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Dear readers,

My apologizes, this blog has been in silent mode for a long time…not because nothing happens in Food For Your Eyes Land. Here is a round up page of past projects. Although, it’s true that for a while Twitter (@foodforyoureyes) caught me for its micro blogging attraction and immediate reactivity. This time is fadding a bit on my opinion, maybe because too much people are talking about the same (photographic) things so no one seems to listen to each other.

At a point I thought to transform this blog. But to what? to another tumblr on photography? Finally I took the decision to create www.foodforyoureyes.com, as I own the .com for many years. This is your new destination for everything related to FOOD FOR YOUR EYES .

As an independent curator my focus is on contemporary photography from all corners of the globe with a special interest in photobook makers . Check out the recent project I have been doing for Nofound Photo Fair in Paris November 2012 : Photographers & Book Makers show

However, foodforyoureyes @tumblr  will stay mainly as an archives (it exists since 2007!),  and news blog. Who knows, maybe I would have a delicious idea to feed the tumblr machine and keep blogging again! Stay tuned

Thank you for visiting, following and reading

Greetings from Paris


Winni Wintermeyer, Sunday Brunch

Winni Wintermeyer, Sunday Brunch

Winni Wintermeyer

Sunday Brunch,
New York, 2010
Website – 3am.net

Winni Wintermeyer moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s from his native Germany, settling in a neighborhood where mockingbirds imitate the sounds of cheap car alarms. Working as an editorial photographer he creates images of people for various publications around the globe. In his free time he likes to observe and document humans and the traces they leave behind. He then takes those images and rearranges them to tell new stories. You can find his work at Hespe Gallery and the SFMOMA Artists Gallery.

F-Stop Magazine, the Latin America Issue

The current issue of F-Stop magazine is featuring photographs from Latin America. There’s a lot of interesting work there by photographers all over the globe (working in Latin America). I’m in there with a few of my Ochava pictures. It looks like their website doesn’t have permanent URLs, so I don’t know how long that link will work. Fortunately the blog Fototazo, has republished a number of the selections in five parts (part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five).

my photo from the series “Ochava Solstice”

Photographer #402: Stefan Milev

Stefan Milev, 1981, Bulgaria, is a very productive fashion and fine-art photographer based in Paris, France. He spend seven years assisting major photographers around the globe and worked as a photographer in New York for a period of three years. He wants his images to resemble paintings and includes a sense of mystery and beauty, trying to capture emotion, mystic and soul. He wants the photographs to be simple and unique. He is heavily inspired by the great photographers of the 19th and 20th century as Alvin Langdon Coburn, George Seeley, Peter Lindbergh, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton. His images have appeared in magazines and publications as Tranoï Magazine, DERZEIT Magazine and Qvest. The following images come from various different shoots.

Website: www.stefanmilev.com

Photographer #399: Wei Leng Tay

Wei Leng Tay, 1978, Singapore, is a photographer based in Hong Kong who explores how people live their lives within their homes. She gives the viewers a glimpse into the houses of her subjects. In her series Where do we go from here? she looks at what it is to be Japanese from the inside. The project consists of two parts, all taken in the city of Fukuoka. In the first part entitled Initial Encounters she photographed the people in a studio, which gave her an introduction to the people and the opportunity to continue her project. For the continuation of her project, Impressions of Japan, she went into their homes, discovering their relationships, priorities and lives lived. In her ongoing project Hong Kong Living she enters the homes of people and portrays the inhabitants, seeing how they live in this challenging Chinese city. The portrayed reveal a part of their Hong Kong. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and she has exhibited her photographs at several venues around the globe and extensively in Asia. The following images come from the series Discordant Symmetries – Converge, Where do we go from here?: Impressions of Japan and Hong Kong Living.

Website: www.weilengtay.com

The Chain curated by Stuart Pilkington

It’s not often that photographers get to work on projects together, but UK photographer and art photography curator Stuart Pilkington has created a number of International opportunities to make that happen. The Alphabet Project,The 50 States Project, and What is England were genius ideas to create work as a group and bring our community a little closer. His newest curatorial effort, The Chain, is no exception.

Stuart invited 107 photographers from around the globe to participate in the project at the beginning of 2011 (and I was lucky to be one of the invited guests). In February 2011 each photographer submitted a title/instruction to inspire a photograph by another person in the project. The photographers were connected like links in a chain. They were asked to respond to the title set by the person directly behind them. The title they set was directed to the photographer directly in front of them. But none of the photographers knew who had inspired the titles until the Chain was published.

For example, Hin Chua responded to the title set by Martin Beckett. I responded to the title set by Hin Chua. Phillipe Herbert responded to the title set by me And so on and so on….

‘Independence – I always admire of people who are independent at their opinions and actions. People who reject points of views of majority and choose their own life way who don’t pay regard to opinion of majority independence of thought, opinions, doings.’ (set by Igor Starkov)
Photograph by © Martin Beckett

‘Never before…something you have never photographed…in a style you have never done…with equipment you have never used…before’ (set by Martin Beckett)
Photograph by © Hin Chua

‘Second from the left’ (set by Hin Chua)
Photograph by © Aline Smithson

‘The window on the wrong side of the room’ (set by Aline Smithson)
Photograph by © Philippe Herbet

Stuart (and the participating photographers) hope that you enjoy your visit to the project and would welcome any feedback. If you would like to leave some feedback please visit the guestbook here. (please note it is a little slow).

Review: Cities by Sze Tsung Leong at Yossi Milo


When I asked Seth Boyd and Richard Renaldi what made a good photobook (as part of my conversation with them), Seth said “Good pictures. Just good pictures. That sounds ludicrously simplistic, but that’s all I want when I look at a book: to see amazing images.” Once you put images on a wall, this becomes even more obvious: A good exhibition features good photographs. Of course, there are OK shows (lots of those) and good shows (fewer, but still a lot), and then there are great shows. Great shows will make you come back (if you can). Great shows are when you think you know what to expect, but once you’re there you know that something is happening that’s hard to describe. It’s almost magical. Great shows are rare. If you want to see a great show right now, see Sze Tsung Leong‘s Cities, on view at Yossi Milo Gallery (until April 2, 2011). (more)

(click on the image for full-size version)

To produce these images, the artist has been traveling all over the globe, pointing his camera at, well, cities. How do you take a photo of a city? You go somewhere higher up, and you make sure you get as much of the city as you can. It’s really as simple as that. If you were to ask what made a great photo, maybe a good first answer would be “a simple idea.” If you were to ask how to produce a great show out of great photos, I suppose there’s a simple answer, too: Get the photos printed properly, making sure they have the right size, get them framed, and hang them on the wall.

Describing it that way might make you wonder why Cities is so special, and that’s where things get a little hard to explain. Everything was done just so perfectly, while looking so effortlessly. It would (must?) have been so tempting to go for effect, to produce billboard-size prints… Well, actually, the artist did go for effect, but it’s done in such a subtle and controlled way that you don’t even realize what’s going on. You just realize that while you are looking at all those cities, you see them through the artist’s eyes, in the most perfect way.

Looking at these images on your computer screen won’t do, of course. You really have to see these images on the wall to be able to appreciate what they do. I could probably blabber on now, getting all those words out of the art critic’s box, talking about the “sublime,” for example, or any of the other stuff that so often gets used to inflate review word counts.

But maybe I’ll just add this: If you still need to get convinced that photography can be art, then go and see Cities. There’ll be photographs on the wall, but you’ll be looking at art, at the tremendously inspiring vision of an artist who happens to be a photographer.

Easily the best show I have seen in many months.