24 May, 2009

love will come...

"So take me don't leave me
Take me don't leave me
Baby, love will come through it's just waiting for you"

Travis, "Love Will Come Through"

"sum of the digits 13", somewhere, sometime

23 May, 2009

the wedding-picture

In an older post I've shown a restoration of an 100-years-old picture from my german grand-grand-grandmother.

Today I show the restoration of the wedding-picture from my brazilian grandparents, who'll have their 65th wedding anniversary on the 27th of may.

The original (size: 11,87x16,56cm) is in a veryvery bad condition. I don't know what they've done with it, but it's very sad.

But okay, shit happens.

I scaned the original with 600dpi and edited it with the same Photoshop-tools as the last time.
The restoration took up a lot of time (21 steps in 3hours and 20minutes and 9 cigarettes), but hey, it's for my grandparents and I think it's a wonderful gift for them!

the original scan:

the last version:

the music I heard: U.N.K.L.E. - "Psyence Fiction" and Travis - "12 memories"

21 May, 2009


3. Fotografische Rundschau der VFDKV in Wien, Österreich

(copyright © by Frank Somogyi)

Jörg Bergs, Dirk Frielingsdorf, Ulli Gabsch, Matthias Hagemann, Mischa Klein, Thom Krüger,Thomas Langmaier, Thomas Loos, Clemens Molinari, Jörg Müller, Nadja Petranovskaja, Stefan Sappert, Fabricio Schmidt, Robert Skarka, Frank Somogyi, Julia Tröndle, Robert Tyss, Zoltan Vass, Steffen Weidmann, Kay Wölfle, …

Saturday, 11.07.2009, 18:00

Opening hours:
Sunday, 12.07.2009, 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 19.07.2009, 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 02.08.2009, 10:00 - 15:00
Sunday, 16.08.2009, 10:00 - 15:00

Hohenauergasse 12
A-1190 Wien
Vienna - Austria

More information:

18 May, 2009

12 May, 2009

"I think of photography like therapy. ...

... It's something I need to do. If I don't take pictures for a month, I really miss it. It's a relationship to the world I need, a distance: it's being more present and somehow less present."

Harry Gruyaert

"einsame zweisamkeit", germany, 2005

"Wenn Kunst aristokratisch ist,...

...dann ist die Fotografie ihre demokratische Stimme."

Ernst Haas

pictures by Patricia Schmidt, germany, 2005

10 May, 2009

"Paranoia is just another word...

... for ignorance."

Hunter S. Thompson

"never ever take psychodelic drugs", germany, 2006

08 May, 2009

"Acredito que uma pessoa comum pode ajudar muito,...

...não apenas doando bens materiais, mas participando, sendo parte das trocas de idéias, estando realmente preocupada sobre o que está acontecendo no mundo."

Sebastião Salgado

"here comes a city", germany, 2005

the music: The Go-Betweens "Here comes a city"

02 May, 2009

...but sometimes I paint.


First I printed the Original in b/w on plain paper (DIN A4 - 80g/m²). Then I painted it with watercolor (aquarelle). After the color was dry, I put a drawing paper over it, disrupted this a little bit and put a layer Scotch Tape over all. At last I scanned it and edited it with Photoshop CS.
For the Sandwich I took the Original and the Layer.
This is the result:

"coringa II", brasil, 2009

coringa = portuguese for joker

I'm not a painter, but sometimes...

"dijulia" - detail 1-3, brasil, 2008/09
watercolor (aquarelle) on photos/paper

"I am tired, I am weary...

...I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears"

Velvet Underground, "Venus in Furs"

read: Sacher-Masoch, "Venus in Furs" ("Venus im Pelz")

"self with ana", germany, 2005


I don't speak with words. I speak with pictures.