Category Archives: Fine Art Photography

Fritz Liedtke’s fine art photography news and events.

Astra Velum in LensWork Magazine

The January-February 2013 issue of LensWork Magazine features the Astra Velum series. With an 22-page spread of images, and an interview with publisher Brooks Jensen, it’s a beautiful presentation of the series, my thinking behind the series, and much more. LensWork is well know as having the finest black and white reproductions in the publishing […]

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Fritz Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine

“Fritz Liedtke: Contemporary Photography Balanced by a Bohemian Lifestyle” I think that’s the first time Fritz has ever been called a Bohemian…. The new issue of Professional Photographer (December 2012) features an 8 page article on his balance of fine art and commercial photography. “What’s most valuable to me is my time. And with that […]

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Bouguereau

I tend to find a lot of my inspiration as a photographer and artist from the world of painting.  Don’t ask me why I’m not a painter, or why I don’t find more inspiration from photography.  I’ll take inspiration where I can find it. On a recent browse through the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection, […]

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Celine and Ute and Lensbaby

I’ve met a lot of interesting people as I’ve photographed for the Astra Velum series over the past few years.  Occasionally, I create an image that works well for the series, and also some other images for other uses. With Celine and her mother Ute, I was able to create a variety of images that […]

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Behind the Scenes Video with Fritz Liedtke by Lensbaby

  Tilt Focus Portrait Photography: Behind the Scenes with Fritz Liedtke from Lensbaby on Vimeo. I’ve known Craig Strong for about a decade, since I stumbled upon him at a garage sale in his living room. I’d heard his name before, and when I saw the photos on his wall, I asked him, “Are you […]

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Astra Velum showing at Blue Sky Gallery

Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, Oregon, www.blueskygallery.org) has selected photographer Fritz Liedtke’s series of rare photogravures, Astra Velum, for a solo show in November. November 3-27, 2011 Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 3, 6-9pm. Public Artist Talk: November 9, 12pm. Astra velum is Latin for “veil of stars.” Liedtke has aptly chosen this phrase as the […]

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Astra Velum in Black & White Magazine

The current (September) issue of Black and White Magazine features an article by Susan Burnstine on my series Astra Velum. I appreciated Susan’s insight into my work, when she says: “In viewing all of Liedtke’s work, including his early portraits of children and his powerful colour series about women struggling with anorexia and bulimia, _Skeleton […]

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Skeleton in the Closet at Hartwick College

Hartwick College, in Oneonta, New York, is showing Skeleton in the Closet in their Foreman Art Gallery this month. I’m especially excited about this show, because the art gallery has collaborated with Hartwick’s Department of Social Issues and Welleness and the Department of Nursing, and the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts. Together, […]

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Astra Velum Photogravures at San Francisco’s Gallery 291

  San Francisco’s Gallery 291 will be featuring two solo shows from July 21 through Sept 1, 2011. The Astra Velum photogravures will be shown in conjunction with the beautiful daguerrotypes of Curtis Wehrfritz. You are invited to join me for an opening of the show Astra Velum at Gallery 291 in San Francisco.  I […]

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Astra Velum at LightBox Gallery

I’m pleased to announce a new show of new work at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.  Featuring 3 solo shows by 3 Portland artists, this should be a great show!  My photogravures from the series Astra Velum will be on display from July 9-August 9. I hope you’ll join us for the opening reception, […]

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Featured on the Photo-Eye Blog and Photographer’s Showcase

My series Astra Velum was recently juried into the Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase, and the gallery has opened this week with a very nice article on the Photo-Eye Blog. They write, I speak from experience when I say that a freckled person often has a complicated relationship with the spots that dust their skin. Freckles have […]

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“Beneficio de Cafe” in Lenswork 94

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my series Benificio de Cafe in the current issue of Lenswork Magazine Extended. Lenswork’s print edition has, in my opinion, the finest reproductions of black and white images of any photography magazine out there.  And their Extended editions (available on CD and digital download for your iPad) are […]

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