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Victor Online Awaits You Online

06/09/2010 The September issue of Victor Online has been posted. Among the highlights:

News. Hasselblad at Photokina. September 21-26, Photokina will host 200,000 visitors from around the world. Registrants who stop by the Hasselblad booth, located in Hall 2.1, can look forward to:

  • The Knowledge Center, which debuted at Photokina 2008, which will explore all Hasselblad products.

  • Meetings with Hasselblad engineers from Denmark and Sweden, with Hasselblad's Director of Product Management Peter Stig-Nielsen and his team answering your questions.

  • A fashion shoot with German fashion photographer Tom Hagemeyer, who will use a catwalk to recreate a fashion photo show he premiered in Paris. NOTE: If you want to shoot the show with an H4D-40, visit the Hasselblad website today.

  • A master class run by an international car photographer. NOTE: Register here for a chance to participate in an exclusive camera workflow training session. Winners will photograph the car and process the photos with Phocus and will be admitted into Photokina free of charge.

  • The Hasselblad Masters 2009 Photo Exhibition, showcasing the "Emotion" images created by the 10 winners, will be on view in the Visual Gallery, Hall 1.
HOC Update. At the end of August, Hasselblad Owners' Club members chose an image by American landscape photographer Ben Hattenbach for September Photo of the Month. See the October issue of Victor Online for a full introduction to Ben and his work.

Tom Hagemeyer, German fashion photographer, recently staged a 1930s-style shoot, "The Colors of Absinthe," in Paris. Using an H4D-40, he merged contemporary fashion with burlesque, creating a fantasy world where a widowed young woman, played by model Hanna, escapes into absinthe-induced daydreams. Using a fog machine, continuous and available lighting, and muted colors to create a dreamy effect reminiscent of old photographs, Tom will recreate the photo shoot at Photokina in the Hasselblad booth in Hall 2.1. Four models from the Paris shoot will strut the catwalk in latex costumes.

Sofie Louca, Hasselblad Owners' Club Photographer of the Month for August, introduces her stunning wedding images. The Cyprus-based photographer describes how her skepticism toward wedding photography gave way to a surprising passion for the genre.

Gregor Halenda, 2008 Hasselblad Master, a creative problem-solver who excels at technical mastery, shares how his drawings and sketches help him prepare for his highly technical photo shoots.

Preview. A sneak peek at the October issue of Victor Online reveals a feature on Alexander Babic, the 2009 Masters finalist who captured atmospheric images at Speedweek on the salt flats in Bonneville, Utah .  .  . a feature on 2008 Master August Bradley and his trademark conceptual fashion photography . . . and a close-up of September HOC Photographer of the Month Ben Hattenbach.

To read the issue September issue, click here.

Text by Alice B. Miller