Dirk Braeckman at La Biennale

At La Biennale 2017The very "different" and moving photography by Dirk Braeckman at the Belgian Pavilion at Giardini. Here a little movie from Instagram - let's follow each other! https://vimeo.com/channels/obergphotographics/354391856 ... and a link also to his Venice homepage.

Déjà Vu, Syria And Multi-Media Photo Collages – The “Three In One” exhibit

This post is updated with new images, latest on October 19, 2017 This "Three-In-One" exhibition opened on the "Night Of Culture" in Lund, September 16 16-22, at Vegagatan 25. Then I did a few new things and changed some of those presented - that's one of the joys with collages... - and, so, this is…

The “Victoria And Albert Multi-Exposure” Series

A series of five of a bust at the Victoria and Alberg Museum, experimenting with multi-exposure in order to achieve a sense of movement. I mean, how does one make marble sculptures come alive on a rainy Sunday afternoon in London? Additionally, this short video is an example of what I am going to use…

It’s a photolution…

No other art form is going through so big and fast changes as is photography. We are witnesses to a photographic revolution, a "photolution".   What is it? It has many element coming together in synergy. Here are some: • The smartphones, their ever smaller and lighter equipment with ever more imprssive camera performance. It belongs…

Creating “People Of Islam” and why the Iraq War made me a photographer

I opened this exhibition with the subtitle - Photos From Iran, Iraq, Somaliland and Marrakech - on April 3, 2015. It has come about in a quite natural way. I have worked in some countries where Islam is of fundamental importance and so been exposed to the people living there as well as their problems -…

Oberg art photo concept

Nowadays one must have a mission statement up front and any business must have a core concept. And of course people ask me now and then what kind of idea(s) my works are based on. Here is, in a nutshell what I can say: Art and peace are basic to my photo concept and, thus, to my life.…

Black girl with a pearl earring

This post is about the pastiche I've made on Johannes Vermeer's iconic painting from around 1665 of a Girl With A Pearl Earring. There is both an interesting discussion about how it was - perhaps - painted and a movie inspired by the painting. And there is a discussion, of course, about who the girl is,…