Through the year with Kröt & Schuhuu – Calendar illustrations and short tales of Leoni Pfeiffer

written by Leoni Pfeiffer

The story about Kröt & Schuhuu started during a lunch break five years ago. A turtle and a little owl experienced new adventures everyday on paper sheets of 8 x 10 cm. Around sixty short sketches resulted and were soon traded as motivational pictures among friends.
The idea came up to draw a family calendar with two of my friends. In 2012 we already printed 75 pieces and distributed them in our circle of friends, further years followed.

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From the studio: Alexa Dilla about her artwork for Hahnemühle's Art Calendar 2016

Alexa Dilla, freelance artist and painter on board of a large cruise ship, has painted one of the winning motifs of the Hahnemühle Art Calendar 2016. Her artwork was selected for the month of February. In our studio report, Alexa tells us what inspired her painting “Amsterdam in the Rain”. All 12 winning pictures of the painting competition for the 2016 edition of Hahnemühle´s art calendar on the theme “Nature in the City” can be found on our website. By the way: The painting competition for the calendar 2017 is now open, the entry rules and the upload portal are online. Join in for your chance to win!

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The lights of the city – urban dreamscapes of Jochen Brillowski

Cityscapes as fantastically colorful panoramas are the preferred subject of German photographer Jochen Brillowski. His images are full of energy and invite for visual exploration. The large-format designs are ideal for the new Hahnemühle Panoramic papers in two Photo Rag ® grades. We are therefore pleased to present motifs by the photographer on the packaging of the two products. Urban Panoramas of Zurich and Cologne can be admired on the boxes for the new Photo Rag ® 308 in the Matt FineArt-line and on the box for Photo Rag ® Baryta in the Glossy FineArt line (on the back). Read more in the interview – e.g. on experimental photographic interpretations of his urban dreamscapes.

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"The women of Berlin" – 375 portraits by Ashkan Sahihi

Ashkan Sahihi’s most recent body of work is a portrait of a rapidly changing Berlin comprising 375 photographs of women living in Berlin gathered by thirty-five search terms such as professions, age brackets, lifestyles, social strata. All of the images embody in an individual way the dynamics of today’s Berlin. Taken together, the portraits represent a cautious exploration of the vibrant city of Berlin, an attempt to capture a moment in the city. “The woman of Berlin“ is on the wall in two galleries in Berlin. Hurry up to admire the body of work until January 10th, 2016 at Galerie im Körnerpark and through February, 6 2016 at Galerie Springer. All 375 prints are done on Hahnemühle‬ PhotoRag‬® Ultra Smooth by print studio ‪‎d‘mage‬ light Berlin – a Certified Studio supported by Hahnemühle. We are proud to feature an interview with Iranian born photographer Ashkan Sahi – currently living in Berlin. Enjoy reading!

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Merry Christmas raffle!

Dear Hahnemühle friends For us this year ends with good news: Hahnemühle had been awarded as ‘Brand of the Century’. This makes us proud and we go with good cheer for 2016. That’s what we wish you, the Hahnemühle fans, too! You realise with impressive inspiration versatile projects on our papers, we report about on…

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Black & White in reduction and perfection – interview with photographer Joerg Karrenbauer

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.

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Mark Mann – up close to the celebrities!

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.

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