Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rainer Ziehm at Columbus Pecha Kucha

Rainer Ziehm: Smoke from Bryan Loar on Vimeo.

Rainer Ziehm spoke at the Columbus Pecha Kucha Night on May 21st, 2009.

He also spoke in 2007. Check out that video here - tinyurl.com/qa9x9e

For more info on Rainer, go to www.redbritain.com

I had the opportunity to go the last installment of Pecha Kucha here in Columbus, OH. I hadn't been since all the way back in 2007 when they were still holding it at Junctionview. Although not as hip & funky as Junctionview, the Gateway Theater provided a great setting for the event.

The video above features Rainer Ziehm, who always tells a great story. He travels abroad frequently, gets to know the locals, and photographs them. His presentation this time focused on one of his reoccurring themes--people smoking. Although he doesn't smoke himself, he is drawn to documenting those who are in the act of.

Though I would like to hear more about the artists' process(es) rather than listen to a portfolio presentation, Pecha Kucha offers a great way to learn about creatives in your area. Check out more at www.pecha-kucha.org, and if there is not a chapter in your city, definitely start one.

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