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fotoblur Issue 3

Fotoblur Magazine Issue 3, Fall 2009 Š 2009 Fotoblur Magazine ISSN# 1944-0006 EDITOR & PUBLISHER: Lance Ramoth E-MAIL: contact@fotoblur.com WEB: http://www.fotoblur.com Images published in Fotoblur Magazine are the sole property of the contributing photographers and are copyrighted material. No image may be reproduced without the express written permission of its owner. Printed on demand by MagCloud (http://fotoblur.magcloud.com). Visit us online at http://www.fotoblur.com

Contents Matt Mawson Jody Miller Kaveh Hosseini Michael Vincent Manalo Cihan Poçan Jeannette Woitzik Kyle Wong Michael Risenhoover Adrian Bradley Anja Bührer storytaylor Byong-Ho Kim Olivier Scher Wahid Adnan Jessica Gellweiler Anindya Phani Ausadavut Sarum Catalin Baican Featured Photographer: Jennifer Short Kym Morris Alexander Mikhailenko Thomas Holtkoetter Klaus-Peter Kubik Nicolas Evariste Chris Dame Samuil Velichkov Pornsak Na Nakorn Lucian Olteanu Donovan van Staden Trevor Cooper Yiorgos Konstantinidis Barbara Corvino Kevin Ng Nick D’Andrea Nina Papiorek MarieM Ramona Graaf

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Issue 3 - The Blur Between Digitally Altered Photography and Art When creating this issue of Fotoblur Magazine I noticed that many of the images selected by the Fotoblur community were digitally manipulated. If you’ve been around photography long enough you’ll find that many question whether digitally altered photography has a rightful place in the photographic arts. What most of them fail to realize is that before the advent of digital photography, photos were altered using techniques such as double exposure, darkroom manipulations, and the use of paints and inks. The ideas are not new or unique to the digital process and have been around since the advent of photography. Why then has altered photography received such a negative reputation, especially when performed digitally? One of the main reasons has been its use in deceiving or persuading the public. For example, manipulated photos have been used in political propaganda, unethical photojournalism, and in popular culture, distorting reality, unbeknownst to the viewer. Digital manipulation has only made the task easier, especially since the tools required are powerful, easy to use, and readily available. Today, many photographic artists use the very same manipulation techniques throughout their work to communication ideas, unique visions, and

emotions which can only be achieved through the tweaking of pixels. So why shouldn’t these photo based images be considered photographic art? If done ethically, responsibly, and within the proper context I believe they can be. I feel that digitally altered photography, especially in the creation of art, should be considered a serious branch of photography and must no longer be treated with righteous indignity. As previously stated, some of the photos selected for this issue have obviously been digitally manipulated. However, you’ll find that they are amazing pictorials which reflect the highly creative imaginations of their respective artist. They convey both emotion and vision that are beyond our world. The Fotoblur community has once again done an excellent job in both submitting and selecting a collection of amazing photographs for this new issue of Fotoblur Magazine. In addition, I have the distinct pleasure of presenting the work of Jennifer Short, this issue’s featured photographer. In total, we have 37 photographers presenting 42 images for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! - Lance Ramoth

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MATT MAWSON - Lorikeet

JODY MILLER - Ladybug At Home

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KAVEH HOSSEINI - The Stormy Mind

MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO - A Second Chance

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CIHAN POÇAN - You Are What You Wear

JEANNETTE WOITZIK - Heaven Can Wait

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KYLE WONG - Curve

MICHAEL RISENHOOVER - Spider Plane

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ADRIAN BRADLEY - Desmond

ANJA BÜHRER - Daydreams

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STORYTAYLOR - Plateau

BYONG-HO KIM - Remembrance

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OLIVIER SCHER - Winter Tree Shadows

WAHID ADNAN - Three Blinds And One Guide

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JESSICA GELLWEILER - Bernt

ANINDYA PHANI - Welcoming The Light

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AUSADAVUT SARUM - Time Has Gone

CATALIN BAICAN - Paltinu

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Featured Photographer

Jennifer Short “I like to tell a story with each photograph.� - JENNIFER SHORT

The creative process for me usually begins with a specific idea in mind. However, I remain flexible with all sessions, and have often detoured from my original plan. I try to learn the emotions, thoughts, and personality of each new model. Making a connection with the person and providing a comfortable experience is most important. I like to be unique with my ideas. I try to see the final photograph in my mind, even before I have finished.

Jennifer Short is an award winning photographer who runs her own portrait studio. She can be contacted by e-mail at jennifer@camasphotography.com. http://www.camasphotography.com | http://www.fotoblur.com/people/njsabs2323

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KYM MORRIS - Bei Villager

ALEXANDER MIKHAILENKO - Nadia

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THOMAS HOLTKOETTER - CAIXA I

KLAUS-PETER KUBIK - MediaPark

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NICOLAS EVARISTE - Acinonyx Jubatus

CHRIS DAME - Figure Study No. 14

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SAMUIL VELICHKOV - Vernal Floods

PORNSAK NA NAKORN - In The Mist

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LUCIAN OLTEANU - Shadows11b

DONOVAN VAN STADEN - Dugout

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TREVOR COOPER - Early Light

YIORGOS KONSTANTINIDIS - Skopelos Island

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BARBARA CORVINO - The Moon And The Building

KEVIN NG - Twirl

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NICK D’ANDREA - POV

NINA PAPIOREK - Lines 01

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MARIEM - Solitude

RAMONA GRAAF - Two Alone

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Contributors Wahid Adnan http://www.fotoblur.com/people/adnan Wahid Adnan studied photojournalism at the Pathshala-South Asian Institute of Photography in Dhaka. He is currently working with DrikNEWS, an international news photo agency. Catalin Baican http://baican.ro

Jessica Gellweiler http://www.fotoblur.com/people/jgellweiler Jessica Gellweiler works in large format and is interested in hand made images created using antique photographic processes from late 1800’s such as wet plate collodion. Ramona Graaf http://www.fotoblur.com/people/ramonag http://ramonag.1x.com/

Adrian Bradley http://www.fotoblur.com/people/nudibranches I started taking photos with an instimatic back in the early 1970s and “inherited” my dad’s pentax and el-cheapo Hanimax lens when he died in 1979. I then got into medium format film photography about fifteen years ago but life got in the way. I decided to get into digital four months ago and am finding the “new” photography challenging and exciting.

Thomas Holtkoetter http://www.fotoblur.com/people/thomas66 A 43 years old architect from Aachen, Germany who specializes in architecture, but trying all kind of photography - from portrait, street, to landscape.

Anja Bührer http://www.fotoblur.com/people/latoday I live in Berlin, Germany and work as a lighting technician. I love things you don’t see by the first view and I have a big weakness for reflections.

Byong-Ho (Brad) Kim http://photo.net/shared/community-member?user_id=496411 Born and raised in South Korea, I’m now a resident of Los Angeles County, California, since 1983. As a boy, I loved fine arts and studied painting for a number of years. Although becoming an artist was my dream, I pursued a career in business and economics. Upon retiring in 1997, my passion for the fine arts returned and I attended the New York Institute of Photography. My ultimate goal is to reach the hearts of the viewers.

Trevor Cooper http://www.tcfotos.com This is why we get up early..... Barbara Corvino http://www.ivisual.com/barbaracorvino/ I love photography.

Kaveh Hosseini http://www.steppenwolf.1x.com

Yiorgos Konstantinidis http://www.standinlight.com

Nick D’Andrea http://nickdandrea.com/ Nick is always looking for a different point of view on everyday subjects. He seeks to catch the wonders that people miss while they are rushing by. His medium of choice is black and white photography, as he loves the major contrasts it creates along with its ability to accurately express the way he felt at the moment of capture.

Klaus-Peter Kubik http://kpk.1x.com

Chris Dame http://www.fotoblur.com/people/chriswdame I have been a fine art photographer for over twenty years. I have shown here in the U.S. and abroad. For the past few years I have been working on developing a fine art studio style and I am always interested in working with new people.

Michael Vincent Manalo http://theflickerees.deviantart.com I love life. I want to remember every emotion that I’ve felt, the feelings that I’ve experienced, and the faces that I’ve seen. I would like to share these to the world too. That is what drew me to photography, unlike any other style of art, the photos that a photographer takes captures a moment which hopefully will forever be remembered. However, if I can’t find the perfect place or the perfect spot or if my subconscious tries to convey a much more deeper feeling, I try to create that world through digital art.

Nicolas Evariste http://www.nicolas-evariste.fr/

MarieM http://mariem.jalbum.net I have no rules, I have no formal training in this field, I just spend time looking into the viewfinder, and when both my eyes and heart/soul are happy, I press the button.

Matt Mawson http://www.redbubble.com/people/mmawson I’ve always had a love of the visual, and get a lot of enjoyment out of digital photography. Alexander Mikhailenko http://studio37th.com Alexander lives in Kiev, Ukraine. Jody Miller http://www.jodymillerphoto.com I have been a photographer most of my life, since the age of 9. “Chasing the light” has been my overriding passion for over 35 years now. In 1972 I studied with Jerry Uelsmann in Florida; then, in 1982 I studied with Ansel Adams, and Arthur Ollman for the following two years. This study directed my eye and my heart to do better and better work with every passing year. I shoot with every kind of camera, from Hasselblad to Diana, and I will be making images with my cameras for the rest of my days. Kym Morris http://www.kymmorris.com I am an amateur photographer, who when isn’t taking photos is an English teacher. I love travelling, and am inspired by the interesting characters I meet on my journeys. Pornsak Na Nakorn http://jukurae.multiply.com http://www.portfolios.net/profile/jukurae I was born in Thailand, in 1972. I’m a freelance photographer who focuses on travel and lifestyle. Kevin Ng http://www.fotoblur.com/people/kng Lucian Olteanu http://www.fotoblur.com/people/lucianol Born in 1951, I’m a director of photography and filmmaker and have won several prizes for both film and photography. Nina Papiorek http://www.sensorfleck.de Nina Papiorek lives in Oberhausen, Germany, is 30 years old, and has been involved with photography since 2006. Anindya Phani http://www.fotoblur.com/people/phani2 I work as a teacher and photography is my passion and hobby. I always try to digitalize each and every moment in my life. In childhood I wanted to be a painter, but later my dream changed to photography. Nature and life are the best painters of which I wish to capture.

Cihan Poçan http://www.accodeum.com http://www.fotoblur.com/people/cihanpocan Michael Risenhoover http://www.risenhoover.com Born and raised in Oklahoma, I now live on the coast of beautiful Northern California. When I see something that makes me smile, I know there is a photo there. It is these things that I photograph. Ausadavut Sarum http://www.behance.net/photobig http://photobig.multiply.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/photographerbig/ Olivier Scher http://www.jpgmag.com/people/OlivierS I’m a french ecologist who is working for natural parks federation and am also fond of photography. I’m particularly interested by the interaction between human beings and their environment (artificial or natural). Donovan van Staden http://www.fotoblur.com/people/donvanstaden I am an amateur photographer based in a national park in Zambia. I am an artist of many mediums (Charcoals and Oils) but photography has always been my biggest passion. storytaylor http://1x.com/member/7760/storytaylor/ I am an architect and an amateur photographer also interested in art production and communication. Samuil Velichkov http://photomoment.bg/user/samvel?lang=2 I currently live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and have been an active amateur photographer for the last two years. Jeannette Woitzik http://schnettepics.blogspot.com/ A few months ago I began composing images in Adobe Photoshop. Most of them contain a surrealistic atmosphere and sometimes this served to express my feelings. Kyle Wong http://www.fotoblur.com/people/kylewong


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