My friend Luise Kimme moved on to another world in April. The German sculptor left an amazing amount of stunning art work for us to enjoy, most of it on view at her 'castle' in Tobago, itself a piece of art. I will miss her dearly. Over years we collaborated on many of her books and catalogues and her impact as an artist on my life was huge. She also opened my eyes for the rich culture of the nation of Trinidad & Tobago, which I visited dozens of times since 1986. My book MOKO JUMBIES: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad only came to life because Luise Kimme introduced me to her many friends in the islands. I am forever grateful.
Here is the article I wrote for the T&T Guardian, published last week:
( text online here: http://www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2013-04-22/luise-kimme-changed-my-life ):
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
German TRIP Magazin just published a story about my LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US Mexican Border project for which I visited artists in all major cities along the US Mexican border to document the cultural side of a region mostly known to us from news reports about violence. The project's website: borderartists.com
Friday, April 05, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I just published my first mini book titled 'FakePolaroids New York' on blurb.com. The process is truly easy and fun after an initial learning period which took me about an hour. And I am a slow learner. Check it out, it is printed on premium matte paper which costs me 2 bucks more but I think it is worth it. I am waiting for my own copies. I hope that online publishing becomes more affordable for the buyer soon, the prices are still pretty stiff.
Check it out and let me know what you think !! Also as ebook for 2.99 !!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Daniel Vasella (59), former president of pharma giant Novartis, on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York, March 13. 2013, one day after he left Switzerland and moved to the US. Vasella and Novartis canceled a 72 million compensation package for him in the wake of a huge public criticism.