Meet us @photokina 2016

Have you already subscribed to the Hahnemühle´s Newsletter? It is worth it! Not only the photokina edition which wet your appetite for international photo art printed on our Digital FineArt papers or artists signings with famous photographer on each day of the fair. We also introduce new Hahnemühle papers and a canvas which will be…

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A tale of dStudio and Hahnemühle

Martin Lucas, Print Manager from dStudio based in Little Clacton, Essex have very kindly shared their experiences of using Hahnemühle paper and canvas with us:

We’re a small fine art print studio serving (mostly) self publishing artists with prints of their artwork, illustrations and photographs. We started life a long time ago as a picture framers, the print studio was started in 2012 as we noticed the artists we worked with started to ask about printing and where they could get reproductions of their works produced. Nearly 4 years later and we’ve printed for 1000’s of artists from all over the world.

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Hahnemühle launches paper for platinum printing

In the face of all the digitalisation, platinum, palladium or salt prints are still are popular with the individualists. For these and other alternative analogue printing methods, Hahnemühle introduces –Hahnemühle Platinum Rag.

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Jim Mortram: "My photographs are about the endurance some people need just to survive"

This blog post features Jim Mortram. A talented photographer who captures the everyday lives of those who lives in Dereham (County of Norfolk, UK, which is very local to the Hahnemühle UK’s office)
Jim only takes photographs in a 3 mile radius of his local village. He captures with empathy many of the difficulties in life with people living off benefits, self-harm and even people looking after a relative with an illness like himself. Jim believes, “my photographs are about the endurance some people need just to survive.”  The most important thing is telling their story. So he does with his images.

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Contemporary Photography by Robynne Limoges

Let us introduce to you, the talented, the artistic, Robynne Limoges. Robynne is a native American living in London. She has participated in a juried group exhibition at the ‘Victoria and Albert’ gallery museum, in addition to contributing as a stills photographer in a BBC dance documentary and two feature films.
This year, Robynne has been honoured to become a Portfolio finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the year Award 2015.
Read further to gain more knowledge of Robynne and her life in photography.

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Urban Sketchers Chicago – Chicago Sketch Seminar 2015

written by Andrew Banks, Urban Sketchers Chicago group administrator and Blog Contributor

As an offshoot of the global Urban Sketchers organization the Urban Sketchers Chicago held the second Chicago Sketch Seminar on 11 and 12 July, 2015 at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts and the surrounding Gold Coast neighborhood.  This two day seminar attracted participants from all around the Midwest as well as an international crowd with visitors from as far away as India. With 10 workshops taught by local Chicago sketchers, participants had a wide range of topics to choose from which allowed them to tailor their weekends to the specific skill sets they wanted to develop. From watercolor techniques, figure drawing, perspective drawing, marker techniques, to colored pencils and even incorporating text into a sketch, the weekend was filled with incredible learning opportunities.

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Peter Aitchison- travel photographer only trusts Hahnemühle paper

“I only print with Hahnemühle paper. It really is the very best for my work” stated British travel photographer Peter Aitchison in our Q&A.
30 years ago, Peter began his career training as a studio assistant. He then eventually moved on to being a stills photographer on The Big Breakfast – a British light entertainment television show on screen till 2002. Through various other jobs and projects, he soon realised that travel was his main feature. This is when Peter decided to focus more on his travelling projects. He has visited many countries and main cities including Morocco, India, Paris and New York.
Read further for more information and to explore his talent with images below.

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Leah MacDonald – Photography & Encaustic photography

Leah Macdonald is an American photographer and artist. She creates primarily feminine black and white shots. The encaustic technique gives her photographs a dreamy personal style. She enjoys sharing here knowledge in workshops, which are very popular. 

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The Print's the Thing

Guest column written by Jay Fine

The Statue of Liberty and fireworks in NY Harbor are frequent themes in my photography.

Fireworks at the Statue of Liberty from the Esplanade, by Jay Fine

Unlike most places in the U.S., Lower Manhattan, my home for the last decade, gets treated to spectacular firework displays year round. Anyone with enough money can hire a pyrotechnic company and have their own show set in NY Harbor near the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and get no promotion or publicity with the exception of a text alert from New York City’s emergency alert system Notify NYC – a text and phone alert system for people in our area post-9/11.

Last week I ran into a neighbor after returning from photographing a fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty. I had my camera on a tripod and she was curious about what I shot. I showed her a few of my fireworks shots. She liked what I shot but said “I’ll wait to see a print – that’s the only thing that counts.”

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