The PhotoCentral Gallery SpringShow celebrated its 30th anniversary, one of the longest running show in the Bay Area. This year work selection was outstanding with well deserved awards given by Danny Sanchez (Themes and Projects Gallery, San Francisco) and Margaretta Mitchell (Fine Art Photographer, Berkeley).
“Thirty years and it keeps getting better” says Geir Jordahl, the gallery director. “The evolution of photography has made this show very special. The Springshow is a platform for artists to express their idea, concepts and receive feedback from a well educated audience.”
My installation – Holi Temple – received an Award of Excellence. “There are very few galleries, that are willing to feature out of the box thinking. I am very grateful to PhotoCentral, Geir Jordahl and all his helpers to have made this installation possible. My project started as a very small entity – a lantern … With the encouragement of Geir and his crew, it grew to a “lively experience”, where visitors could feel, hear and visualize the deep meaning of “The annual festival of colors”.
The show is up until June 10.
PhotoCentral Gallery, 1099E Street, Hayward, California
CRITICAL MASS TOP 50 – MARKERS OF TIME
From Photolucida in Portland Oregon, 200 photographer finalists work was viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals. From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and awarded. This group is being presented during the Month of Photography.
Although there are seemingly infinite ways of making photographs – and as many opinions about their value – one of photography’s universal tools is its ability to become a tangible record of time. Whether that is achieved through the capture of a specific moment, or if a series of images present a visual journal of a photographer’s personal journey, these moments lend themselves to clichés that speak of time. The passing of time, time is of the essence, the work is “big time” or it might be ahead of its time.
When exploring the fantastic photographs created by the Critical Mass finalists, it may, at first, seem tricky to find a thematic thread that weaves its way throughout the work. After all, the photographers presented their work without parameters that locked them into to a specific theme. And yet, time after time, when looking at the photographs selected from this collection of 50 finalists, you can’t help but see time staring back at you. Some of the images are lost in time, some seem to have been created in a time warp, others feel timely, some suspend time and a few make you exclaim: “It’s about time!”
Each of these 50 images are part of a separate story. How you decide to see them, either through a narrative presented by the photographer, or via your own imagination, is up to you. Take your time. You might find that in each case they do more than suspend time; they become timeless.
This is a wonderful exhibit of various artists and medium (photography, painting). Well worth a trip to the Triton Museum (free entrance).
“Old Time – New Order” © 2016 Oliver Klink
Article by Euna Park
In 2005, photographer Oliver Klink left the corporate world to focus solely on photography. Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Klink has always had a heartfelt appreciation for nature. His extensive travels allowed him to discover and appreciate what was in front of his eyes.
“From [an] early age, I vividly recall the smell of the ink, the paper flying through Heidelberg presses and flipping through books my dad printed,” Klink told weather.com. “I started as a large-format analog photographer and was in awe with the quality of the images and the prints.”
3 Avril, 2017 – Sur le Vif
« Dans ce village près de Punakha, au Bhoutan, les gens se retrouvent après leur journée de travail dans le magasin d’alimentation générale. Ils discutent, passent un moment, puis s’en vont. Ce jour-là, ils sont interrompus par deux chèvres un peu bagarreuses. Moi, de l’autre côté de la rue avec mon appareil, j’ai l’impression d’être au théâtre. »
Cette photo a été prise par Oliver Klink.
Voir son site : http://www.oliverklinkphotography.com/
Link to the article: http://www.6mois.fr/Sur-le-vif?lang=fr
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Image is on exhibit until April 23, 2017
Oliver Kink (Los Gatos, CA) focused his attention on the cultural diversity and aesthetic of disappearance. In the permanent cultural changes on a global level, he is documenting the impact of the transition and modernization in China and Asian culture on the local and personal level.
The nucleus and heart of his interest are the complexity of existence that survives on the social, spiritual and visual level in our society and culture. He portrayed the Chinese people with affection and humanity and recalled truly epic descriptions of vanishing authentic life in China. His deep sense of the fragility of the Chinese world and traditional way of life was providing knowledge about the fragility of life and heritage in general. With the sustained high level of anthropological and historical skill and universality of his artistic concept, Klink reaches the spiritual connection with the Chinese people and their costumes. Clear vintage composition and the purity of Klink’s new modernism underlined the common need for humanity and fragility of human existence. In his effort to demythologizing China and the Chinese people in the American mind, a tradition, not the traditionalism becomes the main object of his photography.
The main thing about Oliver Klink ‘storytelling of consequences’ is the fact that his basic visual researching became a strong message about the relevance of heritage, old customs, and rituals. He accomplished his mission by reaching the connection between different cultures and people by underlining the quality of being different and unique.
– Drazenka Jalsic Ernecic (Croatia) senior curator