Monthly Archives: May 2016

Shoot # 52

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Lund, May 29, 2016
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Dear Art Photo Friend,

Welcome to shoot # 52

The above photo was shot at the reception of the Photo London fair. It’s a digital gift to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics – a moment of contemplation and beauty with which I wish you a good Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.

A special welcome to many new subscribers, visitors and friends on social media – not the least those participating in Photo London. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

“Photo London” & more London
I’m just back from this very exciting international art photo event at Somerset House – 84 leading photo galleries exhibiting their best, all kinds, media, styles, techniques from vintage to today’s experimental and even camera-less photography.

I’ve written an art recommendation – I’m not an art criticPhoto London: Positive Notes with quite a few of my images from the fair and short texts about what fascinated me. Networking, sharing and creating positive energy is what I believe in.

Further, I made some out-of-focus shots from the venue – just images of details, people, Somerset House, mirrors, etc. For those who were there and for those who wish they had been able to go.

London is the world capital of photography in May at least. So I also went to Photographers’ Gallery with Deutsche Börse prize shortlisted artists, Tate Modern with Performing for the Camera, Tate Britain’s Painting With Light and the OXO Fix Photo 
Positive notes to come!

Montenegro
Recently hiked in Montenegro’s wild nature with its majestic mountains and magic lakes. Here a few shots – nature photography as well as Gerhard Richter-inspired ‘blurred’ images that I call contours.

This shoot newsletter
– leads you to the online GlobalArt magazine that I curate. Click and inspiration is guaranteed. It’s sharing of art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and bombing. And it’s news about a photo and other art blog.


“Montenegrin Contour # 8 © Jan Oberg 2016. Click it.

Exhibition “Abstract Real” on into June
Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery. You can watch photos and browse books as well as discuss art and global affairs with me. It’s by appointment only – but anytime. And I am present to care for each visitor.


Abstract Ceiling © Jan Oberg 2016. Click it

Non-figurative photography? Some words about it on my blogHave a sneak peek here of some of the works that are on show. You are always welcome – just call first!

Perhaps one day you need a gift or want to give your own walls a new life.

Remember
– that it’s the arts more than anything else that keep us human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Photo London – Shots out of focus

In my photo report from Photo London, the photos are of the exhibited works. And that’s what should be in focus.

However, I also like to shoot a little out of focus, so to speak – something else like e.g. people watching the art pieces, what one may see out of the window, funny little details, mirror images in glass of the frames, the beauty of the rooms, or… and there is enough of it at Somerset House in London.

Here some examples. And they are all © Jan Oberg 2016, of course.

 

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Photo London 2016: Positive Notes

84 photography galleries from predominantly the Western or trans-Atlantic world exhibiting in the beautiful old rooms of Somerset House at The Strand in London – that is Photo London!

One may say that what Art Basel is to other art, Photo London has the potential to become to photography in all its shapes, categories, styles, techniques, expressions, media and historic periods.

It has come to life thanks to its two directors and art connoisseurs, Iranian-born Fariba Farshad and Michael Benson about whom you may read here.

And like Art Basel it is, with few exceptions, basically for the moneyed elite – and not too much experimentation. It costs even to just walk around and enjoy, an adult one-day tickets is £ 25.

However, the enthusiast or the person who has traveled a bit to get there – like I have from Sweden – will find it worth it. You’ll need two full days to give it a thorough review if you haven’t kind of seen it all before.

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Somerset House in the mirror of the ticket office © Jan Oberg 2016

2016 was Photo London’s second year and my first time there. This article will focus on what I was most enthusiastic about at Somerset House. I always write about the things I like, thus conveying positive energy. I know how much it means to myself when someone expresses appreciation – and there is enough of negative critical-only, Besserwisser type of discussions in today’s world.

I don’t pretend to be a competent art photo critic, but see myself rather more as a recommender. Thus, I don’t do long more or less analytical text but let the images speak with a little intro and links where you can explore more – as if you had been there yourself.

That why it’s called social media – sharing and caring – and promoting achievement and success in all directions.

I’ve also made a 44-photos report at my Instagram account #obergphotographics and on #photolondonfair – and for your browser here.

In May 2016, London was turned into what was probably the world centre of photography.

Besides Photo London, there are interesting photography-related shows at about 30 places – e.g. at the Photographers’ Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and OXO Tower Wharf’s “Fix” to mention some.

Taking time to process it all – and I take hundreds of photos a day – I’ll write about these as soon as I can get around to it.

Martin Parr’s installation at the terrace facing river Thames was fun, a flashback to the good old days with photos inside an unusual “frame”. I’m not sure I was touched by it, but it inspired me to put it in yet another flashy frame.

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A digression on the images in these notes:

I always process and/or crop, frame and otherwise change my photos before uploading to social media and this blog. One, it is fun with all the tools available. Two, you make it more personal. Three, I dislike the fast shoot-and-upload laziness with sharing of raw images that could have brought the viewer a little joy had they been cared for. Four, it’s good training and – fifth: Every image worth publishing is worth publishing well!

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Shoot # 51

Montenegrin Contour # 2 - 2016

Montenegrin Contour # 2 – 2016 – Click for info

Lund, May 15, 2016

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Dear art photo friend

Welcome to shoot # 51

The above photo, Montenegrin Contour # 2, is a digital gift to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics – a moment of contemplation and beauty with which I wish you a good Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.

A special welcome to many new subscribers, visitors and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

Montenegro…
I’m just back from wandering in Montenegro’s wild nature with majestic mountains and magic lakes. Here a few shots – nature photography as well as Gerhard Richter-inspired ‘blurred’ images that I call contours.

London…
In two days off to Photo London at Somerset House, May 19-22 where 80 of the world’s leading photo galleries exhibit. It’s Photographers’ Gallery with Deutsche Börse prize winners, Stephen Gill and more. It’s Tate Modern with Performing for the Camera.

I’ll be there and report on my blog. Anybody going too?

The shoot newsletter
– leads you to the online GlobalArt magazine that I curate. Click and inspiration is guaranteed. It’s sharing of art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and bombing. And it’s news about a photo and other art blog.


“Montenegro # 3” © Jan Oberg 2016

Exhibition “Abstract Real” on into June
Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery. You can watch photos and browse books as well as discuss art and global affairs with me. It’s by appointment only – but anytime. And I am present to care for each visitor.


“Eutopia # 15” © Jan Oberg 2016 (Not on homepage)

Non-figurative photography? Some words about it on my blog.

Have a sneak peek here of some of the works that are on show. You are always welcome – just call first!

 

Remember
– that it’s the arts that help us remain human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 50 Gift, Montenegro, London and Abstract

 

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Lund, May 1, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 50

The above photo, French Tulips 2016, is a digital springtime gift from Oberg PhotoGraphics to you – a moment of contemplation and beauty with which I wish you a good 1st of May Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.

A special welcome to new subscribers, visitors and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot that you didn’t get.

Montenegro…
In a few days my wife and I will be hiking with good friends in the wild nature and majestic ‘black’ mountains of Montenegro. With a little luck, I may get some good shots there…

London…
Later in May! It is Photo London at Somerset House, May 19-22 where 80 of the world’s leading photo galleries exhibit. It’s Photographers’ Gallery with Deutsche Börse prize winners, Stephen Gill and more. It’s Tate Modern with Performing for the Camera.

I’ll be there and report on my blog. Anybody going too in May?

The shoot newsletter
– leads you to the online GlobalArt magazine that I curate. Click and inspiration is guaranteed. It’s sharing of art for cultural bridgebuilding and civilisation – the opposite of war and bombing. And it’s news about a photo and other art blog.


“Flavin # 21” © Jan Oberg 2016

Exhibition “Abstract Real” on into June
Above one of the works at display. Visitors tell me that my studio is more like a home than a cool, commercial gallery. You can watch photos and browse books as well as discuss art and global affairs with me. It’s by appointment only – but anytime. And I am present to care for each visitor.

Non-figurative photography? Some words about it on my blogHave a sneak peek here of some of the works that are on show. You are always welcome – just call first!

Remember
– that it’s the arts that help us remain human…

My best
Jan Oberg