Shoot # 44

 

Viggo #2_Medium

Viggo Rivad 2009  © Jan Oberg

Lund, February 14, 2016
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Hi dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 44

– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good ‘weekbegin’. A special welcome to new subscribers, connections, likers and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot.

Viggo Rivad 1922-2016
I usually wish you a good weekend, but this week I’m late because the grand old man of Danish photography, Viggo Rivad, who was also my photo mentor just passed away at the age of 93.

He was a pioneer in more than one sense and although little known outside Denmark, Rivad was beyond doubt in the class of artists like Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau. And living quite withdrawn and modestly in the city that he loved. A bit like Saul Leiter.

Rivad did not want his art to be money-driven. He earned his living most of his time as a taxi driver in Copenhagen.

We met in 1983 during a visit to China and I learned more from him than words can tell – everything photography, people and art but not technology, digitalisation or commercialism. We were friends to the end and I’m working on a short movie about his life and art.

A few years ago I created the official website about his work, with his co-operation and endorsement. I invite you to experience a life-long humanist photography – marginalised people, happy people, moving photo series, documentary from around the world, love and much more.

My deep gratitude and commemorative words here.

Please take your time and return. I hope you’ll leave a few words behind on its front page.

ViggoRivad_#3_PhSh
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“Pictures At An Exhibition” video
Thanks to the amazing new technology you can visit my studio no matter where in the world you are. It’s not like visiting ‘live’ but it may give you an impression now the exhibiton is closed.

Notice also the video below about my 10-piece suite of “The Rouen Cathedral” inspired by both Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein.

“GlobalArt” Magazine
Articles, photos and videos about the contemporary photo and other art world added daily. At your fingertips. At one place. Easy! GlobalArt: inspiration guaranteed. Click ‘Follow’ when you get there.

I curate it because it gives me joy to share with whoever is interested what I myself learn from and enjoy. Keeping updated with the art world gives tremendous inspiration to one’s own work. And perhaps you have a great artist inside you that you should let out? Go there!

Recent editions
Have a look here! Perhaps you need an art piece on your wall, or as a gift?

Welcome to my studio
Always open for you. We just need to make an appointment first (see below).

A good ‘weekbegin’ to you! And remember that it’s the arts that keep us human…

My best
Jan Oberg

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