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For thousands of years roses have had a special meaning for humans. They are a symbol of innocence, beauty, vitality - and love.
The general value of arts and culture to society has long been accepted, details are still in discussion.
Try to imagine a society without the humanizing influence of the arts. You will have to strip out most of what makes life comfortable.
When we talk about the value of arts and culture, we should always start with its intrinsic value: how arts and culture can illuminate our inner lives and enrich our emotional world. This is what we cherish.
A life without the collective resources of our libraries, museums, theaters and galleries or without the personal expression of literature, music and art would be static and sterile.
Bryan Ferry CBE (born September 26, 1945 in London) is an English singer and songwriter. In the early 1970s he became known as the lead singer and main songwriter for the glam rock band Roxy Music. Ferry’s musical career as a band member or solo artist now spans about half a century. In March 2019, Roxy Music was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where Ferry gave an acceptance speech on behalf of all Roxy Music members.
On this occasion, Ferry met two of his former bandmates from Roxy Music for the group’s first appearance in eight years as part of their induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. Ferry took the stage with multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera. They were complemented by musicians who have played with Ferry and Roxy Music over the years, including Chris Spedding, Neil Jason and Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton.
The pictures shown here were taken in May 2019 when Ferry and his band performed in Hamburg / Germany in the Elbphilharmonie, a place with one of the most famous concert halls in the world, which is known for its excellent acoustics, among other things.
Besides the names mentioned above, it was especially Jorja Chalmers who impressed with her excellent saxophone playing.
At around 11:00 a.m. on August 8, 1969, Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan climbed a stepladder in the middle of Abbey Road and took six photos of the Beatles as they crossed the street. Three times from left to right, three times from right to left. A police officer was hired to control the traffic. The Beatles usually came to Abbey Road Studios between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., so the earlier hour was chosen to avoid the presence of fans. One of the six frames, taken with a Hasselblad 500 C, became world famous as cover of the Beatles album Abbey Road.
50 years later, the zebra crossing in front of Abbey Road Studios is still a place of worship for countless London tourists and Beatles fans who like to be photographed when they try, more or less successfully, to cross the street, in a similar way the Beatles did in 1969. Nowadays most pictures are taken with smartphone cameras, as can be seen on the first image. The second picture shows an extremely good-humored young woman and a somewhat grumpy-looking older man on their way, while the third picture shows that the zebra crossing is also suitable for people without particular ambitions to cross the street.
Born 1949 in Lüdenscheid, Germany.
Hans-Martin Dölz studied Mathematics and Business Administration at the Universities of Bochum and Göttingen and graduated in 1979 with a master’s degree in Business Administration.
He began to create art after retiring from his job. Initially he took photographs and changed their appearance through heavy alienation into mainly abstract images. He also tried to create images without any camera, only by using computer algorithms like “processing”.
Since 2013 he focuses more on photography without alteration. Most of his images are inspired by lines, patterns and shapes that are found in the man-made and natural environment.
Some of his works were recently awarded in several international photography contests.
Hans-Martin Dölz now lives and works near Stuttgart, Germany.