive Director, scott b. davis, introduces the keynote speaker

 

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John Divola delivering his keynote presentation and signing his latest book, with Douglas Stockdale

 

At the Gym Standard in North Park, San Diego, the Paris Photo/Aperture PhotoBook Exhibition was a great opportunity to examine a number of outstanding photobooks first-hand. The following four books stood out to me as particularly noteworthy; I am showing a double-page spread from each, right below each bit of information:

 

Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen, Eyes as Big as Plates (Oslo: Forlaget Press, 2017), covering the role of the elderly in society, presented in nature:

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Mayumi Suzuki, The Restoration Will  (Self-published, Tokyo, 2017), dealing with the loss of her parents in the tsunami of 2011:

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Senta Simond, Rayon Vert (Self-published, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2017), an especially innovative approach to depicting the human face and form:

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Debi Cornwall, Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay (Santa Fe, NM: Radius. 2017), a comprehensive approach to detention:

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Thanks again, Medium Festival, scott b. davis and team!

 

 

 

 

The Abstract Visions Exhibition

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on October 9, 2018

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Ellen Butler

 

The Abstract Visions Exhibition

Abstract photography is connected to the external world in mysterious and ambiguous ways, to stimulate something within us. As you look at such images, you not only have something to think about, but may also have some feelings stirred up, since there are a variety of ways to interpret images that are not straight-forward; your associations for each image are part of your individual experience. Formations and shapes, colors, movement and juxtapositions may cause you to linger and let your mind and heart wander and wonder…  I was very pleased to see a range of levels of abstraction in what was submitted for this theme, because there is also a range of levels between what is real and what is unreal, especially these days.

The included submissions constitute an amazing array of abstract visions. Congratulations to Ellen Butler for having her image chosen as the key image, and kudos to all the participants for their imaginative work:  Bill Collins, Bill Edwards, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale, Ellen Butler, Gerhard Clausing, Jan Brueckner, Janos Lanyi, Jim McKinniss, Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Scott Mathews, and Stan Kuran. Given such interesting diversity in the approaches taken, I have arranged the images alphabetically by first name. All images are  Copyright © by each individual photographer, with websites available by clicking the name when underlined. In order to let the images speak for themselves when first viewed, I have decided to list the titles, as supplied, at the end of the exhibition.

Enjoy!

Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Exhibition Curator

 

Bill Collins

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Bill Edwards

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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Ellen Butler

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Gerhard Clausing

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Jan Brueckner

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Janos Lanyi

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Jim McKinniss

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Paul Anderson

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Roger Bennett

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Scott Mathews

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Stan Kuran

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Titles of the images:

Bill Collins:  Almost Monochrome

Bill Edwards:  Abstract

Diane Reeves:  Arial 58 – Arial 83 – Homage to Miró

Douglas Stockdale:  Angst – Confusion – Loss, all from the series Memory Pods

Ellen Butler:  Untitled – Untitled – UPS

Gerhard Clausing:  Arrival or Departure – Fake World – Punctured Recollections

Jan Brueckner:  Abstract 1, Abstract 2, Abstract 3

Janos Lanyi:   Don’t Let Them Wear You Down – Here Be Monsters – Light My Fire

Jim McKinniss:  Three Horses on the Beach – Horse on the Beach #14 – Horse on the Beach #5

Paul Anderson:  Oblivious – Symphony #1 – The Conversation

Roger Bennett:  Torrey Pines – Yosemite – Lower Antelope Valley

Scott Mathews:  Chaos – Flow – One Stone

Stan Kuran:  Curtain Pattern – Calla Lilies – Eucalyptus Abstract

 


 

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Report on the Opening Night of the Photo Independent and Fabrik Expo Show

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on October 6, 2018

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Last night I had the great pleasure to attend the opening of this important annual event, held at the Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.

It is a great opportunity to get in touch with old friends and make some new ones as well. The ever so gracious host, Chris Davies of Fabrik Media with his great staff, did a fabulous job making everyone feel welcome and taken care of.

Especially noteworthy this year was the attraction called Skulpturengarten, which even included a set of nature scenes on large panels by Sandra Mann – photography as sculpture. Other attractions were architectural shots by Richard S. Chow, abstracts by Jonas Yip, the work by Cathy Immordino, which has a special appeal, as it combines old and new elements; check it out below. On the even more edgy side, there were nudes and other provocative images by a number of gifted photographers; I was particularly impressed by the work presented by Vlad Kenner, Carl Shubs, and Milan von Brünn. A special treat was the series Dressed by Jerry Weber: his fascinating work that touches many subjects – especially gender, culture, and fantasy – was ably enhanced by the presence of some of his models in costume, as you can see in my images below.

Since I am on the Editorial Board of The PhotoBook Journal, I was also looking out for interesting books. Jonas Yip, Richard S. Chow, Ara Oshagan, and Douglas Stockdale were ably conversing with many interested guests concerning previous and new book projects; check out our forthcoming book reviews for more details. Not only that, but the renowned printing company Dual Graphics of Brea, California, whose work goes back all the way to Ansel Adams, was present to consult with potential authors.

A most enjoyable event; as announced in previous posts, the show continues through Sunday, October 7. Don’t miss it!

Gerhard Clausing

 

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Dennis Keeley, Chair of Photography at Art Center College of Design, in conversation with Chris Davies (right)

 

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Jonas Yip

 

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Richard S. Chow

 

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Cathy Immordino

 

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Upper picture: Douglas Stockdale, whose books are printed by Dual Graphics. Craig Evans, lower picture right, explains the finer points of quality printing to a potential customer.

 

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Where does reality end and fantasy begin?

 

All photographs above Copyright © 2018 by Gerhard Clausing

 

 

Photo Independent at the Reef, Downtown L.A., this weekend

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits by Gerhard Clausing on October 4, 2018

Check it out, interesting events and exhibits! Doug Stockdale and I hope to see you there!

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Remembering Hannes Wanderer

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photo books, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on September 22, 2018
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We are very sad to note the untimely death this month of Hannes Wanderer, publisher of Peperoni Books, as well as proprietor of 25books, a bookstore on Brunnenstrasse in Berlin.

Hannes was a very special and unique person. He was totally committed to the cause – publishing and promoting photobooks, albeit to the exclusion of much else. Whenever you would go to his store, you would experience a gracious storyteller and teacher, who along the way persuaded you of the value of some of the photobooks available each time, as well as their contexts. He shared his tremendous understanding of the fields of photography and publishing, and freely gave advice if and when you wanted it, also about potential projects the visitor might have been contemplating. Stories about crowded subways in Japan, rural rituals in the American midwest, a mother in Russia and stories told to her child, a German fellow who started a family that grew and thus resulted in a three-volume set of photobooks. Well, he was able to still let me have a proof copy of the first volume of that latter set, and I have the other two as well (einer-zwei-drei  by Fred Hüning); they were snapped up quickly, since the assessment of the market that Hannes had was quite realistic, and he shared all that with you each time. He had a special sensitivity toward the needs of each visitor, shown by the stories that he was able to tailor to the visitor’s goals and purposes – a rare talent. I particularly enjoyed his tales about the printing craft, especially about his collaboration with his brother in Lower Saxony, where I briefly lived as a child.

60 is way too early an age at which such a treasure should be lost to us. We will hold Hannes Wanderer in the highest esteem, as a member of the photographic community, and especially as an honest, gracious, and enthusiastic human being!

Gerhard Clausing

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