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The Story Behind that Picture: "I AM HERE"
Exhibition at the Leica Gallery in The Raffles Hotel Singapore

By: Thorsten Overgaard

 

 
  Thorsten Overgaard
photographed in The Raffles Hotel by Abiprayadi Riyanto

To reserve or buy the images, contact Thorsten Overgaard or Manager Silvia Checco LEICA GALLERY SINGAPORE. Worldwide shipping.

 

"The Raffles Collection Singapore" Englishis the first Asian exhibition of Thorsten Overgaard and opened on November 28, 2012 at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore with the exhibition title "I AM HERE".

"I AM HERE" is a unique presentation of people frozen in time, shot by the time traveler himself, Danish feature writer and photographer Thorsten Overgaard. These tall personalities range from age 6 to age 70, shot from 2010 to 2012 in Denmark, Germany, Italy, China and New York.

They are over 6 feet tal (180 cm)l, all taken with Overgaard's Leica M9, which is used to the brass and also on display in the Leica Gallery Singapore.

Overgaard's photography exhibit takes you from backstage at a bustling fashion week, to a lady calmly absorbed in her notes at Starbucks. There is the self-assured Chinese girl, a singer in a beautiful beam of light, and a New York actress posing her leggings on a parking lot.

When we look at the people in his pictures, we share intimate situations, the joys and the sorrows. Overgaard has woven everyday moments into striking experiences.

Thorsten Overgaard travels to more than 20 countries a year to photograph, teach, write articles about photography and judge photo competitions. 

His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MTV, GQ Magazine, Vogue, Time Magazine, and CNN.

"Man, as an individual, is important" is viewpoint that Overgaard takes, and skillfully reflects, in his pictures.

The artist was present at the opening reception November 28 and also hosted an exclusive workshop at the Raflles Hotel.

American actress and singer Joy Villa featured in one of the photos performed at the opening reception.

For inquiries, contact Silvia Checco
LEICA GALLERY SINGAPORE
328 NORTH BRIDGE ROAD, #10-18 RAFFLES HOTEL ARCADE
SINGAPORE 188719, TELEFPHONE +65 6336 9555
E-Mail:   raffles@leica-store.sg   Homepage: www.leica-camera.com


Preparing the exhibition which solely consist of large 180 cm tall prints by Thorsten Overgaard. Each print is available as very limited edition signed and numbered prints in series of only 3 samples.


Thorsten Overgaard also hosted a Leica One Day Workshop at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore on the opening day. Here the participants are editing their final photos from the day.


Joy Villa performing at the opening of the exhibition in Singapore, November 28, 2012. Photo by Jamie Chan.


Sunil Saul, head of Leica Camera Asia, congratulating the artist. November 28, 2012. Photo by Jamie Chan.


Sunil Saul, head of Leica Camera Asia, congratulating the artist. November 28, 2012. Photo by Jamie Chan.


The eight Big Limited Prints of the I AM HERE expo

The expo in Singapore is simply eight very large images 180 cm tall each. In that size every datail is revealed, but also new intersting details come to view.

CHINA GIRL by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
CHINA GIRL by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. Photographed in Shanghai October 2011 on a photo walk through the city. She posed while her mother was waiting for her. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (Version II from 1964). Lambda print 130 x 180 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. Price: Singapore-$ 5,900 (For inquiries, contact Silvia Checco, LEICA GALLERY SINGAPORE)

 

A LIFE AHEAD by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
A LIFE AHEAD by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. Miss Laura photographed in Hamburg May 2011 after coffee and a talk about life. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 (1990-version). Lambda print 130 x 170 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

BACKSTAGE by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
BACKSTAGE by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. Model in makeup backstage Copenhagen Fashion Week, February 2011. Leica M9 with Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5 (current version). Lambda print 130 x 170 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

PALERMO by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
PALERMO by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. A gentleman walking to the espresso bar early morning May 2011 as we sat outside with our coffee and breakfast. Palermo, Italy. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (Version II from 1964). Lambda print 130 x 180 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

BOWLER by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
BOWLER by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. British actor Michael Koltes photographed in Denmark, 2010. Wearing a Henrik Vibskov bowler from ther AW10 collection. Leica M9 with Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5 (current version). Lambda print 130 x 170 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

JOY IN YOUR FACE by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
JOY IN YOUR FACE by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. American actress and singer Joy Villa on a parking lot by The Ace Hotel on 29th street in New York, August 2012. In a custom made wedding dress for a film part that didn't go into production. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0 (1990-version). Lambda print 130 x 170 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

LIFE IN NOTES by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
LIFE IN NOTES by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. A lady inside the Starbucks in Hamburg, April 2012, photographed as I was on the way out to take a cigaret. Leica M9 with Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4 (current version with FLoating Element). Lambda print 130 x 170 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900

 

RAY OF LIGHT (BIG) by THORSTEN OVERGAARD
RAY OF LIGHT (BIG) by THORSTEN OVERGAARD. Austrian singer-songwriter Catherine Kubillus, photographed in Denmark 2011 for the cover of the cover of her CD "Clowns" (available on iTunes since September 2012). Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 (Version II from 1964). Lambda print 130 x 180 cm on aluboard. Signed, numbered x/3 editions. $ 5,900. (Also available as smaller signed and numbered print from "The Salzburg Collection" from Leica Galerie Salzburg)

For an overview, visit The Raffles Collection Singapore website.

 

The I AM HERE party

Despite thunderstorm over Singapore we managed to have a party with performance, champagne and many intersting guests.


The I AM HERE exhibition vernissage on November 28, 2012. The expo is open every day at the Leica gallery Singapore (Raffles Hotel Arcade) till December 20, 2012.


American actress and singer Joy Villa is displayed in one of the photos of the expo and perfoprmed at the opening.


Joy Villa with the Hermes limited edition camera one of the guests came with. This one is no 25 of 100 existing and feature a Hermes edition Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 in silver finish with Hermes-orange numbers.


Read the Thorsten von Overgaard interview in The CONNOISSEURS

 

November 30, 2012.

 

 


 

   
   

 

   
   
   

Photo above: The I AM HERE expo by Thorsten Overgaard at the Leica Gallery Singapore in the Raffles Hotel Arcade. For an overview, visit The Raffles Collection Singapore website.



 



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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or onlline. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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