Author: Werner Pawlok

New Orleans through Werner Pawlok’s lens

New Orleans through Werner Pawlok’s lens

In an old city, famous for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, cuisine, culture, and music; the uniqueness of New Orleans’ living history is kept alive in the buildings and spaces. Its colonial past, jazz, voodoo, and Mardi Gras have left exciting, colorful traces strewn throughout the city, all of which drew photographer Werner Pawlok to capture its charm and beauty in his warm, painting-like style. Bar Napoleon “Few places capture the essence of New Orleans like the Napoleon House: A 200 year old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. It was owned by the Mayor of New Orleans who offered it as a refuge to Napoleon in 1821 during his exile. Although Napoleon never did make it to stay there, the name did and has been attached to the establishment ever since. Bar Napoleon since become one of the most famous bars in America, and has been a known haunt for artists and writers all throughout the 20th century.” House of Craig 1 “You can practically taste the …

Photographer, Werner Pawlok shooting The Chanel Cruise in Cuba with the Phase One XF Camera System and Schneider Kreuznach lenses

Fashion shoot with Chanel in Cuba

Internationally renowned Artist and Photographer, Werner Pawlok, first visited Cuba in 2004, beginning work on a long-term series he named ‘Cuba Expired’. In 2013, Pawlok created a new series of large-format images based on rediscovered old footage from a photo session with performance artist Leigh Bowery in the late 1980s; the works were displayed in numerous installations. His exceptional body of work, steeped in colour and experiment, is completed by his participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne and at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, by publications of books and articles, and by awards and prizes. We spoke to him about his “Coco in Cuba” shoot, photographing Chanel’s collection for Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore. Finding Charm in the Macabre “I have always addressed a wide variety of topics in my photography. The atmosphere in Cuba was morbidly fascinating, as if time had stood still. It’s strange, macabre charm possessed me, inspiring me to seek out unusual and seemingly unreal locations for my …