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shoot # 56 – Art photo gift and gateway for you

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Lund, October 12, 2016
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Welcome to shoot – a gateway to the art world
 New editions, including Mark Rothko
Art Evening in Lund: the “photolution”
Collages from Iran
 Instagram – let’s follow each other!
Abstract photography video
 Venice: Can it still be saved?

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Dear Art Friend

Welcome to shoot # 56 – A gateway
The photo above is a digital gift – a moment of joy or reflection – to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.

A special welcome to many new subscribers and social media and other friends – here is the preceding shoot. 

shoot aims to stimulate art curiosity and share positive stuff. It’s a gateway to the online “flip” GlobalArt Magazine, the blog I write as an art recommender, not art critic.

shoot wings into your mailbox now and then. Sometimes I also shoot just a single image your way – exclusively for shoot recipients.

I believe in global networking, sharing and in positive energy. Please share with me if you have news and views.

New editions including one of Mark Rothko
Oberg PhotoGraphics’ homepage has changed to become more easy to navigate. Several new works uploaded, see Recent Editions. I’m proud of them all.

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Shoot # 55 – Newsletter from Oberg PhotoGraphics

Lund, September 4, 2016
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Venice Morning 2012 © Jan Oberg

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• Venice: Can it be saved? • Iran • Abstract photography • Victoria & Albert Museum • Landskrona Photo Festival • Instagram • Cultural Night in Lund, Sweden:

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Dear art photography friend

Shall Venice die?

It’s been known for quite some time that Venice in Italy is sinking and being destroyed also by over-tourism: 20 million per year in a city of 56,000 inhabitants whose number has fallen dramatically the last few years.

Many of you may have visited Venezia. Can you imagine it dead? I can’t, but it is a realistic scenario and I’ve written a bit about this tragedy on my art blog inspired by art historian Salvatore Settis’ recent wake-up call in the International New York Times and his new book, If Venice Dies.

I forward modest ideas about what can perhaps be done to stop this slow death, world attention to it being one.

But where is the EU in this? Where is the world beyond the market and profit-making? Venice is about a world heritage, not just Venice or Europe.

The photo above is from that unique city, shot at the best time of the year there, in early January when there are almost no tourists.


Anonymous in Venice © Jan Oberg 2015 – Click

Welcome to shoot # 55
It’s a digital gift and will appear only here and on my homepage, a moment of joy or reflection to you from Oberg PhotoGraphics.

A special welcome to many new subscribers and social media friends. Here is the

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Shoot # 45

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Lund, February 21, 2016
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Dear friends

Welcome to shoot # 45

Yes, this is a photograph – Abstract # 9D, 2015 – and it’s a digital gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good Sunday and ‘weekbegin’.
A special welcome to new subscribers and friends on social media. Here is the preceding shoot and In Memoriam for my friend and mentor Viggo Rivad.

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”.
In this article I give you an overview of its elements, compare with other art trends and outline what this super-dynamic development might mean for the future.

Special collection
This new “Special Collection” has been created with connoisseurs, galleries and collectors in mind. Please enjoy!

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

shoot
Will wing into your mailbox 2 times a month from now on.

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 the arts help keep us human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 42

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Lund, January 30, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 42

– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend. Welcome especially to many new connections, likers and friends in the social media world.

I do art photography – in addition to peace research and education – because art keeps us human! Art is an existential, peaceful necessity in our otherwise violence-prone world. And photography is…

The most dynamic art form today
Listen to this from one of the world’s leading photography centers:
“Photography is demonstrably the most contemporary of art forms. It is the most vital, effective and universal means of communication of facts and ideas between peoples and nations.”
– Cornell Capa, founder of ICP, International Center of Photography

True! And no other art form is moving faster these years. Here some reasons: digitalisation; shooting is much cheaper than film; the so-called RAW format that helps us make even better images in PhotoShop. Cameras are smaller, lighter and superb, including mobiles and compacts that can be paired with iPhones. Totally amazing!

Unlike the old heavy camera, the phone is always with us; we can record lives and events and build a collective visual memory of history. In principle of all humankind! And it’s fast and easy to share photos and thir stories to general social media such as Facebook and Pinterest or specialised places such as Instagram.

Allegedly 1,8 billion images are uploaded daily to the Internet!! Well not everything is photography, of course…

These and other factors change completely how we define photography today and tomorrow. And the final result does not even have to look like a photo!

It’s so fascinating. I wish I could work with all this 24 hours a day!

“GlobalArt” Magazine
I try to convey this enthusiasm to my readers in this online 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. Reading, seeing and 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?

By the way, on this photo and art blog you’ll find a page with some of the best photo sites, magazines etc. available – far from complete, but a beginning.

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!

My best
Jan Oberg

Experimenting with being on Instagram…

I’m now on Instagram

It’s an exciting way to meet people with an interest in photography, art, art videos, exhibitions, galleries. Here is just a test – a snapshot video by iPhone of one of my latest photos that I shared on Instagram and embedded for you here.

YOu can of course do a photo – but a video offers you the chance to explore a photo (even if you shake your iPhone a bit…) and to also say a few words. But a video on Instagram must be between 3 and 15 seconds. Only!

Are you on Instagram, let’s connect there…

⭕️ A working portrait of Bun-san who is a chef in his own small restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. Exhibited October 2014 in my studio.

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