• Dirk Wolf

  • Olaf Heine

    The Drums, Berlin, 2010


Again this year two exhibitions of pop photography will be opening in the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery during the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival. POPVIEW 2011 shows the work of the eight nominees for the Lex van Rossen Award 2011. The solo exhibition I Love You but I’ve Chosen Rock by Olaf Heine reads like a visual diary, with intriguing portraits of international pop and rock greats.

Popview 2011

The fourth edition of the annual photo exhibition Popview starts in January, 2011 This European stage for pop photography offers European music photographers under the age of 35 the chance to profile their work for an international audience, outside the normal context of music and news magazines, internet and artwork.In collaboration with Noorderlicht, the curators of Popview have made a selection of eight young, talented music photographers. During the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival, one of them will win the Lex van Rossen Award, an incentive prize for the most promising European pop photographer. The prize is named for the Dutch music photographer Lex van Rossen, who died in 2007 at the age of 57.

Photographers Popview 2011

Antonio Campanella (Italy), Marjolein Hoornaert (Belgium),  Ben Meadows (United Kingdom), Agata Pietron (Poland), Francisco Reina (Spain),  Tim C. Rochels (Germany) , Rob Walbers (Belgium) and Dirk Wolf (Netherlands).

And the winner is the Dutch photographer Dirk Wolf. 

Olaf Heine – I love you but I’ve chosen rock

Olaf Heine (b. 1968) has been noted for years for his detailed and carefully made portraits of musicians, actors, writers and sports figures. For I Love You but I've Chosen Rock Heine, who lives in Berlin, focuses on his most important source of inspiration, music. From this perspective he has assembled 15 years of his work as a music photographer. The result feels like a diary in which casual snapshots and observations have their place next to portraits of international pop and rock celebrities.

 Opening: Thursday, 13  January, at 5:00 p.m., by Luck Fonz III, songwriter and performer. DJ 645 provides the musical setting.