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Adam Fuss 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m51s
Language: english
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Adam Fuss 1

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In the second part of our interview Adam Fuss introduces more of his series and discusses their meaning.
 
In addition to the human skulls he discusses the series "In Between", which is about birds, "Invocation" (about babies in water) and the series "My Ghost", in which he treats separation and the "presence of absence". He also discusses two of his individual images: "Medusa" and the world's largest daguerreotype of the Taj Mahal.
 
Finally, he provides a very interesting insight into his current artistic ideas. We are looking forward to his future artistic output.

Adam Fuss 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m10s
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Adam Fuss 2

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Adam Fuss was born in 1961 in England.
 
After his father died early, Adam lived with his mother in Australia until the age of twelve. When he was 19, he returned there and did an apprenticeship as a photographer. Since moving to New York later, he has gained an international reputation with unusual themes and compositions.
 
In recent decades, Fuss has created images of babies in the water, drops of water, christening gowns, snakes, rabbit guts and human skulls. For his very early work, he used a pinhole camera, which gave him the idea of using no camera at all and making daguerreotypes and photograms.
 
In the first part of our two-part interview with him, he focuses on his pictures of snakes and the complex symbolism inherent in a snake.

David Doubilet 2

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m59s
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David Doubilet 1

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Underwater photographer David Doubilet guides through his retrospective exhibition in Iserlohn, Germany. He tells exciting stories and provides insight into some special shots.
 
Doubilet compares features of colour and monochrome pictures. He reveals his fascination with Antarctica and remembers encounters with animals around the planet.
 
He looks back on his work and career spent in the oceans of the earth.

David Doubilet 1

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
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David Doubilet traveled planet earth and documented nature from the ocean's perspective. His underwater camera records scenes from another world.
 
His fascination with water began with an experience from his youth. Working under water poses risks and challenges that Doubilet never forgets. He rewards himself with surreal images which impress and alert. Climate change threatens ecosystems of oceans worldwide. Doubilets pictures show the fragility of these places.
 
He dived in the arctics and tropics, and returned with photos that surpass imagnination.

William Wegman

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m29s
Language: english
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The American William Wegman originally wanted to become a painter but then opted for photography. Today he is known internationally. His name is associated primarily with his photographic compositions in which dogs play the leading role.
 
From the beginning of the 1980s he exposed his own Weimaraner in various costumes and poses. During his teaching at the California State University he got his first dog, Man Ray. Man Ray was so well known that 1982 the Village named him Man of the Year.
 
In addition, he is active as a children's author, his work Puppies was a New York Times bestseller. He is also known for his videos: We already saw some of his video sequences for example on Sesame Street.
 
In this FotoTV. interview Wegman recalls of his animal origins and lets us participate in other anecdotes of his photographic life. We see images of his dog photography collection and even watch him "live" at work.

Pictures without Words

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m00s
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Roger Ballen

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American photographer Roger Ballen was born in 1950. Since the 1970s he lives in South Africa.
 
After our first interview with him, he now tells us about the evolution of his art.
 
Ballen has started to transfer his distinctive aesthetics into other media. He is attracted by sculptures and installations, and he has found to YouTube. He produced several films, such as the 2012 music video "I Fink U Freeky" (from Die Antwoord), which was clicked millions of times, or the short film "Asylum of the Birds" from 2014. Via Youtube Ballen opens up a whole new audience to his aesthetics on pure photography.
 
It is this aesthetic that fills the main part of the interview: Ballen tells how he personally experiences his imagery and in what way it intensifies in modern times of his work. For him it is a world of "pictures without words".

Paul Nicklen

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Runtime - length of the film: 8m50s
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Paul Nicklen was born in 1968 and grow up on Baffin Island in a small Inuit community. For a few years he worked as marine biologist, then he decided becoming a photographer.
 
He met two companions which taught him the photographic story telling and introduced him to National Geographic. Since then he works there as a specialist for wildlife in the polar regions.
 
Paul Nicklen won several big prices. But his main motivation refers to catching the attention of the 40 million readers of National Geographic. He wants to strengthen their awareness for the consequences of climate change. His mission is to affect the people to rethink und take action.
 
In this FotoTV. interview he shows some great pictures and reports on his photo journeys under the assignment of National Geographic.

A Pristine Vision III

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Runtime - length of the film: 16m00s
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This last part of our Jim Brandenburg series starts off with infrared photograph. Technical limitations of analogue photography made him appreciate the digital evolution, yet enabling a broad range of photographers to work with infrared.

Since National Geographic demanded new perspectives of familiar subjects, he stuck to this concept for his personal work.

Finally he tries to deal with European cultural history, a subject in progress which may feature another future series.

A Pristine Vision II

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m35s
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Jim Brandenburg is one renowned nature photographer. His work appeared in National Geographic and television documentaries.

FotoTV. met him for the second time to adress his latest projects. Brandenburg states how emotions are unable to be recorded in a photograph. While young photographers attempt to do this, their own education hinders them to achieve it.

He believes very art form to be influenced by the zeitgeist, thus there may be no real personal vision.

The Planet Ice

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m42s
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Daisy Gilardini comes from the Italian part of Switzerland, today she lives in Vancouver.
 
There are so many photographers in front of FotoTV.'s cameras whose careers didn't start with photography. Daisy Gilardini is one of those. Her career began in a totally different branch: in the financial world. Once she founded her own accounting company.
 
But she couldn't stand that business without traveling, again and again a powerful strength pulled her out of her office and into the whole world. During her travels she shot lots of pictures. That was her real passion, she cared for frequently cause tensions in order to live out that passion. Altogether she did photo travels in more than 60 countries all over the world.
 
Finally she  felt in love with the polar region and gave up her accounting company. Since that she spends the most  of her time on the "Planet Ice". In more than ten years she did 18 expeditions  to the Antarctis and 24 to the Arctis. She travels with research ship, icebreakers and one time indeed with a sailboat. 
 
Daisy's pictures were published by international leading magazines and awarded by worldwide nature conservancy organizations.