Thank you for visiting us at Photokina 2010 in Cologne or Salon de la Photo in Paris. We were very proud to receive such a positive response to our papers. This newsletter contains our Photokina review and also looks at several interesting projects worldwide. We hope that you enjoy reading it and recommend us to others.
The Hahnemühle Team
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Our fair booth proved to be a true visitors' magnet for both new and long-term customers from all around the world. In addition to the Digital FineArt Collection papers, we also showcased the newly launched HARMAN Professional Inkjet by Hahnemühle range. "With this compressed portfolio we thrilled both professional photographers and digital fine-art print newcomers," says product manager Bärbel Manggold. Another highlight: the relaunched website myartregistry.com as an ideal, free addition to the hologram system. "Our customers appreciate the additional value when publishing their works at myartregistry.com," adds Manggold. "Artists can rely on a high level of protection against forgery while the potential purchasers attain certainty regarding the origin of the respective picture."
It's a true festival of photography: the Hasselblad Masters Exhibition Tour. For kick-off, the winners' pictures were displayed at Photokina - all printed on Photo Rag®. The next location of the global exposition tour is London: from 12th November to 1st December, the pictures of the 10 Hasselblad Masters can be admired in the gallery 'theprintspace'. "The Hasselblad Masters present photography at its best: inspiring, communicative and admirable," says Christian Norgard, Hasselblad's project manager. Please find additional information at hasselblad.com.
Photo poetry from Göteborg: American Sarah Cooper and Austrian Nina Gorfer combine their knowledge of art, architecture and photography under the pseudonym Cooper & Gorfer. For the yearbook of the Röhsska Museum for Fashion & Design, they created gorgeous pictures of a model in a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth. "The work of the two artists is poetic and suggestive at the same time," says Giuseppe Re, representative for Hahnemuhle Scandinavia. Cooper & Gorfer add: "Hahnemühle's true artist paper boosts the quality of our pictures in a beautiful, nearly haptic way." To find out more about more about Cooper & Gorfer please visit Studio Seek.
50 years ago, the city of Brasília was created near the equator - designed on the drawing-board by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa. Half a century later, Photographer Fabio Colombini shot the parliament, the cathedral and the monument of Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazil's president back then. Colombini's pictures - both coloured and black and white - feature a particular simplicity of the lines and shapes in the change of daytimes and seasons. The photographer relies on Photo Rag® Ultra Smooth: "I wanted Hahnemühle paper right from the start," he reveals. "The results are impressive. At the exhibition opening, many visitors asked if the pictures were photos or watercolours." At first, the exhibition can be seen in Madrid and Lisboa. In Germany, a venue for the exhibition still has to be found.
The time span is enormous: for 50 years, photographer Pierre Jamet (1910-2000) recorded the changes in Paris' Montparnasse quarter with his camera. From 1944 to 1984 he kept on shooting pictures of the quarter he was living in. Back in the 1940s, he began to document the 'Simple Life in Paris' with pictures. He was interested in the people and their life situations. In the 1960s and 1970s he created the pictures that captured the architectural changes in Montparnasse. Today, Pierre Jamet's pictures are a part of the cultural heritage of the city of Paris. The Galerie du Montparnasse shows both black-and-white images and coloured pictures - printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta - in early November in Paris.
The picture cycle of Russian-Canadian photographer Viktoria Sorochinski is reminiscent of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. From 2005 to 2010, she shot pictures of the little girl Eve. The pictures feature both light and dark fantasies, showing a happy childhood in colourful pictures or - in far darker shades - the fears of an immigrant generation. Espace Dupon, the gallery in Paris' biggest print studios, Dupon, shows the exhibition 'Fiction Moving Into Reality' from 4th November to 30th December. The prints were created by Dupon's Patrick Bouchet on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta. "For both the artist and myself, there were no doubts when it came to choosing the paper," he says. " contributes massively to the impression of a picture: the fine structure, the enormous colour space and the extreme colour depth."
All over the world, he is an extremely sought after portraitist who paints the likes of the Stones, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paul Newman - always with respect but every now and then with minor, likeable exaggerations. Collectors throughout the world love his style - which has become known as: 'Krugerized portraits'. He publishes limited print editions of his drawings and pictures on Hahnemühle Digital FineArt paper, and he loves the surfaces of the true digital artist papers as they conform to the papers on which he paints his originals. Krüger finds both the quality of the prints produced in Germany and the longevity of the papers particularly important. His signed collectibles are purchased by collectors from all over the world. For tasters please visit Sebastian Krüger's Blog.