Shoot # 43

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Gallery Woman # 2 – 2015 © Jan Oberg

Lund, February 6, 2016
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Hi dear friend!

Welcome to shoot # 43

– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend. A special welcome to new subscribers, connections, likers and friends on social media. Here is shoot # 42.

“Pictures At An Exhibition” video
The picture above is from this late-autumn exhibition. Thanks to the amazing new technology you can visit my studio no matter where in the world you are. It’s not like visiting ‘live’ but it may give you an impression now the exhibiton is closed.


Click here to get to the video.

Notice also the video below about my 10-piece suite of “The Rouen Cathedral” inspired by both Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein.

“GlobalArt” Magazine
Articles, photos and videos about the contemporary photo and other art world added daily. At your fingertips. At one place. Easy! GlobalArt: inspiration guaranteed. Click ‘Follow’ when you get there.

I curate it because it gives me joy to share with whoever is interested what I myself learn from and enjoy. Keeping updated with the art world gives tremendous inspiration to one’s own work. And perhaps you have a great artist inside you that you should let out? Go there!

Recent editions
Have a look here! Perhaps you need an art piece on your wall, or as a gift?

Welcome to my studio
Always open for you. We just need to make an appointment first (see below).

A good ‘weekbegin’ to you! And remember the arts keep us human…

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 42

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Lund, January 30, 2016
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Dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 42

– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend. Welcome especially to many new connections, likers and friends in the social media world.

I do art photography – in addition to peace research and education – because art keeps us human! Art is an existential, peaceful necessity in our otherwise violence-prone world. And photography is…

The most dynamic art form today
Listen to this from one of the world’s leading photography centers:
“Photography is demonstrably the most contemporary of art forms. It is the most vital, effective and universal means of communication of facts and ideas between peoples and nations.”
– Cornell Capa, founder of ICP, International Center of Photography

True! And no other art form is moving faster these years. Here some reasons: digitalisation; shooting is much cheaper than film; the so-called RAW format that helps us make even better images in PhotoShop. Cameras are smaller, lighter and superb, including mobiles and compacts that can be paired with iPhones. Totally amazing!

Unlike the old heavy camera, the phone is always with us; we can record lives and events and build a collective visual memory of history. In principle of all humankind! And it’s fast and easy to share photos and thir stories to general social media such as Facebook and Pinterest or specialised places such as Instagram.

Allegedly 1,8 billion images are uploaded daily to the Internet!! Well not everything is photography, of course…

These and other factors change completely how we define photography today and tomorrow. And the final result does not even have to look like a photo!

It’s so fascinating. I wish I could work with all this 24 hours a day!

“GlobalArt” Magazine
I try to convey this enthusiasm to my readers in this online magazine. Articles, photos and videos about the contemporary photo and other art world added daily. At your fingertips. At one place. Easy! GlobalArt: inspiration guaranteed. Click ‘Follow’ when you get there.

I curate it because it gives me joy to share with whoever is interested what I myself learn from and enjoy. Reading, seeing and keeping updated with the art world gives tremendous inspiration to one’s own work. And perhaps you have a great artist inside you that you should let out?

By the way, on this photo and art blog you’ll find a page with some of the best photo sites, magazines etc. available – far from complete, but a beginning.

Recent editions
Have a look here! Perhaps you need an art piece on your wall, or as a gift?

Welcome to my studio
Always open for you. We just need to make an appointment first (see below).

A good ‘weekbegin’ to you!

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 41

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Lund, January 23, 2016

Hi dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 41
– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend. Welcome especially to many new connections, likers and friends in the social media world.

Do you have US$ 30.000 or only 450?
Above a photograph entitled “Landscape Through Rain Drops”. Here is another one with the same idea:

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– and a third…

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Now, one of them is priced at US$ 25.000-30.000, two are US$ 450 each. My blog post tells you which is which and you’ll be surprised. Continue reading

Money, money! Prices and quality

Or why it is increasingly difficult to take the world elite’s luxury art industry serious. And why there are better deals at places no one has heard of…

Take a close look at these three images:

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# 1

 

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# 2

 

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# 3

The basic idea behind them is pretty similar. It’s a landscape shot in rainy weather through a window filled with raindrops. It’s a gray day; dark mood. The camera has been set to focus primarily on the raindrops and thereby make the landscape further away bleary.

It’s a – fascinating – phenomenon in and of itself: what our eye do not see sharply at once demands more extra attention and reflection. German artist Gerhard Richter has used this challenge too in numerous of his works in which you think you see a blurred photograph while in fact it’s an oil painting. # 1 is the relatively sharpest image.

Then there are some obvious differences between the three.  Continue reading

Shoot # 40

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“Surface # 8” – 2013 © Jan Oberg 2013

Lund, January 16, 2016
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Hi  dear!

Welcome to shoot # 40
– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend.

Surfaces
Above “Surface # 8” from 2013. We walk on them while usually looking up. But can pavements be beautiful and have qualities as compositions? Can they tell us about the history of a place and the people who constructed them? I think they can.

I’ve always thought that surfaces were interesting in and of themselves but also for what’s beneath them. See a variety at my Surfaces And Textures collection.

GlobalArt Magazine
I’m happy to also offer you this free online magazine that I curate. New texts, photos and videos added daily. This week you’ll find a few links about the late artist and art lover David Bowie. The photos of Bowie taken by Jimmy King just two days before Bowie died are incredible. And so is “Lazarus” as Bowie’s goodbye to this world.

Enjoy other stuff such as Annie Leibovitz about her portraits and Ellsworth Kelly who died recently talking about his art. In short – GlobalArt – inspiration guaranteed. Click ‘Follow’ when you get there.

Abstraction


Abstract # 17 – 2015 – Click on it!

The abstract can be in the real, the real can be in abstraction. And – yes – this is photography. One day I’ll tell you how and why.
Twelve other abstracts on my homepage.

New editions
Here are some of the 2015 works.

Welcome to my studio
always open for you. We just need to make an appointment first (see below).

Remember that art keeps us human. A good ‘weekbegin’ to you!

My best
Jan Oberg

Shoot # 39

Rouen Cathedral # 4 - 2015 A suite of 10 individual works

Rouen Cathedral # 4 – 2015 © Jan Oberg
A suite of 10 individual works

Lund, January 8, 2016
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Hi dear friend

Welcome to shoot # 39
– a digital photo gift from Oberg Photographics – a moment of meditation with which I wish you a good weekend and “weekbegin”.

Global Art Magazine
I’m happy to offer you this free online magazine, too, about photo and other art from around the world, at your fingertips, curated by me. Every week lots of new articles, images and videos in a pleasing layout and with the famous “flipping” experience that makes reading fun and easy, particulary on your tablet and phone.

Inspiration guaranteed – and you are let off searching hundreds of sources yourself. Click ‘Follow’ there.

The “Rouen Cathedral Suite 1-10”
Above “Rouen Cathedral # 4” – Digital technology such as Photoshop permits us to experiment with raw image materials in ways that was unthinkable in art photography just a couple of decades ago. It’s fascinating.

What counts, in my view, is the final work’s appearance and what it transmits to the spectator.

For sure, we could not do without the inspiration of those who created magnificent art before us. I like to take inspiration from contemporary classics.

Here’s a project I am really proud of having completed last year: “Rouen Cathedral Suite # 1-10” inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969-series which was based on Claude Monet’s impressionist paintings in the 1890s of that magnificent cathedral. More on the idea and how it was executed on my art blog and watch a new 1:30 min video about it here.

Abstraction


Abstract # 7 – 2015 – Click on it!

The abstract can be in the real, the real can be in abstraction – think Monet! Photography doesn’t have to be documentary, or “realistic”.

It can be a medium for non-figurative explorations of shapes, colours and compositions to the same extent that a brush to a canvas can.

Twelve other abstracts on my homepage.

New editions
Here are some of the 2015 works.

Welcome to my studio
always open for you. We just need to make an appointment first (see below).

My best
Jan Oberg

The “Rouen Cathedral Suite” on video

In autumn 2015 I worked on a series of the Rouen Cathedral, inspired of course by Monet’s original paintings in the 1890s and Roy Lichtenstein’s 6-piece series from 1969 which I happen to own.

Heres a post about the idea behind it. And below is a 1.30 min video.