Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at the Unseen Platform Photofair

Mimi Berlin Bloggerteam visited the annual Unseen Photofair in Amsterdam last weekend.

We saw many, many photographic works and met many friends. Like always this small photofair, held at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (21/23-09-18) is always a joy to visit. Below some images we took of work that stood out for us. Enjoy! xoxo Mimi Berlin.

(all images by Mimi Berlin made with a phone without filters)

Theo Niekus

At the bookfair we met Theo Niekus, a Dutch street photographer who publishes (and makes) his own books (by hand). We were very impressed by his art-book ‘My Image Memory”: 1690 pages thick filled with all kinds of images, collected by Mr Niekus throughout many years. Theo Niekus publishes much more, a.o. the photography magazine ‘Report’. We suggest you visit his site and have a look. theoniekus.nl

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Mono Japan in Amsterdam

Mono Japan in Amsterdam

MONO JAPAN is a celebration of contemporary Japanese craft and design. It is an event and a platform devoted to sophisticated beauty grounded in tradition. Okay! We, Mimi Berlin Blogger Team, went to this Japanese event for the first time ever.

Sugicodama

We were stunned by so much traditional arts & crafts in one building. You must know; we have a complete different image of Japan in our minds: the colorful and tech-forward Japan. But we did spent a long time stroking the ‘Sugicodama’ cedarwood sculptures by Shimpei Arima; they were amazingly soft to the touch!

Mono Japan can be visited through February 19, 2018 at the Lloyd hotel & cultural embassy, Oostelijke Handelskade 34 in Amsterdam.

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

From the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015

As you can see these series (2 out of 6) are portraits of gamers, they are very dark ones (more so in real life) The boys are made barely visible by photographer joschasteffens.de, resident Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2016), but you can still see that they are true boys; playing playing playing. (We know it’s called gaming but we think playing is a word that is more suitable for boys, in general.) If they were men they could be pilots of some kind, or any other proffession where you sit behind a screen with devices stuck to your face…..We, at Mimi Berlin, love  boys.

As seen at the Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2016

Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam 2016

Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam 2016

Mimi Berlin Blogger team went to the annual Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam. We had a great time! Being the childish team we are: we picked our favorite works to show you. Maybe you have other images you like better? You won’t know unless you visit the fair. We suggest you do. find all info here on the unseen site

We have to be honest; we also took pictures of less favorite works because the urge and our ability to categorize themes and trends very quick, took overhand sometimes.

xoxo Mimi Blogger Team

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2014

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2014

Yesterday we (Mimi Blogger Team) visited the Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam. Unseen is a small fair showcasing international gallery’s/artists. As we wandered through the booths we noticed a lot of anonymity on show. Faces hidden, cut out or otherwise undone of their identity. The hidden image (with white paint) by Cornford and Cross was the most anonymous work at the fair by far. Also on show; a lot of product photography. Everyday-products such as toys, machines, food and what have you not, were both altered (mostly stacked) or left untouched, then photographed. We took some photo’s for you all of what we noticed. Do visit the Unseen site if you’d like to see what we didn’t notice. Continue reading

The Gem Kingdom Loves Mimi Berlin’s History of Circus Legends

And Mimi Berlin loves The Jewelry Designers of the Gem Kingdom! They decided to incorporate Mimi Berlin’s “History of Circus Legends” in their winter presentation at the Premiere Classe in Paris (February 28> March 3 2014). (The Gem Kingdom can be found at stand B29) View a short movie of this presentation HERE

Premiere Classe is a fashion trade show:  “When Luxury meets Creation” is the essential meeting point for creation in Paris at the Premiere Classe. For the past 24 years and twice a year, PREMIERE CLASSE has taken over the heart of the French capital when Paris welcomes the designer fashion shows. PREMIERE CLASSE presents a selection of 350 edgy high end fashion designers who draw the attention of the world’s most exclusive retailers at the Jardin des Tuileries, Terrasse des Feuillants, Paris.