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Photographer #422: Cathleen Naundorf

Cathleen Naundorf, 1968, Germany, is a fashion and fine-art photographer. Her career started as a photo assistant in New York, Singapore and Paris. In 1993 she started traveling to countries as Mongolia, Siberia and Brazil. The pictures made over the years had been published in eight publications of large publishers. In 1997 she started photographing for the Süddeutsche Zeitung with a fashion page of her own. Seven years ago she visited Jean-Paul Gaultier to ask him to lend one or two dresses to photograph. He was so impressed by the work that he gave her access to his entire collection. Since then she has been shooting for Gaultier, Dior, Lacroix, Chanel, Elle Saab and Valentino. She exclusively works on large format camera’s (4×5″ and 8×10″) using polaroid films. She is also granted free choice of models, locations and hair and make-up designers. A publication of her haute couture series is scheduled in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at several venues in Europe and the USA. The following images come from her portfolio’s Fashion – B&W, Fashion – Color and Vs- Magazine – 2011.

Website: www.cathleennaundorf.com

Tomasz Kazaniecki

Polish photographer, Tomasz Kazaniecki, currently lives in Poznań, Poland and continues to use analog and Polaroid films to create his projects. “I have chosen those technique because of imperfections it offers.”

The main subject of my works are transience and lability of things, places, people and memories. I’m interested in how memories affect the present. Memory of things, places and people is imperfect, flows, fades away So, looking at the pictures especially of something that no longer exist you will never know what you recall. This state is greatly represented by film and polaroid development. You will never know what you finally get on the picture.

“The current project called Yiddish I started 5 years ago as a study of what I call “memory flow”. It records the rebirth of the Jewish movement in Poland these days after it was completely erased during II War. The number of Jewish visitors is estimated at over 13 thousands per year, most of them come to the Tzaddiks graves on the anniversary of their death in Lezajsk and Lelow. Many of old Chasids still speak polish. Many of them also try to wipe away their bad memories from the past. The past meets the present and the present meets the past there.”