Sunday, October 31, 2010

ASMPNY: Join Me for Conversations on Fine Art Photography Bloggers


Fine art photography blogs have changed the landscape for sharing and reviewing work. Blogs are more personal and idiosyncratic while attracting a wide audience, and doing so more quickly and inexpensively. Photographers no longer have to wait for a review of a bricks-and-mortar exhibition by a very small group of print publications. The objective of this night is to inform photographers about fine art photography blogging and how to get your work noticed.

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Treasury of my last day above London Hide Park

And now over Hyde Park for this new day I find more inspiration in London. It rains so often a small umbrella is very helpful, always a logbook to tell my story and some beautiful images of nature and several books to pass the time when there is too much fog and I can not see all these fabulous scenery and many more things with me can find it all here

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 11 - London - the park - 80 days in Europe

Log Diary
Day 11
This morning, I find myself above Hyde Park. The temperature is quite cool, but the sun is slowly warming me. I don't know yet what my following destination will be, I'll tell you in my next diary!

Aphiles Great Britain, London, Hyde Park 7:08 am

Witchy Tights And Pumpkin Lights!

To Whom It May Concern,

Happy Halloween, everybody! I realise this post is a day early, but I'm going to be too shitfaced tomorrow to sit up straight, let alone put out a post! I can't wait to get stupid!

The girls at work and I decided to dress up a bit for the Halloween weekend. Seeing as I won't be working tomorrow, I got dressed up today. It was a bit last minute, but we had heaps of fun nonetheless. I decided on cat ears and witchy tights.

My felines look at these in utter disgust!

Bought these smashing tights at Grahamstown Fest. I love them so!
Hope you are all having a magical weekend of pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and raucous debauchery! Look after yourselves and I'll catch up with you next week. Until then, stay 'spook-tacular'!

Turns out I'm pretty handy with a knife!

Cinnamon Brown.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Treasury of my last day above London

Today is a day of celebration for this special moment and I have chosen to make small gift you can find it all here.

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Pablo Framed

Framed version of Pablo Picasso from a Freaking News Photoshop contest

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 10 - London - Fireworks - 80 days in Europe

Log Diary

Day 10

It's extraordinary! Tonight, I find myself looking at London, it's like a beautiful show, the city just shines from everywhere.. I am so amazed... In fact, I think this is a surprise for Yann, the photographer who is following me in my adventure... because today is his 35st birthday! Happy birthday Yann!

Aphiles, Great Britain, London 23h18

CRITICAL MASS TOP 50: Congratulations!

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Photograph © Sam Comen/ All rights reserved

Living Room
Photograph ©
Natan Dvir
/ All rights reserved

Nancy Exposed

Morning all. This was an entry in my 29th "Freak Show" contest at featuring Nancy Pelosi and guest starring George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Credit to Andrzej Dragan for Marta the anorexic woman and Ron Mueck's giant chicken sculpture. It took silver.

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Lost In Thought.

To Whom It May Concern,

Today's weather is a cloudy 17° (62.6°F) with rain on and off. I always dream about Seattle on days like these and end up visiting the Space Needle web cam  at some point in the day. I wonder what it would be like to live there, what it smells like and what it sounds like there and I always feel a deep sense of longing. Is it possible to feel homesick for a place you've never been to? Perhaps I'm just taken with the idea of it.

Ideas are the starting point of just about everything there is. Being an artist means being caught in a perpetual whirlwind of thoughts and ideas, all jumping at the chance to break free and manifest themselves. Some ideas are stronger than others, these are usually the ones that make it through the thought barrier and out into the tangible world. I really hope this one makes it!

I have a thing for cityscapes and skylines, this one in particular!

I've decided to suspend my diet, just for today. I want to make the most of this state of reverie and meditate on my weight loss goals for a bit. Just as an experiment to see if I can manifest an idea. I'll return to my meal plan from tomorrow, but for today, I just need to feel empty. I want to empty my mind and body to allow space for something new and something better, so today I'll just keep myself hydrated and focus on what I want. I found this wallpaper on line. It seems fitting somehow! Think thin, everybody!

Cinnamon Brown.

Rare Albino Elephants | White Elephant Pictures

In the north-west Asian country of Myanmar were found rare animal - an elephant albino. According to Buddhist beliefs, White Elephant can bring good luck throughout the state.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Amazing Art of Sebastian Krüger

I would like to share a short video of one of my all time favorite artists, Sebastian Krüger. Early in his career, Krüger met the members of the Rolling Stones. He was invited backstage by the band, who had become familiar with the artist’s work. Krüger was obsessed with the look of the band, and especially with Keith Richard’s face. The following is a glimps into Krüger's work.
Sebastian Krüger Biography:

Sebastian Krüger was born in Hamelin, Germany in 1963. Krüger naturally developed left handed, however (as was a common practice) was forced to write with his right hand. Today Krüger writes, draws and paints with his right hand, and throws a ball with his left.

Krüger grew up the son of an architect. His artistic deluge began at age 3, when his father dragged him to numerous Disney movies. Krüger became plagued with drawing Donald Duck. His mind would recall Donald vividly, but the image kept moving around in the young artist's mind, it wouldn't keep still, causing Krüger to waste piles of discarded paper. Krüger's parents wouldn't allow him to purchase a still image of Donald at the comic stand. So he would study and memorize the image, then hurry home to draw it. If he felt unclear about a particular detail, he would revisit the comic stand for further study. Unknowingly, this trained the artist's mind to retain an accurate impression of the subject, to observe and memorize the details. A talent that would later become essential to the artist's work.

Krüger's fanaticism with lines and drawing continued until after high school, when Krüger enrolled in the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts. In his first painting class, he was handed a paint box with little colored squares of watercolor paint and a large paintbrush. These articles made no sense to Krüger (a detail minded artist). In general he found the art classes below his expectations.

To pass the time Krüger drew pencil drawings of the teachers. Not all of them, only those that he felt had interesting features or characteristics. Krüger's caricature drawings had gained enormous popularity among the student body and faculty alike. In hindsight, Krüger found school useful in that he learned valuable color theory.

Krüger’s first assignment (in the real world) was to paint cover artwork and inlays for video cassette movies. Supplied with a set of brushes and acrylic paints, it was sink or swim. He began teaching himself how to paint out of necessity. Krüger learned that he had to paint in many layers to get the desired effect. Also discovering he needed to use a brush down to one single hair in size to paint the finest details.

Sebastian Krüger proved to be an effective teacher as well as a star pupil. He has since painted the cover artwork for many important magazines such as Stern, Spiegel and Rolling Stone. And additionally completed cover contracts with Capital and L’Espresso Magazines. Krüger has also done feature spreads for Playboy and Penthouse, and has designed and painted several commission works for LP and CD covers.

Early in his career, Krüger met the members of the Rolling Stones. He was invited backstage by the band, who had become familiar with the artist’s work. Krüger was obsessed with the look of the band, and especially with Keith Richard’s face.

Krüger identified with the Stones, both artists considered outsiders, forced to transcend the doctrine of their generation in order to practice their crafts with freedom from established precepts. The Rolling Stones have come to occupy a large place in the artist’s heart and in his artwork. Krüger has become good friends with the band over the years, especially with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

Krüger considers himself a portrait painter. Although many of his early commission jobs were for cartoons and caricature type images, Krüger’s free time was dedicated to his greatest love, portrait painting. In 2005 Krüger made the decision to discontinue commercial illustration, to concentrate solely on portrait painting and personal projects. Currently Krüger paints subjects of interest or commissioned pieces for private collectors.

Krüger’s approach is to study his subjects carefully. He reads their biographies and studies photos and video clips of each person before he paints them to get a strong impression of their characteristics. Then, while painting, Krüger becomes his subject, right down to the clothes they wear. Krüger once said, “I was Keith Richard’s shirt today” while walking out of his studio. Krüger intimately becomes what he paints to the point that he believes all of his paintings are a kind of self portrait. Krüger has a no nonsense approach to his art. When he paints, he uses intense concentration. The artistic energy takes over and its just the Krüger heart and the canvas; the outside world a distant memory as he layers down the foundation for yet another masterpiece.

Many earlier Krüger paintings were completed in one to five days, while some of his recent large-sized paintings have taken as much as six weeks or more to create. Krüger is revered by fellow artists and art aficionados, for his consistent ability to capture the true nature of his subjects, displaying precision detail and a remarkably accurate use of light and shadow. Krüger utilizes ever developing masterful techniques to capture his subject's personal aura.

There are currently in the neighborhood of 800 original Krüger works, 700 paintings and 100 drawings; Encompassing many different styles, with no two alike. Visit his awesome Blog below.


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tempus Fugit!

To Whom It May Concern,