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Frédéric Grimaud

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on November 23, 2007 11:57 Call for entries 0

I have always seen my surroundings with cameras. My great grandfather held a photography trade in Vence, my grandfather and my mother also did a lot of black and white. Autodidact, I seriously started photography in black and white and in color in 1997 during my biology studies. At first I was especially focused on landscapes and abstract. Later on I undertook works on the current musics in overprinting since 1997 ( no digital enhancement, overprintings carried out in slides during the shooting) which I still continue today. Currently I am interested in the man, his condition and those we forget. I find myself a lot more in documentaries, working on the ground, rather than in the studio. I consider esthetism with great importance ! These precise moments where the “painting” seems still for eternity are unique moments to which I savour the existence. I have always wanted to keep traces, souvenirs. I do not seek to limit myself and work on all the themes that touch me: Landscape, portraits, concerts, dance et shows in general, macrography, abstract, travels, textures, glances, wastelands, movements… make up my universe. It is my way of progressing. My goal being to carry out documentaries for magazines and agencies. http://marici.free.fr Events : . Next exhibition: During 2008 in the Kernotart gallery in the 15th district, on the industrial wasteland theme in concordance with the book “La Mauvaise Herbe Urbaine” . Documentary on the Children of the streets of Kathmandu, Népal 2007. . 1st prize at the international photography contest 2007 (ICA) Lucie Awards in the Still life category (www.photoawards.com) . 2nd place – Merit of Excellence – Black & White Spider Awards 2007 contest, Still Life category .Photography exhibition of the “Lumieres Rock” concert at Objectif Bastille, Paris, December 2006 to January 2007 . “My India” exhibition at the VISA Off, during the photo-documentary “Visa pour l’image 2006 festival, Perpignan Books: Ils sont le Conseil général de l’Eure (les métiers du Département in black and white, square format) La Mauvaise Herbe Urbaine (Graffitis and work on wastelands: paintings, textures, details, plans…) In the making: . An order place from the Conseil général de Seine-Maritime to put forward the interiors of the Castle of Clères for a photographic work ( exhibition from july 2008 to january 2009 in the parc) Visit his page on Eyeka.

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Nuits Blanches' Winners

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on November 21, 2007 16:52 Call for entries 0

Thanx to all for your participation to our Call for submissions on the Nuits Blanches, many have participated and your work was of great quality! for the video section and The winners of our contest Nuit Blache 2007 are Tam for the video section and Edougier for his very creative and original photo series. Tam has followed the Nuit Blanche form 23H to 06H and films precious moments of this exceptionnal parisian night and has submitted two version, one with and one without bonus. Edougier's 10 dyptic photos series named "Passages Nocturnes" - he links two superb images to create an instant story. An original nightly meeting that you cannot miss. Here's the winning photos and video: Les photos Les vidéos

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Contract second version : Whats new ?

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on November 21, 2007 16:24 Call for entries 0

As you may surely have noticed, Eyeka has evolved into a Marketplace which enables selling your contents on-line. Evolution of service means obviously evolution of the contract. Eyeka always had as a goal to promote and sell our photos and videos, we now have the tools that go with it J.


The website’s evolution enables you to choose between the contents you want to sell and those that you would like to protect (invisible on the website = not for sale ).


That way you can configure all your contents at once in “ My preferences” or configure each photo and video by going to “Upload” and clicking next to your photo/video, on “ Modify information”.


In other new features, we also find selling price scales, linked to different licenses depending on the intended uses, that way we can now guarantee a selling price and a pay that goes with it. Eyeka’s money is the credit and one credit equals 0.4€.


As we have to guarantee to our buyers who use the Web or Mobile TV features the possibility to operate the photos and videos they buy on the website, your contents are still available 6 months after the closing of your account. During this period, you obviously continue to be paid and your contents are not available in new TVs or available for download.


90% of the authors we have recently questioned have a drive to win money in selling their creations. We are proud to be sharing with you this new step for Eyeka and we will of course continue to improve our website.


We are always at your disposal, so don’t hesitate to send us a mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Jeremie Roux's look on (ghost) towns

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on March 01, 2007 10:45 Call for entries 0

Jeremie's pictures look as if they were taken in some ghost towns. There is only room for metal giants and concrete colossus, nothing else. Those photographs of functionalist architecture naturally evokes The Becher and the new german generation that followed them, including Thomas Ruff, Candida Hofer and last but not least Andreas Gursky. Matthieu

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What we believe in : Eyeka's values

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on February 06, 2007 15:15 Call for entries 0

I am back from Clermont-Ferrand where I took part in a conference dedicated to the short-films digital distribution issues. There were mainly two kinds of actors. Web TVs such as Google TV, and authors. What Web TVs value is content and traffic, meaning: the more content they offer, the more trafic they get, and the more money they make. In other words, value = traffic. To the authors, the main issue is about how to make a living out of their creations. They care about their works and their rights, money is a means of production, not an aim in itself. Value = creation. It is all about creation and valuation : create films and pictures, building a community around it, monetising their creations one way or another. At Eyeka we have a clear understanding of those issues. As a matter of fact, we stay exactly in between those two kinds of actors. On the one hand we think our authors deserve the best, and we do our best to promote their creations while warranting the respect of their rights. We offer fair conditions and accept to pay the price for great videos and photos, so authors can keep on doing the good work. On the other hand, we promote quality so users and partners get the benefit of surfing on Eyeka and using its services. For Eyeka, Value = quality. Bulding a fair and solid ecosystem between authors and viewers is possible only if we pay one another the respect one deserves. This principle is part and parcel of the Eyeka's values.

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