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Entries in marc koegel photography (3)

Friday
Feb062015

Portland Brown Bag Lecture Series - February 18, 2015

Hello everyone,

I am thrilled that I have been asked to speak about my photoraphy at the Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Bag Lecture Series coming up on February 18th.

If you're in the Portlan (WA) area, I'd love to see you there. Admission is free. Please pass it on!

As part of the presention I will be showing new work form my emerging new series 'spomenici'. If you're in Vancouver, you can see prints of this new work during my upcoming exhibition, opening April 23rd, as part of Capture Photography Festival. More detail about this will be provided in a separate blog post closer to teh event.

Here is some more information about the Portland Brown Bag Lecture:

Extended Exposure - Marc Koegel:

I will be presenting work from three award-winning series including: The Canadian Prairies, Lighthouses of the World, and the still emerging Spomenici.

I photograph in black and white using long exposure techniques. A unifying theme in my work is an ongoing interest in historical structures. As a result, I travel extensively in an effort to discover and bring attention to these unique structures. I often take a minimalist approach to help reduce visual distractions and to allow the viewer to enjoy the rich details and special characteristics of each subject.
                 
About the Brown Bag Lunch Talks

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Canon.

Lecture by:           Marc Koegel
Date and Time:    Wednesday, February 18th, Noon –1 p.m.
Location:              Miller Gallery in the Mark Building
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland,     OR 97205  www.portlandartmuseum.org / 503 226 2811

Cost:                     Free to the public.  (Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.)

About the Photography Council

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.

Friday
Oct172014

New Work Coming Soon!

Hello everyone,

my aologies for the long silence...I cannot belief my last post was back in July! Well, I am back and working hard on new work, so this blog will come to life again -))

Over the summer I managed to get out and shoot a lot, more than I ever have in the span of only a few months. My photographic journey lead me across Canada, to Iceland and arround Europe.

It was in Eastern Europe, that I was particularly excited to start work on a brand new series that had me travel through Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Bulgaria.

As I have in my previous work, this new series will also focus (pun intended!) on historic structures.

I am excited to share a first image of this new series with you all today:

This image was photographed using my Cambo WRS fitted with a Phase One IQ260 Digital Back. Exposure was 30 seconds, which is all it took the blur the clouds on this windy day.

I clearly remember the day...it was windy, cold and foggy when I first arived just after sunrise, but those conditions only added to the aura and feeling of this location. I stayed for several hours, exploring the site and making many photographs. There is no reference for scale in the image above, but I can tell you that this monument is well over 50 feet tall. Rather impressive, especially when viewed, and photographed, from down the hill.

Please stay tuned for more images to come soon. 

Thank you for viewing!

Friday
Jul042014

2nd Prize - Silver - at the PX3 - Prix De La Photography Paris Photography Competition!

Hello everyone,

After winning a 3rd Prize - Bronze - Award last year for my Lighthouse Series, I am super excited to announce that this year my photography has won two 2nd Prize - Silver - Awards at the 2014 PX3 - Prix De La Photography Photography Competition.

In addition to this 2nd Prize award, a very recent series of Icelandic Waterfalls has received an honourable mention award as well.

My Image 'Canada Traincars' won 2nd Prize in 2 categories, the Professional - Fine-Art/Landscape and Professional Nature/Sky categories. My series 'Icelandic Waterfalls' won an Honourable Mention Award in the 'Fine-Art/ Landscape' category.

Here are the images that have received the awards, along with links to the awards page:

1. Canada Traincars Image (Photographed in May 2013 near Calgary, Alberta. This images is currently being exhibited in Vancouver, B.C.):

Here is the link to see this image on the PX3 Awards page!

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2. Icelandic Waterfalls Mini-Series (photographed in May 2014 during my most recent trip to Iceland):

Link to see these images on the PX3 Awards Page

I also want to congratulate all my friends, and students, who also received prestigious awards at PX3. I spent hours browsing the winners of each category, as this is a great opportunity to see some outstanding photography and get inspiration as well.

So here are some links to friends and students who's work has received awards. Please be sure to check it out - fantastic work here by some incredible photographers!

I could go on and on, and I apologize if your name is not on the list above....I have been working on this post for several hours, so it's time to post it now -)))

Congratulation again to all the winners!