Happy New Year and all the best for 2017. Let’s make 2017 the year of tolerance, human kindness and personal creativity.
Here are some great events scheduled in January/February that will get you a head start on creativity:
January 7 – February 19, 2017 (Opening reception on January 7, 4-7pm)
Women in Photography – “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” exhibition
January 7 – February 28, 2017 (Opening reception on January 7, 6-8pm)
Brigitte Carnochan – “Love & Kisses, George” exhibition
January 19 – February 21, 2017 (Opening reception on January 26, 6-8pm)
Rania Matar – “Girl and her room, Unspoken Conversations” exhibition
January 28 – April 15, 2017 (Opening reception on January 28, 2-5pm)
Kate & Geir Jordahl – “Getting to know the map, 40 years of photography” exhibition
January 27 – 29, 2017
PhotoFairs San Francisco
February 5 – 8, 2017
Codex, 6th Biennial International Book Fair and Symposium
Various weekends in January 2017
Photography workshops at IncredibleTravelPhotos
I wish you happy holidays and all the best for the upcoming year. 2016 was a break through year for me thanks to your continuous support. Many of my workshops’ participants received coveted prices and recognition with their images. Documentary images turned into images with a personal vision and deeper meanings. As a group, your creativity was contagious and inspiring. Very well done all of you!
To become known in the world of fine art photography, you need visionary people to give you a chance. I can’t thank enough the Fotofest organization for building a platform that enables many artists to have their work seen and prosper. A special mention goes to Silvia Mangialardi and Elda Harrington (organizers of the Festival de La Luz) who propelled my work to be seen internationally and boosted my confidence to submit images to contest like PhotoLucida – Critical Mass Top 50, and more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The future is full of unknown. Political climate around the world is changing. But we all need to strap on to what we have: creativity. It will make people forget the challenges that we face, the decision that are made against our will, and strengthen our stories
Good luck with your photography and art collection. More then ever deliver and share the joy of images.
Exciting news! “Stepwell” photographed in India last March was awarded the People’s Choice Award by BLACK & WHITE magazine.
From the editor of the magazine:”There are only 16 awards in this category so you can be confident that we felt your work stood out in a way that deserved this special attention. Once again, congratulations!”
The December edition magazine is available at newsstands and on their website. This is a very high quality printed magazine, worth subscribing to.
Black and White magazine also selected “God’s Rays” as single image award winner.
The last 3 months have taken me to Mongolia, China, Bhutan, and India. Over 90,000 images ranging from the documentary snapshots to the well thought out scenes, to “I wish a particular action” would have happened.
Defining “interesting” is so subjective that it lies entirely with the eyes of the observer. To a sport’s fan, it might be capturing a “home run”, to a landscape photographer it might be “god’s rays”, to a wildlife photographer it might be a unique behavior, to a fine art photographer it might just be when the scene is at its most aesthetically balanced.
The votes are in! I am excited to announce that my body of work “Consequences” was selected as the Critical Mass Top 50 for 2016. An exhibit of the Top 50 will soon be announced.
Meanwhile, you can see the full body of work here. Each image comes in three sizes (by 20″, by 30″, and by 50″), limited edition of 15, 7, 3. As a heads up, some images are almost sold out. If interested in purchasing an image, email me the title and desired size. I will let you know if image is still available.
My images are printed digitally using a special process called Piezography, with my special inkset. The Piezography print, being the first fine black & white digital process is to digital photography what the Daguerrotype was to traditional photography. It has a unique combination of surface reflection, high fidelity, and tone due to a proprietary pigment manufacturing process. The fidelity of black & white images made with this special shaded ink combined with a proprietary profiling process produce enhanced highlight and shadow details that exceed what is capable using silver-based or platinum-based traditional darkroom processes.
I am truly honored of having been selected by Photolucida as a Top 50 artists.
Until further news about the Top 50 exhibit … Thank you for your continuous support and good luck with your art collection.
I am honored to have been invited to participate in the Annual Friends of Friends of Photography Auction, happening on October 4 in New York. The organization has been providing free healthcare to children in Laos and Cambodia for the past 20 years.
I met the founder, Kenro Izu, at one of the PhotoAlliance talks in 2009. I fell in love with his images of Bhutan. In 2016 at the FotoFest portfolio review, a good friend of the association saw my images and put me in touch with the director of Friends of Friends of Photography. They fell in love with “Herding Instinct” and featured the image on their front page of their last mailer. What an honor.
You can help this great organization by placing your bids at the auction.
I am very honored to have been selected as Top 200 artist at Critical Mass 2016 and that my image was used for the promotion.
The Top 50 will be announced in two months.