HAUTE COUTURE OF THE SKY

 

Christian and Helga von Alvensleben

Christian von Alvensleben is one of the best-known German photographers.

Designers Digest named him "(Photo) -Designer of the Year" in 2002 and novum reported: Christian von Alvensleben is one of the most constant sizes of German photo design and one of the most universal.

In 2005, a work that had already received an award from the Art Directors Club (ADC) was proposed for the 2006 Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In over 35 years of photography work, the German ADC alone has over 80 awards for individual work, including many gold medals and even, unusual for a photographer,

1993 Grand Prix. In 2009 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Club (ADC).



HAUTE COUTURE OF THE SKY

With this exhibition Christian and Helga von Alvensleben show the beauty of the vulnerable atmosphere of our earth. The series was created in the Canary Islands, at the Tropic of Cancer, where hot Sahara winds meet the cold northeast Passat at the end of the year.

Large-format color photographs tell of the power of nature, of the play of light with moisture and desert dust.
The cloud images remind the photographers of Albert Camus' entry in his 1953 board diary: “I saw the sun on the bottom of the sea and the waves dominated the stormy sky. "

All image titles are borrowed from ESA and NASA and are understood to be understood
as a tribute to the search of scientists and astronauts for a new, perhaps better world in infinite space.
After decades of archaic themes photographed in black and white, the color work HAUTE COUTURE DES HIMMELS finds a place alongside the MEERESFRÜCHTE series shown in 2009 in the Kunsthalle St. Annen in Lübeck and also photographed in color. (MEERESFRÜCHTE is a 2005 large-scale photo project about the Civilization waste in the world's oceans).

All unique pieces (large-format DITONE color prints (approx. 140 x 95 cm) created by RECOM ART in museum quality) are framed in a frame with museum glass, they are signed, numbered and stamped by the photographer.

PUROS

 

Joop Greypink

 

The well-known and multi-award-winning Dutch photographer Joop Greypink photographed famous and unknown Cubans with their landmark of the "Havana" with a large-format camera in the format 8x10 inch (20x25cm)

Museum prints in a very strictly limited edition of 8x10 inch analog black and white negatives.

"PUROS"

Puro means Spanish cigar. But also "real". Puro is a synonym for Cuban cigars. Cuba finds its national identity in the cigar, it is both cult and commercial. It is a cultural component. And she always shone and still does today. It has the greatest appeal to intellectuals, writers, musicians and adventurers from all over the world.

Smoking a cigar and dealing with tobacco runs like a myth through all layers of Cuban society. Today there is (still) a generation of older women and men who, up to the beginning of the last century, represent this long tradition. It is the "faces of Cuba" in which the melting pot of many nationalities is shown directly and without make-up.

That is Cuba "puro".

Joop Greypink captured this spirit of Cuba in photographs. With the help of Cuban friends, he researched women and men who have been dealing with the tradition of tobacco and cigar for a long time - these are farmers and cigar makers, locomotive drivers and musicians, writers and traders. They represent tradition and myth, but are also a mirror of contemporary Cuban society.

These carefully selected people were photographed by Joop Greypink directly, without make-up and unaffected. They look into the camera and make contact with the viewer with their eyes. In this direct contact between the viewer and photography, the physiognomy of the photographed people makes their individual history but also the common "Cuban" legible.

This photo series is an encyclopedia of the Cubans, which shows how the photo can reflect the spirit of a society and its people.

"Yemen"

 

Photographs by Renate Scherra
 

"Yemen"

 

Photographs by Renate Scherra

The photographer Renate Scherra shows a wonderful and special exhibition with pictures from Yemen.

Renate Scherra's photographs invite the viewer on a journey through time. A journey into the archaic world of the Orient. Images that can no longer be seen in this form. Photographs of a fascinating landscap
and architecture, first-hand impressions of people and their culture. Many of the old cultural sites have been destroyed by decades of armed conflict between the various ethnic groups.
The analogue photographs were taken on two trips in 1989 and 1992. The selected motifs are in absolute form in Renate Scherra's own laboratory on barite / museum paper, the premier class of hand prints

Small edition has been enlarged.

Renate Scherra (born 1938), "the Grande Madame of the German photographer scene" had over decades the specialist laboratory for black and white photography in Düsseldorf, where very much many well-known German and international photographers such as Helmut Newton, Thomas Ruff and other internationally renowned photo artists had their films developed and enlarged.

The photographer Renate Scherra convinced with her analogue photography from 1971 to the present day and the creation of high quality prints on barite / museum paper without digital processing in her own laboratory.

With the proceeds of the exhibition, the gallery noir blanche supports the organization "Doctors without Borders" in their work in Yemen.

"bonjour été"             06.07. - 07.09.2019

 

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Photographs by Volker Marschall

"duesseldorf faces"

black tide / white tide"

Photographs by Ralf Schilberg

27.04. - 06.07.2019

 

"duesseldorf faces"

 

 

black tide / white tide"

 

 

 

"He couldn't swim or read"

Photographs of the old swimming pool at Rheinstadion Stockum
20 years after the closure

Photographs by Volker Marschall

 

 

 

 "Favorite pieces "

Photographs by Volker Marschall

 

 

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