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horizons zingst Environmental Photo Festival | EIZO

The horizons zingst Environmental Photo Festival in the town of Zingst on the Baltic Sea has become one of the central events on the German-speaking photography scene over the past few years. Combining impressive photo exhibitions, interesting workshops, a large photo market, and breathtaking scenery, the festival is attracting more and more photography enthusiasts and nature lovers to the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula in Western Pomerania.

Zingst is not only dedicated to photography during the environmental photo festival. Hosting close to 150 photography events, the idyllic town on the Baltic coast has become a year-round magnet for nature-loving photographers. It’s no wonder that photography has even made its way into the community statutes. And wherever everything revolves around photography, EIZO and its ColorEdge monitors are not far away. “We rely on EIZO wherever precise color reproduction is a must,” says Sascha Oemcke, Director of Zingst Photo School. “We’ve equipped both of the printing workstations in our workshop room with ColorEdge CS240 monitors, for example. This way, our participants can be sure that their images will appear in print exactly how they saw them on the monitor,” explains Oemcke.


Sascha Oemche, Director of Zingst Photo School

Avoid printing errors thanks to ColorEdge monitors

Images are processed on ColorEdge monitors in the photography printing room on the ground floor of Max-Hünten House. “This is where we print the images for our exhibitions. Our visitors and participants can also print their images here with us,” explains Jens Redeker from the printing studio. “We use a inkjet printers from Epson and we have to be able to rely on the fact that we won’t have any deviations between the monitor display and the printout. At the end of the day, every printing error costs us a lot of time and money,” says Redeker, summing up the challenge. This is why multiple ColorEdge CG277 monitors are in use in the printing studio. They were also used for all of the communication material for the festival such as catalogs, flyers, and posters. That’s why graphic artist Stefanie Schiller sits in front of a ColorEdge CG277 when she designs posters, brochures, or the festival program.

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Epson Solutions Center relies on graphics monitors from EIZO

The large-format prints for the festival’s outdoor exhibitions are not printed on-site in Zingst, but rather at Epson headquarters in Meerbusch. The Solutions Center is equipped with state-of-the-art large-format printers that can print on a wide range of materials. “We’ve relied on graphics monitors from EIZO in our Solutions Center for many years and our experience has always been very good,” says Andreas Stephan, Manager Business Development ProGraphics & Industrial Printing at EPSON. The exhibition images for the festival in Zingst are printed in Meerbusch on a self-adhesive special foil. They are then affixed to triangle stands that appear at locations like Max-Hünten House and the pier, creating some of the optical highlights of the festival.

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Handimals by Guido Daniele

The 2015 festival poster and the program motif feature a flamingo created by the Italian airbrush artist Guido Daniele. Daniele has created deceptively realistic images of animals since 2000. Viewers often only notice at the second or third glance that Daniele’s handimals have actually been sprayed and painted onto human hands. The sensational exhibition in front of Max-Hünten House impressed many visitors and was one of the most eye-catching exhibitions at this year’s festival.

Guido Daniele

Guido DanielleGuido Daniele was born in Soverato (CZ - Italy) in 1950 and now lives and works in Milan. From 1964 to 1968 he attended Brera artistic High School. He graduated from Brera School of Arts (major in sculpturing) in 1972.

He lived in India from 1972 to 1974 where he attended the Tankas school in Dharamsala. Since 1968 he has been painting and participating in personal and group art exhibitions. In 1972 he started working as hyper-realistic illustrator in co-operation with major editing and advertising companies, using and testing different painting techniques.

Since 1986 he has been working and improving his personal usage of airbrushing; he paints back-stages in different sizes (the biggest ones can be 400 square meters) for artistic and advertising pictures, TV commercials and TV programs.

He also creates trompe l'oeil, both in private houses and public buildings.

In 1990 he added a new artistic experience to his previous ones. Using the body painting technique he creates and paints models’ bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions.

Daniele is committed to wildlife protection and has become increasingly involved with charities such as WWF, the Jane Goodall Institute, Dolphin Aid, Innocence in Danger, PLAN, APNEEF and Liliane Fonds.