Arthur Tress has had several new books published on his work. Birch Books Publishing is producing his "Skate Park" for general distribution on November 1st. The 100-page book will have 78 black and white photos from Tress. As the book's promotion notes, "His compositions are enhanced by the skateboarders' fluidity of movement and the elements of their parks. In his exploration, Tress goes beyond typical sport photography, contemplating each skater's relationship to the larger void of the bowl, half-pipe, or park. Cinematic sequences capture their action and interaction."
Tress recently won first prize in the 2010 Blurb 'Photography Now' book contest in the category of Fine Art Photography for his book "Barcelona Unfolds" which is available from Contemporary Work/Vintage Works in a special signed and hand folded copy for $100. The 80-page book was recently acquired by the rare book library of the George Eastman House.
Tress's nude (his only female nude) of noted model Twinka is going to be used in an important new Rizzoli-published book called "Naked" as the book's frontispiece. You can see that image here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/detail.php/32/11250/0/11250/1 .
German book publisher Galerie Vevais is planning to publish a major book on Arthur Tress's newest work, his "Pointer" photographs. You can see a selection of Tress's Pointer pictures here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/160/1/0 .
Tress's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Arthur+Tress . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
Mitch Dobrowner and his new "Storm" work were featured last month in an ABC Television Nightline segment, some of which you can view here: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/slideshow/storm-chasers-extreme-weather-photos-11336988 . To see his "Storm" pictures available through Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, just click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/215/1/0 .
The Prix de la Photographie, (PX3) in Paris named Dobrowner as the overall first place winner in the Professional Nature category with his stunning new black & white photo series, "Storms". He also took first place in the category of Nature-Skies.
In other news, two portfolios by Mitch Dobrowner were selected as finalists for the Jacob Riis Award, sponsored by Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. A total of 36 portfolios were nominated from 15 countries for this prestigious award.
A collection from Dobrowner's "Storm" series was also prominently featured in a four-page, double-spread layout in Daylight and Architecture, a highly esteemed magazine published in Denmark by Velux® (Issue 13, pages 45-48).
The Audubon Society will be featuring Dobrowner's work in an upcoming issue of its magazine, and another article on Dobrowner's work in LensWork is slated for November (15 images in the Storm series). Focus magazine's next issue is also to feature Dobrowner and his work.
A new special limited edition book is schedule to be released through 21st Editions in 2011. And a general publication book on Dobrowner's images is in the works for the future.
Dobrowner's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Mitch+Dobrowner . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
His work will be on exhibit at Art Miami in Contemporary Works/Vintage Works booth there, November 30-December 5, including a selection of his "Storm" images.
Sarah Wetzel, winner of the 2009 Philip Levine prize for poetry, chose Lisa Holden's image "Poets" for the cover of her new book of poetry entitled "Bathsheba Transatlantic".
Holden's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Lisa+Holden . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
Her work will be on exhibit at Art Miami in Contemporary Works/Vintage Works booth there, November 30-December 5, including a selection of her newest series of images entitled "Constructed Landscapes". Stay tuned for more details on the latter.
Claudia Kunin was also an overall winner of the 2010 Prix de la Photographie Paris, taking second place in the Professional Fine Arts category for her "3-D Family Ghost Stories" series and first place in the Professional Fine Arts Abstract category.
Kunin will be presenting her anaglyphic series "3D Family Ghost Stories" as well as a few from the series "3D Theoretical Ghost Stories" in the library of the Salmagundi Club from September 24-30. The hours for the club are Monday-Friday, 1-6 pm, and Weekends, 1-5 pm. This show is presented in conjunction with Be-Hold's preview of fine photographs for its auction on September 30th. The artist will be giving a talk on Sunday, September 26 at 3 pm at the Club, which is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego will be featuring a number of the "3D Family Ghosts" at Tokyo Photo. The show runs from September 17-20. Her images are constructed of photographs from the family archives and combined with those she has taken herself. They are masterfully stitched together in Photoshop, and subsequently made 3D through hand rendering the left eye view.
Kunin's work has been shown at numerous museums and venues from Paris to Tokyo to New York. Her work is currently in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Getty and the Museum of Photographic Arts.
Kunin's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Claudia+Kunin . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
Black & White magazine featured Stanko Abadzic's new work (for the second time) in its Issue 77. The ten-page portfolio/article included some of his most beloved images.
Abadzic's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Stanko+Abad%9Eic . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
Russ Martin's photographs will be the subject of a feature in an upcoming issue of Photographer's Forum magazine. Photographer's Forum is one of oldest and most respected photo publications (founded in 1977).
His series of "Hosta Project II" has again won First Place in the Flower category of the International Photography Awards (The Lucies). This is the third year in a row that a series of his flower pictures has won First Place in this category. An image from this series was also selected by Adriana Teresa, the Editor of Visura Magazine, for inclusion in the International Photography Awards Best of Show Exhibition. Only 50 pictures were chosen from over 15,000 submitted. The exhibition opens October 23 and is being held at Splashlight Studios in SoHo, New York City.
Martin was also a winner of the 2010 Prix de la Photographie Paris, taking second place in the Non-Professional Nature-Flowers category.
Martin's work was also featured on Aline Smithson's blog, "Lenscratch", at:
Martin's interview, which appeared in COLOR magazine last year, is featured on Dean Brierly's blog "Photographers Speak". Also, Martin's flora images are the subject of a spotlight feature in the online magazine Visura.
Martin's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Russ+Martin . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.
MICHAEL PHILIP MANHEIM
Michael Philip Manheim was recently interviewed for Living on Earth for the 40th Earth Day and Documerica anniversaries. Documerica was a project funded by the EPA and currently featured in the National Archives.
Manheim's images can be found here on I Photo Central: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Michael+Philip+Manheim . Be sure to click into the thumbnail images to get large image views and more information.