Italian photographer Heinz Innerhofer has created a pretty unique series where he creates mesmerizing long exposure photos using intentional camera movement - also called camera painting technique.
Heinz tries to view things as if he had never seen them before. His idea is to discover unnoticed aspects of them. This process takes time, dedication and openness to what is new. It is, in essence, about forgetting, casting aside habitual ways of seeing.
In this series, Heinz has made an effort to develop this technique. With this perfection, he has created a unique nisch between traditional painting and photography.
Since its introduction 1950, Photokina has taken the title as the largest trade show related to photography in the world. This trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany and brings in nearly 200,000 people for each event.
Following a successful Photokina 2018, the German Photo Industry Association (PIV), as conceptual sponsor of the trade fair, and the event's organiser Koelnmesse have agreed not to organise the next leading global trade fair in May 2019, as initially planned, but in May 2020. From Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Saturday 30 May 2020, all the market leaders in the imaging industry are expected once again in Cologne. The decision to postpone the start of the announced annual cycle by one year is intended to give all participants the opportunity to further develop the new concept for photokina and to tap into new target groups among exhibitors and visitors in order to heighten the status of the trade fair as a global platform for the photography and imaging industry.
photokina 2018 clearly exceeded our already optimistic expectations with groundbreaking innovations and 180,000 visitors from 127 countries," explained PIV's CEO Rainer Führes. "As a result, we set the bar very high for the next event. It is therefore unlikely that, in May 2019 after just over seven months, we will once again be able to create the same enthusiastic atmosphere that characterised photokina 2018. This is why we have decided to start the planned annual cycle in 2020. The Photoindustrie-Verband would like to thank Koelnmesse for its willingness to quickly comply with this request. This shows once again the great professionalism and excellent customer orientation that has characterized our trusting partnership for decades now.
We understand that even the most powerful technology companies cannot ensure that they will once again be able to bring such innovative strength to the exhibition halls as we experienced at photokina 2018 within an extremely short lead time of just seven months," added Koelnmesse's CEO Gerald Böse. "It is precisely these innovations, however, that shape the character of photokina as the world's leading trade fair - as does the presence of all the leading suppliers in the industry as well as important users, retailers and service providers worldwide. In order to make sure we can continue to fulfil this requirement in the future and meet the expectations of exhibitors and visitors with every event, we have responded flexibly to PIV's wishes. This will ensure the continued unique impact and public appeal of one of our flagship trade fairs in the future.
This year, photokina had successfully presented itself with a new concept, which included the increased involvement of new exhibitors from innovative areas such as mobile, imaging analytics, digital workflow and moving images, as well as a stronger focus on experience for visitors. This combination of experience and product presentation, which was very well received by younger target groups in particular, ensured full halls, overcrowded workshops and spectacular presentations on the event areas, in front of which large crowds of people repeatedly formed, despite the trade fair being shortened by two days. As a result, the trade fair was mentioned not only in conventional media but also in digital and social channels such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to a greater extent than in previous years. The newly created Imaging Lab, in which start-ups, investors and scientists presented and discussed new imaging applications, also proved to be an important impetus for the entire industry. Together with numerous groundbreaking innovations from established imaging companies, this resulted in a showcase of the great dynamism with which the imaging industry is positioning itself for the digital future and which will also shape photokina 2020.http://www.photokina.com
German photographer Ellen Loke has an affinity for photographing the female form in a delicate way. While taking photos Ellen is able to express her feelings in that particular moment. She enters into another world and become part of everything.
Even though Ellen loves taking photos of landscapes and people in colour, she is fascinated by the powerful expression of black-and-white photography.
Why the female nude as a woman?
It is the view of the female beauty and the visualization of the soul. The women are naked but do not show their intimacy. Feelings are transported, such as longing, love, vulnerability, also self-awareness and tenderness.