A Different Take on a Landscape

Daniel Gustav Cramer

Daniel Gustav Cramer

Berlin based artist Daniel Gustav Cramer works with a variety of media and creates a wide range of work. In many of his landscape photographs his approach to presenting the world around him is different from the traditional conventions of landscape photography. His landscapes are square format, they aren't expansive, and they rarely show a horizon or the sky. The lighting doesn't give a clue as to the time of day or year. In his "Woodland" series, Cramer shows the lush details of trees subtly emerging from fog or diffused sunlight. These images leave the viewer feeling tucked within the overgrowth of vegetation and covered in the surrounding mist and dew. 

To learn more about his work visit Cramer's website at danielgustavcramer.com.

Friday Photo Link Round-Up: Earth Day

Earth Day should last a whole week (all year actually).  In honor of Wednesday's special holiday, here's a list of some photo features that showcase our awesome planet in various ways.

Live Science put together a list of their favorite planet photos; check these out for a look at Earth from afar as well as some beautiful landscapes.  If you want to get a bit closer, the Huffington Post compiled 10 rain forest photos for your perusal that might make you want to plan a trip.

 

Taking a more experimental route, Feature Shoot published a nice feature on Rebecca Najdowski's photograms of flora, fauna, and minerals. Check this out if you are interested in alternative photo processes and more psychedelic renderings of the natural world; they're beautiful!

 

Another option is Tiny Atlas Quarterly's latest edition, which is all about the Earth; it features specific spots around the world and has a nice portrait section, too.

Finally, the Washington Post honored Earth Day with their favorite images of Earth from space.

Enjoy these; we hope you find inspiration from our home planet!

WEEK OF WONDERS

Grey Art Gallery NYU 

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera

Combining photography with performance, personal identity with global politics, and satire with farce, Tseng Kwong Chi (1950–1990) created a compelling body of work whose complexity is belied by its humor and grace.  The exhibition's subtitle, Performing for the Camera, points to the masquerade and theatricality at the root of Tseng's conceptual photography.

Through July 11, 2015

Grey Art Gallery

100 Washington Square East
New York NY

 

 

Elizabeth Dee Gallery

John Giorno: Space Forgets You

Giorno’s explosive, visual and concrete works continue in a new series of rainbow paintings that occupy the front gallery.  Giorno is an artistic innovator who has been defying assumptions of poet, performer, political activist, Tibetan Buddhist, and visual artist since he emerged upon the New York art scene in the late 1950s. He is one of the most actively producing and performing artists of his generation.

Through May 9, 2015

Elizabeth Dee Gallery

545 West 20th Street
New York NY

Earth Day At Its Finest

“The earth is what we all have in common.” - Wendell Berry   

New York might be one of the greenest cities in America seeing that we have the highest percentage of workers who commute by public transportation, bike or foot.  The city’s sustainability program PlaNYC  has helped to achieve the cleanest air in 50 years, adding 865,000 trees and five million feet of reflective rooftop to the urban landscape and has helped to reduce the carbon emissions by 19% since 2005.  Being the great city that we are, there is a bunch of events going on to celebrate Mother Earth this month too.

The 4th annual Green Festival Expo is kicking off this weekend at the Javits Center April 24 - 26th.  Over 300 exhibitors gather to offer eco-friendly services, earth-conscious products and educational demonstrations/lectures. There will also be a vast selection of vegetarian, vegan, non-GMO and organic food items available for sale.  Both educational and delicious!  

 If your more of an aquatic person check out the 9th annual Earth Day Rockaway on Saturday May 2nd.  All activities are free and include live music, food, kite-making, recycling olympics, mock dolphin rescue, plantings, composting, face painting, water testing, raptor demonstration,  firehouse safety obstacle course, and art-related booths to learn how better to appreciate and conserve the earth's resources.  This event had us at 'raptor demonstration.'    

If you don't feel like leaving your desk then check out these photos from the Environmental Photographer Of The Year awards.  Last year there were more than 10,000 submissions!  Read more here.

Happy Earth Day everyone!!  Now get out there and do some tree hugging!  

INSTAGRAM PHOTO CHALLENGE WINNER: BLOOM

Congratulations, @shavonmeyers, the 52nd and final winner of our weekly Instagram challenge!

Follow us on Instagram @BrklynCentral to stay updated!

The Grand Prize nominees will be shortlisted by our teachers and staff and voted on by our followers on Instagram.  We'll post one image each day, and whichever image receives the most likes will win the contest and a brand new iPad Mini

Finalists will be announced Friday May 1st and followers will begin voting on Instagram for the Grand Prize Winner on Monday May 4th, so follow us and stay tuned!