The photographic gaze focuses on the significant pixel; the visual sense reduced perception to black, white and all shades of grey. In this way monochromatic images with a timeless, surreal and sometimes monumental character arises. Joerg Karrenbauer, photographer and curator from Saarbrücken (Germany), photographs exclusively in black and white and prints his works superbly on Hahnemühle paper. We cooperate with the artist who successfully participates in international competitions and exhibits. The video for our Hahnemühle FineArt Inkjet Leather Albums is a joint creation and we collaborated in the new packaging image for our Certificates of Authenticity. Now we have asked Joerg Karrenbauer for an interview.more
“Capturing a moment and printing it on paper has always been magical to me. When I switched from film to digital I strived to find a paper that would match my darkroom experience. Hahnemühle Digital FineArt papers bring my photos to life with incredible depth and sharpness … ” stated celebrity photographer Mark Mann who mainly shoots US actors. He has cooperated with Leica and Hahnemühle for many years now, a cooperation that makes us proud, and has resulted in a Q&A we would like to share.
When did you discover your passion for photography?
My passion for photography started when I was around 14 years old, during a hard time for my family after my uncle had died suddenly. My mother inherited a box of his belongings, and in that box was a 35mm film camera with a set of lenses. Of course I began to tinker with the camera with no appreciation for what a fragile and expensive instrument this was. I ended up taking one of the zoom lenses apart and couldn’t put it back together. My mother discovered this pretty quickly, and I thought she’d be more than a little upset with me. After all, I’d destroyed her brother’s cherished gear. But no, she just said maybe I should take a photography class and learn how to fix that lens and operate that camera. So I listened to mom, and enrolled in a black and white workshop at High School. There was no turning back.
Focusing on the perfect moment to press the shutter button, the tonality, the graininess of the images … Who still photographed as a photographer on film, has good reasons for the elaborate way to take photos. Despite of taking their images analog many photographers print digital in inkjet technology on Hahnemühle papers. As fine art prints on genuine artist paper they guarantee higher longivity than darkroom prints, a wider color gamut and countless displayable nuances in black and gray. Brian Ho is a wedding photographer from Singapore and photographs still on film. His handmade prints and albums are perfectly crafted. We invite him for an interview.more
Written by Lesia Maruschak
World renowned artist George Kordis is an interpreter of man’s relationship with man. This curious and ever evolving artistic genius has a passion for engaging the spectator in what is a living artform with a surrealistic expressionistic voice.more
Karin Kuthe reports in the following article about her experiences with digital reproductions of her traditionally painted pictures. The highly experienced artist works in the techniques of watercolour, acrylic and pastel on traditional artist papers from Hahnemühle. For a few years she has reproduced her originals on Hahnemühle Digital FineArt papers as inkjet prints. She is excited by the creative potential of image reproduction on the same paper on which her originals arise. Enjoy reading!more
Jason Henthorne is an international award-winning artist who works in the medium of high contrast black and white photography. Influenced primarily by his passion for the oceans of the world, these intersections of ocean and earth provide the backdrop for his minimalistic ethereal visions of cumulative time. For his latest project “Between Worlds” he cooperated with sandsulpture artist Amador and Hahnemühle. We are pleased to present an insight of black/white seascape photography by the American photographer.more
Here at Hahnemühle we were lucky enough to grab an interview with the talented photographer Travis Hodges. Based in the streets of London where photographic inspiration comes alive, Travis finds his muse amongst people.
Hodges is absolutely fascinated by, not just celebrities, but also ordinary people. He likes to get stuck into these projects and examine who we are as a person and what it is exactly that makes us who we are. Read more to find out about Travis Hodges’ inspirations and recommendations of Hahnemühle’s paper for prints of his contemporary photography.