May 11, 2018 – Press Release:
Story and Photography about Oliver Klink’s Black and White Imagery is being published in the Light and Shadow magazine (Issue 3).
In the article, Klink expresses his views and tips on how to tackle the challenges of B&W Photography.
” Darks Darker: This is a favorite trick of mine: making the darks darker so the lights appear brighter. By association—and nothing else— when we make darks go darker, the mind just assumes the other elements have to be brighter, even though in reality they are not”.
Other thoughts are related to visualizing, printing, and getting creative inspiration.
The magazine can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/magazine
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We are delighted to announce as a Winner at the 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards your work has been published in The Journal Collection No.9.
The Journal is a digital publication featuring curated collections of the award winning photography, produced to promote your achievement at the awards. You can view and download the Journal at: www.thespiderawards.com.
My image, “Ancient Farming” won the 2nd place in the Silhouette category and is featured on page 508-509.
“The quality of the work is astounding. I love to quietly and contemplatively look at the images. You can feel the creativity and personality of each photographer featured in volume 9. Well worth the time!
Want to know more about Ancient Farming? Check the body of work it belongs to at http://www.oliverklinkphotography.com/CulturesInTransition/LifeoftheVillage/
Press Release, January 12, 2018
Rfotofolio was founded to give photographers access to a larger audience, and to educate the public about all types of photography through our sites, exhibitions, interviews, and articles.
We feel that art can make a difference in the quality of life for many individuals. Who has not been affected by the images we see? From showing the consequences of climate change and pollution, to finding solace in the image of a single flower. Art also serves to remind us that there is beauty in this world.
We feel that photography can make a difference in the quality of life for many individuals. Who has not been affected by the images we see? From showing the consequences of climate change and pollution, to finding solace in the image of a single flower. Art also serves to remind us that there is beauty in this world.
It is an honor to be featured as artist of the month at the CPA (www.photography.org). The root of the organization goes back to the Ansel Adams of our world.
Tracing our roots back to the Friends of Photography, founded in 1967, the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) remains the second oldest members’ photography gallery organization in the country. A short walk from Ocean Avenue in Carmel, CA brings you to the venerable gallery launched by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston. Today, CPA continues to serve as a valuable asset to its members, the community and the greater world of the photographic arts.
CPA’s gallery, which is free to the public, features the finest works of contemporary photography. In addition, CPA also offers the unique PIE Labs (Photography + Ideas + Experience) creativity program in the fall and the new PIE Tech! program in the spring. The award-winning PIE programs present an uncommon array of talented facilitators and are designed to spark creative thinking and artistic development. The CPA Lecture Series brings artists, curators, educators, and other leaders in the field of photography to our venue at the Sunset Center for in depth examinations into a variety of relevant topics. Special monthly events are planned for CPA members only and include critiques, film viewing, book reviews, and print exchanges to name but a few.
If you have an interest in photography and in networking with other enthusiasts and appreciators, you’ll enjoy our exhibitions, artistic-development programs, lectures, and special members’ nights. If you’ve wanted to learn more about photographic art and collecting, we encourage you to join CPA’s vibrant, supportive and ever- expanding photography community by becoming a member.
“Thank you CPA for your continuous support of artists and your inspiration with activities and exhibits”. Oliver Klink
Press Release: January 8, 2018
This is exciting news to have my images featured in the Art Photo Index database.
Art Photo Index (API) is a visual index of important art and documentary photographers, their images and their websites from throughout the world.
Our goal with API is to become the most useful index and search engine for discovering and exploring fine-art and documentary photography. Unlike other general purpose search engines where pertinent information is buried within the less relevant, the Art Photo Index search tool focuses only on a vetted art and documentary photographers and their work, making it the ideal search engine for our discerning audience of curators, gallery directors, publishers, editors, picture researchers, collectors and others who love art and documentary photography.
The artists included in Art Photo Index have been selected as a result of their accomplishments in the art or documentary photography field. Many of those included have been published by major photobook publishers or serious art photography magazines. Some have received awards given by art and documentary photography organizations. Others are represented by major art photography galleries.
To view the images, go to http://www.artphotoindex.com/api/#photographer/Oliver-Klink/19615
Javeena and Ganesha #1 was a show stopper at all the places the piece was exhibited. I received heartfelt emails from collectors thrilled to have invested in this image and honored to have contributed to the fundraiser for Javeena’s education. Many thanks to all of you.
Press Release, November 24, 2017
Oliver Klink’s image has been selected for the 2nd year in the row as People’s Choice award by Black and White Magazine. “Ancient Farming” is the selected image.
Two other images (Canada Lynx, The Ballerina) are featured in the magazine (Issue 125) to be released in newsstand in early December.
Additional information about “Ancient Farming” can be found here.
“Ancient Farming is a special image to me. I photographed the ancient tradition of farming in Xiapu, Fujian province, China”. My grandfather was a farmer in Switzerland and I remember vividly the arch life he lived. Watching these two old men in China reminded me that some places still value traditions or have not been inundated by the modern world. The image is part of a larger project, titled Consequences.
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We are happy to announce that our friend Oliver Klink has won 2nd Place-Merit of Excellence for “Ancient Farming” in the Professional Silhouette Category during the 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. The Spider Awards is an annual international award competition honoring the best amateur and professional images in black and white photography. Klink’s “Ancient Farming” was creating using the digital printing process Piezography. The image was photographed in China in 2015 and is a part of Klink’s larger body of work titled “Consequences”.
The transition from a pre-modern or traditional to a modern society is frequently described as modernization. Modernization has had the consequences of diminishing the relevance of old world customs, rituals, familial and social relationships.
“Consequences” addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures on the fringe of modern society resilient enough to maintain their vibrance.
As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.
Congratulations again to our friend for his achievement. For more information on Oliver Klink and his work, please visit Oliver Klink Photography.
Photography Exhibit Juried Group Show
(Juried by Emmy nominated Andrew Wegst, International Photographer)
“The Grand Entrance” by Oliver Klink
OPENING RECEPTION: November 3 (5:30PM – 8PM)
The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto is pleased to accept your submission, “The Grand Entrance” into “The Photography Exhibit”. Congratulations! Your artwork will be on view from November 3 – 23, 2017.
“The Grand Entrance” is part of the body of work – Circus – Fantasy and Illusion. The Circus is place where everything is pure fantasy and illusion. It enables us to loose ourselves, to dissolve in wonder and bliss, to be transported by mystery. We are struck by the beauty and innocence.
To depict the timelessness and space-less of the circus, I created an atmosphere of old travel postcard complete with painted backdrops as a reference to Orientalism. I want the viewer to hang onto the moments when cultural tradition forces reality to merge with our dream wishes, showing both together in their uneasy alliance for a short time.
The Circus is in town. Let’s re-candle the past.
For additional information, contact Oliver Klink