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GOSEE PR und GLAM PRODUCTION, Los Angeles, laden Dich ein : CHECK OUT PHOTO LA

Die 27te Ausgabe der PHOTO LA öffnete ihre Tore Ende Januar am Santa Monica Barker Hanger. GLAM PRODUCTION besuchte für GOSEE den international renommierten Fotoevent und fasste einige Eindrücke für Euch in Wort und Bild zusammen.

PHOTO L.A. features an extraordinary roster of more than 60 local and international galleries and dealers, in addition to noteworthy exhibitions by artist collectives, non-profits, museums, art schools, and photo book publishers. PHOTO L.A.’s renown lectures, roundtable discussions, special installations, and docent tours with distinguished members of the arts community draws an informed audience to the three-day event and sparks critical debates about the state and future trends of photography and the art of collecting.

This year PHOTO L.A. featured an impressive and exclusive collection of established Chinese galleries. It is interesting to see how many Chinese galleries have booths set up, and show imagery we stereotypically not associate with China. A new fresh look in photography from the eyes of Chinese artists observing their own and western culture. Work showcased by Pan-View, Gallery, Cipa Gallery, View Art Gallery, 9 ART Gallery, Yingshang Photobook. PHOTO L.A.’s hope is to foster a deeper cross-cultural exchange between the galleries, collectors and broader public of China and Los Angeles, both at the fair and beyond.

Some of our favorites and newsworthy are the work of Sean Mundy represented by Gallery Youn Sean Mundy (Montréal, QC) creates conceptual imagery through photography and digital manipulation. Working through self-doubt and questions of identity, Sean constructs austere, yet neutral and distant scenes of palpable tension and uncertainty. With a subtle, minimal approach he aims to disrupt, select from, and delete classical narrative formula to form scenarios that are reliant on subjective associations.

Cologne based artist Christian Block – showed with the LEM HQ Photography Salon some interesting oversized abstract aviation photography. Christian Block was born in Bonn in 1965. He trained as a pilot in Cologne and has been flying long-distance flights since 1997. He has been pursuing photography since 2003. He creates large scale images that are based on the photographs of his working environment. He came to be known to the public after his works were exhibited in the Photo District Gallery in New York and the TAKSU-Gallery in Kuala Lumpur.

Christian Block’s photography shows us how the things from a daily working routine acquire new meanings when they are viewed from a different perspective. And even an environment that has been organized to ensure perfect functionality is not without beauty.

Marian Crostic’s work in the series SALT | AIR is a narrative of images taken in her hometown, Venice CA. Void of people and activity the images are a reflection of her relationship with the ocean and Venice Beach. Ethereal in feeling the images demonstrate a sense of ageless and endless horizons

Some of our other favorites:
Jo Ann Callis, Untitled, From Early Color Portfolio, Circa 1976, Image courtesy of the artist and RoseGallery
Max Yavno, courtesy of the Etherton Gallery
Julie Blackmon, courtesy of G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle
Tony Vaccaro, courtesy of Monroe Gallery
Jacob Gils,courtesy of In The Gallery
Ansel Adams, courtesy of Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc.

We look forward to the next show in Oh My God 2020 ! GoSee:

06.02.2019 // show complete article

Photo Chat USA : Ellen von Unwerths 'HEIMAT' Opening und TASCHEN Collector’s Edition Book Präsentation in der TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles

Ellen von Unwerth celebrated the opening of "Heimat", an exhibition of her new photo book. GoSee and joined the party at the TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles (GoSee reported). Fashionistas and models, partially dressed in Lederhosen and dirndl - a wild mix of fun people, almost like a mirror of Ellens colorful world. Celebrity guests such as Arnold Schwarzenegger said hello. Roberta Wagner rockstar stylist to the stars graced the crowd.

“Heimat” is a German word best understood as a deep feeling of connection to one’s culture and social environment, a sense of home if you will. The title is befitting, as the content of her photo book clearly pays homage to Unwerth’s Bavarian roots; of course through the sexy, subversive and playful lens she is iconic for. The exhibition comes with a 454-page signed and limited TASCHEN Collector’s Edition book of the same name. The exhibition also showcases a curated selection of iconic Ellen von Unwerth photographic prints from throughout her career in collaboration with the Fahey/Klein Gallery.

Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top fashion model before becoming one of the world’s most in-demand fashion photographers and directors. Her editorial work has been featured in publications such as VOGUE, and Vanity Fair and in major advertising campaigns for Chanel, Dior, John Galliano, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Agent Provocateur, and Diesel. Her erotically charged images of supermodels and female musical artists.

Erhältlich ist eine limitierte Collector’s Edition, nummeriert und von Ellen von Unwerth signiert, sowie vier Art Editionen, auf jeweils 100 Exemplare limitiert, mit je einer Farbfotografie. Man kann natürlich auch nur das Buch erwerben. Kostenpunkt: 750 Euro.

Ellen von Unwerth. Heimat . Edition von 1.500 Exemplaren + 200 APs . Ellen von Unwerth, Mark Schulz . Hardcover in einer Schlagkassette, 33 x 44 cm, 454 Seiten . ISBN 978-3-8365-2887-0 . Mehrsprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch  

TASCHEN GALLERY . 8070 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 . Tue-Sat: 11am to 7pm, Sunday: Noon to 6pm, Monday: Closed .
08.03.2017 // show complete article

GoSee und GLAMPR treffen Starfotograf Marc Baptiste in New York anlässlich seines aktuellen Buchprojektes zu seinem Herzensthema Haiti

Fotograf Marc Baptiste wurde in Port Au Prince, Haiti, geboren. Und seine Erfahrungen, die er auf der wunderschönen Insel in seiner Kindheit sammelte, kamen ihm später nach Umzug in die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zugute. Auf seiner Habenseite stehen heute Hollywood's A-Promis ebenso wie Top-Talente aus dem Kerativbereich. Namen wie Pharrell Williams, Shakira, Erykah Badu, Chloe Sevigny, Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Idris Elba, Barack Obama oder Yoko Ono sprechen für sich.

Bis zum heutigen Tag sind drei Bücher von ihm erschienen die die weibliche Form feiern. Den Anfang machte in 2001 'Beautiful – Nudes' , gefolgt von 'Intimate and Innocent'. Seine Arbeiten sind in internationalen Magazinen wie Cosmopolitan, Details, Elle, Esquire, Ebony, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire oder Vanity Fair zu finden und seine kommerziellen Arbeiten sind auf dem gesamten Globus im Einsatz. Sein neuestes Buchprojekt zeugt von seiner Liebe zu Haiti, seiner Heimat. Es feiert die Liebe, die Freude, das Durchhaltevermögen der Menschen aus der Region, die die Welt in 2016 fast nur noch mit Unglück in Verbindung bringt.

GlamPR zu GoSee: "Marc is very much connected to his Haitian heritage and regularly visits his many friends and family still living there. He recently journeyed to his homeland to aide in relief efforts after earthquakes and major storms hit the region, and of course, captured exquisite photos along the way."

GlamPR traf Marc in New York für GoSee kurz nach seiner Rückkehr aus dem Tropen-Paradies. "In addition to aiding in donations toward food and water filtration, Baptiste is adamant about supporting initiatives that inspire hope and growth through artistic measures such as local film and photography schools, where he teaches kids how to create poignant images on their own. It is amazing that many photographers in this generation tend to rely solely on their iPhones to photograph powerful images, providing them with an accessible tool to not only capture the beauty of the Haitian people through a more well-rounded and honest lens, but also help engender hope in a country that is often confronted with disaster and face the threat of devastating loss." führt GlamPR aus.

Marc, Haiti is close to your heart. You support Haitian charities including the Ciné Institute and have a commitment to re-building your birthplace which inspired a partnership with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen. What were you guys doing on your last trip to Haiti, and what role do you play as a photographer? I went to Haiti with a group of doctors from the non-profit organization NOAH NY. I have been traveling with them to Haiti since 2012 to document their work. This latest trip we went to Cayes and Jérémie to provide medical assistance after the hurricane.

How do you personally handle the extreme differences between the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and the poverty and simplicity of your birthplace? I focus on my photography. Haiti is my birthplace; I don't see it the way the rest of world does. Haiti is often described as "the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere", [but] it was also the first independent Black nation in the Western Hemisphere, [the] first post-colonial independence black led nation in the world and the only nation whose independence was gained as part of a successful slave rebellion. Haiti is rich in culture, art, music, beauty, creativity and heritage. I go as often as I can for inspiration and to recharge.

We love the photos from your last trip, where you capture the joy and humanity of the people. Tell us more about these pictures. There is so much joy and love that is overshadowed by the images shown in mainstream media. My main objective when photographing for NOAH NY and in general is always to show the beauty, pride, and humanity.

You’ve already published 3 beautiful books, is there a new one in the making in connection with Haiti? Any other creative projects planned? Haiti is my life project. I have been photographing Haiti for years. I am working on a coffee table book to showcase the beauty of my country, culture and people to show the other side of Haiti that the media doesn't show. I am also working on a documentary about the long tradition of RaRa.

Bis zum Erscheinen des Buches empfehlen wir Euch die Webseite von Marc Baptiste - mit aktuellen Arbeiten aus dem wunderschönen Haiti.
06.12.2016 // show complete article