Shanghai Photofairs: Casper Faassen shared a fraction of his creation with the audience.

Shanghai Photofairs: Black and white photograph of Jim Rakete and Clemens Pflanz, CEO of Meisterkreis

Shanghai Photofairs: "Between positive and negative

Shanghai Photofairs: "Between positive and negative

The fourth edition of Photofairs Shanghai gathered more than 50 domestic and world-class galleries and more than 27,000 people attended this spectacular event. It was the most notable photography event in recent years and targeted specifically at professional art collectors. It showcased a number of expensive and valuable photographic works that are worth collecting. Wide range of activities were held during the event, including three feature exhibitions, photography forums and VIP activities. The event had no doubt established a genuine international platform for photographers and let art photography attain more and more world’s attention.

Shanghai Photofairs Snaps

The fourth edition of Photofairs Shanghai gathered more than 50 domestic and world-class galleries and more than 27,000 people attended this spectacular event. It was the most notable photography event in recent years and targeted specifically at professional art collectors. It showcased a number of expensive and valuable photographic works that are worth collecting. Wide range of activities were held during the event, including three feature exhibitions, photography forums and VIP activities. The event had no doubt established a genuine international platform for photographers and let art photography attain more and more world’s attention.


Contemporary culture under the images

Meisterkreis, being one of the collaborating partners of Photofairs and represents German excellent culture, showcased the work collection of renowned photographer Jim Rakete – German Contemporary Excellence – on international stage for the very first time. 70 excellent “Made in Germany” brand names, including Leica camera, Montblanc and Porsche, were presented through black and white photos. Clemens Pflanz, CEO of Meisterkreis, described Jim Rakete as a highly acclaimed and respected photographer in this era. His works captured the moment that bohemian style and convention intersected and there was a striking contrast in his works. Apart from shooting the products of commercial brand names, Jim Rakete even spent a whole year wandering around big cities and small towns to shoot, recorded the obscure side of wineries, workshops as well as theatres. Adding the images he captured in streets, Jim Rakete had successfully made use of black and white snapshots to present the cultural and creative industries of Germany in front of the audience. Caption: Black and white photograph of Jim Rakete and Clemens Pflanz, CEO of Meisterkreis


Combine paintings and shooting

What’s more, we were delighted to have invited Casper Faassen from Kahmann Gallery in Amsterdam to share with us a fraction of his creation. Faassen’s works combine paintings and shooting. It makes you feel like looking at his works through translucent eggshell, and it brings you brand-new visual impact. What made him have this wonderful idea? Faassen was originally a painter. He thought that shooting is a comparatively straightforward way of expression. Thus, he paints on photographs in order to give his audience more room of imagination. Moreover, he is extremely fond of the contrast between beauty and decay. All things only exist temporarily, and photographers and painters did their best to capture the instant. What Faassen did was to take photos first and then to add a layer of transparent paint and acrylic on the photo. After these materials dried, it formed incredibly beautiful cracks. The subjects that he chose to shoot were conventional painting subjects, like landscape, flowers and nudity. Adding his own personal creation touch on tradition was the direction he wanted to explore in his works this time.

Scott Gray, the founder of Photofairs, strives to promote photography. He is also positive of the future prospect that photography to develop into art collection. Gray claimed that photography in Japan has a rather sound development in Asia Pacific region. As for photography in China, Gray is pretty sure it will get more and more world’s attention. The future development of photography in China remains hopeful. The organizer also officially announced that the next station of Photofairs will going to be held in San Francisco in January next year. San Francisco has long been regarded as a pioneering center in the US in terms of photography, next to New York. Many top-notch organizations are located in this city, including the Pritzker Center of Photography inside San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Center will gonna be the biggest photography exhibition venue and resource center in the US. Box1) Photofairs San Francisco Gathered domestic and world-class galleries’s collections, Photofairs San Francisco will be held in San Francisco Bay on February 23 to 25, 2018. It is a must-go international event for photographers and collectors.


Date: February 23-25, 2018
Venue: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion,
San Francisco Bay
For more details please visit:
http://photofairs.org/sanfrancisco/