31 March, 2010

"A photograph is not created by a photographer. ...

... What they do is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world."

Ferdinando Scianna

"the cross IV", brasil, 2010

(This cross is forged by the metalsmith Toni M. Wisniewski from Blumenau - SC, Brasil.
Thanks Toni!)

25 March, 2010

"I am a perfectionist. ...

...When I take a picture...it's gotta be good."


"the face of color", germany/brasil, 2005/2010

22 March, 2010

"Everything shifts as you move,...

...and different things come into focus at different points of your life, and you try to articulate that."

Chris Steele-Perkins

"casual viewer", germany, 2005

16 March, 2010

The CAMERA LUCIDA in the wood!

Here some pictures with the Canon PowerShot A200 through the Camera Lucida!
I've taken the photos in my park and in my wood.

07 March, 2010

CATALISA: The Photography Workshop!

Today was the great photography workshop hosted by Charles Steuck!
First he talked, of course, about photography (what is a photo? what is a camera? a camera obscura? etc.).
After this, Charles presented us a kind of a selfmade Camera Lucida or such a finder, because it hasn't a mirror or prism. Many landscape painters and photographers used and use a camera lucida or a finder for a better view.
Everybody got one and we should go out and use it with a normal camera or just with our eyes.

First some impressions of this session:

Through the camera lucida with the Canon Rebel XSi (Yes, it is another way to take a picture through another camera.):

Through the camera lucida with the Canon PowerShot A200:

The workshop was very good!
Thanks to Charles for it and the camera lucida!