Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lucie Foundation>> ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT - Submit Your Work Now!

 


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ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT TO SUBMIT TO THE 2017 LUCIE FOUNDATION EMERGING SCHOLARSHIPS!





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2017 LUCIE FOUNDATION EMERGING SCHOLARSHIPS

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. 
The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

DEADLINE: June 15, 2017 at 12am PST


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$2500 EMERGING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

PHOTO TAKEN: $1000 EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP 
This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

PHOTO MADE: $1000 EMERGING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.


ABOUT LUCIE FOUNDATION: 
Lucie Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

DAVID YARROW'S "MANKIND" SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE AT SOTHEBY'S!

 

DAVID YARROW'S 
'MANKIND' 
SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE AT SOTHEBY'S 
David Yarrow 'MANKIND' 2014   ©David Yarrow


Among some of the best emerging contemporary talents, 
David Yarrow's MANKIND sells for a record breaking $78,000 
at Sotheby's May Sale.  

David Yarrow has a photographic career spanning more than thirty years. From his origins in sports photography, he has travelled the globe documenting the most remarkable aspects of human nature and the animal kingdom with his distinctive eye. Famous for his 'close-up' approach, Yarrow has explored some of the most dangerous environments on earth. One of his monumental landscape works, Mankind, was offered in the Photographs sale at Sotheby's in London on May 19th. 

Prior to his success of the record sale, David sits down with Mariko Finch at Sotheby's Magazine.  Read excerpts of the interview below:


MF: Let's talk a bit about your work Mankind - a highlight of the forthcoming Photographs sale. How did this image come about?

DY: I often say if I can take three or four big pictures a year, that's my goal. The big pictures are ones you can look at for a long time. Photography is not about the camera, it's about access, it's about being in the position to take the picture. I wanted somewhere biblical in scale. I do a lot of research before arriving somewhere, and in doing my homework I realised the topography of the cattle camp in South Sudan is very flat. Therefore, to get a sense of scale I had to have a point of raised elevation, which the landscape was not going to afford me. It's quite dangerous and complicated to get there anyway, but I knew I had to take a ladder with me. Wading it across the Nile in three feet of water was certainly an interesting experience! I was the first white photographer there for many years, and I was helped by a Norwegian aid organisation and the police to secure my safety. Once I'd gifted the locals with cow medicine for their cattle then I was greeted warmly. You can't just turn up - if you do you can find yourself in a lot of trouble. I knew I wanted to work on a large scale image, and lots of things changed for me after I made Mankind. There are a lot of cameo stories within it so you can look at it for hours and still see new narratives. To read more click here 

 
Due to its high demand and rising popularity, we expect MANKIND to sell out this week. Don't miss the opportunity to own one of David Yarrow's spectacular  photographs that will stand the test of time.

For more information on how to reserve one of David Yarrow's works 
or to make an appointment to visit our gallery:

DAVID YARROW "WILD ENCOUNTERS" BOX SET


WILD ENCOUNTERS 
ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WORLD'S VANISHING ANIMALS AND CULTURES
Limited Edition Book 
Size:  23" x 20"
Limited edition print included of Bengal Tiger, signed and numbered by the artist. 

"A collection of unparalleled nature photography spanning seven continents by one of the world's foremost photographers. Capturing the splendor and very soul of what remains wild and free in our world through incredibly intimate close enough to touch-portraits, Wild Encounters chronicles legendary photographer David Yarrow's photographic exploits in the field. Driven by a passion for sharing and preserving the Earth's last great wild cultures and species, Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His work has transcended wildlife photography, and is now collected and shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world.
Yarrow goes Pole-to-Pole, continent-to-continent mountain to tundra to primordial jungle-inviting us to truly connect with a subject that we mistakenly think we have seen before.Yarrow takes the familiar lions, elephants, tigers, polar bears and makes them new again by creating iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional level."
Purchase of this book may be made through our online store at Hilton Asmus Foto.         Click here for details. 
"WILD ENCOUNTERS" BOOK ON DISPLAY

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Top Ten Real Estate News Sting's Central Park Penthouse Is Breathtaking

 Sting's New York City Penthouse with Central Park views is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
 “Sting's Central Park Penthouse Is Breathtaking”
One of the world’s most popular singers-songwriters-celebrities is selling his Central Park penthouse. Starting out as the principal writer, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984 and on to a highly successful solo career, Sting has won 16 Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and four nominations for Academy Awards best song. Now at age 65, he has shifted some of his energy from music to real estate.

Like many of today’s celebrities, Sting turned to real estate as a safe haven to park, enjoy and invest his money.  Real estate has been a popular second career for a number of celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Diane Keaton.  Sting and his wife, actress Trudie Styler, have diversified with properties in Italy, England and the United States.  In northern England, they own a farm house in the Lake District, in southern England is their 800-acre estate in Wiltshire, and they sold a London townhouse in 2015 at an approximate $20 million profit.

 In Italy, they own the Il Palagio estate where they spend summers and sell their own produce grown at the farm, and rent out Il Palagio at upwards of $100,000 per week with afternoon tea included. In the United States, they own a Malibu, California beach house, which they rent for $200,000 for the summer, and a Manhattan penthouse which they have recently put on the market for $56 million.
Sting’s Manhattan penthouse is located at 15 Central Park West, one of the city’s much coveted buildings.
 At 5,417 square feet, the entry opens to a stunning circular staircase that looks more like a sculpture than functional access to an upper floor.  It draws the eye upward to the 10-foot ceilings and across to the walls of glass overlooking the treetops of Central Park from its 44 feet of park frontage. The view becomes even more magical from the parkside 400-square-foot terrace.  Also included are three bedrooms, four baths, an office, a sunny white kitchen with its own spiral staircase and a free-standing Fibonacci spiral fireplace in the living room that lends drama.

The building, known for its excellent amenities, includes a full-time staff, climate-controlled wine rooms, a 75-foot lap pool with skylights and a 14,000-square-foot fitness center. Co-listing agents are Suzun J. Bennet of Sotheby’s International Realty and Deborah Kern of Corcoran.
Legendary musician and songwriter Sting has listed his plush Manhattan Central Park duplex penthouse at $56 million.
Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more historic, celebrity and spectacular homes and real estate news.

Check out the photos here:  https://www.toptenrealestatedeals.com/homes/weekly-ten-best-home-deals/2017/05-29-2017/1/

The Celebrity Dinner Party>> Helen Mirren and Academy Award Winning Director, Taylor Hackford



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Paparazzi bulbs were flasing on a shimmering Cinema Chicago red carpet! Cinema Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago Interntional Film Festival (Oct. 12-26, 2017) honored Academy Awards Winners Helen Mirren and Director/husband, Taylor Hackford, with the coveted Gold Hugo. Meanwhile, I got to dish with the long-time couple about, how Helen chooses roles, the truth about directing and their marriage on The Celebrity Dinner Party. Click on the images above or click here to watch and enjoy!
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