Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Skeleton in the Closet at CameraWork Gallery

CameraWork Gallery Presents

Skeleton in the Closet~including new work not previously shown~

Photographs by Fritz Liedtke

February 23-March 21, 2008

Join us for the Artist's Reception:
Friday, February 29, 2008, 7 - 9 pm.

Peterson Hall, Lower Level
2255 NW Northrup St
Portland Oregon

9-5 M-F
1-5 Sat


National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at Lincoln High School

My friend Gali, a student at Lincoln High School, is in charge of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week events at her school. She's so full of energy and organization and ideas, she's hard to keep up with.

As part of her and her committee's program this week, they asked me to display 8 images from my series Skeleton in the Closet. So if you happen to be there this week, take a look!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

New Editorial/Magazine/Documentary Portfolio

I've worked today at updating portions of my website with newer imagery. I'm especially pleased with a new little slideshow highlighting some of my commercial photography. I'm never sure what category to put my work in; the labels are not terribly clear to me. Do I call it Editorial Photography? Magazine work? Documentary? Travel Photographer? Commercial? Lifestyle Photographs? Whatever they are, I hope they don't put you to sleep.

Maybe I should just say: Fritz Liedtke: Editravelifesdocumercial Photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Have eyes, will travel.

You can view the website at www.fritzphotographic.com

It's So Difficult to Choose

More often than not, when I take a photograph, I have a pretty good idea of what I want the final product to look like. But sometimes, it's fun to fiddle around in Lightroom and Photoshop, and see what I can come up with. Some images are like blank canvases, and I can usually find a look that seems appropriate for the image, that fits the person or composition well or best.

Sometimes it's hard to choose, though. Today I made this image, a fairly simple photo portrait of Brandy, that took all kinds of different coloration and contrast quite well. I couldn't choose which one was 'best' to my eye. So I thought I'd share them all. Here goes, beginning with the original, unmanipulated image:

See more Portland portrait photography at www.fritzphoto.com

Caitlin, Brandy, Tierra

I took my Environmental Portrait Class (at PNCA) out for a location photography shoot today. Every now and then I'd butt in, and take a few photos myself, as examples for my students. These are a few favorites from the morning.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Yoshihiro Kitai

Yoshihiro Kitai is a Japanese printmaker, living in Portland, Oregon. We went to art school together, and now we both teach at that same school: Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Since we were in school together, he has 'burst' onto the art scene, and his work can be seen online and in person at the Pulliam Defenbaugh Gallery. He's received some fine reviews; here's a favorite line from one of them: "Although the gentle miasmas and fog banks evoke Tibetan cloud tangkhas and the mist-enshrouded outcroppings of traditional Chinese landscape painting, the shiny metal leaf (an element in Japanese master drawings) also suggests the bling-obsessed glitz of contemporary Western hip-hop culture."

I photographed Yoshi in the printmaking studio at PNCA, as he worked on one of his prints.

See more of my Portland editorial photography at www.fritzphotographic.com.