"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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Kwaku Alston- American celebrity photographer

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.

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All handmade: Wedding albums by Brian Ho

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.

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George Kordis – Interprets Man's Relationship with Man

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.

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Perfect on Hahnemühle paper: Painted originals and their digital reproductions

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!

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