Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge

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Lang lang ist es her, aber manchmal fotografiere ich Pool Billard doch noch. Diesmal habe ich im ORF Zentrum die Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge digital festgehalten. Um auch wirklich leise zu sein, hat mir Sony die Alpha A9 II samt 70-200 und 100-400mm Objektiv zu Verfügung gestellt. Wirklich ein schönes Arbeitsgerät mit einem tollen Autofocus.
Maximilian Lechner, Jasmin und Albin Ouschan sind gegeneinander angetreten. Mario He sollte auch dabei sein, mußte aber wegen einer Verletzung zuhause bleiben. Es war wieder schön dabei zu sein, Danke an die österreichische Billardunion für den netten Auftrag und gratulation an Albin Ouschan für den Sieg. In der ORF TV Thek könnt ihr euch noch eine Zeit lang das Turnier ansehen: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/13888064/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/14053542

Es war auch spannend in Zeiten von Corona solche Aufnahmen zu machen. Hier ein paar Fotos für euch vom Turnier:

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Long long time ago, I shot I pool billiards tournament. But sometimes I still do this kind of photography. This time I photographed in the “ORF Zentrum” (Austrian Television) the Top of Austria 9-Ball Challenge. To be as silent as possible, I got a Sony Alpha A9 II with a 70-200 and a 100-400mm lens. A great work horse with an amazing autofocus. Maximilian Lechner, Jasmin and Albin Ouschan were playing against each other in this tournament. Mario had to stay at home because of an health issue. I enjoyed it a lot to be part of this again. Thanks to the Austrian Billardunion for hiring me and congratulations to Albin Ouschan for winning the tournament. You still can watch the tournament online for a while here: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/13888064/Billard-Top-of-Austria-9-Ball-Challenge/14053542

It was interesting to shoot a pool tournament during the covid19 pandemic. To get a better Idea about what I am talking about, check the gallery.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Nadia Bulabula

In this video-podcast I’m talking with Nadia Bulabula, a painter from Italy, about her beautiful work and the covid19 situation in Italy

Thanks a lot for being part of this!



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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Anton Orlov Daguerreotype Artist

Anton Orlov (http://thephotopalace.blogspot.com) ist talking in this video podcast about his Covid19 related wet plate and Daguerreotype work.
Anton also talks about his coolered Daguerreotypes and wet plates. At the very end he also explains how he did his epic Daguerreotype panorama.
A long video, where Anton goes into lots of details. Very interesting for alternative process lovers and for those who want to go there.

Thanks a lot for being part of this!



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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Behind the United Art Gallery – Sarah Weal

Sarah Weal (http://www.sarahweal.com) ist talking in this video podcast about her Covid19 related Furloughed Friendship portrait work and also about her commissioned portrait work.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020

I miss hugs



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Mir fehlen Umarmungen oder das Händeschütteln – Es ist schon zwei Monate her, als ich das letzte Mal meine Mutter umarmen konnte…
Das war der Auslöser dieser Kollodium-Nassplatte.
Wenn ihr auch selbst an Coronavirus-Kunstprojekten arbeitet, dann teilt eure Ergebnisse mit der United Art Gallery – https://unitedart.gallery – einfach den “be a part of it” button klicken.




I need hugs

In der Gallery könnt ihr sehen wie ich auf mich selbst fokussiert habe und wie ich die modifizierte Steckblende für mein Dallmeyer Petzvalobjektiv erstellt habe.

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I miss hugs, handshaking and all the other social habits. Haven’t hugged my mum for two month now. That’s how I came up with the idea of this collodion wet plate. This is the 5th plate of my coronavirus series, if you work on a covid19 art project yourself, consider joining out United Art Gallery: https://unitedart.gallery – check it out and click the “be a part of it” button to participate.


I need hugs

I had to be creative to focus on myself and I had to create a c shaped waterhouse stop for my Dallmeyer Petzval lens to archive the c-shaped bokeh. see how I did it in the gallery:


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Monday, May 11th, 2020

Video Podcast – Behind the United Art Gallery – Nayana LaFond

Nayana LaFondwww.nayanaarts.com )is an immunosuppressed artist currently quarantined and working in a home studio in Massachusetts about an hour outside of Boston. Nayana is a leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient with many underlying health conditions which put her at a very high risk of both contracting Covid19 and dieing from it. She has been producing work about her experiences as a patient for many years. When Covid19 happened her work began to reflect her feelings of being vulnerable during this time and gratitude toward those risking their own lives to help others. Nayana was supposed to be in NYC for art related business when this pandemic struck that region. She is currently self quarantined in her home in Massachusetts which is a hotbed for the pandemic at the moment. She has produced over 25 works of art thus far during her quarantine and has been doing every piece over livestream on Facebook and Instagram. Livestreaming the paintings as they are made has been a way to connect with other humans. People find her livestream painting videos soothing and a needed respite.



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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Video podcast: Behind The United ART Gallery with Shane Balkowitsch Antrotypist

To understand the artists behind the United Art Gallery, I started a video podcast where they can talk about their work, their current situation and what are their motives to do coronavirus related art. The podcast series starts with Shane Balkowitsch an Abrotypist from Bismark – North Dakota.



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Check also out the movie about Shane Balkowitsch
Balkowitsch Film Vimeo (worldwide): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/balkowitschfilm
Balkowitsch Film Amazon Prime (USA and some countries in Europe): https://www.amazon.com/Balkowitsch-Shane/dp/B087CFNWS3?fbclid=IwAR3deFewJ-j28bWsDweJbAqGVfIdIphbPEY5iPIxlH2VnyWWjC3ogtGdwdU



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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Visit and Share Our United Art Gallery



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https://unitedart.gallery

Diese Webseite ist eine Spende von mir an alle Künstlern aus aller Welt um gemeinsam zu zeigen, dass uns der Coronavirus nicht von unserer Kreativität abhält.
Unsere Seite ist seit wenigen Tagen online und füllt sich immer mehr
Ich bin begeistert wie Künstler aus aller Welt ihre Ideen umsetzen.
Ob Iran, Argentinien oder USA, alle verarbeiten Ihre Ereignisse mit Kunst.
Mehr infos in einem Kurzen Video



Habt Ihr selbst ein Kunstprojekt (Foto oder Gemälde) mit einem eindeutigen Bezug zum Thema Coronavirus, welches in dieser Zeit entstanden ist? Dann könnt ihr euer Bild hier hochladen: https://unitedart.gallery/pages/be-a-part-of-it/

Es sind einige Geschichten dabei die Gänsehaut verursachen. Ein Nassplattenporträt von einer Krankenschwester die covid19 Patienten betreut. Oder eine Mann der die Todesfälle seiner Familie mit Fotografie verarbeitet.



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This website is a donation from me to all artists. 
With that we can show the world together that the virus does not stop our creativity. 

it is online since a few days and it is filling up more and more with great content. I am amazed how artists all around the world bring their ideas to life. From Iran, to Argentina and the United States – all are processing the current events into art.

Here a short video where I talk more about it:



Are you working yourself on an art project (photo or painting) with a distinct connection to the coronavirus topic, that was made during this time? Then you can submit your image here:https://unitedart.gallery/pages/be-a-part-of-it/

You will find stories in our gallery that will cause goosebumps – for example a collodion wet plate portrait that shows a nurse who takes care of covid19 patients, or a man who processed the loss of family members with photography.



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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

My Wet Plate on the Cover of an International Magazine



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Mein Kollodium Nassplattenporträt von Gabriel Baharlia wurde jetzt auch als Titelseite beim internationalen Silvergrain Classics Magazin veröffentlicht. Ich denke ihr könnt euch vorstellen wie sehr ich mich darüber freue.



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My collodion wet plate of Gabriel Baharlia was now published as cover image at Silvergrain Classics Magazine. I guess you can imagine how happy I am.



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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

the coronavirus is everywhere – wet plates with modified waterhouse stops



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Der Coronavirus ist ein fixer Bestandteil von unserem momentanen Leben.
Auch wenn für uns nicht sichtbar, sind wir von dieser Gefahr umgeben. Mit diesem Gedanken im Kopf, startete ich mein nächstes Kunstprojekt zum Thema covid19. Mit einer modifizierten Steckblende und meinem Dallmeyer 2B Petzvalobjektiv hab ich es geschafft den Virus symbolisch auf einer Nassplatte darzustellen. Wie das genau funktioniert, zeige ich euch in meinem Video:



#selfisolation – das symbolische C für den Coronavirus ist in dieser Nassplatte sehr schön in der Hintergrundunschärfe des Baumes zu sehen. Auch der zu geringe Bildkreis des Objektivs erzeugt ein liegendes C zwischen Baum und Himmel.


Das Ende der leere Straße meines Heimatortes auf dieser Nassplatte zeigt einen unscharfen Baum der aus C-Buchstaben besteht. Dieser stellt den weit entfernten Coronavirus dar, der uns nichts anhaben kann.

Doch sehen wir uns den Zaun aus der Nähe genauer an, so stellen wir fest, dass auch dieser aus vielen kleinen C-Buchstaben besteht. Dieser stellt die Gefahr des Virus dar, die wir nicht sehen, die uns aber trotzdem bedroht.



Zum Abschluss entstand noch diese Kollodium Nassplatte welche sich mit den Verharmlosungen und geschriebenen BS beschäftigt.
#stopthespread #tellthetruth #covid19



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The coronavirus is now a part of our current lifes. Even when you do not see this virus it is all around us. I started a new wetplate art project with this thought about the covid19 topic. With a modified Waterhouse stop for my Dallmeyer 2b petzval lens I was able to bring a symbolical C shaped virus into my wet plates. Watch the following video to see how I accomplished that:



#selfisolation – In this tintype you can see the symbolic C for the coronavirus in the tree and also the limited image circle creates a C between the tree and the sky.


This wetplate shows tree with a C shaped bokeh at the end of my empty street. It looks like the coronavirus is far away and cannot do any harm to us.

But as soon as we have a closer look at the fence, we see that it is made of little C letters. This shows the real truth about the virus – it is all around us.




This wetplate is about downplaying and all other BS that some people write
#stopthespread #tellthetruth #covid19




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