21 May, 2010

"A photographer never really goes on vacation...

...because no matter where we are, we'll stumble across beautiful subjects that might be overlooked by other tourists."

Douglas Dubler

"room with people", germany, 2005

17 May, 2010

"I like the fact that I am not in control,...

...that the photographs are what happens, rather than the result only of the decision I make. You could say that’s the downside of photography, but it’s also why it is magic."

Thomas Dworzak

"snapshot", germany, 2005

15 May, 2010


Until today the work of the 4-year-old painter and photographer Ella N. Schmidt was unknown in the art scene.

MIND JACKER is proud to present now the first ever published photographic portfolio of this extraordinary visual artist:

"06/22/31/41/46/52/54/58/60/89/92/98", brasil, 2010

Ella used for this pictures a Canon PowerShot A200.

see part 2!

"Without fantasy there is no science. ...

... Without fact there is no art."

Vladimir Nabokov

"in a dream isn't a fence", germany, 2005

12 May, 2010

"Light makes photography. ...

... Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."

George Eastman

"die summe der einzelnen teile", germany, 2005/10

"Photography takes an instant out of time,...

...altering life by holding it still."

Dorothea Lange

"come my girl 1 - 12", germany, 2005/10

10 May, 2010

"I am visible,...

...I am image."

Jean Baudrillard

"be good. be bad. just schizo.", germany, 2006

03 May, 2010

"It's not always easy to stand aside...

...and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one."

Robert Capa

"in hell", brasil, 2010

02 May, 2010

PRAKTIsche CAmera - Part2.

In a little rag shop in Curitiba, the capital of the brazilian state Paraná, among a lot of fake-cameras I found a wonderful Praktica LTL 3.
The camera was very grungy, but it works like on the first day. The only thing which wasn't in a good condition was the body covering, but I made a custom one out of old US40-pants.
The lens at it wasn't a 50mm, but a huge Paximat 4.5/80-200mm Zoom with a S&K 81B-filter. The lens is a bulky metal work, but it works great.

In the Museu Oscar Niemeyer I bought in the shop two wonderful exhibition catalogs:
_Flávio Damm - Fotógrafo
_Bernie Dechant - Brasil, Além Brasil

PRAKTIsche CAmera - Part1