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political power in paperwork

December 26, 2016

We have just visited a lovely yet very interesting photo art exhibition with Taryn Simon at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art . This is her latest photo art series in which she highlights the systems humans has created to exhibit power and  control.

She examines floral centerpieces from major international conferences and treats them as silent witnesses of historical moments. She makes them her protagonists, and through them Taryn Simon can give the story of international power relations, manipulations and broken promises.

Each photograph and flower has its own story and those are being presented on the right in the mahogny frame. (The choice of material represents the board room in which the agreements has been taken).

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon "paperwork and the will of Capitol" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Taryn Simon “paperwork and the will of Capitol” at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

 

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The Story behind the great project ‘No Place My Place’ by Sara Tanderø

October 13, 2016
Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

About the project

 «No Place My Place» is a concept that plays with the perception of the identity of a place. It is a series of photographs from 2014 shot in Svalbard. The series includes elements of drawing in order to see how these affect the concept of a place in an image. Will a place change its character and become my place, or would such elements only disturb the image. I love this contrast between the beautiful nature and this rough scenery, and I had a strong sense of looking into no man’s land. The landscape is unfriendly, and not a typically Svalbard landscape, except for the blue light, it could be any industrial place.

 The Artistic Process

Usually I work over time with my projects, experimenting a lot with my different artistic methods in photography, video, performance and drawing. I am not trying to achieve perfection in my photographs, rather a tactile expression or a feeling.

I work conceptually, and I need to put my work into a system. That­`s why I always work in series, and rarely with only one single image. My intuition always guides me during the creative process. If I plan my projects too much, my work loose their intensity and natural expression. If I try to force something it never turns our good – it has to come naturally. Therefore my projects need some time to ripen and to grow to see if they still works. And if they do, I know it`s a strong project

Technique

I have photographed digitally with high ISO in order to achieve a noisy and rough expression in the images. The drawings are rough, made with oil pastels and they where not actually made to this project, but I liked the concept of the mismatch of the shapes and the photographs.

I wanted to examine how these elements affect the chosen motive. I processed the images in Photoshop, and worked with the different elements until I got the expression, or the feeling­­ I wanted. I have also further reduced the resolution of the images, and again enlarged them in order to achieve an image of a place that almost disintegrates before your eyes when viewing the image.

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The series of five images are printed on fineart cotton paper to enhance the tactile character of the photographs. They are sold exclusively at the piQmo gallery, piqmo.com. Edition: 20.

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Sara has also made a short film about her creative process through this project, ‘Sara Tandero for piQmo’. A very well spent 5 minutes if you ask us! Enjoy!

 

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

Sara Tanderø, No Place My Place.

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piqmo tips on photo walls

December 18, 2015

Very often piQmo arranges proposals with different photo walls to our customers. The customers send us photos, taken with mobile camera, of their home with the wall/walls they need help with. We then place different photo wall suggestions in these interiors and send it back to our clients to reflect upon. We are a bit cautious to showcase customers’ homes so those we show are often interiors borrowed from agencies or people who decorate homes and blogged about them. We therefore lend public interiors that we like and place our photo art in them. Usually, we do more walls than what we post in our Instagram account @piqmo. We want them to act as an inspiration to our buyers and potential buyers so they more easily can see and get inspired by various photographs and how to hang and mount them in different ways.

Below a few suggestions with piQmos photos in an interior borrowed from @youfindmehere

fotograf Caroline af Ugglas med "naken" och Sonja Hesslow med "charging my batteries"

photographer and artist Caroline af Ugglas with “naken” as well Sonja Hesslow with “charging my batteries”

Andreas von Gegerfeldt "folkrace"

photographer Andreas von Gegerfeldt “folkrace”

Ola Billmont "Detroit Interiors, farwell"

Photographer Ola Billmont “Detroit Interiors, farwell”

Magnus Lindqvist fotografi "highland cattle"

photographer Magnus Lindqvist with “highland cattle”

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Japanese photo of the twentieth century

September 20, 2015

“Japan tales place” can bee seen at Etnografiska Museet Stockholm until spring 2016.  Treasures from the Japanese island reveal a 10 000 year old cultural history. For almost 450 years west has drawn inspiration from it. “Japan takes place” is a mosaic of exhibitions, films, activities and photography focusing on Japanese aesthetic and Japanese rooms.

The piQmo eyes was of course drawn to photography. A century ago these portraits would have been sold in postcard formats. By this time photography had become part of the lifestyle of Japan´s new middle class. Meeting spots for new photographers as well as professional photographers became a normality at that time.

In these portraits of young Japanese woman you met European mentalities and material with local ones. To pose seated in a photography was the new trend. The models wee often actress, prostitutes and geishas. They experimented with the expectations of orientals, fans and tourists. Many types of Stories, thoughts and feelings are stirred by these portraits.

Enjoy the lovely photos.

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Soledad Lowe chooses

September 13, 2015

Soledad Lowe chooses

Soledad Lowe works by appointment to create one of a kind jewelry, often privately ordered higher end statement pieces. Alongside her design work, Soledad regularly gives lectures and consults for auction houses.

Soledad was moved by an image by Shafiur Rahman, maybe as a reaction to current events unravelling in Syria.

Her own description of the image:
A moment of reflection and a sense of peace that these men have in the mist of their surroundings.
Shafiur Rahman - Colonel Gaddafi's drawing room

Shafiur Rahman – Colonel Gaddafi’s drawing room

 

Visit Soledad Lowe, Jewelry Designer, Miami:
http://soledadlowe.com

 

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Catharina Pousette chooses

September 10, 2015

 

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Catharina Pousette -> piQmo´s choice of the weekyour choiceWe like to hear what photos and photo art people on the street and our followers like at piQmo. Why we do this? well, we think its important to keep our ear to the ground.your choice

your choice

 We like to hear what photos and photo art people on the street and our followers like at piQmo. Why we do this? well, we think its important to keep our ear to the ground.

This week we asked the lovely Catharina Pousette, therapist and founder of your true style, to choose one of her favourite photos in piQmo gallery.

Her choice was “musical Room” by Pini Hamou. We´d like to know what it was with Pini´s photo that captures your eye?

“I love that the photographer captured the feeling of calm in the midst of chaos. This beautiful work will hang in my studio”

 

your choice "musical room"

your choice “musical room”

 

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Louise von Stockenström chooses

September 10, 2015

 

Your choice Louise von Stockenström

Your choice Louise von Stockenström

We like to hear what photos and photo art people on the street and our followers like at piQmo. Why we do this? well, we think its important to keep our ear to the ground.

We started with the lovely Louise von Stockenström, also piQmo customer. She chose one of those she has in her home. “Storm” in the Seven Seas serie by Saga Wendotte.

What do you like about the photo Louise?
“I like the simple playfulness in the photo. It´s calm but yet a storm. And just a grip of the fabric will change the whole scenery. My son can look at this photo for hours. We have it at home. I will keep my eyes at Saga Wendotte. I think her photo is very interesting. There is always an element of doubt and you do not really know what it is you feel”

"Storm" by Saga Wendotte in piQmo gallery

“Storm” by Saga Wendotte in piQmo gallery