Quickie

This will be a quick posting by me today. Dinner’s on the stove and in the oven so I want to finish writing this before I go off to eat and relax for the evening. I’ve got two medical appointments coming up this week so I just want to take it easy tonight.

Actually, I really don’t have much to report photographically. I tried to straighten up a bit more here this week, but the biggest event was last night, when I went to the Bonni Benrubi Gallery on East 57 Street to attend the opening of the new exhibit of photographs by the Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner.

I first became aware of Josef’s work fairly recently when I saw a portfolio of his black & white photography in the most recent issue of LensWork magazine. Then I came across him on Facebook and sent him a message telling him that I liked his photos in LensWork. He was kind enough to respond, add me as a friend and invited me to the opening last night.

At the gallery, it was good to finally see some of his actual silver prints, having only seen his work in the magazine and on the web. It was also nice to meet Josef and talk about his work and photography in general for a bit. The only downside of the exhibit is that he has produced so much good work that the limited wall space in the gallery didn’t permit them to put up enough to do his talent justice.

If you’re wondering what type of photography Josef does, it’s long exposure landscapes and interesting cityscape photos, as well. (He did seem impressed, though, when I gave him one of my business cards with a nude image on it…LOL). To see Josef’s work, visit his website here.

Otherwise, I watched some more movies on DVD: Strictly Ballroom, a wonderful and giddy Australian film directed by Baz Luhrman about competitive ballroom dancing, and V for Vendetta, about a futuristic, fascist England which some say is beginning to resemble the real thing these days.

Finally, at the top, a photo of Nemesis in Dave Levingston’s studio in Ohio from several years ago.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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3 Responses to Quickie

  1. That’s a good photo of Nemi, DR.

  2. Hello Dave, I’ve come across your delightful website and happily linked to it on my blog. Thank you for all the beautiful photography. You’re just 50? I could have been your babysitter! I’m going to be 70on 5/31/09. Can’t believe it yet. My husband will be 75 and he has plunged with a vengeance into digital photography. We’ve been married for 36 years, and have raised five children in a stepfamily. It was my Dad who loved the human female form. We still have a painting he made of a record album cover. It is Michel LeGrand’s “La Femme” showing a nude woman leaning forward. It sits in our den and is visible through a big window in the front of our house. Sometimes little children come up to the window and stare. They probably have never seen a nude! A long time ago, in Miami, Florida, someone special took some beautiful photographs of me. I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit, but nevertheless I am told I looked stunning. If I can email you the link, I will. Husband has installed Firefox browser on my PC and I’m still investigating it. Anyway, cheers for your birthday a couple of weeks late. Enjoy the ride of life! “Peace, love and happiness” — our sign off on the children’s TV show I cohosted in 1957-58. Ellen Kimball (Radio_Lady)Portland, OregonTwitter me! @Radio_Lady

  3. Hi Dave, If you’re looking for some generally funny stuff for those of us over 50, please cut and paste: http://www.suddenlysenior.com/(Someday, I’ll learn to do the hyperlink, and Blogger.com could make it easier, too.)Warm regards, Ellen K.Portland, OR

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