Made Here Now
Bentley car production in Crewe/GB
The photos of Bentley, commissioned by the project Made Here Now, can be seen on this just released fascinating webpage, which explores the new world of manufacturing in Britain.
The Bentley production line turns out some of the world's most sought-after cars but still depends on craft skills honed over generations. At 400 hours per car, it takes 17 times longer to build a Bentley than a VW Golf.
Life Force Magazine
Life Force Magazine published the story Iraq's Ghost Embassy in their April issue.
The online magazine is a free, monthly, photo-led magazine which celebrates the art-form of the photo-essay. The selected photo-essays of Life Force magazine are about great photography and pushing the boundaries of the medium to explore conciousness and human perception, by harnessing the unique power that photography holds to capture a moment for analysis.
For the webpage of VG Bild-Kunst I was photographed by Hermann Bredehorst during a demonstration on 8th March. To be on the other side of the camera seems not to be easy at first, but at the end it was great fun with Hermann. And he takes good photos that’s for sure! More photos here.
VG Bild-Kunst is as an association representing the copyrights of creators of visual art in Germany. The association also takes on social and cultural responsibilities for its members.
My new webpage is now online www.iponphoto.com
Many thanks to everybody at warenform.de.
Happy to announce that I have been awarded the first prize at Germany’s annual Rückblende 2014 awards for political photography for my image of Angela Merkel at the Chancellor’s office in Berlin.
In the newspaper die tageszeitung, it has been called a manifesto of power. The piece in die tageszeitung continues to describe Angela Merkel as standing in the midst of uncertainty, occupying a central position: with a clear head, knowledgeable, and keeping her distance. Those attributes, the text continues, are not only characteristics of Angela Merkel, but should be at the core of political photography in order to provide act as a compass in a precise and clear manner.