Do you know that great feeling when you virtually burst with pride? When you are praised again and again and just enjoy your work? In this newsletter, we once again inform you of current Hahnemuehle projects - executed with you, our customers - that have what it takes to make us proud. Please read and forward our newsletter.
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As of March, 2012, Hahnemuehle has its own art project. After all, Hahnemuehle CEO Michael Siekiera stresses: "Hahnemuehle is art." Paper, the time-outlasting and media-spanning art medium, represents the connecting topic. The in the mega format 49 x 69 cm will be published twice a year in German and English. Holger Homann and his team want to cover beacons of the world of art. On the release of each edition, will offer the UPON PAPER Collectors Edition featuring a limited print on Hahnemuehle Digital FineArt paper. The kick-off is made by Wim Wenders' 'Girl in the Window'. Meanwhile, international artists and up-and-coming talents will be presented through exhibitions both at the UPON PAPER website and in the Space in Berlin's Max-Beer-Straße . Please read more at www.uponpaper.com.
The exhibition 'Inwards and Onwards' of Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has been printed on FineArt Pearl. The large-format prints exhibited in Berlin's Galerie Camerawork feature music legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Tom Waits. Meanwhile, the exhibition also comprises pictures of modern epitomes of artistic inspiration, such as Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Gerhard Richter. Shooting solely in black and white, Anton Corbijn reduces his pictures shot with a Hasselblad camera by way of purist settings and natural light to the essentials. In his pictures, he pointedly underlines the personality and the depth of the character of the portrayed person - far beyond any kind of photographic effects. Anton Corbijn himself is portrayed in the currently shown documentary 'Anton Corbijn inside out'.
'Paper Passion Spring/Summer 2012' is the title of the latest Steidl Verlag catalogue. The announcement of the new publications reads like the 'Who is Who' of the contemporary photo and art scene, from Berenice Abbott through Boris Mikhailov to Joel Sternfeld. And many books published by the Goettingen, Germany based publishers feature Hahnemuehle paper. Gerhard Steidl is an avowed Hahnemuehle fan and recently paid us a visit - together with two ladies representing the fashion label Chanel. "This is the best paper for popularising fashion," Steidl told the visitors from Paris. As Chanel put major emphasis on the manufacturing of their products in special factories, the Chanel representatives opted for also looking around at Hahnemuehle. After all, the hand-made Chanel purses come with brochures made of our paper.
In mid-April, South African photographer Koto Bolofo paid us a visit. During his time spend with us, he used a small BRONICA camera to shoot pictures of the traditional paper production: 1000 pictures on film shot over the course of a week. These pictures will be used to create a book about paper-making. Bolofo was impressed by the traditional craftsmanship and compared it with his handicraft - analogue photography. Koto Bolofo works in New York, Paris and London, even as a fashion photographer for the Italian VOGUE. For Hermes, he portrayed - as industry photographer - the production facilities for luxury goods of all kinds and published the photo books 'La Maison'. Pictures of Koto Bolofo's shooting at Hahnemuehle are available in a flickr album. Take a look!
The prints of the first exhibition of the Brazilian Group 64" feature a size of 1.60m x 1.60m. Photographers and printers have joined forces to create and showcase 64inch pictures. The first presentation at the 'Foto em Pauta Photo Festival' in Tiradentes attracted a lot of attention. Also interesting: the hanging of the huge frameless pictures with rugged metal clamps and steel ropes. Studio Anta and our Brazilian distributor Carlos Nascimento, representing Solução & Imagem, jointly push the topic of the mega prints on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth in the Group 64". The group is open for new members and plans to also organise exhibitions outside of Brazil. You can contact the Group 64" in Brazil by mail: please click here for the .
The German-Persian photographer Patricia Parinejad currently exposes her project 'TREES Absence' in Geneva, Switzerland. The different meanings of the word absence describe what the photographer wants to express: Into deserted, enchanted woods, Parinejad projects nearly transparent trees of the same kind. The exhibition is supposed to make the visitors think about their own transitoriness and mankind's loss of affinity to nature. "My pictures appear like photographic paintings and integrate the wonderful structure of the Hahnemuehle William Turner Inkjet paper into the pictures' message," says the photographer. To learn more about the 'TREES Absence' project, please visit Patricia Parinejad's website and the website of the Galerie Espace Imaginaid.