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Ryan Brenizer

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m19s
Language: english
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The Brenizer Method

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"Brenizer" should be a familiar name in the world of photography. It's a novel photo technique we've introduced in a previous video. Ryan Brenizer is the pioneer of this method and one of the most famous wedding photographers.
 
We met the New Yorker in Italy for an interview. Having started in journalism, he eventually found into photography and combined it with his passion for weddings.
 
He and his wife Tatiana are an experienced team. Ryan shares what's important to him in photography and what kind of response he tries to achieve.

Photography & Time

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m55s
Language: english
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40 years have passed since Ed Ruscha decided to switch from his conceptual photography to painting. In our interview, he justifies this step with his notice that photographs always reflects only the time in which they were produced. Thus photography is always historical for him while painting stands for itself.
 
Nevertheless, Ruscha understands photography as a "vocabulary of seeing" with which he was able to make the jump into painting. And so the former photo projects are still so present to him that he leads us viewers very lively back to the time of their genesis.
 
He closes the interview with a review of the photo book "Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass" which was his first color project.

Perfume to my Future

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m14s
Language: english
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Photography & Time
Ed Ruscha

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Ed Ruscha is an important pioneer of conceptual photography. We already have a short video with him in our program.
 
Photojournalist Michael Kurcfeld met him for a longer talk in Los Angeles. This resulted in an exciting interview, which we do not want to withhold from you. Listen to this master of his craft, whose photographic work has been completed long before the digital age and still works into the modern age.
 
In the first part, Ruscha talks about his early artistic influence, which led him to conceptual photography. He tells about publishers, self-publishing and outsourcing and gives us an insight into his first photo book projects for which he is known to this day.

Larry Towell

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Runtime - length of the film: 10m26s
Language: english
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Larry Towell is a photographer and also operates as a musician and storyteller. He lives with his family on a farm in Canada. He was the first Canadian member of Magnum. Since the mid-80s photography is his source of livelihood.
 
Through the for him very impressive time as a volunteer helper in India in the mid-70s his work is characterized by the gap between rich and poor. Main subject in almost all works are the "landless people" which means the rural population without land.
 
Towells first projects in which this motif already took place originated in Central America and dealt among others with the Counterrevolutionaries in Nicaragua, the civil War in El Salvador and the "Disappeared" in Guatemala. He later documented the Mennonites in Mexico and even his own family in Canada.
 
After he was a strong defender of the black and white film his recent works have given way to the changing times. In those younger works there are color photos als well as multimedia influences such as video or music.

Lea Lund & Erik K.

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Runtime - length of the film: 09m06s
Language: french with english subtitles
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In this FotoTV. interview Lea Lund and Erik K. talk about their meeting and their photographic long-term project.
 
In July 2011, the two met by chance because Erik, a guest at a wedding, smoked a cigarette outside on the street. This encounter turned into the first photo and that into a love affair - since then Lea photographs Erik. She does this every day, all over the world and from every angle.
 
Erik always remains the motive, but the real theme of the pictures are the places where they emerge. The two pay very much attention to the local setting and to special picture elements.
 
Lea's background as a designer leads her to draw all pictures with drawings. She doesn't betray us, what exactly and how she does it. "It would be careless," she says with a smile.

Jock Sturges

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Runtime - length of the film: 08m01s
Language: english
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The American Jock Sturges studied perceptual psychology and photography. Today he is known internationally for his recordings on Californian, Spanish and Frenche nudist beaches. His intention lays not in eroticism. He is concerned with the representation of beauty, fragility and especially of "truth" that runs through his entire work as an internal claim.
 
For Sturges a true image arises when the model can be totally herself. Without instructions - and at the beginning also without camera - a situation can be quite natural and produces interesting moments that have to be catched very fast.
 
In our interview the photographer reports on his way to this extraordinary genre. He also introduces his latest book "Fanny", which was published in 2014 by Steidl Verlag. It is named after a young woman that Sturges already photographed as a five years old girl.

Art Wolfe

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Runtime - length of the film: 05m19s
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The culture- and wildlife photographer Art Wolfe was born 1951 in Seattle, USA. He published several books. The latest curated work, "earth is my wittness", was also exhibitet in Iserlohn, where we met him for this interview.

Art Wolfe talks about the love for nature and cultures, which made him become the photographer that he is today. He is not just taking pictures, he sees himself as a man on a mission: To document and to preserve the beauty of this earth.

 

The Art of not Pushing the Button

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Runtime - length of the film: 12m37s
Language: english
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Frank Horvat explained his quote "Photography is the art of not pushing the button" in this way: "If someone photographs it is constantly a negative decision: Today the weather is too bad, I won't use a tele ... The difficult thing is to do it as little as possible. The mystical answer would be that a certain force is accumulated through this non-shooting photos. This is a bit like tantric sex." (German fotoMagazin 06/2012)
 
This attitude is the result of 50 years of photographic experience. The Italian came to international prominence as photojournalist and fashion photographer. However, he says that he was never a fashion photographer. Horvat was too shy for this business, as he always found it hard to give instructions. The best pictures always happened without instructions.
 
In our interview he tells us about his initial experiences with magazines, his love for trees and his love-hate relationship with New York City to which he has devoted much of his photographic work.

Bruce Gilden

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Runtime - length of the film: 11m30s
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In this FotoTV. interview Bruce Gilden from New York presents his photographic work. Gilden is a photojournalist and paticularly known for his work on the New Yorkers.
 
In 1969 he made the first photo that was - in his eyes - credible. It happened on the beach at Coney Island where many famous photographers made great pictures.
 
There he created his first big photo report that dealt with the visitors of the beach. He chose those people who didn't fit into societies norms, for example because of their physique.
 
The claim to find people that stand out from the mainstream runs through several decades of his work.

photokinaTV - Broadcastingsoftware mimoLive

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Runtime - length of the film: 8m53s
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You've probably noticed that we send photokinaTV and the presentations of our FotoTV. movie stars live to you this year. This requires a suitable software that among other important features should be stable especially!
 
For years FotoTV. is a very satisfied user of Boinx's Mac solution which formerly was called BoinxTV and has been renamed in mimoLive (Multi-In, Multi-Out Live Video Engine) now.
 
Leonard Christian is a guest at the photokinaTV stage and shows the streaming software and it's innovations. It can control up to nine different image sources. In addition, mimoLive works with Youtube and other social media platforms that allow livestream. The relatively low price makes it possible for smaller projects to use this solution.