“When I’m contemplating the display of fine art exhibitions, I take into account how an image will benefit from a specific accentuation or pop that certain types of print mediums provide. Looking to print this particular image from my BEATIFIC/CAUSTIC series, I explored various print surfaces that would highlight the iridescent glimmer and high shine feel I’m portraying in the shot. Working with Hahnemühle, I discovered a new print surface that elicits this bold, shimmering quality brilliantly. Pairing BEAUTIFIC/CAUSTIC with Hahnemühle’s new Photo Rag® Metallic paper, I am able to share my vision through high-quality fine art.”
“Photo Rag Baryta has a very elegant light gloss and the baryta paper structure supports the effect of my sculptures – whether in colour or black and white. The slightly warm tone of the paper gives the image depth and thus the look is very different from that of the standard photo papers. This is important to me if I sell my ‘One-Euro-Sculptures’ as photographic works of art to donate money to various charity organisations. The strength and feel of genuine artist paper further enhance the prints.”
A rather unconventional series by London-based artist Astrid Schulz will be exhibited in Saarbruecken (Germany) for a second time from April, 13 to May, 13 2016. Inspired by the content of the novel “The Daughters of Egalia” (by Norwegian writer Gerd Mjøen Brantenberg) the photographer questions social stereotypes and photographic clichés. For her project ‘Hairdressers’ Astrid swapped gender based positions – her protagnists are men at a hair saloon, wearing curlers on their heads and in their beards. ‘Hairdressers’ have been selected to highlight the opening event at the German Hairstylists convention in Saarbrücken at Handwerkskammer des Saarlandes (Trade Cooperation of Saarland).more
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!