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‘La Linea Gotica’, exhibition and art show in Italy

4 years, 5 months ago Non classé 0

I’m glad and proud to announce my photo exhibition in Italy, Turin.

This exhibition is shared with the Master Simon Marsden and will start the 31 Oct to the 30 Dec 2012.

The exhibition will take place in the beautiful Turin International Art Museum (MIAAO, Museo Internatiozionale Del Arti Applicate Oggi), AND in the premises of the former Tabacco Factory, in the Art gallery Photissima.

In two exhibition venues, the MIAAO presents for the first time in Italy the work of the French photographer Christophe Dessaigne: at the museum his photos are included as part of the group exhibition La linea gotica/ The Gothic Line. Photography, Fashion, Paraphernalia, while in the spaces of the fair they are on display in the solo exhibition entitled Forgotten Places.

The event is under the partnership of Epson, Artnetworth, The Piemont Region, and The Provincia Dil Torino.

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Featured in « Class Magazine » (Italy)

4 years, 5 months ago Non classé 0

Update : New images in « Forgotten Places » section

4 years, 5 months ago Non classé 0

New book covers

4 years, 8 months ago Press, Publication 0

- LA DONNA CHE VESTIVA DI ROSSO by Elizabeth George (Superpocket Editore – Italy).
- ZORN by John Sandford (Goldmann Publisher Germany).
- LA CAVALCATA DEI ORTI by Fred Vargas (Einaudi Editions – Italy).
- VOODOO LAND By Nick Stone (Gallimard – France).
- EL PERFUME DE NUESTA TIERRA by Kenize Mourad (Espasa Editiones – Spain).
- MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell (St. Martin Griffin – USA).
- THE WALKING DEAD 2 : THE ROAD TO WOODBURY by Robert Kirkman (Thomas Dunne Books – USA).
- ONGENODE GASTEN by Sadie Jones (Netherlands).
- ALTAR OF BONES by Philip Carter (Simon & Schuster – UK).
- DEATH’S APPRENTICE by K.W. Jeter (Thomas Dunne Books – USA).
- HIMMELBJORNENS SKOG by Britt Karin Larsen (Norway).
- LA KAMIKAZE by Mayte Carrasco (Novela – Spain).
- CONTRE TOUTE ATTENTE by Linwood Barclay (France Loisirs – France).
- POSSESSION by Elana Johnson (Amber Publisher – Poland).

New book covers

4 years, 11 months ago Artwork, Press, Publication 0

- WIDE OPEN By Deborah Coates (Tor Books) (USA).

- THE WHISPERING GALLERY By Mark Sanderson (Harper Collins) (UK).

- ROCK CREEK PARK By Simon Conway (Hodder & Stoughton Publishers) (UK).

- FORGORELSEN By Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan (Bra Bröcker Editions) (Sweden).

- COLDBROOK By Tim Lebbon (Hammer) (UK).

- NADERE INSTRUCTIES VOLGEN By FRans Strijards (NWDam) (Netherlands).

- THE DEAD OF THE SUMMER By Mari Jungstedt (Doubleday Edicions) (Spain).

- URZEALA PACATULUI By Phil Rickman (Suspans) (Romania).

- DER WIND BRINGT DEN TOD By Ole Kristiansen (DTV) (Germany).

- MONSTER RUPUBLIC By Ben Horton (Omnibus Editions) (UK).

- THE AREAL By Sean Cregan.

- EN VAKKER DAG By Geir Stian Ulstein (Juritzen Forlas Editions) (Norway).

- THE NIGHT ETERNAL By Guillermo Del Toro (Brazil Edition).

- BLANDVERK By Thomas Erikson (Sweden) (Ponto Pocket).

- DE MYSTERIEUZE VROUW By Jonathan Kellerman (Netherlands) (Sijthoff Editions).

Advanced Photoshop Issue #93 (Feb-March 2012)

5 years ago Interview, Press, Publication 0

I’ve got interviewed the last issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine UK (Issue #93). Page 44-45.

Advanced Photoshop is the essential resource for creative professionals wanting to master high-end, commercial Photoshop skills. Focusing on cutting-edge trends and created by industry professionals, this trusted brand delivers world-leading step-by-step techniques in photomanipulation, photo-editing, typography, graphics, new media and digital-painting.

UE Magazine Issue One-2012, NOW for sale!

5 years ago Interview, Press, Publication 0

I am pleased to announce that UE magazine issue one is now out for sale. You can purchase your printed or digital copy at uemag.com/ . Go to the (Magazine) page or follow this link: uemag.com/index.php/mag.html

The first issue is pack with content from 35 explorers from all over the world. Show your support and pick up an issue today!

I’ve got interviewed in this first issue. Check it out !

Lanfear « This Harmonic Consonance » is out !

5 years, 1 month ago Artwork, Publication 0

Frontcover artwork for the German prog-metal band Landfear‘s « This Harmonic Consonance ».
Label : Pure Legend Records.
Out on the 02-24-12

 

Haujobb « New World March » is out !

5 years, 4 months ago Artwork, Publication 0

 

New Book Covers

5 years, 4 months ago Press, Publication 0

- ALTAR OF BONES By Philip Carter (Norway).

- DE TRANEN VAN SHERAZADE By Toes En Hoeps (Netherlands).

- FEVER OF THE BONE By Val McDermid (Canada) (Harper Weekend).

- LA CAVALCATA DEI MORTI By Fred Vargas (Italy) ( (Giullio Einaudi Editore).

- LE PROJET BLEIBERG By David S. Khara (France) (Pocket 10/18).

- THREE AM By Steven John (USA) (Tor Books).

- DANS LA NUIT BRUNE By Agnès Desarthe (France) (Points).

- PAJARO SIN VUELO By Luis Mateo Diez (Spain) (Alfaguara).

- DE OUDE By Arno Geiger (Netherlands).

- NOITE SEM FIM By Agatha Christie (Portugal) (Ediçoes Asa).

- SONO NEL TUO SOGNO By Isabel Abedi (Italy) (Corbaccio Editore).

- LE SILENCE NE SERA QU’UN SOUVENIR By Laurence Vilaine (France) (Gaia).

- POR ESTE MUNDO ACIMA By Patricia Reis (Portugal) (D. Quixote).

Haujobb : New World March CD Design

5 years, 6 months ago Non classé 0

Altered Images: New Visionaries in 21st Century Photography

5 years, 6 months ago Artwork, Press, Publication 0

I will be featured in the book « ATERED IMAGES » (CarpetBombing Culture Publisher) UK.

The book will be out late October 2011.

They used to say that ‘the camera never lies’. The next generation may find that difficult to believe. Photography has come full circle, from the 19th century obsession with realism, to the 21st century addiction to hyper-reality. Opportunities for artists have multiplied just as the problems have proliferated.
As ever, theory runs to catch up with practice. The images collected here put strain on the old definitions and demand new ones.
What are they? Well, they are not, strictly speaking photographs anymore.
New territory needs new maps.

50 contributing photographers from 18 different countries.
Book Released: Late October.

New book covers

5 years, 8 months ago Non classé 0

- DEADLY SINS

By Kylie Brandt (Berkley Edition) (USA).

- DESPERATION

By Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton Edition) (UK).

- DER BEWACHER

By Duane Swierczynski (Heyne Verlag Edition) (Germany).

- ELFENMAGIE

By Sabrina Qunaj (Aufbau Taschenbuch) (Germany).

- A SINDROME DE COPERNICO

By Henri Loevenbruck (Bertrand Brazil Edition) (Brazil).

- THE FINAL TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE

By James Frey (Guanda Editore) (Italy).

- THE DEAD OF SUMMER

By Mari Jungstedt (Kindle Editions) (UK).

- DE VLOEK VAN DE FARAO

By Scott Mariani (VBK Media) (Netherland).

- THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT

By Jodi Compton(Brilliance Corporation) (USA).

- WARM BODIES

By Isaac Marion (Atria Publisher) (USA–Spain–Brazil–UK–Taiwan).

Article in the local newspaper

5 years, 8 months ago Non classé 0




My photographs in a kitchen ?!

5 years, 9 months ago Non classé 0

A client sent me pictures of my photograph framed in his beautiful kitchen …


 

 

 

 

 

Serianna artwork

5 years, 9 months ago Non classé 0

Check out the artworks I did for the US Rock band Serianna.

SERIANNA “INHERITORS” Scheduled for July 26, 2011 Release Date

US Tour w/ In Other Words (Tragic Hero) in July

As seen on stage w/ August Burns Red, Attack Attack, Suicide Silence, Blessthefall and select dates at Music As A Weapon Tour and Vans Warped Tour!

Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the street date for the debut album “Inheritors” from Serianna! Hailing from Madison, WI, Serianna will release their album worldwide on July 26, 2011. Fans can get a preview of the song “Fragments” (Pre Production) at their Facebook page. The band has also made their own signing announcement video that you can watch at their YouTube page.

SERIANNA TRAILER WITH ARTWORKS

Haujobb merchandising

5 years, 9 months ago Non classé 0


Haujobb, « Dead Market » poster

5 years, 9 months ago Non classé 0

Daniel Meier (left) and Dejan Samardzic (right) during the « Dead Market » release party (Germany).

Nice poster of my artwork in front …

Haujobb « Dead Market » EP cover artwork

5 years, 9 months ago Artwork, Publication 0

Here is the frontcover that I made for the German electro/industrial band Haujobb.

The name Haujobb originates from the film Blade Runner. In the film, skin-job is a slang term for replicants. In the German version of the film, this was translated to haut-job

Haujobb Wikipedia.
Haujobb Website.

WATCH THE « DEAD MARKET » OFFICIAL VIDEO

Fotoblur magazine issue #10

5 years, 9 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

Featured 2 pages (« Dream World » section) in the brand new issue of the classy magazine FOTOBLUR.

Contributing Photographers

Paolo Barbaresi / Yury Bird / Dimitri Bogachuk / Barbara Corvino / Neil Craver / Mohsen Daemi / Martin Danovski / Christophe Dessaigne / Saud A Faisl / Eric Frey / Isa Fröhling / Zurab Getsadze / Hilde Ghesquiere / Kazuyuki Iijima / Caras Ionut / Nobu Ito / Michael Ken / Alex Korolev / John Kosmopoulos / Hengki Lee / Harry Lieber / Brenda Lindfors / Robert Moran / Alexandr Nesterovskyi / Lucian Olteanu / Shigehiro Ono / Akira Ota / Pierre Pellegrini / Enzo Perrazziello / Peter Petzold / Bjørn Pretzel / Yusuke Sakai / Ausadavut Sarum / Erik Schottstaedt / Syaza Mohd Shakharulain / Junie Suh / Tatsuo Suzuki / Tsutomu Takahashi / Qin Yongjun / Vahid Ghasemi Zarnoosheh / Mont Sherar

Dream Story Poster – London Gate Theater

5 years, 9 months ago Non classé 0

I did the poster for the Gate Theater Notting Hill (London, UK).
« Dream Story » by Arthur Schnitzler, adapter and directed by Anna Ledwich.

>>> Watch the trailer here.<<<

The Gate Theatre has a distinguished reputation that far exceeds its size. It is London’s only producing theatre dedicated to international work.  From humble beginnings it has developed a significant renown throughout London, as well as nationally and internationally.

In 1979 the Gate was founded by Lou Stein, over the Prince Albert pub, in Notting Hill Gate. It set about a unique pursuit of the original, of plays and playwrights unknown on British stages, and of artists whose talent deserved to be discovered.

With an average seating capacity of 70, the Gate is small but ambitious. The space has challenged and inspired directors, designers, writers and performers for over 30 years, making it famous for being one of the most flexible and transformable spaces in London. The Gate is a springboard – our aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to take risks, to excel and to make their mark. We have been home to a variety of both established and emerging artists including Lez Brotherston, Kathy Burke, Dominic Cooke, Wolfgang Goebbel, Sir Peter Hall, Ed Hogg, Richard Hudson, Paterson Joseph, Sarah Kane, Alex Kingston, Jude Law, Nancy Meckler, Katie Mitchell, Sophie Okonedo, Emma Rice, Ian Rickson and Rachel Weisz.

Artpress magazine

6 years, 1 month ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0
Feature in one of the most important international art magazine Artpress  

BILINGUAL – ENGLISH/FRENCH – MAGAZINE. ISSUE THEMA : « CANNIBALS ALL ». Available in the USA, France, Belgium, Spain, Canada…etc.

Artpress magazine
Founded in 1972, art press is a monthly magazine offering news and analysis on contemporary arts, taking a committed interest in artistic developments globally.
art press offers its readers a unique editorial approach, linking together the different forms of contemporary creation, with not only the visual arts but also literature, photography, video, cinema, electronic arts, dance, theater and music. It thus offers a wide-ranging, comparative perspective on culture.
Every month, in-depth articles analyze the main artistic events and cultural phenomena of the day, as well as emerging tendencies and currents of thought. Special sections cover particular artistic scenes while interviews convey the viewpoints of artists, curators and dealers. Each issue also offers an array of exhibition reviews and columns on regular themes (art market, literature, etc.).
art press has been published in a bilingual (French/English) edition since 1992. Every year the magazine also publishes special issues and thematic collections.

Got interviewed in Laspirale.org

6 years, 2 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

Interview in french.

www.laspirale.org/index.php is the best alternative cultural french speaker website. A cyberpunk place for digital mutants & crash culture.

Ruines et landes dévastées, personnages solitaires et traces d’un empire déchu, face au paysage mental décliniste et pulsionnel évoqué tout au long de cet éditorial, Christophe Dessaigne alias Midnight Digital fait figure de naturaliste, tant ses visions collent au Zeitgeist, l’« esprit du temps » cher à Hegel et Heidegger. Qu’elles soient naturelles ou manipulées numériquement, ses images évoquent les oracles science-fictionnels et leurs anticipations dystopiennes des décennies passées. Une influence assumée sur laquelle il revient à plusieurs reprises au fil de notre entretien contigu à son portfolio.

Fotoblur magazine issue #8

6 years, 2 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

Featured 2 pages in the brand new issue of the classy magazine FOTOBLUR. (Pages 24 & 25)

Got interviewed in Talkurbex.com

6 years, 2 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

TALKURBEX is one of the major website dedicated to the Urban Exploration and derelicted places in Europe.

Doze magazine, Madrid-Spain

6 years, 5 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

Featured 5 pages portfolio about my pictures in the Spanish magazine DOZE, Issue #3 under the title « Midnight digital, corner of Spectra »

DOZE magazine

Photo contest : 1st in B&W category

6 years, 5 months ago Non classé 0

B&W Photo Contest : 1st prize
I won the first prize B&W photo contest of the french magazine « Réponses Photo » issue 223 October 2010. Yay !

The Stars Hang Like Lamps From A Sky Of Steel

6 years, 6 months ago Interview, Non classé, Press, Publication 0

My first photo book is avalaible !
You can order it here :
MIDNIGHT DIGITAL « The Stars Hang Like Lamps From A Sky Of Steel »

104 pages high quality glossy paper
A must have !

Arjen Lucassen’s Star One CD artworks

6 years, 7 months ago Non classé 0
Here is the front cover for the next Star One CD album. 

After my first collaboration (GUILT MACHINE) with the prog master Arjen Lucassen, here I am again, working on his brand new album.

I did all the booklet artworks. The album will be out late october 2010 .

- Watch the album teaser here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvvPI6Mh-xw

 

Star One was born out of the remnants of an abandoned collaboration between Lucassen and Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson proposed the idea and the two exchanged ideas and put together four songs, Lucassen writing the music and Dickinson writing the lyrics. The project was abandoned however after Lucassen mentioned the project on the internet and Dickinson’s manager called off negotiations. Instead of completely abandoning the material that had already been produced, Lucassen decided to put his own lyrics to the music and created Star One.

Beauty in decay, the book !

6 years, 7 months ago Non classé 0

Find some of my photographies in the brand new english book about the art of the Urban Exploration !

- The book is now avalaible everywhere (amazon etc…).

  • - 49 contributing photographers from 14 different countries
  • - 260 x 260mm
  • - 192 pages
  • - Full Colour
  • - Hardback
  • - ISBN – 978-0955912146
  • - £24.95

Publisher comments :

What’s the Story with Urban Exploration?

It’s easy to describe what an Urban Explorer does; they infiltrate into abandoned buildings and industrial sites and explore them, often taking photographs along the way. They don’t steal, vandalise or even leave graffiti behind them. In fact their code of honour is reminiscent of the rambler’s way: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. It is, on the other hand, not so easy to describe the whys and wherefores.
Think back to your childhood for a moment and it all begins to make sense. Do you remember the terrifying yet seductive draw of the archetypal haunted house? Every neighbourhood and every childhood has one. At the very point we cross the border from childhood into adolescence we cross real physical borders too. It’s the moment in our lives when we test the boundaries. We finally pluck up the courage to break into the haunted house and take a look around. You can probably remember your own experiences of this. And there will be at least one.

The Urban Explorer feels that we, in the comfortable and over-protected `first world’ are living in an enforced and extended state of childhood. They have remembered that they are capable of having unmediated experiences of reality and they welcome the fear that may (or may not) come with those experiences. The fear itself is the gateway to go through. It’s the gateway that leads for many to `wonderland’. This is the world through the looking glass that in some dark corner of every soul, we are all looking for.

The strange thing then is not that Urban Explorers exist; it’s that the rest of us have forgotten that we are Urban Explorers too.

Beauty in Decay. Urbex and The Art of Urban Exploration published by CarpetBombingCulture in July 2010 explores the global phenomenan of Urban Exploration.

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