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maybe you have seen the movie Chungking Express. its a feature film from the 90ties and was shot in a quite famous building in Hongkong: the chungking mansion. at that time it was an outlaw area. not even the police dared to go in there. we were lucky: our hotel was inside of this huge building placed in the Kowloon district. so we spent almost a week in there. what a wonderful microcosmos: the symbolization of globalization gathered under one roof, firmly in Indian hand. best roti in town, i promise
my friend Marie is producing the ambitious short film Andros directed by Doris Tääker which takes places in near future on a small remote island with a female only community. for scouting and casting i accompanied her to Easdale Island and luckily got introduced to Ruth and Dughal (more to come…). have you ever tried seaweed spaghetti? some immortal highland prints as appetizer
in this project "be able e.V." is developing an open source product for wheelchair users through creative process and maker technologies in a team of wheelchair users, technicians and designers. the product shall bring convenience and fun to the daily life of wheelchair users. the result of the project will be an open source product which can be individually adjusted and built with the help of the maker technologies. the film introduces some of the creatives and their ideas and concepts behind the project open lights
in the German Pavilion, the German Architecture Museum (DAM) realized the exhibition "Making Home" at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016 - La Biennale di Venezia. Germany, Arrival Country. four large openings, for which more than 48 tons of bricks from the listed walls were broken, turned the German Pavilion into an open house. the idea for the German contribution to the architecture biennial was developed during the turbulent weeks and months of autumn 2015, when thousands of refugees arrived at the train stations every day, and the Chancellor insisted that there should be no upper limit for their reception. "We can do it." six months later, after the end of the Biennale, the openings were re-walled
some people don't like to host her own birthday party. same here. so i decided to make a short trip in april. and since christian löffler asked me for a new music video for his latest record release (mare, 2016), i killed two birds with one stone by heading to morocco and shoot the main part of the video there. it was like a long overdue journey. and twice overdue dream to shoot abroad. you can watch the video below. but first, see behind the moroccan curtain with some stills
when you stand right in the middle of the two main pyramids of the great plaza in tikal national park and clap your hands, then… well, you better go there and find out. choose sunrise. i still get goosebumps thinking of this moment. and no, its not the millennium falcon coming to my mind
it took 39hours to go from berlin, lichtenberg to holbox (pronounce like "holbosch") island, hammock. sometimes you deserve a break. stay a bit on this tiny island. it´s worth every minute. skip cancun. skip tulum. or get up early. trust me. well, chetumal is kinda nice. definitely spot sumidero canyon. prepare for headache. and crocodiles. and spend some time in san cristobál de las casas. have a mayan cacao. or two. eat taco. even better: ceviché. beachfront. barefoot. crystal water. porque no hay un pool frio a palenque site? learn spanish. i should take some lessons too, muchas gracias. make wise decision when it comes to cenotes. what a pity, i can´t help you with that, but if you need good accommodation on isla mujeres, shoot me a text. you´re very welcome
what you´ll do in paradise, when its raining all day? well, you definitly don´t go diving. not even swimming. you go out, have some pineapple rum and take some pictures in your rain coat. four days on the famous caye caulker island: four days of day drinking. and ice cream.
when christian showed me „mare“ for the fist time, I knew that I didn´t want to tell a storyline but tell a special mood. the music is very inspirational, a lot of vivid pictures came to my mind. exotic foreign locations, non-real pictures you see when you are dreaming. Morocco seemed perfect to me: it´s close enough for a ten days vacation and shooting trip, but at the same time it has exotic landscapes and a culture which is quite different compared to european countries.
with lots of footage I went back to Berlin and found a abandoned hospital close to Berlin where I shot the rest of the video. this is a very special place and „Ralf“, the fixed-gear biker, is a very special person. he finally found what he was looking for since he is a little boy. this is his own story in real life and at the same time the „story“ of the music video. reality and fiction switch sides and mash up…
is this christo and jean-claude´s personal studio? no, its the market in San Cristobal de las Casas. closed. wrapped. come back tomorrow!
marion wants to make a difference. therefore she is leaving us. us and this thing we call earth. she is going to be a astronaut. true story.
there will be a new album soon. so stay tuned and in the meanwhile you are more than invited to sit back and enjoy nika anna´s voice in this short mystical release teaser. there will be light…
perret schaad fw2016-17
hellweg yorckstrasse is one of Berlin’s most centrally located hardware stores. perret schaad chose this uncommon show location for the presentation of their fall/winter 2016-17 collection for multiple reasons. the building’s massive size, its long visual axes, and its tall ceiling heights are fascinating. its beauty is not obvious, but rather well hidden in its functional aesthetics and generous, evenly lit spaces. the hardware store is a place of everyday life. it is far from being the white canvas that is most often used as a backdrop for fashion presentations.
there´s no milk in the fridge, following a inconsiderate situation: all saints day on mallorca island. all shops closed. nobody out. only a bunch of cats, a lonely recreational vehicle and a stranded boat. the breeze tastes salty. where are all the people now?
steps to nonconformity
conventions are deeply rooted in our society. they control the way we consume, the way we have relationships or the way we dress. the magazine „steps to nonconformity“ from mima bickel is presenting alternatives, which have positive impacts not only on ourselves but on our world we live in. this is the editorial to a shooting with just second-hand fashion: get dressed like no one else. get inspired by a unique style. and fuck the system. word!
atmosfair is a climate protection organisation with a focus on travel. they actively protects the climate by compensating greenhouse gases through the use of renewable energies, among other activities. following the business pictures for the annual report and online team presentation
official music video for christian löffler´s mt grace, released on ki cologne records: a well-traveled cocktail of astounding landscape, blended with hypnotic dance performance of modern and ballet, served to fine electronic beats to daydream. cheers!
an image film which is on the one hand framed with classical high definition pictures to provide an insight into the work of structural safety engineers. but there is more: the start will put you right into a thrilling actionfilm. be surprised!
the crowdstory project connects user-generated content with editorial news. this broadcast tells you stories of experiences and skills from the audience. live in your radiostation, online visually supported. be part of a radio revolution. this is a short clip about how you can participate.
stinedavid shop from denmark offers a wide range of beautiful jewelry, no matter if your desire is classic minimalistic or coltish oriental. the pictures in the following are designed for the webshop: www.stinedavid.dk
lookbook? sartorialist? i didn´t care and tried to catch nuremberg´s style. one day of shooting with medium format hasselblad camera on nc portra film.
enjoy the mix of stylers and non-stylers in the holy halls below the mainstation of the franconian capital.
personal trainer matthias maier guides you through a simple and very effective program you can handle without any fitness device: just you and your body. shot on location of old malthouse berlin-tempelhof
das hier und du
this image campaign for the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg impresses with puns and hidden messages. this creates a combination of image and text which encourages the viewer to think about the small things in life again and again. even after several viewings, we discover new little things that surprise us and make us pause and reflect. rich in detail, loving and creatively implemented!
the 8bar team is doing a fixed gear alpcross in Summer 2012 with four team riders. start is at Mittenwald/Germany, ride all the way through Austria and then heat down south to Lake Garda in Italy. it is a overall distance of around 400km and 4.000m of climbing.
twice a year the Ohmrolle takes place in Nuremberg´s biggest theater, the Cinecitta. film students present their latest work to more than 1000 guests. its a hell of evening with great audience and inspiring projects. watch the trailers i made for this mini-filmfestival.
the best start in your day is a delicious and healthy breakfast: bircher muesli. this video shows you the secret of preparing…
this is paradise. for shopping. at any corner, there is a little sales booth. no matter what you looking for, you´ll find it in streets of Istanbul. in order of appearance: try sweet chestnuts, earn some money with a lottery ticket, get your shoes polished, some nuts for dessert, shoot balloons, eat a corn cob, another one, don't forget to drink some water, more nuts, more corn, go fishing, jewelry for your honey, try mussels, mix your own fragrance, rock on with new batteries, roll a cigarette, have a terrific fish sandwich, or a banana, eat just more mussels and now its time to loose some weight.
deliciousness for your ears: six professional musicians from Leipzig like to eat, but especially to play swing classics from the 20th and 30th as well as swing versions of modern music. you can hire the band for your event and turn into an exhilarating night…
this is the story of a man who is rich of some unique talents. but it takes some time till he finds his profession, his own workplace, where he can be himself and inspire the colleges with his very special attitude. off the record, even the boss is stoked...
8bar bikes deliver some fast track bike riding featuring the krzberg v1.0. limited to 100 frames worldwide.
follow a hand of strangers for a paper chase through the night, which you haven´t seen before. the guys from dada jugend play with a bunch of people a game which is at the end just simple as that: a new video music video.
a hot day in summer 2013, its fashion week time and berlin´s going crazy about it. but there is a special show today: it´s from perret schaad, a berlin label from two young designers. this is how they define themselves:
"perret schaad´s vision is driven by creative curiosity and an interest in individual definitions of beauty. Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad combine ideas and experimentation in a line focused on quality and eloquence. Their approach is one of respect for traditional handcraft and technique, along with an irrepressible desire to break the rules."
show art direction by studio belgrad.
check http://perretschaad.com for spring/summer 2014 collection and info.
trailer for brilliant nihrff (nuremberg international human rights film festival), inspired by Jean-Luc Godard´s quote: "La photographie, c'est la vérité et le cinéma, c'est vingt-quatre fois la vérité par seconde..."
you don´t know what to eat? you tired of frozen pizza and sushi… check this: this is how to make the world´s best "ravioli con ricotta e spinachi", filmed on location of tati restaurant in heidelberg.
the mistral is a strong, cold and usually dry regional wind in France, coming from the north or northwest.
it sometimes lasts only one or two days, frequently lasts several days, and sometimes lasts more than a week.
as soon as it starts people are on the way home. only a few resist and enjoy the calmness after high season. bars are boarded up and there is no waiting for the shower anymore.
summer is closing in St. Tropez:
close your eyes, focus on your ears and you´ll start to dream
within a few seconds...
people in the streets of Budapest and Prague
in summer 2012 8bar bikes was the host of an alpcross on fixed bikes. I shot the documentary alpcross on video, which is coming in summer 2013.
here is the trailer.
this is an selection of photos I made during these days.
skip is a young label for kids. created and double-stiched
by lovely sarah fuchs. shot at apartment studio in berlin.
here comes the behind the scenes