One Twelve Publishing - video series “Handcrafted Photography" by Claude Peschel Dutombe

Blue Mitchell from One Twelve Publishing put the 1st part of a video series together called  “Handcrafted Photography".
In short interview sections several artists are asked to answer some questions about their personal reasons for using hand crafted methods as well as insight into their creative process. Featured in part 1 are Diana Bloomfield, Jessica Somers, James Wigger & myself.

Number 1. Presentation version. Featuring Diana Bloomfield, Jessica Somers, Claude Peschel Dutombe & James Wigger

AREZZO & FOTOGRAFIA - Biennale internazionale di arte fotografica - solo show by Claude Peschel Dutombe

"Dreams of a Distant Place" was exhibited in a solo show in Italy at AREZZO & FOTOGRAFIA - Biennale internazionale di arte fotografica.

Close to 70 prints were on display in the majestic historic building of "Museo Archeologico Nazionale "Gaio Cilnio Mecenate" e anfiteatro romano di Arezzo".

Some installation shots here:

9th Pollux Award - Finalist by Claude Peschel Dutombe

The "Ayutthaya Heritage" series made it into the group of finalists of the 9th POLLUX AWARD in the portrait category.

I am so happy that this work keeps on moving around representing the Cultural Heritage of the old Kingdom of Siam.
It would be great to see a larger selection of this series as a traveling exhibition some day in the future.

Click on the picture to go to the award page.

Click on the picture to go to the award page.

"Oppa" on "Don't Take Pictures" Magazine's picture of the day by Claude Peschel Dutombe

My beloved grandpa featured as picture of the day at Don't Take Pictures !

What a patient model he was. We had close to minus Celcius here and it took forever to position the mirror in the right place.
Note the three fishing lines? Yes, baby...no digital tricks in the old days, all handmade "magic"!

"T A B U L A R A S A" - Gallery OBERFETT / Hamburg by Claude Peschel Dutombe

Tabula Rasa”, an exhibition at Gallery Oberfett in Hamburg.

Oberfett opened it’s doors in the beginning of 2016 and is looking back at this exciting first year with more than 30 shows and 200+ exhibiting artist.

One print from "Dreams of a Distant Place" is part of the plethora of fantastic artworks.

Chapeau Oberfett, keep on rocking and always a “handbreit wasser unterm kiel”!

 

 

 

Watch the video from the opening:

"Light" - group exhibition at A Smith Gallery by Claude Peschel Dutombe

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the LIGHT gets in."
Leonard Cohen

Group exhibition "Light" at A Smith Gallery - I am DELIGHTED to have three prints in this show, selected by Jennifer Schlesinger !

installation shots

installation shots

"Haunted" - a juried group show at Darkroom Gallery by Claude Peschel Dutombe

If you want to explore the dark shadows of mystery, you ask for Russell Joslin!
This time he put an exhibition together for Darkroom Gallery called “Haunted”.

Two pieces from “Naraka, Buddhist Hell” series are included in this show.

You can view the complete selection here.

Juror's Statement: As someone who leans toward skepticism when it involves matters of the supernatural, I often consider that which is “haunted” as being the interior traces of my memories of people, places, and/or experiences that I haven’t let go of. In other words, for me a “haunting” is interior, psychological, and personal, not exterior (as in ghosts or spirits of unknown others that inhabit an old hotel or house). As Stephen King says, “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Whatever one believes, it can be said that such matters traditionally makes fertile ground for storytelling. In terms of photography—a medium that is largely dependent upon reality—such concepts are often expressed or symbolically utilized by a variety of effects (motion, blur, manipulation of light, etc.) in an attempt to visually express the suggested or non-visible. For this exhibition, I viewed a compelling variety of interpretations and approaches to the theme Haunted to arrive at the selection you see here. In the end, I hope that viewers will not only consider the photographs before them, but what haunts them personally as well.    Russell Joslin, September 13, 2016

Juror's Statement:

As someone who leans toward skepticism when it involves matters of the supernatural, I often consider that which is “haunted” as being the interior traces of my memories of people, places, and/or experiences that I haven’t let go of. In other words, for me a “haunting” is interior, psychological, and personal, not exterior (as in ghosts or spirits of unknown others that inhabit an old hotel or house). As Stephen King says, “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Whatever one believes, it can be said that such matters traditionally makes fertile ground for storytelling. In terms of photography—a medium that is largely dependent upon reality—such concepts are often expressed or symbolically utilized by a variety of effects (motion, blur, manipulation of light, etc.) in an attempt to visually express the suggested or non-visible. For this exhibition, I viewed a compelling variety of interpretations and approaches to the theme Haunted to arrive at the selection you see here. In the end, I hope that viewers will not only consider the photographs before them, but what haunts them personally as well.  

 Russell Joslin, September 13, 2016