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Whispers of the Dunes: An Aerial Symphony in Black and White

Artist Comments “In the heart of Western Australia, where the land meets the sky in a timeless embrace, the sand dunes stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time. Captured from above, this fine art photography series transcends the ordinary, presenting a mesmerizing dance of nature’s finest sculptures. The choice of black and white medium strips away the distractions of color, allowing the viewer to fully immerse in the textures, shapes, and forms that the dunes so eloquently present. […]

International Color Awards Winners Book 2024

Winners Book 2024 showcases the year`s best color photography presented at the 16th Annual International Color Awards. Celebrating the world`s greatest contemporary photography and discovering new talent with industry-leading galleries, curators, publishers, editors, dealers and art directors. International Color Awards is committed to recognizing first-movers, new emerging talent and curated trends across the industry. Since 2005, the program has evaluated 43,000 art photographs from around the world, making it the benchmark by which color photography is rated.     “Sinfonía […]

New Release “Azure”

  Artist Comments “At the Western edge of Australia, and a continent away from the endangered great barrier reef often mentioned in the media, you will arrive at Shark Bay, a less widely known UNESCO World Heritage renowned for its rich biodiversity, cultural significance and unique beauty.With its extensive seagrass beds Shark Bay provides a unique, and essential habitat for endangered turtles, dolphins and dugongs. The commingling of the Indian ocean with this remote edge of the Australian continent creates […]

“Transcendental #1”

  Artist Comments “In the heart of Shark Bay, where the waters meet the rugged landscape, lies a realm that ignites the imagination. Through my creative vision, I aimed to reveal this surreal world where nature dances in vibrant hues, with each ripple telling a story of transcendence. With a fusion of artistic mastery and spiritual insight, I captured these moments of ethereal beauty to transport you to a realm beyond imagination. Each image serves as a portal to a […]

Photographic Study Australia

Dear Valued Collectors, We hope this message finds you well. We want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your ongoing support and passion for art. Your enthusiasm as collectors is what drives our commitment to creativity and excellence. We have some exciting news to share with you. Our artistic journey continues as we embark on a special photographic project that will run from November 2023 through the end of February 2024. This project is a significant endeavor […]

Introducing “Stardust” – A Collaborative Masterpiece


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Allow me to take you on a mesmerizing journey through the creation of “Stardust,” a breathtaking classical music piece, a labor of love, crafted by the brilliant musical virtuoso, Simon Madsen, and my unwavering commitment to bring this unique composition to life.

Meet Simon Madsen, a true maestro hailing from the idyllic west coast of Norway. His connection with the piano began at the tender age of four, setting the stage for a lifetime of musical exploration. Proficient in both classical piano and organ, Simon’s passion for creating melodies was apparent when he composed his first classical piece at the age of ten. As the years unfolded, his musical journey expanded into the realms of jazz, gospel, and funk, infusing his repertoire with rich rhythmic influences.

Simon Madsen is more than just an accomplished musician; he is a world-class improviser, possessing the extraordinary ability to move his audience profoundly and make them truly listen.

Music transcends mere notes, rhythms, and harmonies; it speaks a unique language of the heart, expressing what words alone cannot contain. Music has the power to pluck the strings of our innermost being and transport us to another realm. – Simon Madsen

The recording of “Stardust” was a truly special endeavor, taking place in the serene surroundings of Bremnes Church, a charming wooden sanctuary nestled in the municipality of Bømlo on the captivating west coast of Norway. The magic of “Stardust” was captured on a Fazioli F278 grand piano, an instrument handcrafted to perfection in Italy from carefully selected materials. Fazioli is renowned worldwide for its exceptional dynamic range and clarity, making it the perfect match for this soul-stirring composition.

Simon Madsen’s “Stardust” delves deep into the essence of the universe’s majesty and our unique role within it. It’s a musical journey that transcends boundaries, leaving the listener with a profound sense of wonder and reflection. “Stardust” is more than a composition; it’s a bridge between the stars and our souls, recorded in the enchanting acoustics of Bremnes Church.

The title itself encapsulates the essence of this piece. It offers a reflection on the stark contrast between the vastness, grandeur, and beauty of the universe and our own fragility and transience. In the grand scale of the cosmos, we are, indeed, “Stardust.” Unlike the lifeless particles of the universe, we have the capacity to make a genuine difference during our limited time on Earth. Let us utilize our time to create beauty, balance, and harmony – Simon Madsen

As someone without formal musical training, I had the privilege of providing input and directions throughout this creative journey, collaborating closely with Simon Madsen. It has been an honor to witness the birth of “Stardust” and play a part in bringing this extraordinary piece to life. I hope you find as much joy in experiencing it as we did in crafting it. Together, we invite you to embark on this unforgettable voyage through the cosmos, led by the celestial notes of “Stardust.”



Artist Simon Madsen

Foto © Haakon Nordvik

“Lumen Fidei” & “Lion City” awarded Honorable Mention in the IPA 2023

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS™ OUR MISSION: TO SALUTE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WORLD’S FINEST PHOTOGRAPHERS, TO DISCOVER NEW AND EMERGING TALENT, AND TO PROMOTE THE APPRECIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY. The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover […]

Art Exhibition Gallery HERVOLD

Gallery HERVOLD ​ Welcome to Gallery HERVOLD, a new art gallery conveniently located in the heart of Stavanger. At Gallery HERVOLD, our focus is on showcasing national and international contemporary art from esteemed established artists, as well as emerging talents who hold relevance in our time. Our diverse collection includes visual art, paintings, graphics, sculptures, installations, ceramics, drawings, photography, and other contemporary art forms. We firmly believe that owning art can greatly enhance one’s lifestyle, providing immense satisfaction and enrichment. […]

16th Annual International Color Awards

  “Sinfonía de Luces” – Honorable mention – Architecture -> Visit Winners Gallery Aquire “Sinfonía de Luces” ->   International Color Awards – Winner Announcement Winners for the 16th Annual International Color Awards were announced at a prestigious online Winners & Nominee Photoshow streamed live Saturday, April 29, 2023.  The Gala Ceremony was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for color photography. […]

Instruments For Creative Expression

Artist Comments “My intransigent devotion to artistic craftsmanship and creative vision requires the ultimate instruments for creative expression. The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System utilizes the highest resolution full frame medium format sensor available in the world. Phase One is pushing the limits of what is possible by providing image quality and resolution that exceeds the needs of today, securing longevity well into the future. The XF IQ4 150MP, combined with the world’s most exquisite art mediums, ensures the highest […]

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