A Photo a Day

Photos from the United States.

February 6, 2008

Fountain in San Francisco

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fountain

I was fascinated by the view of the fountain against the sun and tried my best to capture it…

January 28, 2008

Windmills of San Francisco

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A Dutch windmill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

June 21, 2006

Miami Skyscraper

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Skyscraper

A Skyscraper in Coral Gables, Miami.

June 5, 2006

Chihuly: Arts & the Law

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Strange Flower: Chilhuly in Miami, originally uploaded by laurenz

When I visited the Chihuly exposition in Miami’s Fairchild garden, I thought to myself: “no way that one man can do all this on his own”,
and it seems Chihuly has a number of other expositions going on at the same time.

It turns out that Chihuly has not blown glass for a long time, but is responsible for the artistic design.
Which brings us to an interesting law case, with Chihuly attempting to assert a copyright on “his” style of glass art and an assistant claiming co-authorship of several of the pieces.

Lots of interesting questions involved here: what makes these sculptures art? The technical perfection? The design, the context in which they are presented? Is it really possible to clearly define a “Chihuly style” that is different enough from other artisans’ work to be copyrighted?
Is “Chihuly” more of a brand name under which other artists’ works can be sold?
Or is glass blowing just a craft and not patentable at all? Especially since Chihuly himself imitates nature just like here in this object resembling a strange flower…

Many interesting questions - and here are some resources I found:

http://bluecrabboulevard.com/2006/06/01/can-you-copyright-nature/
http://www.copybites.com/2006/05/glass_artist_fi.html
http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/through-glass-darkly.html
http://madisonian.net/archives/2006/06/01/chihuly-glass-sculpture/

Regardless of the outcome of these law suits, I’ll vist the nexr Chihuly exposition that I come across…
all my Chihuly photos

May 22, 2006

Chihuly in the Park

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strange glass plants

another beautiful piece by Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Glass Art

Some glimpses of the Chihuly exhibition in Fairchild Garden (Miami, USA).

I found it incredible how well the glass exhibits fit their surroundings and complimented them.
Sometimes, it was hard to tell whether a particular flower was natural or not.

By the way, it seems there is more than one Chihuly exposition going on at the same time:
On another weblog, I found a reference to a Chihuly Exhibition at Missouri Botanical Gardens, as well as quite a few photos with installations ver ysimilar to the ones I saw in Miami.

More on the artist and the glass objects created by him on the official Dale Chihuly Website.

May 19, 2006

Chihuly at Fairchild III

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A boat filled with glass plants

And some more pictures (click to enlarge):
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And here some other Weblogs that have photos from Chihuly exhibitions:

I speak of Dreams
Wandering Moose
ritilan
Peter Westwood
PhotoscapeDesign

May 16, 2006

Canal Reflection

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Reflected villa in Miami Beach

Reflection of a villa in Collins Canal, Miami Beach

April 3, 2005

At the beach

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Golden Gate Bridge
Walking the beach near Golden Gate Bridge.

September 18, 2004

Evening Ship

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Brooklyn in the evening
A feryy boat in front of Brooklyn in the evening.

July 2, 2004

‘Sprinklers Throughout Building’

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Mermaid in Ney York
Statue in front of an antiques shop in New York. Obviously, the sprinklers do not come to the rescue of the fish.

June 24, 2004

Flat Iron Building

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Flat Iron Building
One of the most unusual sky-scrapers, the Flat Iron Building in New York.

June 23, 2004

New York from above

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New York from the Empire State Building
Highly recommended: visiting the Empire State Building in the early evening.
The shadow of the Empire State Building itself is visible on the left hand side.

May 6, 2004

New York: Grand Central Station

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If New York has any such thing as a “city center”, then it would be the area around Grand Central Station.

May 5, 2004

New York another view of the Chrysler Building

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Chrysler Building, New York, United States
It is fascinating how the colours change with the time of day. This also is the Chrysler building, this time the photo was taken from the Empire State Building in the evening.

May 4, 2004

New York: Chrysler Building

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Chrysler Building, New York
Maybe the most attractive skyscraper in New York.

May 3, 2004

New York: door

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painted shop door
In Harlem many shop doors are decorated with colourful paintings by Franco, a local artist.

May 2, 2004

New York: sky-scrapers?

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New York Skyline
It’s only a matter of perspective: from aboard the ferry, even the New York skyline seems to be quite small.

April 17, 2004

New York

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Brooklyn, seen from Manhattan
A slightly unusual view: Brooklyn seen from New York in the evening .

April 1, 2004

New York by Night

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no idea how many photos I've taken near Time Square at night...
New York by Night

March 31, 2004

New York: “Street Art”

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The advertisement of a New York artist. Interestingly, I have seen such painted cows convene in Luxembourg a while ago. Maybe, I find a photo of this one’s “colleagues”…

March 30, 2004

New York by Night: Greenwich Village

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Greenwich Village - or just “the village” - really comes to life at night. Pubs, bars, night-life and trendy shops seem to never close.

March 28, 2004

New York: “Peace Bus”

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Just an advertisement or a political statement? Is it art or just bad taste? Sometimes it’s hard to draw the line…

February 28, 2004

Palace of Fine Arts

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Somewhat anachronistic - and one of the most romatic spots in San Francisco.

February 20, 2004

New York: Taking the Staten Island Ferry

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the  New York Skyline seen from the Staten Island Ferry
One of the few cost-free attractions New York has to offer: the Staten Island Ferry.
This photo was taken shortly before arrival at the terminal.

February 16, 2004

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Walking across it takes quite a while but is an unforgettable experience.

February 13, 2004

San Francisco: Pillar of the Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (USA) .

February 9, 2004

New York: the Time is going Backwards?

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Reflection of a Clock, New York, America
A clock is reflected in the facade of a building near Times Square, New York.



    

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