The whole thing that powers a PechaKucha event -- whether it's a city-based PechaKucha Night or a "Powered by PechaKucha" event -- is the "20 images x 20 seconds" format. WATCH is where you'll find presentations from all over the world -- get inspired!
The Best Camera
BY BRIAN SCOTT PETERSON
@ VOL 132
ON JAN 27, 2016
"It's a bit embarrassing to talk about the tools like this, but this comes back to, after using 1000's of cameras, what I think the best camera is. I think the best camera is...."
What's the best camera ever made? Notorious photography hack and noted local yokel, Brian Scott Peterson ought to know. After all, in the course of 20 years of making photos, nearly 1000 cameras and lenses, have passed through his possession. In "The Best Camera" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, he shares some musings on the most treasured of his arguably modest collection, focussing in on the very best one.
Art En Vivo
BY JONATHAN CHILDRESS
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
"Beautify your own life."
In "Art En Vivo" from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Jonathan Childress talks about Art En Vivo, a weekly live screen printing project hosted by Proper Printshop. Its aim is to promote the craft of printmaking, empower artists, and engage the community to engage with art. The project will feature 52 artists in 2016 and travel the world beginning in 2017.
The Traveling Photographer
BY DARREN ARTHUR
@ VOL 24
ON MAY 25, 2016
"There’s no better way to find adventure than to get lost!”
In "The Traveling Photographer" from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24, Professional photographer Darren Arthur shares his incredible stories of traveling to exotic locations, professionally or during his free time. Be prepared to be amazed by his masterful photos of both beautiful people and places.
A Trip to North Korea
BY HEATHER DOUGLAS
@ VOL 1
ON SEP 13, 2017
"It was just all starting to become so tangible to me that I was probably somewhere where I should not be."
In "A Trip to North Korea" from PechaKucha Night Sault Ste. Marie Vol. 1, Heather Douglas shares her remarkable experience in traveling from Seoul to North Korea and how it changed her overall perspective on North Korean society.
Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps
BY DAVID NUTTALL
@ VOL 3
ON AUG 17, 2017
"I see maps in everything."
In "Hand-Drawn Plausible Fictitious Maps" from PechaKucha Night Huntsville Vol. 3, David Nuttall shares his lifelong passion -- creating fictitious maps! Stemming from his childhood, drawing maps has led him to many creative projects including drawing them on people! What will David do next?
Analog Creation in a Digital World
BY TYSON CALL
@ VOL 16
ON OCT 16, 2015
“What you use influences what you create. I say, take that into consideration, try putting down the MacBook, pull out a notebook, and get your Hemingway on.”
In "Analog Creation in a Digital World" from Pechakucha Night Salt Lake City Vol. 16, Writer Tyson Call talks about his appreciation for a typewriter he received as a gift and how it opened up a whole new perspective on the creative process.
Why I Love Photographing Food
BY MEREDITH DYER
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 30, 2015
In honor of World Food Day:
"It's art on a plate... it's a different art form."
In "Why I Love Photographing Food" from PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 25, Food photographer Meredith Dyer explains why she loves photographing food in ten reasons. Spoiler alert, some of the most exciting parts are the people!
Rural Arts Activism
BY KARIN COPE
@ VOL 21
ON SEP 24, 2016
"These days, arts and artists are mostly urban, this is not news, but whenever things are brought from the wilderness to the country, to the city, they are brought to make a point."
In "Rural Arts Activism" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, Associate Professor at NSCAD University Karin Cope presents the many creative opportunities in Halifax to explore the arts to enhance the lives of the members of her rural community.
Karen is a poet, sailor, photographer, videographer, writer, activist, and blogger. Her publications include scholarly works (Passionate Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,) popular histories (Casting a Legend: The Story of the Lunenburg Foundry), poetry (What we’re doing to stay afloat), short stories, and substantial blogs. A founding member of Art and Activism at NSCAD, Cope is also a community activist on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.
Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease
BY GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ
@ VOL 14
ON NOV 17, 2015
"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."
In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.
Art With Other Species
BY EGG SYNTAX
@ VOL 9
ON OCT 09, 2015
"One of the themes that keeps drawing me back to this sorta work is that of technological augmentation. Some interspecies collaboration can begin to suggest to us what it might be like to be technologically augmented humans..."
In "Art with Other Species" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 9, Egg Syntax explores the artistic, scientific, and all-together fascinating intersection of an art crossbred with nature. He surveys examples, themes, and implications of interspecies art from the simplest notions of using another species as a medium, to that of collaboration with another species. Prepare to have your mind blown.
BY APPLE CHUA
@ VOL 137
ON JUN 29, 2016
"Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful"
In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colors, glamour, elegance, and whimsical femininity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.
Nan and Pop's Retro Perspective
BY MARK COCHRANE
@ VOL 19
ON OCT 12, 2016
"I didn't know how it was going to work, but like most things I do, I did it full of enthusiasm."
In "Nan and Pop's Retro Perspective" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 19, Mark Cochrane shares his the story of how he began working as a photographer through a whimsical project called "Nan and Pop's" travel adventures.
Mark has photographed model dolls, a vintage model car and model retro caravan to depict Nan and Pop’s adventures driving across Australia. Nan and Pop’s adventures soon went viral and a star was born.